Three-day Indian jewellery expo concludes on a high note
The 11th edition of three-day-long Indian Fashion Jewellery and Accessories Show (IFJAS 2018), organized by the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) generated business inquiries worth Rs. 130 crores on its conclusion at India Expo Centre and Mart, Delhi-NCR.This year, for the first time, IFJAS was held concurrently with 61st India International Garment Fair.
Rakesh Kumar, ED – EPCH informed that more than 472 overseas buyers and their representatives from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Belgium, Chile, Colombia, Egypt, France, Ghana, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mexico, The Netherlands, Taiwan, USA and Vietnam visited the fair to source their requirements from a diverse range of products, showcased by over 250 Indian exporters, manufacturers, and entrepreneurs.
The display range included fashion jewellery, semi-precious fashion jewellery, fashion accessories, handbags, purses, fancy shoes and embroidered fashion accessories etc. keeping western tastes and preferences in focus.
Kumar further said that the intricacies and exquisiteness of the Indian traditional as well as contemporary fashion jewellery have created a niche in the world markets and have tremendous potential for exports.
Ajay Shankar Memorial awards distributed to the participants for best design and display stands remained a source of inspiration for those who could not get the awards, and motivated them to prepare themselves for getting the same during next edition of the show.
Visiting buyers showed a keen interest in the exquisite products related to fashion jewellery and accessories displayed by primary producers from the craft clusters of Northern regions, central region, western, North Eastern and Uttrakhand region.
Simultaneously primary producers of these regions also experienced the direct interaction with buyers of different countries.