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           Enriching sourcing experience for buyers
               The upsurge in participants was met with quality
           buyers in good numbers. Business dealings seemed
           positively converting to significant amount of order
           placing and enquiries at IHGF Delhi Fair. There was strong
           and positive feedback from both sides as the show
           concluded and one could see order books in hand as
           negotiations formalized into orders. The footfall for retail
           volume buying showed encouraging results, and several
           domestic buyers visited to source exclusives. This edition
           brought together buyers in large numbers from over
           110 countries with impressive numbers from USA,
           Canada, Europe, Australia, South America, Middle East
           and Asia.
               Seeing the response it is observed that in contrast to
           past tendencies of overfilled spaces, consumers are
           inclined to the idea that less is more with captivating
           pieces that are well curated. Decorative objects,
           repurposed pieces in home utility, dimensional art,   be amazed at, shared regular visitors. Happy with the
           illuminations and classy as well as intriguing chandeliers,  large size fair and seamless layout with big spaces
           varied assemblages, wall embellishments, vases, vintage  categorising major product segments, this edition
           collectibles, artifacts, etc. are sought from Indian  proved to be a refreshing and welcome change for many
           suppliers. Furniture too continued to score high with  IHGF patrons who returned after a break and learnt that
           home textiles all set to capture a considerably large  the fair is now established as the world's largest
           share again. Buyers were noticeably inclined towards  congregation of handicraft exhibitors under one roof. It
           nature in all its forms and sought its replications in the  is observed that this fair brings in buyers sourcing an
           finish and touch of woodware, in the prints, patterns and  average of over 30% from India. Many source 50% to
           textures of home furnishing and as themes in home     70% of their total imports from vendors they got
           décor. Every edition brings in something or the other to  associated with at IHGF Delhi Fair. „

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