About 500 companies in permanent marts will be exhibiting their collection under the categories including home decor, furnishing, furniture, flooring, and textiles at the state-of-the-art Expo Centre & Mart During Home Expo India.Palak Agarwal
The eighth edition of Home Expo India 2019 opened at India Expo Centre and Mart, Greater Noida on April 16. A three-day event, this expo is organised by the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH).
During the inauguration ceremony, OP Prahladka, Chairman-EPCH, Ravi K Passi, Vice Chairman-EPCH, Rakesh Kumar, Director General-EPCH, and prominent members of the committee of administration were present.
Buyers from more than 50 countries including the US, Europe, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, the UAE, Lebanon, Iran, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Vietnam, and Romania will be visiting the home expo.
About 500 companies in permanent marts will be exhibiting their collection under the categories including home decor, furnishing, furniture, flooring, and textiles at the state-of-the-art Expo Centre & Mart During Home Expo India. A thematic display of the North Eastern region and other artisans will also attract the visitors.
EPCH is the nodal export promotion body for handicrafts in India and plays an important role with the main objective of boosting trade in handicrafts and also projects India’s image in the global market as a reliable supplier.
In 2018, the exports of furniture and accessories grew by about 27.13 percent, houseware and decorative 15.19 percent, home furnishing, flooring and home textiles 6.3 percent. Handicrafts exports during the year 2018-19 was Rs. 26,590.25 crore [prov.] registering a growth of 15.46 percent over the previous year.
Last year, Smriti Irani inaugurated the seventh edition of Home expo 2018 where over 650 exhibitors displayed their handcrafted products.