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Delhi gears up for International Trade Fair 2013

Delhi gears up for International Trade Fair 2013
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Bihar being a partner state in this fair will model its front fascia on its historic agriculture university, Sabour. The state will present  a separate food court which will serve the cuisines of Bihar.  The state will also exhibit its handicraft, handlooms and agriculture along with their live demo and presentations. Apart from the pavilion and food counters, the state day would be observed at the fair on 22 November which would be marked by cultural events, including folk dance, in the evening at Hansadhwani open air theatre.

The theme of the fair this year is ‘inclusive growth’ highlighting the performance of the Central and State Ministries, departments and private sectors in the related fields. Over 6000 exhibitors both from India and abroad will participate in the trade fair this year.  Domestic exhibitors include : 31 states and Union territories along with exhibition companies from their states, 30 Central Government Ministries along with their agencies, Public sector companies, Export Promotion Councils & Commodity Boards and other Government Organisations, Banks, Khadi & Village industries, NECTAR, HUDCO, NBCC, RBI, LIC etc.

CAPART Pavilion of Ministry of Rural Development with about 800 rural artisans and craftsmen from all over India, over 300 individual companies, about 260 overseas exhibitors from 21 countries will also participate. National pavilions of 9 countries- Afghanistan, Cambodia, China, Cuba, Indonesia, Lithuania, Japan, Pakistan, South Africa and company representation from Canada, Czech Republic, Ghana, Hong Kong, Iran, italy, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, Vietnam will be seen during the fair.

The partner country this year is Japan. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) along with Japan India industry Promotion Association (JIIPA) is organising Japan’s national participation in IITF-2013 as partner country. METI is promoting the growth of fledgling Cool Japan Business (regional specialities and unique products, foods, handicrafts and craft objects etc. - popularly known as Cool Japan Merchandise that aims to stimulates Japan’s economy through the encouragement of a new and thriving  creative sector. The Japan Wave pavilion at IITF will feature 28 leading companies that will showcase the country’s strengths in IT, auto mobiles, chemicals, sports etc.

Focus country of this year’s trade fair will be South Africa which is participating successively in the second year as  the focus country. South Africa will be showcasing its arts and crafts. The best of the south African handmade Collection (SAHC), a unique South African design signature will be on display.

One of the unique features of IITF 2013 is the innovative pavilion which will showcase young talents in business entrepreneurship and more economically viable new ideas. Institutions like Lovely Professional University of Phagwara (Punjab) are giving a platform to their students who have created a driverless car, Hexia copter, highbrid cryogen engine, solar car etc. Kritika Poly Corporation (of IIT-BHU), Smart Group, BLUDO and CC Tea Company would be showcasing their innovations on this platform too.

The first five days of the trade fair will be exclusively for business visitors and the rest nine days will be for the general public. The tickets will be available at Metro Rail Stations (DMRC), ITPO Counters (Gate No. 1, 2 at Bhairon Road.)
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