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As several small and medium industries have been adversely impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 contagion in the country, the business community is roping in all efforts to stabilize the situation and rejuvenate the ailing economy. Managing the health crisis and reviving the economy are the two biggest priorities for governments around the world today. Trade shows and trade fairs, especially, are critical in rebuilding the economy, as these offers a chance to companies to sell and source, a vital component of the business calendar and a key factor in building a network. With the growing number of cancellations for in-person events, organizations need a convincing alternative and an exceptional virtual occasion experience. It’s absolutely clear that virtual events are beginning to represent the new normal in the present global scenario. Virtual events allow a greater number of people to engage with your content and brand, all from the safety and security of their home location. Digital events are flexible, reliable, environmentally friendly, and not time-bound. The great thing about virtual experiences is that they can be completely customized to best fit your requirements.

Here are 5 trending trade fairs in India you must mark your calendars for:

IHGF Delhi Fair 2020:

The upcoming edition of IHGF Delhi fair scheduled from 4th to 9th November 2020 with 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 and 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. Many of the Indian stores/wholesale buyers and leading e-Commerce chains keen to source international quality products within India , as you are aware, the Indian retail industry has emerged as one of the most dynamic and fast-paced industries due to the entry of several new players. 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.

Virtual Korea Sourcing Fair 2020 (G-Fair):

Korean Manufacturing Industry Collaborates With TradeIndia. com to initiate virtual Korea Sourcing Fair 2020. Korean Souring fair (12th Edition) is the largest Korean SME expo featuring the best of innovation and Tech originating from the Province of Gyeonggi, South Korea. With over 120 South Korean suppliers with over 500 + products ranging from Electrical & Electronics, Industrial Building Materials, Consumer Products & Kitchenware and Beauty & Wellness. The expo will be conducted in a virtual format with one-to-one video meetings, digital product display and in a virtual business environment thereby paving a unique platform for visitors to attend and interact at the comfort of their home /offices. The G-Fair Korea expo 2020 will be held on 5th and 6th November 2020.

India International Garment Fair:

Asia’s Largest Most Popular Apparel and Alothing Trade Show. The India International Garment Fair is an ultimate Buyer-Seller platform to meet the sourcing requirements of Apparel and Fashion Accessories.IGFA organize two events every year in the month of January and July in India – in January for the Autumn/Winter Season and in July for Spring/Summer Season. However, due to the Global Pandemic of COVID-2019, we are organizing the virtual fair in the month of October-November,2020 this year. The event is aimed at helping exporters from India showcase their latest designs and apparel for the upcoming season. Importers from all across the world are invited to participate in this event. With this event, the buyers get a chance to look at Apparel quality and designs from across India in one place and source appropriate products for their respective markets. The show is scheduled to held from 15th October to 20th Nov 2020. Every year buyers from the entire global countries visit the fair and do the business worth millions of US dollars.

Global Virtual Trade Exhibition on Handloom:

To promote MSMEs, start-ups, and women entrepreneurs in textiles, fabrics & yarns, engineering, handlooms & handicrafts, khadi and handloom, world trade center mumbai in association with IAMKHADI foundation is organizing the first virtual exhibition under the world trade expo. The exhibition will showcase Khadi and Handloom products and is scheduled to go live from October 17 – November 15, 2020. The Handloom industry of India plays a crucial role in the economic development as it employs over 4.3 million people both directly and indirectly, making it the second largest employment generator among the rural population, after agriculture. The pandemic has severely paralysed the ability of the artisans to produce, market, exhibit and sell handloom products. The resultant crash in business has serious consequences on the survival of these artists, weavers and their ancient techniques. This online exhibition is part of our efforts to create opportunities for these weavers in international market as well as helping the sustenance and revival of this timeless art. This virtual exhibition will provide opportunity for artists, weavers, micro-entrepreneurs including women SHGs, clusters and village industries to showcase khadi and handloom products. More than 100 exhibitors will showcase sarees, fabric material, shawls, stoles, dress material, mats, rugs, carpets along with home furnishing and other accessories from several states in India and overseas. Large number of buyers from nearly 330 World Trade Centers from 90 countries will interact with these exhibitors at this virtual exhibition to forge fruitful collaborations.

Concrete Show India:

The Leading International Show for Construction and Infrastructure Sector will take place 10-11 November, The Concrete Show India (CSI) is a very niche platform that focuses on core technologies, processes, applications, and practices in the construction and Infrastructure segment. The show has worked closely with the industry for the development of the industry, given the constraints and challenges it faces. The platforms core categories encompass Concrete & Construction, Construction Equipment’s, Construction Chemical, Commercial & Industrial flooring, Automation, Software (ERP, Project management, & Design) and Construction tools & Instruments.


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