International Industrial Trade Fair
India was also one of the many nations participating in the week-long event at Tehran's main convention center. Although India has good diplomatic ties with Iran, those ties were questioned when the country voted in support of the EU3 resolution, which would have required Iran to suspend all fuel cycle activities, among other demands. The vote against Iran's legal right to continue its nuclear program came as a major surprise, since India and Iran have many trade pacts. India, by the way, is not a signatory of the NPT and has a nuclear weapons program dating back decades.
The Iranian companies at the trade show displayed many mechanical demonstrations of their products, both on a smaller scale, like the Iran Khodro car company's indoor exhibit shown below, and on a larger one. Outdoors there were many demonstrations taking place with machinery that could cut through steel 25cm thick and more. I will post more pictures of the trade show soon. Look for them under "human interest" in the photos section.
Tehran's massive convention center hosts international trade shows on a regular basis. What's interesting is that many of the Iranian salesmen wore neckties, which is an unusual accessory in Iran. The necktie has come to symbolize Imam Khomeini's "Westoxification", and many do not associate it with professionalism on a domestic level.