IHGF Delhi Fair concludes with business enquiries totalling around Rs 3,500 crore
The Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts’ Indian Handicrafts and Gifts Fair concluded on March 19 in Delhi with business enquiries totalling around Rs 3,500 crore. The 55th edition of the trade show saw a strong international turn out and a focus on sustainable products.
The fair attracted 6,495 international buyers hailing from 108 countries as well as domestic wholesale buyers. “Buyers came from the USA, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium, Sweden, Spain, Japan, Korea, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Italy, Canada, South Africa, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, and many more,” said the EPCH’s executive director R K Verma in a press release.
“Suppliers at the fair this time, offered more options in repurposed cast-off materials and derivatives drawn from nature,” said EPCH chairman Raj Kumar Malhotra. “Many selected basketry and home utility made from jute, hemp, coarse riverside grass, cane and bamboo, etc… Takers for textiles liked the variety of home furnishings as well as kitchen linen. Those looking for accessories like scarves, stoles and shawls have also expressed satisfaction at the options they saw… New product innovations have ascertained more business as many have added to their buyer lists. Exhibitors at the fair have been equally inclined towards such tastes and preferences and have surprised the buyers with many possibilities as well as potential towards the next fairs.”
The trade show concluded with a Valedictory Ceremony and Best Display Awards. A total of 3,103 exhibitors showcased their wares and eco-friendly home and lifestyle products were a popular product category.
The EPCH has scheduled the 56th edition of the IHGF Delhi Fair to run from October 12 to 16. The trade show will be held at the India Expo Centre and Mart in Greater Noida and the ‘Delhi Fair Furniture’ trade show will be held concurrently.
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