Union Minister of Textiles, Smriti
Zubin Irani will inaugurate the 6th edition of India
International Silk Fair (IISF) in New Delhi on October 16, 2018. Minister of
State for Textiles, Ajay Tamta will also be present on the occasion, says an
International Fairs create a
potential platform for the sellers and buyers in a very cost effective way. It
is a golden opportunity for showcasing innovations and marketing them.
Effectively organized, an international fair proves a veritable tool for
business expansion both for the sellers and buyers particularly in a very stiff
competitive market dynamics.
India is the 2nd largest
producer of silk in the world. The silk industry is agriculture
based and labour intensive and provides gainful employment to around 8 million artisans and
weavers in rural areas.
Over 108 exhibitors of silk and
blended silk products manufactured in different parts of the country will
display their produce during the three-day event, organised by the Indian Silk
Export Promotion Council (ISEPC) at Pragati Maidan. Over 218 buyers from
various countries will participate in the fair. Artisans from Jammu &
Kashmir and North East will showcase their unique products from their region
which will be an added attraction for buyers.
The fair will give a platform to
exporters to display their products and to overseas buyers an opportunity to
place orders and source their merchandize. The IISF-2018 is expected to
generate business of over USD 20 million for the small and medium
enterprises (SMEs) engaged in producing silk and blended silk garments,
fabrics, accessories and floor covering.
The Central Silk Board is putting up
a Theme Pavilion showcasing the future vision of Indian Silk
Industry. The fair is open for buyers and sellers and invited