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CRAFTCIL


                   February 2017
                      Editor
                   Rakesh Kumar
               Executive Director, EPCH
                Printed & Published by
                   Rakesh Kumar
                    on behalf of         Chairman’s Message
           Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts

                    Published at
            EPCH House, Pocket 6&7, Sector C,
            LSC, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi - 70  Dear Fellow Exporters,
                 Tel: +91 11 26135256
               Fax: +91 11 26135518/19  I am glad to share with you that CITES Secretariat Geneva, has finally placed the
                E-mail: mails@epch.com  contact information of EPCH on its website, thereby paving way for EPCH being
                 Website: www.epch.in
                                       recognised amongst the 183 signatory countries of CITES as the authorised body in
            Compilation & Presentation: EPB*
                                       India to issue Vriksh Shipment Certificate for wooden handicrafts made from two
             Production: Chapakhana.com
                                       species, namely, Dalbergia sissoo(Sheesham) & Dalbergia latifolia(Rosewood).
              Advertising: Shreya Comnet
              Tel: +91 11 22246094, 64631211
              Email: advtcraftcil@gmail.com  I am also pleased to share that our recent trade congregation-IHGF Delhi Fair-Spring
              *Establishments Promotion Bureau
                                       2017, concluded successfully, bringing together many buyers from our traditional
           CRAFTCIL is an in-house journal of the
                                       markets and in good numbers from new markets. The mood of all the stakeholders,
              Export Promotion Council for
            Handicrafts (EPCH). The contents of  i.e., exhibitors, buyers, buying agents, media, etc., has been optimistic and is reflected
          CRAFTCIL are collated for the benefit of
                                       in the buyer comments as well as business generated during the show. Many buyers
           its members and the views expressed
            may not necessarily be those of the  have shown their interest and eagerness towards brand IHGF. This edition also
            Council or the Publishing Agency.  highlighted NER and Jodhpur Mega Clusters through products, exporters as well as a
          Material appearing in CRAFTCIL cannot
                                       rising entrepreneurial class from these regions.
            be reproduced without the prior
             permission of EPCH in writing.
                                       As the warmer season approaches, preparations gain momentum for our Reverse
           Inside this issue...        Buyer Seller Meet- Home Expo India, a unique home specific triple show, scheduled in
                                       April at the India Expo Centre & Mart.
           Feature: IHGF Delhi Fair-
           Spring 2017
           Report ................................  4  Our representations at premier shows in Birmingham, UK and Frankfurt, Germany,
           Our Guests ............................... 16  have been well-received. I hope members plan well in advance and draw maximum
           In Focus:                   mileage from such collective participation.
           VRIKSH Certification ............... 18
                                       I look forward to your valuable suggestions. Do write in to me at
           Theme Displays :
           Jodhpur Mega Cluster .............. 20  chairman@epch.com.
           North Eastern Region ............ 23
           In Conversation :
           View Points of Industry
           Captains ............................... 28
           News Briefs ..........................33  (Dinesh Kumar)
           Designers’ Forum at IHGF    Chairman, EPCH
           Delhi Fair-Spring 2017.... 34
           Seminars ...................... 38
           Display Awards .............. 44
           Buyers Comment ........... 46
           Impex .......................... 54
           Events Overseas ........... 55


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