Webinar on “Trend, Colour & Design Forecast for Carpet Industry”.

Bhadohi carpet Export Promotion Council is now all set for 40th INDIA CARPET EXPO- Virtual Edition from 21st to 25th August, 2020 – This is the 1st initiative to bridge the gap between Indian products and demand of Handmade Carpets and floor coverings across the globe in post pandemic era. The event will be held LIVE from 21st to 25th August, 2020 for buyers for the Handmade Carpets and other floor coverings. It is a great and unique opportunity for the Members Exporters to get themselves associated with the event as an exhibitor to reach out to global buyers.

Today the 19th August, 2020 CEPC arranged an interactive Webinar on Colour, Design & Trends Forecast in association with National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), National Institute of Design (NID) & Buying Agents Association (BAA). Colour and Design forecast plays an important role in the present market scenario and help the manufacturers and Exporters to assess the requirement of the consumers/ market and their taste.

Shri Siddh Nath, Chairman, CEPC who just recovered from the COVID-19 welcome all the participants and convey his good wishes all the participants for the webinar.

Shri Umer Hameed, 2nd Vice-Chairman, CEPC formally welcomed all the panellist and participants in the webinar and mentioned that today’s webinar will be beneficial for all. After formal welcome address Shri Sanjay Kumar conducted the proceedings of the webinar and following experts made the presentation before the august gathering –

• Mr. Deepak Gaba, Founder and CEO of M/s 3S made a presentation on Carpet Sourcing.
• Ms. Fiona Caulfield, Creative Director of M/s 3S made a presentation on Trend Directions & Green Spaces for Growth – Carpet Sector.
• Ms. Meike Stewen, Editor of Carpet Magazine, Germany made a presentation on Carpet Trends in Europe.
• Mr. Amit Jain, MD of M/s Shree Sai International made a presentation on Innovation in the Carpet Industry.
• Dr Shalini Sood Sehgal – Creative Director, VisioNxt and Prof., NIFT & Dr Kaustav SenGupta – Lead Insight, VisioNxt, and Associate Professor NIFT brief about the Visionxt project and made a presentation on Trend insights and forecasting Lab.
• Ms. Bindoo Ranjan, Centre Head, NID made presentation on Carpet – Design Process for underfoot.

366 participants including Shri Siddh Nath Singh, Chairman, CEPC, Shri Umer Hameed, 2nd Vice-Chairman, CEPC, Sh. Onkar Mishra, Shri Umesh Kumar Gupta, Shri Shree Ram Maurya, Shri Feroze Waziri, Shri Mohd. Wasif, Shri Bodh Raj Malhotra, Sh. Hussain Jaffar Husaini, Members COA, CEPC, Participants, Member-Exporters, Shri O.P. Praladhka, Chairman, Handicrafts and Carpet Sector Skill Council, Ms. Parul Singh, Associate Director, IBEF, Overseas Buyers, Buying Representatives, Director, IICT Bhadohi & Srinagar, Director, IIP, Mumbai attended the Webinar.

Shri Umesh Kumar Gupta conveyed formal vote of thanks on behalf of the Council to all the panellist for their informative presentations, Overseas Buyers and participants for sparing their valuable time in attending the Webinar. He further congratulated Shri Sanjay Kumar and his team for organizing such a wonderful webinar. Shri Umesh Gupta conveyed his gratitude to the press for their support. Shri Umesh Gupta mentioned that all participants are very happy and Council will definitely organize more webinars in the coming days in the larger interest of the Members and Industry.

Shri Siddh Nath Singh, Chairman, CEPC and all Members in the Committee of Administration are hopeful that in the COVID-19 Scenario and before the start of 40th INDIA CARPET EXPO on 21st August, 2020, this webinar will be very important and helpful for the exhibitors in providing the initial feedback on the current requirement of the overseas market on Trend, colour & Design.

Chairman, CEPC conveyed his best wishes to all the participants for their successful participation in the 40th INDIA CARPET EXPO from 21st to 25th August, 2020.

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