Textiles Minister to inaugurate 58th IIGF 2017


58th IIGF to leverage brand India: Chairman AEPC


Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC), India, will be organizing the 58th edition of India International Garment Fair (IIGF) is scheduled to be held from 18 – 20, January, 2017, New Delhi. The 58th IIGF is majorly catering to Autumn-Winter 2017/18. It is one of the largest and most popular platforms in Asia where overseas garment buyers can source and forge the business relationship with India’s the finest in Apparel and Fashion Accessories domain.


Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, Hon’ble Minister of Textile will be inaugurating the fair and will unveil the Fair Guide of 58th IIGF, along with Shri Ajay Tamta, Hon’ble Minister of State for Textiles, Smt. Rashmi Verma, IAS, Secretary (Textiles), Ministry Of Textiles and other dignitaries.


In the 58th IIGF, total 312 participants are participating from 14 states of the country; participants from major states are Delhi-NCR, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Haryana, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Gujarat, Karnataka etc. The 312 participants will be showcasing womenswear, accessories, kid’s wear and menswear.


IIFG also organizes fashion show twice a day on all three days (one in the morning and one in the afternoon) for exhibiting the collections for business development. Besides this, a theme pavilion, best display awards are some of the other attractions of the event. 


Mr. Ashok Rajani, Chairman AEPC, informed that, “58th IIGF is India’s largest garment show in South Asia, covering Apparel and Fashion Accessories; encompassing a vast exhibition area. The objective is to showcase latest garment and fashion accessories trends shaping up and leverage brand India across the globe”.



The current market sentiments are not upbeat. Delays in roll out of the apparel package, and  the stagnation in EU and US markets have led to export stagnation, as per export data of April-Dec 2016.  I am hopeful that IIGF will be an effective platform for networking, influencing buyer sentiments and demonstrating our product strengths. We intend to fully leverage its potential in improving sourcing from India, he added.


India International Garment Fair was started in 1988. This is only B-2-B fair and is meant for conducting meaningful and quality business.  


About Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC)


Incorporated in 1978, AEPC is the official body of apparel exporters in India that provides invaluable assistance to Indian exporters as well as importers/ international buyers who choose India as their preferred sourcing destination for garments. In recent years AEPC has worked tirelessly in integrating the entire industry - starting at the grass root level of training the workforce and supplying a steady stream of man power to the industry; identifying the best countries to source machinery and other infrastructure and brokering several path breaking deals for its members and finally helping exporters to showcase their best at home fairs as well as be highly visible at international fairs the world over. With AEPC's expertise and all the advantages that India has, it makes for a truly win-win situation - Indian exporters grow stronger each year in their achievements, skills and proficiency, while international buyers get superior solutions for their garment imports.


Web site: http://www.aepcindia.com/




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