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44th Edition of IHGF Delhi Fair Post Show Recap

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The Autumn 2017 edition (October 12-16, 2017) brought together over 3000 exhibitors in 14 different show sectors.

IHGF Delhi Fair recently reported that after five energy-charged days, the IHGF Delhi Fair, India, signed off with a splendid wrap-up, beating expectations all round. Counted amongst the world’s largest congregation of handicraft exporters, this show is an essential meeting ground for the international gifting and lifestyle products industry. It has taken shape over 44 editions as a sought after sourcing event, encompassing the complete supply chain of home fashion & utility, collectibles, gifting and fashion accessories.

The recently concluded Autumn 2017 edition (12-16 October,2017) brought together over 3000 exhibitors with innovative collections confirming to 14 different show sectors. This upsurge in participants was met with quality buyer traffic and contributed to a substantial amount of order placing and enquiries. Buyers from all over the world with impressive numbers from USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, South America, Middle East and Asia, thronged the entire expanse of the plush India Expo Centre & Mart, venue for IHGF Delhi Fair. Wide-ranging selections presented by leading export houses at the show inspired buyers to replenish their merchandise and add new product lines for seasons ahead.

IHGF Delhi Fair will return to the India Expo Centre & Mart, New Delhi NCR, India for its Spring 2018 edition, scheduled from 23rd to 27th February, 2018. While India’s top manufacturers, exporters and artisan groups queue up to be amongst the nearly 3000 participants in the forthcoming edition of this distinguished sourcing show, overseas buyers too are expected to turn out in large numbers. Visitors to the fair also get access to the 900 permanent showrooms in the Mart, spaced out on four levels at the India Expo Centre.

Spring 2018 would see significant expansion in all categories with a promising assortment of creations, varied in inspiration, processes and materials - art metal ware, EPNS ware, wood carvings, furniture & accessories, glassware, fashion jewellery & accessories, hand-printed textiles, shawls, stoles & scarves, embroidered goods, lace, toys, houseware, decorative, gifts & general handicrafts, home textiles and home accessories, candles & incense, pottery, terracotta & ceramics, nautical instruments, Christmas and floral decorations, dry flowers & potpourri, handmade paper products, crafts made of leather, lacquer, marble, etc. offering unparalleled access to exhibitors drawn from all major manufacturing hubs, artisan clusters and craft pockets of India.

Theme Pavilions and regional representations would bring in opportunities to source directly from artisans and new entrepreneurs besides established exporters from these provinces. Designers forum, a new addition at this fair will present collections from select established as well as upcoming Indian designers.

Visiting buyers agree with the fact that Indian manufacturers fulfill demand for the exclusive, the handcrafted and the hand embellished. This strength sets IHGF apart and the crucial balance between size and quality of display and number of buyers creates a winning combination, giving unique business value to all trade partners. According to the feedback, visitors always find new accentuations in the showcased themes. Many wholesalers and importers sourcing from India like the work culture of Indian manufacturers.

More about the IHGF Delhi Fair: IHGF Delhi Fair is organized twice every year for Spring and Autumn, by the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH), a non-profit organization and the apex organization representing handicraft manufacturers & exporters, pan India. The Council provides comprehensive information about the sector to international buyers and ensures optimal interface with the Indian handicrafts sector, facilitating business. Among its regular activities, EPCH organizes and leads participation in trade shows, buyer-seller meets, conferences and study tours. EPCH has facilitated its 10000+ member exporters to customize and offer unique styles and quality products to the global sourcing community. For more information, visit

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