Patronized by the international sourcing community, the globally acclaimed IHGF Delhi Fair is heading towards its 50th edition – as a virtual show. Setting a new order for sourcing, the previous edition of the fair, the first on a virtual platform gathered an overwhelming response with visits from approximately 4150 overseas buyers from 108 countries as well as buying agents and domestic volume retail buyers from within India. Considering all circumstantial challenges owing to present travel restrictions, yet driven by its pressing objective of bringing exhibitors and buyers together, organisers of IHGF Delhi Fair – Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH), conceptualised taking the virtual route to organise its fairs – the most viable option at this juncture.
The upcoming edition, scheduled from 4th to 9th November 2020 will go live with 25 virtual halls featuring 12 well spread product segments. Over 1500 exhibitors from these categories will present optimum collections in home, lifestyle, fashion, textiles and furniture. A choice of 2000+ products and 300+ trend specific design developments complete the supply chain of home fashion & utility, collectibles, gifting and fashion accessories in the virtual space with engaging onsite experiences. The fair offers plenty to choose from for domestic volume retail sourcing. The show is an excellent sourcing opportunity for Indian retail brands that strive to step-up their offer for top-end consumers, besides the global home & lifestyle retail brands/chains which have a growing interest in India-both for sourcing as well as retailing.
Mainly catering to the international buying community, on persistent demand, this show is now selectively open to domestic volume buyers in India, including wholesalers, distributors, retail chains, merchandisers, interior designers and hoteliers. IHGF Delhi Fair Virtual Autumn 2020 would be an exemplary exhibition with focus on product origins and inspirations that are popular worldwide for their exclusive character and quality. The collections, varied in inspiration, processes and materials offer an entire range to source from.
Theme Pavilions at the fair will bring in regional craft nuances. Visitors can see original craft making processes at live craft demonstrations on the virtual platform – a rare opportunity to see National Awardees and Internationally recognized master crafts persons share their handcrafting skills. The fair’s Trend Area will feature forecasts and colour theories for seasons ahead as well as fashion shows displaying the latest collections in apparel accessories, fashion jewellery and adornments. The organisers have also lined up insightful and informative knowledge webinars as well as web panel discussions throughout the show.
IHGF Delhi Fair is organized twice every year in Spring and Autumn, by the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH), the apex organization representing handicraft manufacturers & exporters in India. EPCH facilitates its 11,000+ members to customize and offer unique styles and quality products to the global sourcing community. Beyond providing unparalleled business platforms to buyers & sellers, EPCH also provides comprehensive information about the sector to international buyers and ensures optimal interface between the Indian handicrafts industry and international buyers, facilitating harmonious business.