To promote the cultural heritage and weaving skills of Indian hand-made carpets and other floor coverings
amongst the visiting overseas carpet buyers, the Carpet Export Promotion Council (CEPC) announced its 35th India Carpet Expo 35th India Carpet Expo, from 8 – 11 March, 2018 in NSIC Exhibition Complex, Okhla, New Delhi (13th in Varanasi) , under the aegis of Government of India. The event that will take place is an ideal platform for International carpet buyers, buying houses, buying agents, architects and Indian carpet manufacturers and exporters, to meet and establish long term business relationship.
Being one of the largest handmade carpet fairs in Asia, the expo offers a unique platform for the buyers to source the best handmade carpets, rugs and other floor coverings under one roof. It has become a popular destination worldwide for handmade carpets. India’s unique capability in adapting to any type of design, colour, quality and size as per the specifications of the carpet buyers has made it a household name in International market. The carpet industry uses diverse raw-materials from various ports of India i.e. wool, silk, manmade fibre, jute, cotton and various blends of different yarns. Economists believe that this industry have immense potential for growth, both in production and exports. Also, it is environment friendly and does not use scarce and perishable energy resources.
Over the years, the India Carpet Expo has established itself as a great sourcing platform for the carpet buyers from all over the globe. The prime objective of the Council in holding the Expo in Delhi, is to provide ‘unique pick and choose’ business opportunity to all overseas carpet buyers. It is the endeavor of the Council to provide exclusive business environment to the carpet importers as well as manufacturers and exporters.
This exhibition is a crucial step towards taking Indian exports of Handmade carpet to much greater and newer heights. The Council sets up a special theme pavilion wherein the experts of the industry are showcasing the process of carpet weaving through the concept of ergonomic and flexible tufting frame.” New designs are being showcased at the Carpet Expo. With the participation of over 305 exhibitors, it has become a popular destination worldwide on Handmade Carpets.
A record number of 410 overseas carpet buyers from around 60 countries mainly Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Chile, Germany, Mexico, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey, U.K., USA etc. shall be visiting the Expo to generate business for this rural based cottage sector. It is the endeavor of the Council to provide exclusive business environment to the both carpet importers as well as manufacturer-exporters, which ultimately will benefit about 2 million weavers and artisans employed in this highly labour intensive rural based MSME cottage industry.