Home Expo In­dia 2018:

A ONE-STOP EXPO FOR ALL YOUR FUR­NISH­ING NEEDS

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Union Min­is­ter of Tex­tiles and In­for­ma­tion and Broad­cast­ing, Sm­riti Zu­bin Irani in­au­gu­rated the 7th edi­tion of Home Expo In­dia – a three in one ex­hi­bi­tion of house­wares, fur­nish­ings, tex­tiles, and ac­ces­sories

The 7th edi­tion of Home Expo In­dia saw Sm­riti Zu­bin Irani, Union Min­is­ter of Tex­tiles and In­for­ma­tion and Broad­cast­ing in­au­gu­rat­ing the three-day event on April 16. While she ap­plauded the Ex­port Pro­mo­tion Coun­cil for Hand­i­crafts (EPCH) for their ef­forts, she also em­pha­sised on skill de­vel­op­ment in craft and trade fair man­age­ment.

Or­ga­nized by the Ex­port Pro­mo­tion Coun­cil for Hand­i­crafts, Home Expo In­dia 2018 is three seg­mented cat­e­gories show com­pris­ing House­wares, Tex­tiles and Fur­ni­ture under one roof at the same time mak­ing it a one-stop expo for ev­ery vis­i­tor.

The Expo will be one of lead­ing busi­ness-to-busi­ness shows where a wide range of table­ware, home tex­tiles, kitchen­ware, house­ware and bath­room ac­ces­sories will be dis­played.

In­ter­na­tional buy­ers, lead­ing man­u­fac­tur­ers and ex­porters will share the same plat­form and will ex­change var­i­ous ideas re­lated to the in­dus­try.

O.P. Prahladka, Chair­manEPCH, Ravi K. Passi, Sagar Mehta, Vice Chair­men-epch, Su­nil Sethi, Pres­i­dent, Fash­ion De­sign Coun­cil of In­dia (FDCI), and now Pres­i­dent, (Aca­demics), ACTERM, Rakesh Kumar, Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor, EPCH and mem­bers of com­mit­tee of ad­min­is­tra­tion were also present dur­ing the in­au­gu­ra­tion cer­e­mony.

On the oc­ca­sion, Sm­riti Irani also said that her as­so­ci­a­tion with EPCH as Min­is­ter of Tex­tiles has al­ways re­mained fruit­ful and ap­plauded EPCH for al­ways tak­ing new ini­tia­tives for the pro­mo­tion and de­vel­op­ment of hand­i­crafts sec­tor, whether it is en­hanc­ing the de­sign ca­pac­ity of In­dia and busi­ness ba­sis across the world, strengthen the qual­ity of the prod­uct, or or­ga­niz­ing the largest IHGF Delhi fair, which has been en­tered in Limca Book of world’s records.

“Or­ga­niz­ing prod­uct spe­cific expo and cov­er­ing three promis­ing prod­ucts seg­ments of hand­i­craft sec­tor - house­ware and dec­o­ra­tive, floor fur­nish­ing and tex­tiles, and fur­ni­ture and ac­ces­sories is a step in the right di­rec­tion to en­able the buy­ers to source their re­quire­ments with­out wast­ing time, en­ergy and re­sources,” she fur­ther said while adding, “EPCH has shown great vi­sion under the lead­er­ship of O.P. Prahladka, Chair­man EPCH and Rakesh Kumar in tak­ing such ini­tia­tive.”

Min­is­ter of Tex­tiles, In­for­ma­tion and Broad­cast­ing also ap­pre­ci­ated the ef­forts of Rakesh Kumar, Chair­man – In­dia Expo Cen­tre and Mart, and Su­nil Sethi, Pres­i­dent, Fash­ion De­sign Coun­cil of In­dia (FDCI) for start­ing Academy of Con­ven­tion, Trade Fair, Event Re­search and Man­age­ment, and said that this ini­tia­tive will en­hance the new skills sets as Prime Min­is­ter once said.

While wel­com­ing the Chief Guest, O.P. Prahladka, Chair­man EPCH said that EPCH has en­sured that se­lect ex­hibitors dis­play premium prod­ucts to thought­fully in­vited over­seas buy­ers so that the best and ex­quis­ite prod­ucts are on dis­play for the best of peo­ple in the world.

This event will show­case the finest artis­tic el­e­ments and crafts­man­ship in har­mony with in­no­va­tive de­signs and lat­est prod­ucts. More than 650 In­dian ex­porters of all the three cat­e­gories will be dis­play­ing ex­quis­ite prod­ucts of House­ware, dec­o­ra­tive, fur­nish­ing, floor­ing and tex­tiles and fur­ni­ture and fur­ni­ture ac­ces­sories.

Rakesh Kumar, ED – EPCH said that or­ga­niz­ing prod­uct spe­cific show on home and life prod­ucts was the need of the hour. When EPCH or­ga­nized the first Home Expo In­dia in 2012, buy­ers pre­ferred vis­it­ing prod­uct based ex­hi­bi­tions rather than all prod­uct cat­e­gories shows to save their time and money. A large num­ber of buy­ers from both tra­di­tional as well as emerg­ing mar­kets, which in­cludes USA, Euro­pean Union, Latin Amer­ica, Mid­dle East and South­east Asia are vis­it­ing to source their re­quire­ment from the show. Home Expo In­dia cov­ers seg­ments with max­i­mum thrust and growth po­ten­tial for In­dian hand­i­craft ex­porters who present a wide range of colour­ful hand­i­craft items in home dé­cor, fur­nish­ing, fur­ni­ture, floor­ing, and tex­tiles.

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