Pragati Maidan to host 29th India Carpet beginning tomorrow
New Delhi: Carpet Export Promotion Council is organizing the 29th Edition of India Carpet Expo from 27th to 30th March 2015 in Hall No. 8 to 11, in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi under the aegis of Government of India.
The Expo will be inaugurated at 11.00 am tomorrow, by Honourable Minister of State for Textiles (I/C), Shri. Santosh Kumar Gangwar in the august presence of Dr. Sanjay Kumar Panda, Secretary (Textiles) & Mr. Samir Kumar Biswas, Development Commissioner (Handicrafts). Other senior Government officials from the Central and State Governments and representatives from trade and media shall also be present.
The Expo aims to promote the cultural heritage and weaving skills of Indian hand-made carpets and other floor coverings amongst the visiting overseas carpet buyers. It is an ideal platform for international carpet buyers, buying houses, buying agents, architects and Indian carpet manufacturers & exporters to meet each other and establish long-term business relationships. The Expo is one of the largest Handmade Carpet Fairs in Asia, which provides a unique platform under one roof, for buyers to source the best handmade carpets, rugs and floor coverings. It has become a popular destination worldwide for handmade carpets. Indiaâ€™s unique capability in adapting to any type of design, colour, quality & size as per the specifications of carpet buyers has made it a household name in the international market.
India Carpet Expo has received overwhelming response from the member exporters; 262 exhibitors are displaying their products in the show. Over the years, the Expo has established itself as a great sourcing platform for carpet buyers from all over the globe. Around 450 carpet importers from 57 countries mainly from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Chile, Germany, Mexico, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey, U.K., USA etc. have registered for the Expo. Buyers from first-time participants like Bulgaria, Israel, Malaysia, Mauritius, Taiwan, Zimbabwe, Vietnam, Serbia, Hungary are attending too.
The Carpet Export Promotion Council is giving a subsidy of US $800 to buyers from USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Brazil, Chile and all other LAC (Latin American Countries) and US $550 to buyers from other countries towards air travel expenses. The Council is also providing complimentary hotel stay for the participants.
Shri Kuldeep R. Wattal, Chairman, CEPC is confident that the Expo will generate good business and requests the media to extend their full support for promotion of this event and thereby facilitate handsome business for the participants. The newly elected Committee of Administration is taking all possible efforts for success of India Carpet Expo.