World’s favorite Handmade Carpet Destination – 41st India Carpet Expo: 27-31
Jan’21 – Asia’s Largest Carpet Expo – 3
rd VIRTUAL EXHIBITION – The Virtual Expo
will provide platform to 150+ Indian exporters and approx. 300 buyers of 64+
Today, the 27th January 2021, After the excitement of 72nd Republic Day, India is all set
to delve into the virtual festivities of the 41st India Carpet Expo. 2021 marks the 3rd virtual
edition of the long running tradition of exhibiting the rich cultural essence of the handmade
Indian Carpets and Rugs for an international audience. This event is managed &
organized by the Carpet Export Promotion Council.
The India Carpet Expo is an initiative to bridge the gap between Indian products and
demand of Handmade Carpets and floor coverings across the globe in post pandemic
era. It is Asia’s Largest Carpet Expo that offers a unique platform for the buyers & sellers
to synergize in order to grow & strengthen the global carpet industry.
Shri Shantmanu, IAS, Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Ministry of Textiles,
Government of India inaugurated the 41st India Carpet Expo – Virtual Edition on 27th
January, 2021 at 11.35 a.m. in the gracious presence of Ms. Mudita Mishra, Additional
Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Shri Sohan Kumar Jha, Sr. Director, Shri Arun
Yadav, Director, O/o. the Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Shri Siddh Nath
Singh, Chairman, CEPC, Shri Umesh Kumar Gupta, Shri Abdul Rub, Shri Sandeep
Kataria , Shri Bodh Raj Malhotra , Shri Mohd. Wasif Ansari, Shri Sunil Jain, Shri Husain
Jafar Husaini, Shri Sanjay Kumar Gupta , Shri Shree Ram Maurya, Members of
Committee of Administration, CEPC, Shri Sanjay Kumar, Executive Director, CEPC, Shri
Kishan Kumar, CEO, Carpet & Handicrafts Sector Skill Council, , International & National
Media, Participants etc. Shri Smriti Irani in a Video Message convyed best wishes and
invited everyone to explore the beautiful world of Indian Handmade Carpets.
Shri Siddh Nath Singh, Chairman, CEPC in his welcome address conveyed gratitude to
Shri Shantmanu, DC (Handicrafts) for his support and guidance without which Council
may not be able to organize its activities. Shri Singh further conveyed gratitude to Ms.
Mudita Mishra, Shri Sohan Kr. Jha and Shri Arun Yadav for their support and cooperation.
Shri Singh also conveyed thanks to all his colleagues in the COA, Member-Exporters and
participants. Shri Singh informed that approximately 150+ prominent Member-Exporters
from major carpet belt of Bhadohi, Mirzapur, Varanasi, Agra, Jaipur, Panipat, Jammu &
Kashmir have confirmed their participation. CEPC has also received the overwhelming
response from around 300 overseas buyers from 64 Countries.
ndia’s unique capability in adapting to any type of design, color, quality & size as per the
provisions of the carpet buyers has made it a household name in International market.
Industry uses diverse raw materials from various ports of India i.e., wool, silk, manmade
fiber, jute, cotton and various blends of different yarns. The industry is having immense
potential for growth both in production and Exports. Industry is environment friendly and
does not use scarce & perishable energy resources. The makes the Expo an extremely
popular destination worldwide on Handmade Carpets.
According to Shri Siddh Nath Singh, Chairman of CEPC, “We are committed to make
endeavours in promoting Indian manufacturers at various levels and have high
expectations from the Virtual-Expo this year. This year we will be taking Indian exports of
handmade carpet to much greater and newer heights. India carpet expo is an ideal
platform for International Carpet Buyers, Buying houses, buying Agents, Architects and
Indian Carpet Manufacturers & Exporters to meet and establish long term business
relationship. We are also planning to institute Design Awards during the India Carpet
Shri Shantmanu in his inaugural address mentioned that 41st ICE is a great opportunity
for exhibitors as well as buyers and will be beneficial for the 20 lakhs weavers and
artisans associated with the Carpet Industry directly or indirectly.
According to Shri Sanjay Kumar, Executive Director, CEPC, “We have prepared a
dedicated Quick-Reaction Team assuring to provide 24X7 assistance to all our valuable
participants by the agency and CEPC staff. The CEPC-official team is already addressing
the queries coming from the members and buyers.”
Over the years, the India Carpet Expo has established itself as a great sourcing platform
for the carpet buyers from all over the globe. It is the endeavor of the Council to provide
exclusive business environment to both carpet importers as well as manufacturer and
The committee of administration is expecting the Virtual-Expo to be a grand success,
which will be a gateway to new era of technology. Hence, will open the doors to global
market during Covid-pandemic era.
Shri Umesh Kumar Gupta, Member COA, CEPC conveyed formal Vote of thanks on
behalf of the Council. Shri Umesh Gupta conveyed his thanks to Shri Shantmanu, Ms.
Mudita Mishra, Shri Sohan Jha, Shri Arun Yadav for their all time support and cooperation
to the Council. Shri Umesh Gupta also conveyed thanks to Chairman, CEPC, all COA
Members, participants, Shri Sanjay Kumar, Executive Director, CEPC, team of CEPC and
Falcon for their dedicated efforts and hard work for the success of the 41st India Carpet
Shri Siddh Nath Singh while summing up the session informed that Council had also
instituted Design Awards and received 65 entries from the participants. The Jury are in
the process for selecting the awardees. Council will announce the Awards on 30th
Shri Siddh Nath Singh further informed that Council is the process to make the Bhadohi
Carpet Expo Mart fully functional and is organizing a Curtain Raiser Programme on 7th
February, 2021 for the Member-Exporters/ trade.
CEPC was setup in 1982 by the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India to promote
export of Carpets, all types of Handmade / handmade knotted Carpets, Rugs, Floor
Coverings & other allied Products from India. And since then, has been the voice of Indian
carpets business community. With working office in the heart of Delhi, Registered Office
at NOIDA, UP, and regional office at Bhadohi (U.P.) & Srinagar (J&K). CEPC has more
than 2000 members across the country. One of the fascinating aspects of CEPC is the
overwhelming variety of handmade carpet products it deals with
CEPC is an ardent advocate of exporters to the Government and the primary focus
to provide export assistance to its member exporters. CEPC sends trade delegation to all major and developing markets around the
world, showcases Indian exports all over the world through exhibitions, fairs. CEPC can help the sourcing needs of an importer anywhere in the world, and also
selling needs of Indian exporters.