The 12th edition of three-day-long Indian Fashion Jewellery & Accessories Show (IFJAS 2019), organized by the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) generated estimated business inquiries worth Rs. 145 crores on its conclusion at India Expo Centre and Mart, Greater Noida Expressway, Delhi-NCR said Shri Ravi K. Passi, Chairman – EPCH
Shri Rakesh Kumar, Director General – EPCH informed that more than 504 overseas buyers and their buying representatives visited the fair to source their requirements from a diverse range of products under one-roof showcased by over 250 Indian exporters, manufacturers and entrepreneurs from various parts of India alongwith special regional flavour with participation of artisans from Eastern, Western and Southern regions of India. Shri Kumar further said that IFJAS is an exemplary International exhibition with focus on product lines that many buyers would find only in India and intricacies and exquisiteness of the Indian traditional as well as contemporary fashion jewellery have created a niche in the world markets and have tremendous potential for exports. During IFJAS, fashion jewellery, bags and accessories were exclusively promoted through fashion shows during all days. Buyers looked keen and interested for new innovative design collections of the participants.
On 2nd day of the show, distribution of Ajay Shankar Memorial awards to best design and display stands in a colourful ceremony followed by cultural performances was a total different experience for the visiting buyers who appreciated the ambiance of the Net working meet with cultural performances by the artists. The awards were given away by Shri Manoj Tiwari, Hon’ble Member of Parliament and President of BJP, Delhi. The display range included fashion jewellery, semi precious fashion jewellery, fashion accessories, hand bags, purses, fancy shoes and embroidered fashion accessories etc. keeping western tastes and preferences in focus. Buyers from Argentina, Barbados, Brazil, Belgium, Colombia, Finland, France, Greece, Italy, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, UAE, UK and USA visited during three days extravaganza and sourced the requirement of exquisite range of products of fashion jewellery and accessories. Apart from above, buyers from CIS countries namely Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Tajikistanand buyers from African countries like Congo, Ghana, Gambia, Senegal, Nigeria and South Africa also visited the show.
The Handicrafts exports during the year 2018 -19 is Rs 26590.25 crores registering a growth of 15.46% in rupee terms and 6.44% in dollar terms over the same period last year. Further, the exports of Fashion Jewellery and Accessories during the year 2018-19 has been Rs. 2332.97 Crores registering a growth of 11.34% over the same period last year.
The 12th edition of Indian Fashion Jewellery & Accessories show ended with positive note not only for the exhibiting companies but for the organisers of IFJAS 2019. EPCH is a nodal agency for promotion of handicrafts exports from the Country and projects India’s image abroad as a reliable supplier of high quality handicrafts.