GREATER NOIDA – OCT 16, 2017 – The 44th edition of IHGF DELHI FAIR AUTUMN 2017 concluded today at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida contributing significantly both to the exports of handicrafts as well as the promotion of crafts from across India.
The Fair is held twice a year and this year the Autumn Edition of the Fair has surpassed previous Fairs in all respects. The fair is organised by EPCH – Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts.
The display of recycled products such as used containers duly designed as decorative were the centre of attraction all around the venue. This year look of the fair has totally changed from façade to constructing a theme like ceremony area which added a fresh energy in the show.
Shri Ajay Tamta, Hon’ble Mister of State for Textiles, Ministry of Textiles gave away the prestigious Ajay Shankar Memorial Awards for the best designed and displayed stands in six product categories such as Furniture, Furniture Hardware and home accessories, Fashion Jewllery & Accessories, Lamp Lighting and Accessories, Home, Textile, furnishing and Floor Coverings, Christmas Decorative and Festive décor, Houseware, table, kitchenware and hotelware. Three awards were given in each category i.e. Gold, Silver and Bronze.
Speaking on the occasion the Hon’ble Minister said that this fair has attained popularity amongst overseas buyers as mega show for home, lifestyle, fashion, textiles and furniture products under one roof and marketing platform for Indian exporters. Handicrafts sector requires low capital and provide high value addition and largest employment provider sector in the Country. He appreciated EPCH for organising various informative activities during the show and also for providing marketing platform to products of North Eastern Region, Jodhpur mega cluster and Telengana state.
Shri Rakesh Kumar, Executive Director – EPCH said Last year the number of countries from where the buyers visited the show were 88 and this year it has witnessed over 100 countries from where the buyers have visited.
He further elaborated that the number of exhibitors increased this year to around 3000. With 14 product categories, Autumn edition of IHGF-Delhi fair inspired and enthused the exhibitors with visit of large number of buyers to source home, lifestyle, fashion, textiles and furniture +2000 products. The business energy at the fair was stimulating as the buyers seen negotiating and placing orders in every product category during five days extravaganza.
Overseas buyers’ and their Representatives participation increased from 5586 last year to 5995 this year representing a healthy increase of 7.32% supported by 765 domestic trade visitors, the Fair generated business enquiries to the tune Rs 3150 crores this year representing an increase of around 6.78% over the last year.
The Handicrafts exports during the year 2016-17 was Rs.24,392.39 crores with overall 13.15% increase in comparison to last year. However, the exports of handicrafts during six months of the current financial year 2017-18 is Rs. 12520.32. This Fair has become a major marketing platform to boost exports of small and medium entrepreneurs of the handicraft sector.
Shri O.P. Prahladka, Chairman – EPCH said that the buyers visited maximum from USA (751 ), Germany ( 259), UK (295 ), Australia (275), France ( 282), Japan (194 ) and China ( 67). This year new buyers also visited from Jordan, Qatar, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Hungry, Mongolia, Libya and Kenya.
Ajay Shankar Memorial Award for the Best design & Display Stand in the category of Furniture, Furniture Hardware & Home Accessories Gold award was given to M/s Royal Arts, Jodhpur and was received by Mr. Om Prakash Jain. [PHOTO NO. 1 ], M/s Kirat Crafts, Jaipur was given Bronze award and Mr. Vishal Singhvi [PHOTO NO. 2 ] received the award, in category of Fashion jewellery & Accessories silver award was given to M/s Heritage, Jaipur Mr. Arun Kumar received the award [PHOTO NO. 3 ] in Home Textiles & Furnishing & floor covering, M/s Soft Options, Noida received the Gold award Mr P.K. Agarwal received the award [ photo no 4], M/s Hansa Export Corpn, New Delhi received the silver award Mr. Vijay Kumar Suri .received the award [ photo 5 ], M/sHafizia Arts & Crafts Pvt. Ltd, Sitapur received the Bronze award Mr. Nobinoor Islam received the award[ photo no 6], In fashion Jewllery & accessories M/s Star Silk Exports Pvt. Ltd, Kolkata received the gold award Mr. Deven Patodia received the award [ photo no. 7 ], M/s Banaras Manufacturers Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi received the Silver award Mr. Akash Gupta. received the award [ photo no. 8 ] M/s Kraftstreet Fashion Pvt. Ltd received the Bronze award Ms. Khushboo and Mr. Abhishek jointly received the award [ photo no 9.], in Lamp Lighting & Accessories category M/s Kam Company, Moradabad received the Gold award Mr. Arjun & Karan Manchanda jointly received the award [photo no. 10 ], M/s Sai Creation, Moradabad received the silver award Mr. Kunal Dave & Rakesh Dev jointly received the award [ photo no. 11], M/s Saran Impex, Moradabad received theBronze award Ms. Nisha Kothiwal received the award [photo no. 12], In Christmas Decoration,Candle and Incense sticks, M/s Hari Darshar Sevashram Pvt Ltd, Delhireceived the gold award Mr Pankaj Nagdev received the award [ photo 13 ], M/s Shrinivas Sugandhalaya LLC, Mumbai received the silver award Mr Om Prakash & Mr. Vijay Monga jointly received the award [ photo 14.], M/s Ramesh Flowers Pvt Ltd, Tuticorin received the Bronze award Mr. Hitesh Lodha received the award [ photo 15.], In Houseware, Table, Kitchenware and Hotelware M/s Adhya Design Pvt. Ltd, Faridabad received theGold award Mr. Mukesh Tyagi & Ms. Neelima jointly received the award [ phot016 ], M/sTLV Packaging Solution Pvt Ltd, Bangalore received the Silver award Anuj Kumar received the award [ photo 17 .], M/s Team Works, Jaipur received the Bronze award Mr. Udit Sethia [photo 18 received the award.
As fashion shows were organised during the show, rated excellent contribution for providing products of fashion jewellery & accessories, Mrs. Maneet & Chintoo Kohli of Sehaj Impex, New Delhi, [ photo 22] Mrs. Neetu Singh from Sini Jewels, New Delhi[ photo 21 ] North Eastern Region[ photo 23] and Mr. Kirpal Singh from FDDI[ photo 20 ] were also given appreciation awards. Mrs. Sunny from China was awarded for significant contribution for Indo-China trade [ photo 19]
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Mr. Rakesh Kumar – ED – EPCH – +91-9818272171