The Carpet Export
Promotion Council is organizing the 33rd India Carpet Expo, a sourcing
platform for handmade carpets and other floor coverings, from 27-30
March, 2017 in Hall No. 11, 12 & 12A, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The
Expo, one of Asia’s largest handmade carpet fairs, will be inaugurated
by the Union Textiles Minister, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, on March 27,
2017. Minister of State for Textiles, Shri Ajay Tamta; Textiles
Secretary, Smt. Rashmi Verma, other officials and representatives from
trade and media would also be present.
The Expo is being organized to promote the cultural heritage of Indian
handmade carpets and other floor coverings, and the weaving skills of
their makers, amongst visiting overseas carpet buyers. The Expo is an
ideal platform for international carpet buyers, buying houses, buying
agents and architects to meet with and establish long-term business
relationships with Indian carpet manufacturers and exporters. It is a
unique platform for buyers to source the best handmade carpets, rugs and
other floor coverings under one roof. The Expo has established itself as
a popular sourcing platform for carpet buyers from all over the globe.
India’s unique capability in adapting to any type of design, colour,
quality and size, as per the specifications of carpet buyers has made it
a household name in the international market.
The 33rd edition has received an overwhelming response from member
exporters; 305 exhibitors are displaying their products in the show.
Around 410 Carpet importers from 55 countries, mainly from Australia,
Brazil, Canada, China, Chile, Germany, Mexico, Russia, Singapore, South
Africa, Turkey, U.K. and USA have registered for the Expo. Notably,
Bulgaria, Israel, Malaysia, Mauritius, Taiwan, Zimbabwe, Vietnam, Serbia
and Hungary are being represented for the first time at the Mega Expo.
Besides inviting and incentivizing wholesale buyers to the Expo, CEPC is
also providing a two-night complementary hotel stay for them at New
Chairman, CEPC, Mr. Mahavir Pratap Sharma has said that this exhibition
and buyer-seller meet will be the first step in taking Indian exports of
handmade carpets to greater heights.
CEPC is confident that the Expo will generate good business and has
requested the media to extend their full support for promotion of the
event, so as to facilitate participants in acquiring handsome business.