IHGF Delhi Fair Spring 2024: A Global Showcase of Indian Handicraft Excellence Opens Doors from Feb 6th to 10th


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Delhi/NCR – 05th February 2024 – The upcoming 57th edition of IHGF Delhi Fair, organized by the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH), is scheduled from 6th to 10th February 2024 at the India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida Expressway. This edition boasts of a meticulously organized layout featuring 16 expansive halls, each dedicated to one of the 14 prominent display segments, including Home, Fashion, Lifestyle, Furnishing, and Furniture. The diverse array of offerings encompasses housewares, home furnishings, furniture, gifts and decor, lamps and lighting, Christmas and festive decorations, fashion jewellery and accessories, spa and wellness products, carpets and rugs, bathroom accessories, garden accessories, educational toys and games, handmade paper products and stationery, as well as leather bags.

Dileep Baid, Chairman, EPCH shared, “With a significant influx of buyers from around the world, our exhibitors at this fair are committed to make the upcoming Spring edition a pivotal platform for the Indian handicraft sector, aligning with our goal of ‘Teen Guna Tees Tak’. With a new range of handicrafts and gifts products, collectively they offer a full spectrum of thoughtfully curated concepts and products at a single platform.” He further added that fair will be inaugurated by Smt. Darshana Vikram Jardosh, Minister of State for Textiles and Railways, Govt. of India.

Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Chairman, IEML said, “IHGF Delhi Fair, popular as the world’s largest congregation of handicraft exporters under one roof, showcases the capability, strength, scale and potential of our vibrant handicrafts sector. Constantly striving to make it the most visited sourcing show, our mission encompasses various facets of manufacturing and export, including scaling up production capacities, enhancing quality, innovating designs, introducing new product variations, and expanding outreach to connect with an increasing number of buyers, meeting their diverse requirements. Capitalizing on the unmatched diversity and choices within our country, we aspire to become the primary suppliers to attendees at the fair, catering to the needs of large wholesalers and importers.”

Priya Agarwal, President, IHGF Delhi Fair-Spring 2024, Reception Committee, further informed, “Over the years, the fair has created market linkages for entrepreneurs, manufacturers, exporters and artisans through its international reach, and has gained an identity of its own for enabling this. As organisers, towards Spring 2024, we strive to offer a conducive business platform for global buyers to meet the largest group of Indian exhibitors under one roof, and initiate strong, happy and mutually beneficial relationships.”

She further added, “In all, there will be over 3000+ exhibitors drawn from pan India with strong representation from handicraft clusters, production hubs and artisan villages. Collectively, they present 2000+ new products and 300+ design expressions. Besides exhibitor booths in the halls, visitors will have access to the 900 Marts/permanent showrooms of leading exporters, located on various levels of the India Expo Centre. Added attractions like Fashion Shows, Panel Discussions, Knowledge Seminars, besides Buyer Lounges and Refreshment Zones would make attending the show a truly wholesome experience’’.

Neeraj Khanna, Vice Chairman II, EPCH, informed, “IHGF Delhi Fair endeavours to present the culturally and craft rich India with its ability, capacity and competence to cater to home, lifestyle, fashion, furnishing and furniture markets globally. And this is precisely what brings the entire world to source from world’s prime ‘one-stop sourcing platform for the newest and most innovative Indian handicraft products. Hence, to cater to existing buyers and draw new ones, the participation has been all inclusive with exhibitors ranging from small & medium exporters, artisan entrepreneurs and designers, to India are leading manufacturer exporters.”

Speaking about buyer, he further added “Buyers from across the globe prefer to visit IHGF-Delhi Fair for their sourcing requirements because it is an exclusive connect to leading Indian manufacturers with an exquisite product range, attractive prices, different varieties, distinct quality and new product lines.

R. K. Verma, Executive Director, EPCH said in order to give wide publicity, the Council has undertaken extensive promotion and publicity campaign all across the globe through digital advertisements in international magazines, their digital publications, online portals, web banners etc. Further, Indian Embassies extended invitation to buyers and importers in their respective countries. The fair has been widely covered in digital publications and social media. Visitors profile to the show includes overseas buyers from across the globe comprising wholesalers, distributors, chain stores, departmental stores, retailers, mail-order companies, brand owners, buying houses and designers and trend forecasters besides buying representatives and domestic volume buyer.”

Overseas buyers from over 100 countries including Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Republic of Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhistan, Kenya, Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Venezuela, Vietnam and many more have pre-registered to visit the fair.

Representatives from companies/ departmental stores who have already confirmed their visit to the show include Sagrada Madre, Argentina; Ambanc, Serenade Leather, Adriatic Furniture Imports Pty Ltd, Australia; XXXLutz, Austria; Fancy Home Collection, Lee & Lewis, Belgium; Westwing, Brazil; Nemcor Inc, Urban Gifts, Canada; Accesorios Bamboo, Chile; Western international co llc, Madam Stoltz, Denmark; Mahallatex, Egypts; L-Fashion Group Oy, Finland; Rubens Decoration, Bed and Philosophy France; KHG GmbH & Co KG, Massivmoebel24 GmbH, Germany; Ilis Home, Greece; Le case le cose, Italy; Kowa Company Limited, Japan; Galerias El Triunfo, Mexico; Mani Bhadra BV – Phoenix Import, The Netherlands; Cathy Pope Jewellery, New Zealand; Liwan Furniture, Qatar; Rete Home, Russia; Qasser Al Saraya Furniture Company, Saudi Arabia; Kinton Carfts, Singapore; Kave Home, Spain; Landmark Group – Home Box, Lulu Hyper market, The Home LLC, UAE; Womacks of Bawtry, Coach House, United Kingdom; Modern Day Accents, Furniture Classics, United States of America; Giovanni Group JSC, Vietnam and many more have already confirmed their visit to the show as informed R. K. Verma, Executive Director, EPCH.

Verma, further updated that besides, the show, since its past few editions has opened its gates to volume retail buying from renowned domestic players. Welcoming and facilitating the fast changing retail landscape in India fuelled by renewed buying dynamics and quest for international designs and premium products, IHGF Delhi Fair continues to host visitors from major Indian Retail/online brands including Archies, Bazaar, DLF Brands Pvt., Ltd, Fab India, Ferns N Petal, Home Centre, Miniso Lifestyle, Nilkamal, Numero Uno Clothing Ltd, Pure Home & Living Pvt. Ltd, Reliance Retail, Shoppers Stop, Tata Trent Ltd, Westin etc. and many more. He further added, Buying Consultants representing major stores like Aldi, Australia; BHP, Austria; Buddemeyer, Brazil; Botanic, France; Eichholtz BV, Netherlands; Homla, Poland; Grupo Erik, Spain; Coach House, CASA Collective Ltd. United Kingdom; Amazon, Big Lots, Walmart, USA and many more have confirmed their visit to the show.

Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts is a nodal agency for promotion of exports of handicrafts from the Country and create brand image of magic of the gifted hands of millions of artisans and crafts persons engaged in production of home, lifestyle, textiles, furniture and fashion jewellery & accessories products in different craft clusters of the Country. The overall Handicrafts exports during the year 2022-23 was Rs. 30,019.24 Crores (US $ 3,728.47 Million) informed by R. K. Verma, Executive Director, EPCH.

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