DELHI, India – The 50th edition of the IHGF Delhi Fair will be held as a virtual trade show – the second of its kind organized by the fair – offering sourcing and product solutions for buyers around the world.
The event will take place from Nov. 4-9 and cover 25 virtual halls featuring a dozen product segments, including residential furniture. There will be an estimated 1,500 exhibitors showcasing furniture, lighting, accessories, carpets and rugs, housewares, home textiles, garden and outdoor furnishings, bath and bath accessories and more.
The debut virtual event for the show, held Jul 13-18, drew about 4,150 overseas buyers from 108 countries, according to show organizer, the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts India.
In addition to the virtual halls showcasing new products, the November edition will offer themed pavilions and live demonstrations that highlight the hand-made nature of various products by region. A separate trend area will feature trend and fashion forecasts and color analysis for the upcoming year. In addition, the organizers have planned a number of webinars and panel discussions that will take place during the event.
The show said that manufacturers and exporters have worked to ensure various product lines meet post COVID-19 consumer requirements, including packaging. Buyers can also shop a mix of products produced through sustainable manufacturing processes.
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I’m Tom Russell and have worked at Furniture/Today since August 2003. Since then, I have covered the international side of the business from a logistics and sourcing standpoint. Since then, I also have visited several furniture trade shows and manufacturing plants in Asia, which has helped me gain perspective about the industry in that part of the world. As I continue covering the import side of the business, I look forward to building on that knowledge base through conversations with industry officials and future overseas plant tours. From time to time, I will file news and other industry perspectives online and, as always, welcome your response to these Web postings.