In order to expose the buyers and carpet exporters to an array of carpets from around the world, Carpet Export Promotion Council is organising the 31st edition of Indian Carpet Expo from March 11-14 in NSIC Exhibition Complex, Okhla Industrial Estate in the national Capital. The event, which is being held under the aegis of government of India, aims to promote the cultural heritage and weaving skills of Indian handmade Carpets and other floor coverings amongst the visiting overseas carpet buyers.
India Carpet Expo will be inaugurated on March 11 by Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Minister of State for Textiles (Independent Charge), government of India in the august presence of Rashmi Verma, IAS, Secretary (Textiles) and Dr K. Gopal, IAS, Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) and other senior government officials from the Central and State governments beside representatives from trade and media.
Indian Carpet Expo is one of the largest handmade carpet fairs in Asia with a unique platform for the buyers to source the best handmade carpets, rugs and other floor coverings under one roof. It has become a popular destination worldwide on handmade carpets. India’s unique capability in adapting to any type of design, colour, quality and size as per the specifications of the carpet buyers has made it a household name in the International market. Manufacturers and exporters from Bhadhoi, Mirzapur, Varanasi, Agra, Srinagar and other key areas of India will exhibit their products.
The Expo has received an overwhelming response from the Member Exporters and 266 exhibitors are displaying their products in the show. Over the years, the India Carpet Expo has established itself as a great sourcing platform for the carpet buyers from all over the globe. Around 450 Carpet importers from 57 countries mainly from Australia, Brazil, Canada, china, Chile, Germany, Mexico, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, turkey, U.K, USA etc have registered themselves for attending the Expo. It would be worthwhile to mention that buyers from new countries like Bulgaria, Israel, Malaysia, Mauritius, Taiwan, Zimbabwe, Vietnam, Serbia, Colombia and Hungary are also attending the Mega Expo.
India Carpet Expo is an ideal platform for international carpet buyers, buying houses, buying agents, architects and Indian carpet manufacturers and exporters to meet and establish long term business relationships.
This time Carpet Export Promotion Council is subsidising $ 800 to buyers from USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Brazil, Chile and all other LAC (Latin America Countries) and $ 550 to buyers from all other countries towards subsidy on air travel expenses and providing two nights complimentary stay in hotels in the Capital for attending India Carpet Expo.
Chairman, CEPC is confident that the Expo will generate good business and requested the media to extend their full support for promotion of this event to encourage the participants for handsome business as the council is taking all possible efforts for success of India Carpet Expo with the active support of Committee of Administration and government of India.