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60th India International Garment Fair (IIGF) to start from tomorrow

The 60th edition of India International Garment Fair (IIGF) is scheduled to be held from 17 – 20, January, 2018, at Hall Nos. 11, 12 & 12A, India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO), Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The 60th IIGF will be primarily covering the Autumn/Winter season of European Union, USA and other Western markets.

Shri Ajay Tamta, Hon’ble Minister of State for Textiles will inaugurate the fair and will also unveil the fair guide of 60th IIGF along with Shri Anant Kumar Singh, IAS, Secretary, Ministry Of Textiles and other dignitaries.

A total of 294 exporters from 11 states will be participating at the 60th IIGF. The participating states are Gujarat, Haryana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, New Delhi, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. These 294 participants will be showcasing women’s wear, accessories, kid’s wear and menswear. International buyers from 95 countries like Brazil, Spain, Japan, Uruguay, UK, Hong Kong, US etc. have also registered to participate in the fair.

Talking about the 60th IIGF, Mr. HKL Magu, Chairman AEPC, said, “IIGF is India’s largest garment exhibition which has been successfully providing a marketing platform to small and medium exporters to showcase their latest garment and fashion accessories trends to the international buyers and helping them to leverage brand India across the globe. The fair is happening at a time when Industry is facing lot of challenges both domestically and globally but I am sure that with a large buyer base IIGF will be able to turn things around for Indian apparel exporters. In the last fair held at Ahmedabad, the response was quite encouraging and this year we are looking forward towards capitalizing on the momentum built during the Ahmedabad fair".

Sharing his views about IIGF, Mr. Lalit Thukral, Chairman, Exhibition Advisory Committee, IIGF said, “IIGF is one of the largest and most popular platforms in Asia where overseas garment buyers can source and forge the business relationship with India’s finest in Apparel and Fashion Accessories domain under one roof. The 60th IIGF assumes greater importance as more than 2000 international buyers and buying houses are expected to participate in the fair, this year. IIGF is known for generating high value business and I am quite sure that the 60th IIGF will help the Industry in influencing the buyer sentiments and demonstrating our product strengths".

IIGF is also organizing fashion shows, twice a day on all three days for exhibiting the collections for business development. Besides this, the best displayed stalls would be awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze Trophies in an award function on 18th January 2018. India International Garment Fair is a B-2-B fair started in 1988 .The fair is being organized in association with International Garment Fair Association and four major Garment Exporters' Associations Viz. Apparel Exporters & Manufacturers Association (AEMA), Garment Exporters Association (GEA), The Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI) and Garment Exporters of Rajasthan (GEAR).This is only B-2-B fair and is meant for conducting meaningful and quality business.

About Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC)

Incorporated in 1978, AEPC is the official body of apparel exporters in India that provides invaluable assistance to Indian exporters as well as importers/ international buyers who choose India as their preferred sourcing destination for garments. In recent years AEPC has worked tirelessly in integrating the entire industry - starting at the grass root level of training the workforce and supplying a steady stream of man power to the industry; identifying the best countries to source machinery and other infrastructure and brokering several path breaking deals for its members and finally helping exporters to showcase their best at home fairs as well as be highly visible at international fairs the world over. With AEPC's expertise and all the advantages that India has, it makes for a truly win-win situation - Indian exporters grow stronger each year in their achievements, skills and proficiency, while international buyers get superior solutions for their garment imports.