Indian garment fair to focus on boosting exports
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Indian garment fair to focus on boosting exports

Friday, 23 January 2004, 08:00 Hrs
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NEW DELHI: A three-day Indian garment fair will focus on showcasing quality of local products to enhance exports to existing prime markets as well as explore new destinations, the organisers said Friday.

The 32nd India International Garment Fair (IIGF 2004), which will open Wednesday at the sprawling Pragati Maidan fair grounds here, is being organised by the Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) with support from the government.

Billed by the organiser as the biggest fair for the Indian garment export industry and one of the major events in its category in Asia, it is expected to attract buyers from all across the globe.

"Over the years it has acted as a mega market place, wherein buyers from all over the world come down to India to source readymade garments," said an AEPC statement.

"At the same time, the exporters get to display their creations, most of which undoubtedly are highly credited the world over," the council added.

About 175 leading manufacturers and exporters would display a wide range of merchandise and value-added products in all categories.

"One of the highlights of this year will be an extremely high response from overseas buyers and business visitors to source their requirement," said the organiser.

The fair is expected to attract more than 550 buyers and buying agents from across the globe. The fair will also see participation from senior buyers and purchase directors of leading import houses from over 60 countries.

Britain, Germany, Austria, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg have confirmed participation in the show, said the organiser.

The AEPC has also approached leading Indian fashion designers for a tie-up with the manufacturers to present a "great quality design" that is reasonably priced.

"This will enhance the image of the Indian exporters highlighting their deftness and capability to produce a high-fashion garment competent in markets abroad," the council said.

Source: IANS
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