India Carpet Expo generates `200 cr business & enquiries
New Delhi: Carpet Export Promotion Council organized the 37th Edition of India Carpet Expo from March10 to 13, 2019 at NSIC Exhibition Ground, Okhla, New Delhi, with an aim to promote the cultural heritage and showcase the weaving skills of Indian hand-knotted carpet artisans amongst the overseas hand-knotted carpet buyers.
India Carpet Expo was inaugurated on March 10, 2019 by Raghvendra Singh, IAS, Secretary (Textiles), Ministry of Textiles, Government of India in the august presence of Shantmanu, IAS, Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Mahavir Pratap Sharma, Chairman, CEPC, Siddh Nath Singh, first Vice-Chairman, Umar Hameed, second Vice-Chairman, Members of the Committee of Administration and all participants.
Dignitaries like Virender Singh, Member Parliament, Bhadohi, N Ramesh, Director, Department of Commerce marked their presence in the Expo. The Chairman of CEPC Mr. Mahavir Pratap Sharma, said that over 1360 enquiries and almost Rs. 150- 200 Crore business is expected from the 4 day Expo which shall be executed in the coming months. This expo will lead to opening up of new market opportunity for the industry and shall help small and Medium Indian carpet exporters in promoting their products to overseas countries. Eventually, this ongoing process, on a broader scale, is instrumental in projecting" Make in India Brand" in overseas markets.
He further said Indian carpet expo is an ideal platform for International Carpet Buyers, Buying houses, buying Agents, Architects and Indian Carpet Manufacturers & Exporters to meet and establish long term business relationship.
Carpet importers from 50 countries mainly from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Chile, Egypt, France, Germany, Hongkong, Iran, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Keney, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey, Ukrain, U.K., UAE, USA etc. participated in the expo.
Buyers from new countries like Azerbaijan, Israel, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mauritius, Morocco, Philippines, Qatar, Romania, Turkmenistan are also attended the Mega Expo.