57th India International Garment Fair Inaugurated By Mr. Ajay Tamta, MoS for Textile, GOI
22nd July’16, New Delhi: The India International Garment Fair was inaugurated by Mr. Ajay Tamta, Minister of State for Textile, Government of India, today at Pragati Maidan. 416 exhibitors are showcasing their innovations and products on this platform. Indian manufacturers, traders and designers are presenting their products for Fashion and Fashion accessories to trade visitors. As the sector’s primary trade fair of the season, IIGF will set benchmarks for the entire industry.
Mr. Ajay Tamta, Minister of state for Textile, Government of India said, “I am delighted to inaugurate the 57th edition of IIGF. This fair provides the Indian exporters an opportunity to exhibit their products, which meets the international quality and technology standards. Events like these give a boost to the Make in India programme as the platform encourages smaller player and debutants to work towards making it a reality.” He further added that Exporters should focus towards employment generation which is the real need of the hour.
In a tete-a-tete with Shrimati Pushpa Subramanyam, Additional Secretary, IAS, MOT and Shrimati Sunaina Tomar, Joint Secretary (Exports), MOT, Industry leaders along with Mr. Ashok G. Rajani thanked them for the package and presented their action plan regarding the finer details of the package.
AEPC, under the aegis of Ministry of textiles, Government of India, has been conducting this event for the past twenty nine years with resounding success. The network has been growing and flourishing from year to year and forms the basis for the sourcing plans of all major brands in the world of fashion and accessories. With strong support of the Government through ‘Market Access Initiative’ Grant and incentives offered to buyers under the ‘Reverse Buyer Seller Meet’ scheme, the fair has always attracted buyers from various countries.
Mr. Ashok G Rajani, Chairman, AEPC, said, ” Riding on the wave of the textile package, this edition of IIGF is witness to huge number of Exhibitors. With the finer details of the package expected soon the industry would fall in line and all the creases that have developed due to the problems faced till now would be straightened.” He further added that a progressive outlook in the approach of exporters is visible as the January edition was witness to 322 exhibitors whereas this time it has swell up to 416 exhibitors.
The face of IIGF has always been evolving and IIGF July 2016 will be an addition to its ever increasing growth rate! As a boutique to wholesaler show, things on offer will be further strengthened with new materials, innovative design, new techniques and services. The exhibition has been peppered with themed fashion shows.