Promoting Indian hand-made Carpets
A press conference was held on hotel Shiraz, Bhadohi wherein Siddh Nath Singh, Chairman, CEPC; Umer Hameed, 2nd Vice-Chairman, CEPC; Umesh Kumar Gupta; Onkar Nath Mishra; Abdul Rub; Rajendra Prashad Mishra; Ram Maurya; Abdul Rub Members COA, CEPC; and Sanjay Kumar, Executive Director, CEPC were present. The Chairman briefed the gathering about 38th India Carpet Expo (15th in Varanasi) will be held from October 11 – 14 at Sampurnanand Sanskrit University Ground. The exhibition is being organised under the aegis of Government of India with an aim to promote the Cultural Heritage and weaving skills of Indian hand-made Carpets and other floor coverings amongst the visiting overseas carpet buyers.
"India 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," he said.
India Carpet Expo is one of the largest Handmade Carpet Fairs in Asia with a unique platform for the buyers to source the best handmade carpets, rugs and other floor coverings under one roof.
It has become a popular destination worldwide on handmade carpets. India's unique capability in adapting to any type of design, colour, quality and size as per the specifications of the carpet buyers has made it a household name in International market. Industry uses diverse Raw-materials from various ports of India i.e. wool, silk, manmade fibre, jute, cotton and various blends of different yarns. Industry is having immense potential for growth both in production and exports. I
Over the years, India Carpet Expo has established itself as a great sourcing platform for the carpet buyers from all over the globe. The prime objective of the Council in holding the Expo in the major Carpet producing belt Varanasi, is to provide 'unique pick and choose' business opportunity to all overseas carpet buyers in the Expo. It is the endeavour of the Council to provide exclusive business environment to the both carpet importers as well as manufacturer and exporters.
230 Members from all over India are participating in ICE October 2019.
Ravi Capoor, IAS, Secretary (Textiles), Ministry of Textiles, Government of India will inaugurate the 38th India Carpet Expo on October 11, 2019, Shantmanu, IAS, Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) will be the Guest of Honour.
Around 450 reputed overseas carpet buyers are expected to attend the Expo.
Siddh Nath Singh, Chairman said that this exhibition will be taking Indian exports of Handmade carpet to much greater and newer heights.
Umer Hameed, 2nd Vice-Chairman and all Members of COA, CEPC are confident that the Expo will generate good business. Sanjay Kumar, Executive Director expressed hope that the ultimate benefit will go to the weavers and their families.
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