Friday, November 16, 2012
India International Trade Fair (IITF)
The India International Trade Fair (IITF) began in 1980 and since then has evolved as major event for the business community. It is a premier event organized by the India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO), the nodal trade promotion agency of the Government of India. The event is held between 14 - 27 November every year at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India. It is Asia’s largest Trade Fair. The IITF is one of the largest trade fairs in the world, in terms of exhibitors and visitor participation and has evolved as an iconic national event.
The IITF is a major tourist attraction in the city of Delhi and lakhs of people visit this fair every year. This annual event acts as a platform for manufacturers, traders, exporters and importers and displays a wide range of products and services including: Automobiles, Coir Products, Jute, Textiles, Garments, Household appliances, Kitchen appliances, Processed food, Beverages, Body care and healthcare Products, Furniture, Toys, etc.
The unique aspect of the IITF is the participation of almost all states and union territories of India, apart from domestic and foreign companies. IITF, 2011 saw participation of 7,000 exhibitors, including overseas participation from 28 countries, representing over 350 companies. A large number of domestic and foreign business persons visited the fair and the fair attracted trade delegations from 73 countries. Over one million general visitors also visited the fair during 14-27th November, 2011.
This year will mark the 32nd edition of the IITF and as always will have B2B (Business to business) and B2C (Business to consumer) components. The fair presents an interesting range; right from local artisans to MNC’s, covering diverse sectors, primarily in the consumer goods category. The theme is "Skilling India” which is more pertinent, contemporary and is an extremely important objective of India today.
I don’t claim the information to be my own. The information is compiled from different sources