India to be partner country at Frankfurt Ambiente fair
New Delhi: India will be the partner country at the Ambiente 2019 fair, to be held in Frankfurt (Germany) from February 8-12 next year, which will be inaugurated by Textile Minister Smriti Irani.
"Around 8,000 exhibitors from across the globe and 450 from India will participate in the fair, to be inaugurated by Smriti Irani," said Raj Manek, Managing Director at Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India Pvt Ltd.
Minister of State for Textiles Ajay Tamta said 10 specialised handicraft artisans from the country will demonstrate their skills at the fair, adding that India is the second nation in Asia, after Japan, to become the partner country at Ambiente Fair.
According to Manek, Indian exporters will get an opportunity to reach out to untapped global markets through participation in the fair. India's exports of handicrafts to the European Union was $761.26 million in 2017-18.