Virtual Buyer Seller Meet of Indian Handicrafts
The Covid pandemic has affected international trade across the globe, however, in order to provide a regular marketing opportunity to the exporters during these difficult times, the council organized various virtual events where exhibitors and buyers interacted virtually and transacted business. EPCH has successfully organized 6 International Virtual Trade Fairs and 6 International Virtual BSMs between June’2020 to December’2021.
Further, in order to provide access and to increase the visibility of Indian Handicrafts in world markets, EPCH has planned to organize a VIRTUAL BUYER-SELLER MEET of Indian Handicrafts scheduled from 15th to 18th February 2022 with the support of the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India under MAI scheme and in association with the India Missions in WANA & Africa Region. The exhibitors will be assigned dedicated virtual booths and will upload & display a wide range of Handicrafts, Home, Lifestyle, Gifts & Decoratives, Textiles & Home Furnishing, Furniture & Accessories, Fashion Jewellery & Fashion Accessories, Sustainable & Eco-friendly Crafts and other complementing products on the online virtual trade fair platform provided by EPCH.
EPCH in association with the Indian Missions is initiating focused and aggressive promotion & publicity through email blasts, web promotions, social media campaigns, and tele-calling to connect to the buyers and importers. EPCH is inviting Overseas Buyers representing Chain/Department Stores, Wholesalers & Retailers, Importers & Distributors, E-commerce Businesses & Buying Houses from worldwide to join the Virtual Buyer Seller Meet of Indian Handicrafts digitally.
H.E. Dr. Ausaf Sayeed
Embassy of India
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
I am happy to know that the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH), India is organising a Virtual Buyer Seller Meet to promote the products of Indian artisans. It is also heartening to note that EPCH is trying to connect more than 95
manufacturers of home, fashion, lifestyle, textiles and furniture from India with the buyers in Saudi Arabia. I would like to congratulate EPCH for organizing this Virtual meeting from 15 - 18 February, 2022. I am sure this Virtual Meet is a rare opportunity for display of a galaxy of Indian handicrafts to Saudi Arabia and Gulf & African countries. This will also be an opportunity to present to the world India's abundant skills, competitive edge and adherence to quality compliances to the world. In this regard I am happy to share with you that as part of the ONE DISTRICT ONE PRODUCT Scheme, the Embassy had facilitated a Buyer Seller Meet focused on Indian handicrafts and home décor items in September 2021 which was very well received. I am confident that this Virtual BSM will also bring promising prospects to network with the Indian manufacturers/suppliers of home décor, textiles, jewellery & accessories, houseware and sustainable & eco-friendly products.
I extend my warm wishes to EPCH for a successful event and hope this proves to be a rewarding opportunity for the both countries.
H.E. Mr. Ajit Gupte
Embassy of India
I am pleased to know that the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts is organising a Virtual Buyer Seller Meet with over 95 Indian manufacturers and exporters from 15th - 18th February 2022 for West Asia & Africa Region countries.
EPCH is a renowned trade council in India in the Handicraft sector. I appreciate that EPCH is taking all necessary steps in preparing the Indian handicrafts fraternity to face the challenges posed by the global pandemic.
Both India and Egypt have a long history of excellent artisanship and handicraft. The handicraft sector is the second largest employer in Egypt which is almost similar to India. Challenges include marketing, use of technology, skilling of workers, poor income, etc. which is again similar to what the artisans face in India. Therefore, there is a lot of potential between India and Egypt in cooperating and collaborating with each other to overcome these common challenges.
I hope that this Virtual Buyer Seller Meet will be a starting point to connect prospective buyers from Egypt and WANA Countries anVirtual Buyer Seller Meet of Indian Handicraftsd Indian manufacturers of home decor, furniture, furnishings and carpet, jewellery & accessories, houseware and sustainable & eco-friendly products. I would also encourage EPCH to look into possibility of mounting a delegation to visit Egypt to showcase their products in the near future.
I convey my best wishes to the exhibitors, buyers and to EPCH for the success of virtual Buyer Seller Meet.
Ms. Anju Ranjan
Consulate General of India
Johannesburg, South Africa
I am very delighted to be part of this Virtual Buyer Seller Meet of Indian Handicrafts being organised from 15th – 18th February 2022 for the Africa and WANA markets especially at a time when the pandemic has disrupted normal rules of
engagement. Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts is organising its Virtual Buyer Seller Meet with over 95 Indian manufacturers and exporters and it reflects the efforts of EPCH to promote the Indian handicrafts to Africa & WANA Region.
With the finest product lines in houseware, furniture, home decor, textiles, jewellery & accessories and eco-friendly products to suit contemporary demands, manufacturers in India focus on freshness and new thinking. India's exports to the Region have seen healthy and consistent growth with our manufacturers' & exporters' growing knowledge of market trends and consumer preferences.
We would like to welcome the buyers from African countries to take part in the Virtual Buyer Seller Meet as they have done on previous occasions during the In-Person events organised by the EPCH and interact with the participating exhibitors.
I extend my compliments to all the participants, buyers and importers and wish the Virtual Buyer-Seller Meet a grand success.
Shri Raj Kumar Malhotra
Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts
It gives me immense pleasure to inform that the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts is organizing its 7th Virtual Buyer Seller Meet of Indian Handicrafts from 15th to 18th February, 2022 for the buyers from Africa & WANA Region with the
support of Indian Missions in the Africa and WANA region countries.This Virtual Buyer Seller Meet has more than 95 EPCH members displaying wide range of home decor, lifestyle products, fashion jewellery & accessories, furniture and textile items offering an opportunity to the buyers to interact and source the best of Indian handicrafts products.
This Meet is an ideal platform for importers, distributers, buying offices, and retailers from the Africa & WANA countries to source quality handmade products.
On behalf of EPCH, I convey my special thanks to the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry and the Indian Embassies, High Commissions and Consulates in Africa & WANA region for supporting this event.
I hope the exhibitors utilize this opportunity to offer their best to the buyers and strive to achieve promising business.
Dr. Rakesh Kumar
Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts &
Chairman, India Exposition Mart Ltd.
Continuing our efforts to keep global markets connected with manufacturer exporters in India despite challenges imposed by the pandemic, EPCH took
the virtual route and conducted 12 Virtual exhibitions in between June, 2020 to December, 2021. Happy, humbled and reassured, we at EPCH bring to you a congregation of over 95 leading Indian exporters with a variety of lifestyle products, specifically curated for African and Middle East markets. We present them in a vibrant Virtual Buyer Seller Meet from 15th to 18th February, 2022.
EPCH is leaving no stone unturned in its endeavour to provide viable matchmaking and marketing opportunities to both sides. On behalf of EPCH, I welcome all the buyers and their associates to this platform.
I hope this virtual BSM will prove to be a much awaited step for the buying community of Africa and WANA Region to interact and to do business with the Indian handicraft exporting fraternity. I am sure this BSM will open a new market for overall growth and development of handicrafts exports as well as also increase the earning of artisans.
I express my profound gratitude to the Indian Missions in WANA and African countries and to the office of Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India for their active support and cooperation in making this virtual BSM a reality.
MR. R. K. VERMA
Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts
The Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) is committed to provide uninterrupted matchmaking and export marketing opportunities to its members as well as buyers from all across the world.
EPCH has made efforts to present a large range of handicrafts, home décor, home furnishings & floor covering, furniture, fashion jewellery & accessories, aroma and wellness products before the buyers of Africa & WANA countries during this Virtual Buyer Seller Meet that starts from 15th February, 2022 and goes to till 18th February, 2022.
I am thankful to the Indian Embassies, High Commissions & Consulates in WANA and Africa Countries for their support and cooperation to invite buyers from the region to source exclusive handcrafted products on display by over 95 member exporters. My special thanks to the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India for sanctioning this Virtual Buyers Seller Meet.
I wish the exhibitors and the buyers a great success and fruitful business during Virtual Buyers Seller Meet.
- B2B – Buyer Seller Meet
- Free access for the buyers & business visitors
- Marketplace for Home, Lifestyle, Fashion, Textiles & Furniture products from India
- Four power packed souring days
- Connecting you with right people, at the right time
- Experience round-the clock sourcing
- Opportunity to buyers, buying agents brands, business associates to connect online with Indian manufacturers
- Dedicated matchmaking with buyers & visitors
- Webinar, Live Demonstrations & Digital Sessions
- Live video chat with buyers & visitors
- Exhibitors are accredited and registered with Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts
About The Organizer
This Virtual Buyer Seller Meet is being organised by Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) (www.epch.in), a non-profit organisation and the apex body representing Indian handicraft manufacturers & exporters. EPCH facilitates its 10000+ members offer unique styles and quality products to the global sourcing community. The Council provides comprehensive information about the sector to international buyers and ensures optimal interface between the Indian handicrafts industry and international buyers facilitating business. EPCH is recognized for its continuous pursuit of excellence. With its Headquarters in New Delhi, EPCH has regional/representative offices in Agra, Bangalore, Guwahati, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kolkata, Moradabad, Mumbai, Narsapur and Saharanpur.
EPCH organises IHGF Delhi Fair (twice in a year) which is one of the world's largest Gifts and Handicrafts Fair, recognised by ‘Limca Book of Records’ as the largest congregation of handicrafts exporters under one roof being organised biannually with over 3000 Indian exhibitors in Spring & Autumn editions at India’s largest & state of the art exhibition complex – India Expo Centre & Mart, Delhi NCR, India.
53rd edition of IHGF Delhi Fair Spring 2022 will be organized from 30th March to 03rd April, 2022 in physical mode (in-person) at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida, Delhi NCR, India. More details, kindly visit: https://ihgfdelhifair.in/