Participating in the NGF has always worked for us. As the saying goes, ‘when the going gets tough, the tough get going,’ so rather than crying about the market slowdown, the Fair is a proactive step taken by the CMAI. The organisation of the Fair is wonderful as usual and the NGF is one of the best ways to connect with the larger market.
Radhesh Kagzi, 109⁰F We are participating for the second time in the NGF. The arrangements are very good. The Fair will help us connect to a larger market. We shall be able to interact with clients from across India and shall be able to judge and conduct transactions with them accordingly.
Ritesh, Hetall Global Pvt. Ltd. We have always been participating in the NGF. The expectations are that the brand awareness has to increase. We don’t actually expect to sell from here; it is just to make our presence felt in the market. That’s the main aim. The NGF is always organised very well. My brand started off with an entry in the CMAI Fair; the Fair gave my brand the exposure it needed that was very important, and that encouraged me to go ahead due to the good response generated. For newcomers, this is the best platform to make their presence felt.
Sharmila Nadkarni, Desi Belle We have been participating in the Fair since the past eight years. It is a good place to connect and meet new customers. The scale of the 58th NGF is very good. Prakash Parekh, Online
Garments Actually, I am participating for the first time in the NGF. I am looking for prospective buyers and I’m keeping my fingers crossed. This is a good platform and I am hoping for the best.
Kapil, Sabrang I always participate in CMAI’s NGF. The arrangements are superb. New customers and exporters come in and business is conducted. We have always benefited from the Fair. This is a good place to connect and is a good concept. The only difference between the 57th and 58th NGF is that this season is usually smaller.
Prakash Shah, Shloka We had visited the Fair last time also and have got good footfalls on the first day. I have got quite a few enquiries and I am expecting good footfalls.
Reena, Reet Fashions I have entered the retail space and I am looking to widen my market. I have been working in the international market and I want to enter the Indian retail space as there is a lot of scope for garments here. I have participated with the CMAI International Fairs held in Delhi before, but this is my first time at the NGF in Mumbai.
Pratham, Batik India I have high expectations from the 58th NGF. The January Fair was held in BKC earlier and now it is held in Goregaon. The response, this time, will be better than last January. This is the best place for connecting to the market. I have been participating since around eight years in the NGF.
Vishal Gala, Blazon
The planning is quite good. I have been observing since the last five times, the Fair only gets better each time. There are a lot of new brands coming in and the current brands are also improving. One way for the Fair to grow further is to have brands from far flung states of India participating as well. I expect that the Fair will soon be as popular as international Fairs across the world.
Mithun, Jeaneration Clothing Pvt. Ltd. We are mainly participating in this Fair to gain exposure and also to attract new customers. We have been participating since the last 2-3 years and the organisation has always been well-planned and well-coordinated. We have benefited from earlier participation and look forward to keep participating in the NGF.
Sunil, L’effet This is the second time we are participating in the NGF. Here, there is good exposure for the new products we launch. We are very happy with the arrangements. We procured new clients last time around too and got a good idea of what the customer requires. This has helped us to develop new products accordingly.
Nilesh Nagada, Sunmuda There is a great marketing benefit to be derived from this Fair. We are very happy with the organisation of the Fair and we are getting a good response. We have been participating since the last three years and have received a good response each time. The Fair was okay. I did interact with many exhibitors. I didn’t see any new brands as such, but I personally liked 109⁰F and Desi Belle.
Punita, Astron The Fair is good and I am happy with the arrangements. Though we did not conduct any extra business, we did maintain continuity. We will definitely participate in the next NGF and we are looking forward to the next Fair.
Hitesh Karia, SK Enterprises
Gopalbhai, Jyoti Creation The response has been 50-50 but the organisation and planning of the Fair have been up to the mark. We have received enquiries and look to follow them up after the Fair. Nowadays, the market is a bit sluggish but by the next Fair, the market should revive itself and sales should increase.
Sunil, Floret/K.C.J Fashion The response has been good for us. We have entertained around 22-23 customers since two days and we are expecting 10-20 customers more, today. This is the best way to connect to the larger market. We have been participating since the last 3-4 seasons. The organisation and planning of the NGF is always good and we shall continue to participate at the Fair. Ratnesh Borania, Oil and
Grease Apparel Pvt. Ltd. This is the first time I am participating and though we are not into apparel, our accessories are drawing in buyers and new clients. The experience has been good and I will participate in the next Fair, too. The stall location has been good and considering it is my first time, I have received a very good response. Vimal Patel, Mishti
Footwear & Bags We only come to browse and make a note of the prevailing trends in Summer Fairs but prefer buying and sealing deals during Winter Fairs. In terms of innovations, I liked the men’s wear brand, Junk Casuals. Pavan Sharma, Shruti Collections, Haridwar The Fair provides us with a good platform to display our products and the client flow has also been good. The NGF has helped our brand presence and we have also got new customers through this Fair. The organisation of the Fair has always been good and we are very pleased with the arrangements.
Deven, Camouflaage Fashion