The 55th edition of IHGF Delhi Fair, organised by the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH), is scheduled from March 15 to 19 at the India Expo Centre and Mart in Greater Noida Expressway.
Rakesh Kumar, Director General-EPCH and Chairman-IEML said this year’s fair promises to be bigger and better than ever before, with over 3,000 brands from across India showcasing the country’s craft diversity.
The products will range from housewares, home furnishing, gifts and decorative items, lamps and lighting, Christmas and festive décor, fashion jewellery and accessories, spa and wellness, garden accessories, educational toys and games, among others.
This year’s fair will have added attractions such as theme pavilions, trend areas, craft demonstrations, fashion shows and panel discussions, knowledge seminars, apart from buyer lounges and refreshment zones.
The visitors to the show include overseas buyers from across the world, comprising wholesalers, distributors, chain stores, departmental stores, retailers, mail-order companies, brand owners, among others. Over 10,000 buyers and their representatives from around 100 countries, including USA and European Union are expected to visit the fair, that aims to bag orders worth Rs 5500 crore.
Elaborating about the new initiative, Kumar said that the Expo Inn offers high-quality accommodation and hospitality services to exhibitors and visitors.
Expo Inn is located within the IEML complex and provides easy access to the exhibition halls, conference rooms, and other facilities. It has accommodation facility with 134 rooms that offer a comfortable stay for visitors.
Expo Inn offers a range of hospitality services such as 24-hour front desk assistance, concierge services, laundry services, and housekeeping services.
The EPCH is a nodal agency promoting exports of handicrafts to various parts of the world and projecting India’s image abroad as a reliable supplier of high quality handicrafts goods and services.
The Handicrafts exports during the year 2021-22 was Rs 33253 crore, logging a growth of 29.49%, said Kumar.