GREATER NOIDA: The India Expo Centre and Mart at Greater Noida Expressway is all set to host the largest Indian Gifts and Handicrafts Fair (IGHF) from Feb 16 -20. The B2B event with more than 3000 exhibitors including 900 permanent marts from all over the country showcasing 14 product categories will have over 6500 foreign buyers from more than 80 countries participating in the fair.
Touted as one of the largest handicrafts and gifts fair in Delhi NCR region, (with Limca Book of world’s records also recognising it as the world’s largest congregation of handicrafts exhibitors under one roof), the 43rd edition of the fair that will be spread over in 1,97,000 sq. mtrs is a B2B event with more than 3000 exhibitors including 900 permanent marts from all over the country showcasing a wide range of 14 product categories of houseware, home furnishing, furniture, gifts and decoratives, lamps and lighting, Christmas and festive decor, fashion jewellery and accessories, spa and wellness, carpets and rugs, bathroom and garden accessories, educational toys and games, handmade paper products, stationery and leather bags.
Over 6500 foreign buyers from more than 80 countries, buying agents based in India and domestic retail volume buyers are expected to visit the mega fair to source their requirements. “The increase in the exhibition space and the number of exhibitors and visitors indicates how important this event is for India as well as for the International buying community. It also demonstrates that it is an indispensable event for overseas buyers for home, lifestyles, fashion and textiles products under one roof,” said Rakesh Kumar, executive director – Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH).
One of the main highlights of the show will be setting up of thematic display of products from North Eastern Region and Jodhpur Mega cluster.
A theme pavilion on wooden handicrafts items produced from legally procured wood and certified under Vriksh – an indigenous Indian Timber Legality assessment and verification scheme – will also be set up showcasing the best of wooden handicrafts items.
The fair will also host seminars related to production techniques, skill development, GSP scheme, trends and forecast with discussion on union budget and the forthcoming GST.