46th IHGF-Delhi fair autumn to begin from Oct 14
The state-of-the-art exhibition venue 'India Expo Centre and Mart' at Greater Noida will be abuzz with activities when overseas buyers from across the globe will descend on the venue for sourcing from the world's largest handicrafts fair 'IHGF-Delhi Fair Autumn', to be held from October 14 – 18.
The five-day-long fair is a B2B mega show organised by the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH). "It offers an exclusive passage to the visitors to India to source the distinctive, fascinating and inspirational products of home, lifestyle, fashion and textiles which are utilitarian, aesthetic, creative, decorative, traditional, socially symbolic and significant,"said O P Prahladka, Chairman – EPCH. For the first time, over 3200 Manufacturers and exhibitors from across the country will put on display over 2000+ product lines, designs, styles, raw material base and concepts to the overseas buyers from 110 countries, informed Prahladka.
Further elaborating on the same, he said that the fair will have the most extensive range of handcrafted products like Home textiles, furnishings and made-ups, carpets and rugs, floor coverings, houseware, decoratives, tableware, furniture, and a lot more. It will mainly focus on eco-friendly products made out of a variety of base material like wood, metal, glass, cane and bamboo, textiles made of natural fibers, wool, silk, jute, coir, etc. The products on display are handcrafted catering to all segments of customers be it low, middle to top end customers.
Rakesh Kumar, Executive Director – EPCH said, "IHGF-Delhi Fair has not only enabled Indian exporters in large numbers to participate in the show and secure orders but has also acquired the reputation of ultimate sourcing destination amongst the overseas buying community and 'most effective marketing medium' amongst Indian exporting community. IHGF also plays a vital role in increasing the foreign exchange earnings."
The overseas buyers from over 110 countries will be visiting the show. The buyers visiting the show includes wholesalers, distributors, chain stores, departmental stores, retailers, mail order companies, brand owners, buying houses and designers and forecasters. This year buyers from countries like Benin, Fiji, Latvia, Rwanda, and the Dominican Republic will also join this fair to source their requirement. Kumar further informed that the five days show will also witness knowledge seminars on varied topics such as enabling B2C exports through online channels, , Learn forecasting techniques to safeguard against currency fluctuations and more.
Theme pavilion of North Eastern Handicrafts and mega cluster Jodhpur will be one of the attractions for the visiting overseas buying community. Fashion shows and ramp walks by models adorning fashion and utility items sourced from exhibitors of the show will add glamour to this congregation of exhibitors.