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Home Expo India 2017

             Unique  show for promoting potential                   A commendable achievement of

             Handicraft segments                                    concerted & sustained efforts

                                 I am sure that our exporting                           The initiative of organising
                                 community and the Council will                         this event is commendable.
                                 continue in its endeavour to                           This expo showcases our
                                 maximise the growth                                    products across a wide range
                                 opportunities for the handicrafts                      of handicraft segments to
                                 sector and truly realise the                           potential buyers. With
                                 potential in the sector in order                       participation of exporters,
                                 to provide employment                                  artisans and crafts persons
              Smriti Zubin Irani                                    Nirmala Sitharaman
                                 opportunities for our skilled                          this fair combines three major
              Minister of Textiles                                  Minister of State (IC),
                                 crafts persons.                                        handicraft segments.
                                                                    Commerce & Industry
               The tasteful charm of handmade, handwoven and
           handcarved in pure & simple authentic
           materials;houseware, home accents and aesthetics in
           mediums ranging from juxtaposed materials to intriguing
           blends; New ideas and old favourites, broad palettes and
           nude tones, shine & gloss as well as textures, unfinished
           edgy lines to smooth finishes...the products on offer from
           the three segments at this expo were all comprehensive.
           Composite with 400 exhibitors and substantial with all
           segments of 'Home', this show endeavoured to stand out
           as a compendiary of the luxury market and also to help
                                                                    Launching the Home Expo India 2017 Show Directory
           visitors get a comprehensive insight into the latest trends
           and modern lifestyles- from classics to contemporary,
                                                                    While overseas trade visitors took keen notice of the
           traditional to avant garde, simple to baroque.
                                                                    show's objectives and appreciated this platform with
               Bold, bright and cheerful designs reflected a vibrant  neat displays in manufacturers' own showrooms at
           mood at the spruced up Marts as their owners welcomed
                                                                    the Expo Centre, exhibitors enticed them with
           buyers for this summer sourcing event. Buyers on their
                                                                    concentrated theme based product offerings.
           part attached a positive credibility to the exhibitors as they
                                                                       Buyers could find products that complete the
           have a permanent showroom at the India Expo Centre.
                                                                    home storyline, yet see and compare the collections of
               Having seen a positive opening day with buyers from
                                                                    their main interest distinctively. With an exclusive
           USA, Europe, Far East, Latin America, Central Asia and   choice of merchandise on offer, this show drew
           Africa, registering from the early business hours of day 1,  international buyers and importers besides
           Home Expo India, signed off with interesting tidings.
                                                                    wholesalers, distributors, retail chains, merchandisers
               The organisers feel encouraged with trade visitors   as well as architects and interior designers. Regular
           from overseas as well as domestic volume buyers from     buyers continued with their share of sourcing and
           India, who have optimally used this platform to cater to  order placing as buying agencies kept busy with new
           their sourcing needs. As the fair strove to make a mark  introductions vis-à-vis consolidation of old ties.
           among similar home special trade events, it certainly made  Artisan products and regional wares enjoyed a fair
           an impact on the minds of buyers as well as exhibitors.  share of attention and found favour among many.

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