The 3 rd Virtual Edition of 41 st India Carpet Expo an exclusive trade fair for Handmade carpets and other floor-coverings, Organized by Carpet Export Promotion Council which was inaugurated on 27th January, 2021 by Shri Shantmanu, IAS, Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) has received overwhelming response from around 158 overseas buyers from 50 countries and 50 Buying Representatives/ Buying Houses from across the world on the first two days of the Expo. 150+ prominent Member-Exporters from major carpet belt of Bhadohi, Mirzapur, Varanasi, Agra, Jaipur, Panipat, Jammu & Kashmir are participating.
Top 5 Visitor Countries were USA, Australia, U.K., Canada, Italy. Small Member Exporters are very happy because they are getting very good exposure on virtual platform which they were earlier not getting during the physical fairs and they reported that they are doing very good business. India Carpet Expo “Showcasing new collection, as per the buyers’ requirements in terms of size, design, colour and quality which is grabbing the interest of the buyers. The 5 day Expo will remain open for business till 31st January, 2021.
Dignitaries and VIPs also visited the Virtual Exhibition congratulated Shri Siddh Nath Singh, Chairman, CEPC, Shri Umer Hameed, 2nd Vice Chairman and whole Committee of Administration, CEPC alongwith Shri Sanjay Kumar, Executive Director and the whole team of CEPC officials & Staff for arranging such a great platform for continuing business in the Post COVID-19 scenario. Shri Siddh Nath Singh, Chairman, CEPC mentioned that India Carpet Expo is showing India’s unique capability in adapting to any type of design, color, quality & size as per the need and requirement of the end consumers. Industry uses diverse raw materials from various ports of India i.e., wool, silk, manmade fiber, jute, cotton and various blends of different yarns. Industry is environment friendly and does not use scarce & perishable energy resources. The makes the Expo an extremely popular destination worldwide on Handmade Carpets. Shri Siddh Nath Singh is very happy to receive the positive response from the participants and expressed hope that Members will transact handsome business and will open new avenues for all the stake holders.
Shri Siddh Nath Singh informed that Council instituted “Carpet Design Awards” in the Virtual Exhibition to boost the moral of the participating Members and 7 Members Selection Committee/ Juries of eminent Designers and Professors and eminent personalities in the field of Fashion and designing will select the Awardees. The last date for receiving the nomination was 24th January, 2021 and Council received 65 nominations. Council will announce the Awards in Award Ceremony on 30th January, 2021 through Virtual Meeting. Organizers are extremely happy with the results and hope that more buyer will come and make this Expo a very successful one.