Organised by Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH), Indian Handicrafts & Gifts Fair (IHGF- Textiles) generated serious business enquiries worth Rs. 270 crore for Indian exporters in its first ever virtual trade fair.
The show successfully concluded today with the visit of more than 1,500 overseas buyers, buying agents, retailers and wholesalers. It was the second virtual show by EPCH in last 1 month.
Notably, EPCH is an apex organisation for the promotion of exports of handicrafts from India.
Ravi K. Passi, Chairman, EPCH told that buyers from more than 78 countries visited the virtual show.
Participants of home furnishing, floor coverings and textiles products who have taken part in the show have opined that this virtual platform has provided them the opportunity to survive in the business as the buyers who are unable to travel to any country have also visited the virtual fairs by sitting in the comfort of their homes or offices.
“The exports of home furnishing, floor coverings and textiles items account 25 per cent of the total exports of handicrafts from the country which was around Rs. 6,200 crore in 2019-20,” said RK Verma, ED, EPCH.
With two successful shows, EPCH believes that these efforts will definitely motivate the other members of the council to take part in the 49th edition of IHGF-Delhi fair, which is also scheduled to be held on the virtual platform from 13 to 18 July 2020.
Ajay Shankar Awards for best stands set up at virtual fair were given to companies including Khatritex, Jaipur; Swift Corporation Limited, Gurgaon; Sava International Gurgaon; Airwill Home Collections; Bhadohi Carpet, Bhadohi; Vasons&Vasons, Mirzapur; Overseas Carpets Limited, New Delhi and Rugs Creations, Panipat.