Srinagar, Aug 23: Around 321 overseas buyers from 61 countries have registered Virtual Edition of 40th India Carpet Expo, an exclusive trade fair for handmade carpets and other floor-coverings at New Delhi, an official spokesman said here Sunday evening.
He said there is huge demand of hand-knotted high end, tufted Carpets in major importing countries.
He said the Day 2 of the first Virtual Edition of 40th India Carpet Expo, an exclusive trade fair for handmade carpets and other floor-coverings, Sunday witnessed encouraging response with almost every participant having substantial online meetings with overseas buyers and buying representatives.
The expo has received overwhelming response from around 321 overseas buyers from 61 countries and 145 Buying Representatives from across the world in two days of the event.
The event being organized by Carpet Export Promotion Council (CEPC) was e-inaugurated on August 21, 2020 by Zubin Irani, Union Minister of Textiles and Women and Child Development in presence of Shantmanu, Development Commissioner (Handicrafts).
The 5 day Expo will remain open for business till August 25, 2020.
As per the feedback received from the Exhibitors, there is huge demand of Hand-knotted high end carpets as well as tufted Carpets from the major importing countries i.e. Japan, USA, Australia, U.K., Canada and Turkey.
Chairman, CEPC Siddh Nath Singh mentioned that the Council is putting all efforts to promote innovations for product development in the Handmade Carpet Sector and encouraging the young especially women entrepreneurs in a big way.