Ministry of Textiles13-October, 2014 16:00 IST
Textiles Minister to Inaugurate IHGF-Delhi Fair Autumn 2014 Tomorrow

4,000 Buyers expected from all over World

The Minister of State for Textiles (Independent Charge), Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar will inaugurate the IHGF-Delhi Fair Autumn 2014 tomorrow at the India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida. More than 2700 exhibitors drawn from all over India will be exhibiting their products spread over 14 halls.

More than 4,000 buyers are expected to source their requirement at this fair. Countries like USA, UK, Japan, France, Italy, Canada, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, China and Australia are expected to send buyers to this fair. However, buyers from Latin American region particularly Argentina, Colombia, Brazil, Panama, Chile, Central Asia, Africa and Middle East will also be sourcing their requirement at this fair.

Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH), organizer of the fair, has so far organized 37 editions of Indian Handicrafts and Gift Fair (IHGF), which has become to be recognized as “one stop sourcing event” amongst the overseas buying community and as the most effective marketing medium amongst the Indian exporting community. The 38th edition of IHGF has now been re-conceputalised, renewed, reinvented and revamped by EPCH. The revamped fair is now called IHGF-Delhi Fair Autumn 2014.

The new name and styles of IHGF-Delhi Fair Autumn will be applicable only for Autumn editions of the fair. Spring Editions of the fair will be known as Indian Handicrafts & Gifts Fair only.

The product categories on display will be i) Houseware, tableware, kitchenware, hotelware, ii) Home furnishing, home textiles, linens and madeups, iii) Festive décor, Halloween, valentines, birthdays, anniversaries celebrations, iv)Fashion jewellery, bags, scarves, ties, fashion compliments, v) Luggage, leather bags, and cases, vi) Furniture, furniture hardware and accessories, vii) Carpets, rugs and floorings, viii) Bathroom accessories, ix) Spa and wellness, candles, incense, made ups, burners, potpourri and aromatics, x) Stationery, handmade paper items and greeting cards, xi) Lamps and lighting, chandeliers, lampshades, lanterns, xii) Decorative articles & giftware, xiii) Garden ornaments, lawn accessories, xiv) Sustainable products, jute, cane, bamboos, natural fibres, handwoven mats, xv) Educational games, trophies, games, toys.

Handicrafts exports have been growing on an average annual growth rate of 15% during the last decade. However, the growth during the current year was 30.80% in rupee terms and 17.55% in dollars terms as compared to previous year. The exports of handicrafts during the year 2013-14 were Rs. 23,504.42 crore.

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