8th Home Expo India begins
The 8th edition of Home Expo India – a three in one exhibition comprising of housewares and decoratives, furnishings, floorings, and textiles, as well as furniture and accessories, opened at India Expo Centre and Mart, Greater Noida on April 16, 2019.
O P Prahladka, Chairman – EPCH, Ravi K Passi, Vice Chairman – EPCH, Rakesh Kumar, Director General – EPCH and prominent members of the committee of administration were present during the inauguration ceremony.
Home Expo India covers sectors with maximum thrust and growth potential in home décor, furnishing, furniture, flooring, and textiles. About 500 companies in permanent marts will be exhibiting their collection under these categories at the state of the art India Expo Centre and Mart until April 18, 2019.
Speaking on the occasion, O P Prahladka, Chairman – EPCH said that the show is in response to the industry demand and International trend of organising sector-specific shows, enabling better focus on specific requirements of buyers, and is much appreciated by International visitors who can concentrate on products they are looking for without getting lost in the myriad of products, services, and exhibitors.
"Home Expo India is concentrating on select exhibitors, premium products and thoughtfully invited buyers. This obviously leads one to think that whole exercise of Home Expo India is very methodical, scientific and selective," said Rakesh Kumar, Director General – EPCH. He further added that buyers from more than 50 countries shall be visiting which included buyers from countries like Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, UAE, Lebanon, and many more.
The Handicrafts exports during the year 2018-19 is Rs 26,590.25 crores [prov.] registering a growth of 15.46% over the previous year, noted Rakesh Kumar.
EPCH is the nodal export promotion body for handicrafts in India and plays an important role of a catalyst between the exporters, buyers and the Government with the main objective of boosting trade in Handicrafts and also project India's image in the global market as a