India Carpet Expo varansi is one of the largest Handmade Carpet Fairs in Asia with a unique platform- mahaveer sharma


             The Carpet Export Promotion Council is organizing its 34th India Carpet Expo (13th in Varanasi) from Tuesday, the 10th October to 13th October, 2017 in Sampurnanand Sanskrit University Ground at Varanasi under the aegis of Govt. of India with an aim to promote the Cultural Heritage and weaving skills of Indian hand-made Carpets and other floor coverings amongst the visiting overseas carpet buyers. “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.  India Carpet Expo is one of the largest Handmade Carpet Fairs in Asia with a unique platform for the buyers to source the best handmade carpets, Rugs and other floor coverings under one roof. It has become a popular destination worldwide on Handmade Carpets. India’s unique capability in adapting to any type of design, colour, quality & size as per the specifications 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 fibre, jute, cotton and various blends of different yarns. Industry is having immense potential for growth both in production and Exports. Industry is environment friendly and does not use scarce & perishable energy resources.Over the years, the India Carpet Expo has established itself as a great sourcing platform for the carpet buyers from all over the globe. The prime objective of the Council  in holding the India Carpet Expo in the major Carpet producing belt Varanasi is to provide ‘unique pick and choose’ business opportunity to all overseas carpet buyers in the Expo.  It is the endeavor of the Council to provide exclusive business environment to the both carpet importers as well as manufacturer and exporters.  The Council has allotted  stands to 274  participants in the biggest  possible stand area of 6631 sq. mtr.  in ICE, Oct., 2017.  
India Carpet Expo will be inaugurated on Tuesday, the 10th October, 2017  by Shri Ajay Tamta, Hon’ble Minister of State for Textiles, Government of India in the august presence of Shri Shantmanu, IAS, Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) and other Senior Govt. Officials from the Central and State Governments beside representatives from Trade and Media.

It is expected that around 500 reputed overseas carpet buyers, from almost 58 countries mainly from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Chile, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Mexico, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey, U.K., USA etc. have  registered themselves for attending  the Expo. It would be worthwhile to mention that buyers from new countries like Bulgaria, Israel, Mauritius, Taiwan, Vietnam are also attending the Mega Expo to do serious business with Indian Exporters/ Manufacturers. This will ultimately benefit to over two Million weavers/ artisans employed in this highly labour intensive rural based cottage industry.
India is now exporting Handmade Carpets into China who was earlier a competitor of these items and has now has been placed as focused market for Indian Handmade Carpets.
Carpet Export Promotion Council is not only inviting and incentivizing the wholesale buyers but is also providing a 2 nights’ complimentary stay in hotel at Varanasi for attending India Carpet Expo.
Mr. Mahavir Pratap Sharma, Chairman, said that this exhibition and Buyer seller meet will be taking Indian exports of Handmade carpet to much greater and newer heights.
Mr. Siddh Nath Singh, 1stVice-Chairman, Mr. Umer Hameed, 2nd Vice-Chairman and all Members of COA, CEPC are confident that the Expo will generate good business and requests the media to extend their full support for promotion of this event to encourage the participants for handsome business. 
Highlights of ICE, 10-13 Oct. 2017 at Varanasi
Total Area
11,600 sq. mtr.
Stand Area
6631 Sq. Mtr.
No. of Participants
Registered Buyers
Expected Business
Rs. 350 – 400 Crores.

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