India International Trade Fair is a major establishment in terms B2B and B2C relationship in Asia. IITF2019 elicited more than four lakh visitors, and according to ITPO, the next edition of the fair will have 15 lakh visitors at the new infrastructure of International Exhibition and Convention Centre at Pragati Maidan.
Theme for IITF2020 will be the ‘Ease of Living’ where in ITPO should have a meaningful interface with all the stakeholders as well as trade and industry fraternity to carry forward India’s success story in diverse fields. There is a need to focus on ‘Start ups and Stand-up’ to encourage young entrepreneurship. We need to focus on ‘ Reform, Perform and Transform’ with collective approach for fulfilling ‘New India’ aspiration a vision of the Hon’ble PM. There is a requirement to have more investment under public private partnership (PPP) in infrastructure and to achieve the target of US$ 5 trillion economy in next five years. The government has decided to hold four mega business promotion events at different locations in the country and India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO ) has to play a significant role in conceptualisation and organisation of these events pointed out by Shri Piyush Goyal, the Hon’ble Minister of Commerce and Industry, Government of India at the Awards Distribution ceremony of IITF2019 at Hamsadhawani Theatre, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
The Minister also presented the Awards for Excellence in Display to the winners of different categories. Present on the occasion were Shri L.C. Goyal, CMD, ITPO, Shri Rajesh Agrawal, ED, ITPO, Shri Sanjay Chaddha, Additional Secretary and Shri Shashank Priyank, Additional Secretary, Department of Commerce , Government of India, participants from India and overseas, members of the Diplomatic corps and media persons. The Minister complimented ITPO for holding the fair with a reduced size and retaining regular format of the event. Acknowledging presence of a considerable number of foreign companies and the Partner Country, the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Focus Country, Republic of Korea’ and the Focus States ‘Bihar’ and ‘Jharkhand’, he said that the fair highlighted export potential of the country in diverse sectors along with its focus on the theme ‘Ease of Doing Business’.He indicated that the theme has remained extremely relevant to the progressive Indian business fraternity especially when there is an improvement in India’s ‘Ease of Doing Business’ global rating.
The Partner Country Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Focus Country Republic of Korea and the Focus States Bihar and Jharkhand were honoured with the Gold Medals. In the State/Union Territory categories, The Gold Medal conferred to Bihar, the Assam received the Silver Medal while the Bronze was presented to Andhra Pradesh. Jharkhand and West Bengal were honoured with the Jury Recommendation Certificate.
In the Foreign Sector Category Syed Junaid Alam W.L.L., Bahrain received the Gold Medal, Tillo Hediyelik Esya San. Tic. Ltd. Turkey received the Silver and Shandong Brightway International Exhibition Corp. Ltd., China bagged the Bronze. Jury Recommendation Certificate was conferred to the SOCIETY MAIN D, OR DU CENTRE, Tunisia. Ministry of Earth Sciences bagged the Gold Medal and the Silver Medal was presented to The Directorate General of Tax Payer Services, Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs while the Khadi & Village Industries Commission won the Bronze Medal. Directorate of Income Tax (Central Board of Direct Taxes) and Coir Board were honoured with the Jury Recommendation Certificate in the Ministries and Departments / PSU’s & PSB’s and Commodity Boards category. In the Private Sector, M/s. Color Dot Packaging (OXARO) won the Gold Medal, TATA Chemicals Limited received the Silver Medal and Vasu Healthcare Private Limited received the Bronze Medal. Jury Recommendation Certificate was presented to Ellora Enterprises.