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EPCH.9.Thmb.jpg Irani to inaugurate B2B handicraft fair on Oct 12

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Saurabh Gupta | 11 Oct, 2017
Union Minister of Textiles, Ministry of Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani to inaugurate the IHGF-Delhi fair, that offers optimum sourcing for home, lifestyle, fashion and textiles to overseas buying community all across the globe, on 12th October at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida.

This was informed by the Executive Director of EPCH, Rakesh Kumar at a press conference in Greater Noida on Wednesday.

He said, "The fair has entered into 44th edition this year. The hallmark of five days extravaganza will be having around 2980 exhibitors including permanent marts, 14 product categories, 2000+ products in 1,90,000 sq. mtrs. display area from 12- 16 October, 2017."

The Limca book of world's records has already recognised the IHGF-Delhi Fair as the world's largest congregation of handicrafts exhibitors under one roof, he said.

Backed by a rich heritage of design, inspiration, handcrafting skills and abundance of raw materials products like houseware, gifts, decoratives, furniture, garden & outdoor, bathroom accessories, home furnishing, carpets, rugs, floor accessories, lamps & lighting, Christmas & holiday décor, spa and wellness, handmade paper items, educational games, trophies, fashion jewellery and accessories, stationery and gifts and decoratives will be on display.

The visitors profile to the show includes overseas buyers from across the globe who are the wholesalers, distributors, chain stores, departmental stores, retailers, mail order companies, brand owners, buying houses and designers and forecasters.

The overseas buyers from over 100 countries including Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Italy, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, USA, UAE, UK and Zimbabwe and many more will be visiting the show. Major departmental stores who have already confirmed their visit to the show include Roost, Kirklands, Pier1 Imports, Two’s Company Inc., Interlude Home Inc. BBB, Anthropologie, Design House, Century Sourcing, Prestige Cutlery, Accent Décor, Apropos International, Kalalou, Appleman & Schauben, Interior Home Inc. and Hoesh International from USA, The Libra Company, UK, LDR Furniture group, Heine, Atlas Einrichtungs, Lambert from Germany, Eurogroup from Hong Kong, Lifestyle and Redtag from UAE, The Moshi from Sweden, Manor AG and Migros from Switzerland, Rivera Maison from Netherlands, & Samsara Furniture from Australia, Aux Fil De Saison from France and Ningbo D. Sky Home from China and many more.

The show will also have visitors from major Indian Retail/online brands like Fab India, Westside, Trends, The Wishing Chair, Furniture Walla, Goodearth and many more will be there for volume buying from the show.

Based on the survey conducted during previous editions of the show, buyers from across the globe prefer to visit to IHGF-Delhi fair due to great products range, attractive prices, different varieties, distinct quality and new product lines said Kumar.

The five day extravaganza will also witness live demonstration, regional craft, knowledge seminars with many complimentary facilities. During this edition, pavilion of cane and bamboo products from North Eastern region and Jodhpur cluster will also be set up.

Knowledge seminars will be on different and important subjects includes such as investments in handicrafts sector, goods and services tax, necessary compliances for handicrafts sector, neuroscience in marketing, survey from Telangana and trends and forecast 2019.

O.P. Prahladka, Chairman, EPCH elaborated that the quest for seeking something different, unusual and new drives large number of buyers from all over the world to visit IHGF-Delhi fair during each edition and during this edition too buyers visit will be more than the previous years.
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