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GJPEC BSM for Silver Jewellery, Barcelona (Spain), 19-20 October 2023

The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) is organising a Buyer-Seller Meet (BSM) for Silver Jewellery in Barcelona, Spain from 19-20 October 2023. The event will focus on buyers from Spain, Portugal and France – a region that has a strong demand for silver jewellery.   

The BSM will have a delegation of 20 exporters travelling from India to Spain to showcase their sample lines of silver jewellery as well as various samples of both foreign- and locally-sourced rough gemstones to interested buyer companies. Travel costs may be partly covered by the  GJEPC; see the Buyer Invite.

For further information, contact Mr Sridhar Iyengar, Director, through Sridhar.iyengar@gjepcindia.com / +91 8879310463 or Mr Varun Chulate through varun.chulate@gjepcindia.com  / +91 9833654932.

IREE 2023, New Delhi,
12-14 October 2023

The 15 th International Railway Equipment, Services Exhibition (IREE 2023) is set to take place from 12-14 October 2023 at the Pragati Maidan exhibition venue in New Delhi.

Organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), in association with the Ministry of Railways, Government of India, the IREE is the only international event in India for the Railway sector and related fields, having been held since 1990.

For further information on this initiative, please consult the Advertisement 1 and the Advertisement 2 as well as the official website: http://ireeindia.com/. You may also reach out directly to the dedicated contact person Mr Rajesh Wadhwa through rajesh.Wadhwa[at]cii.in / +91 9910267148.

International Gem & Jewellery Show (IGJS) Buyer Seller Meets, Dubai (UAE), 10-12 October 2023 and Jaipur (Rajasthan), 12-14 April 2024

The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) is organising two Buyer-Seller Meets (BSMs), in Dubai (UAE) from 10-12 October 2023 and in Jaipur (Rajasthan) from 12-14 April 2024.

Please visit the respective links https://intl.gjepc.org/dubai and https://intl.gjepc.org/jaipur for further information about the upcoming IGJS exhibitions / BSMs in Dubai and Jaipur.

Visitor registrations may be made through https://intl.gjepc.org/visitor-registration/igjs-dubai-2023 and https://intl.gjepc.org/visitor-registration/igjs-jaipur-1, respectively.

Feel free to contact Ms Barjinder Kohli, Assistant Manager - International Events, who has been nominated to represent the GJEPC for international buyers: barjinder.kohli@gjepcindia.com


7 th Farmtech Asia, Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), 22-24 September, 2023
The 7 th FarmTech Asia fair is scheduled to take place from 22-24 September 2023 at the ICAR Campus in Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh). Focusing on the sectors of Agriculture, Horticulture and the Dairy Industry, the initiative is being organised by Brahmani Events & Exhibitions Pvt Ltd, in association with the All-India Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (AMMA-India).

The organisers expect more than 170 participants from more than 16 States of India as well as over 6 other countries. For further details, see the official event website:

 India International Jewellery Show (IIJS) Premiere,  Mumbai (Maharashtra), 3-8 August 2023

The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) is organising the India International Jewellery Show (IIJS) Premiere 2023 in Mumbai (Maharashtra) from 3-8 August 2023. The event is organised annually by GJEPC and has grown over the years to become one of the largest jewellery trade fairs in the world, with an estimated 1,850+ exhibitors, 3,250+ stalls 70,000 m2 of exhibition area, 35,000+ expected trade visitors, visitors from 800+ cities in India and visitors from 80+ countries.

In 2023, the IIJS Premiere 2023 will for the first time be held concurrently at two different venues on the following dates in Mumbai:

- JWCC (JIO World Convention Centre), Bandra: 3-7 August 2023

- BEC (Bombay Exhibition Centre), Goregaon: 4-8 August 2023

Salient features of the IIJS:

·         Complimentary Online Visitors Registration via the GJEPC website

·         Exclusive Inaugurations at JWCC & BEC

·         Networking Evening on 3 August 2023 at Jasmine Hall, JWCC.

·         Jewellers for Hope (charity dinner) on 4 August 2023

·         Innov8 Talks (seminars) at JWCC & BEC.

·         Exclusive One day for each venue with deferred show time for both the shows.

·         Shuttle services will be available between both the venues (JWCC & BEC).

·         One Visitor pass for both venues.

·         Digital Visitor Badges for hassle Free Entry

Product Sections:

·         Gold & Gold CZ Studded Jewellery

·         Diamond, Gemstone & Other Studded Jewellery

·         Silver Jewellery, Artifacts & Gifting

·         Loose Stones (Diamonds & Colour Gemstones)

·         Lab Grown Diamond (Loose & Jewellery)

·         Laboratories & Education

·         Machinery, Technology & Allied Sections

For further assistance, feel free to consult https://registration.gjepc.org/login.php?visitor=international or contact Ms Mrunmayee Sheode, Assistant Director - National Events through mrunmayee.sheode@gjepcindia.com / +91-7738098225.


International Conference on Chemicals and Petrochemicals, New Delhi, 24 May 2023

In the context of India’s current G20 Presidency and host of the upcoming annual G20 Summit, the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Government of India, in association with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is organising the International Conference on Chemicals and Petrochemicals: Sustainable Transitions through Greentech & Digitalization on 24 May 2023 in the Hotel Hyatt Regency at Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi. 

Please see here the Conference Flyer and Programme Outline of the upcoming conference.

As one of the fastest growing industries, the Chemicals and Petrochemicals sector is instrumental for economic development and finds application in providing building blocks and raw materials for substantial commercial products. As a segment, it cuts across the proposed focused areas of the conference, pertaining to Global Value Chains (GVCs) for Resilient Global Trade and Investment, Future of Work, Skilling and Mobility, Digital Transformation, Financing Growth and Infrastructure, Financial Inclusion for Economic Empowerment, Energy, Climate Change and Resource Efficiency, Technology, Innovation and Research, and Development (R&D).

For any inquiry on the abovementioned initiative, feel free to reach out to Ms Ashneet Gahlawat (ashneet.gahlawat[at]cii.in) and/or Ms Afrin Shakeel (afrin.shakeel[at]cii.in) from CII.

Programme Outline

Conference Flyer

Bizcover India 2023 - International Multi Sector Virtual Expo: 17-20 March 2023

The 3rd edition of the virtual exposition Bizcoverindia 2023 – an International Multi Sector Virtual Expo – will take place from 17-20 May 2023. The main objective of this initiative is to connect Prospective Business People globally without stepping out from their office. Since it is an online event, no visa and no travel will be required. For registration and further, see the official website: https://www.bizcoverindia.com/expo

Major focus sectors include: Agro & Agri Products; Processed Food Products; Textiles & Apparels; Coir & Coir Products; Construction; Gems & Jewellery; Engineering Goods; Automobiles; Commercial Kitchen Equipment; Home Appliances & Furniture;

More than 200 companies are set to participate in this virtual initiative. During previous editions over 600 international delegates joined in to browse the many available products on the online platform. 

Flyer 1

Flyer 2

IMC India Calling Conference 2023: Mumbai (Maharashtra), 29 April 2023

The IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry is planning to hold its annual India Calling Conference on 29 April 2023 at Hotel Taj Santacruz in Mumbai (Maharashtra) under the theme “Rising India - Inviting Partnership for Growth”. The Conference will also be hosted on a 3D online platform for foreign delegates who would like to join virtually.

The Conference will deliberate discussions on the following topics:

- Gati Shakti – National Master Plan for Multimodal Connectivity

- Opportunities in Defence Manufacturing

- Opportunities in Tourism

- Opportunities in Real Estate and Urban Development

- Case Studies of successful stories of the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme and Joint Ventures

- Roundtable with G20 Ambassadors

- Valedictory Session: “G20 – Working for One Earth, One Family, One Future”

The day-long Conference will have participation of leading Indian and international experts from industry and government share insights into development of markets in India, policy inputs and opportunities for companies to invest and collaborate in these areas.

The IMC India Calling Conference is an annual feature established by IMC to provide networking platforms for Indian and global players to come together and debate, share insights and explore potential investment opportunities and collaborations.

Interested member companies can register to participate virtually by sending the Registration Form, duly filled in, to vanita.ghuge[at]imcnet.org 

See also this note on the history of IMC India Calling Conference, and this Concept Note. Furthermore, for reference, see this post-conference report of IMC India Calling 2022 held on 6 May 2022, which witnessed virtual participation of over 800 delegates from India and 50 countries, including from ministries, government agencies and diplomatic missions.

India Steel 2023, Mumbai (Maharashtra), 19-21 April 2023

The India Steel 2023 fair will take place on 19-21 April 2023 at the Mumbai Exhibition Centre (NESCO) in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Organised by the Ministry of Steel, Government of India, in association with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), the initiative consists of an International Exhibition and a Conference along with a series of concurrent events such as a CEOs Forum and a Reverse Buyer-Seller Meet (RBSM) with more than 250 invited delegates.

Selected delegates, confirmed by a screening committee, may be provided hospitality courtesies such as economy class air tickets, hotel accommodation (3 nights), airport transfers and local transport in India.

For further information on the summit, please consult the Event Brochure as well as the official website https://www.indiasteelexpo.in. You may also contact Mr Sudhanshu Gupta, Deputy Director of FICCI, to solicit any further clarifications: sudhanshu.gupta[at]ficci.com.

Event Brochure

2023 International Gem & Jewellery Show (IGJS): Jaipur (Rajasthan), 1-3 April 2023

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), an apex body for promotion of exports of gems and jewellery from India, is sponsored by Ministry of Commerce, Government of India.

The 2023 International Gem & Jewellery Show (IGJS) is a Buyer-Seller-Meet (BSM) will be held at the Jaipur Marriott Hotel in Jaipur (Rajasthan) from 1-3 April 2023 (from 10h00 to 18h00).

The IGJS Jaipur is an exclusive export-oriented exhibition featuring top of the line products from the gem and jewellery manufacturers from India & presenting leading wholesalers and retailers from all over the world dealing in Diamond & Gemstone-studded Jewellery, Silver Jewellery, Loose Diamonds and Gemstones.

The event will include 70 booths of +9 m2 with over 250 buyers from across the world set to be present. Indeed, the IGJS will include the presence of wholesalers, retailers, traders, merchandisers, design houses, jewellery manufacturers and many other professionals.

Select Hosted Buyers will be provided with Complimentary Hotel accommodation, including breakfast (one room per company for select buyers only).

For any query kindly write to Ms. Barjinder Kohli, Assistant Director for International Events (barjinder.kohli[at]gjepcindia.com)

See also the Brochure and the Official Website.

INDEE 2023: New Delhi, 27-29 March 2023

The India Electronics Expo (INDEE), an international B2B Networking Meet organised by the Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC), will take place from 27-29 March 2022 at the Pragati Maidan conference venue in New Delhi. The event is being co-located with two other shows, namely INDIASOFT 2023 and Convergence India 2023. India’s top electronics products and Internet of Things (IoT) companies will be displaying their products, capabilities, and innovations that are made in India in the electronics and IoT sector. A unique Reverse Buyer-Seller Meet (RBSM) will also be scheduled for interested participants. 

As the only event of its kind in India, INDEE is being supported by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. This strategic initiative will be a most valuable platform for the global electronics industry to witness and source specialised, technologically sound electronic products. These include, amongst others, Consumer Goods, Telecommunications, Instruments, Office equipment, Medical Instruments, Computer Hardware, Power Electronics,    Electronic Components (e.g. Semiconductors, Interconnectors) and various kinds of Technology.

The ESC has expressed its willingness to reimburse the cost of an economy class air return ticket as well as hotel accommodation for 2 nights to participating delegates. The standard ceiling of reimbursement will be US$ 900 or the cost of the ticket plus 2 nights worth of hotel accommodation – whichever is lower. ESC’s official travel agent will help the delegates in regard to hotel accommodation.

For details, please see the website http://www.indiaelectronicsexpo.com/, the Flyer and the Proforma for Foreign Delegates.

INDIASOFT 2023, New Delhi
[27-28 March 2023]

The INDIASOFT 2023 International IT Exhibition and Conference will take place at the Pragati Maidan in New Delhi from 27-28 March 2023. This 23rd edition of the fair has been organised by the Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC), which expects the presence of 1,500 Tech Companies, 200 startups, 50,000 visitors and over 500 overseas buyers from +60 countries. 

INDIASOFT 2023 will provide a networking and business platform for ICT industry players and will focus on a wide range of areas within Electronics and IT, including Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics, Smart Manufacturing, Big Data analytics, Web & Mobile Apps, Fintech, Edutech, Agritech, Block Chain, IOT, Health IT, LPO, KPO, Animation, Gaming, AR/ VR, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Drones, IT Hardware and Security in Electronics.

With the support of the Department of Commerce, Government of India, the ESC stands ready to extend travel support under its “Hosted Buyers’ Programme” (ranging from US$900 to US$1,450 depending upon the regions/continents) to selected overseas buyers. Details, including the Buyers’ Nomination Form, are available on the event website https://www.indiasoft.org/.

For further information, you may also consult the event Flyer or directly approach the dedicated contact person Mr Vikrant Saxena, Joint Director, ESC, at indiasoft[at]escindia.com.

14th India International Silk Fair, Gurugram, Haryana, 22-24 March 2023

The Indian Silk Export Promotion Council (ISEPC) – an apex Government body of exporters of Indian Silk & Silk Products – is organising the 14th India International Silk Fair from 22-24 March 2023 in Gurugram (Haryana), near New Delhi. 

Travel sponsorship for international visitors is available – up to ₹40,000 for European delegates (air fare costs) and two complimentary nights of hotel accommodation, including breakfast and airport pickup. The objective of sponsoring the visit of foreign buyers to the fair is to provide an exposure to products of around 80 exhibitors from all over India who will be displaying varieties of Fabrics and Garments, both in Silk / Silk Blended, Scarves, Sarees, Made-ups, Silk Carpets and  Home furnishing. 

Interested buyers may register for sponsorship on http://www.indiansilkfair.in/physical/ - the main event website where more general information is also available for prospective visitors.

In addition, please find here the following materials / resources:

1. Event Brochure

2. Letter

3. Flyer

4. Registration Link: http://indiansilkfair.in/physical/buyer-registration.php

TEXPROCIL: Ind-Texpo 2023, New Delhi, 22-23 March 2023 

The Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council of India (TEXPROCIL) is organising the third edition of its  ‘Ind-Texpo’ Reverse Buyer-Seller Meet (RBSM) from 22-23 March 2023 at The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel in New Delhi. 

As TEXPROCIL’s flagship event, the Ind-Texpo 2023 RBSM is the largest sourcing show for Indian Cotton Textiles and Cotton-blended Textiles, with products across the value chain under one roof. It offers an opportunity to interact with leading manufacturers and exporters of Home Textiles, Cotton Yarns, Cotton Fabrics over two days, building strategic and long-term partnerships. Pre-scheduled exclusive ‘one to one’ business meetings between Overseas Buyers and Indian Exporters will be set up at the specially allocated B2B Pavilion.

In the context of the event, TEXPROCIL offers a Hosted Buyer Sponsorship Programme for selected International Buyers who wish to source their import requirements from India. The approved buyers will be eligible for:

· Complimentary Return Air fare (economy class) from the nearest airport in their country to New Delhi, India (subject to a maximum limit set by the Government of India)
· Complimentary Hotel Accommodation at The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel in New Delhi for 3 nights
· Air-Conditioned Transportation from the airport to hotel and back
· Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on all days of the exhibition

All applications received shall be reviewed and evaluated for selection and approval by the TEXPROCIL Screening Committee. Accordingly, invites will be sent to the selected buyers.

For further information about the upcoming Ind-Texpo 2023 trade show, please consult the official event website: https://www.ind-texpo.com/ as well as the Event Brochure. The registration link can be directly accessed here. Moreover, a short promotional film can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/gkRubBsLQCg

For any clarifications, please write to mktg[at]texprocil.org or call +91 2249444000. 

4th DILEX Expo and RBSM: Gurugram (Haryana), 21-22 March 2023

The 4th edition of DILEX (Delhi International Leather Expo) - Reverse Buyer-Seller Meets (RBSM) is set to be held at the Leela Ambience Hotel & Residences in Gurugram, Haryana, near New Delhi, from 21-22 March 2023. It follows in the footsteps of the successful 3rd edition of DILEX, which was held from 25-26 March 2022, and will focus on all types of Footwear (leather and non-leather), Footwear Components (Uppers), Leather Apparels, Leather Goods & Accessories, Leather Gloves, etc.

The upcoming fair is organised by the Council for Leather Exports (CLE), which with its membership strength of 3,500 companies is the apex organisation for the Indian leather sector. Under the aegis of the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, one of its stated aims is to promote  exports of Indian leather and leather articles and footwear to the world market. CLE regularly participates in international trade fairs and organises RBSMs abroad, facilitating B2B meetings with Indian exporters and foreign importers. 

The DILEX Expo will have a participation of around 70 Indian Manufacturer-Exporters of Footwear and Leather products, alongside an expected 60-70 overseas buyers from the US, Europe and other major markets. Business meetings will take place between the Indian participants and Overseas Buyers during the RBSM. Indian exhibitors will be displaying their latest collections of footwear, leather garments, leather goods and accessories for one-to-one meetings with the visiting buyers.

The CLE is inviting foreign buyers by offering to reimburse their economy excursion air fare (subject to ceiling limits) and providing a 3-nights complimentary stay in a 5-star hotel (Bed & Breakfast).

Note that the fair had originally been scheduled for 21-22 November 2022, but was later postponed.

For more information, please see the Brochure. You may also contact the organisers at CLE through cle[at]cleindia.com / ad-imdfairs[at]cleindia.com 

India Sports Goods Sourcing Fair (ISGSF) 2023, Delhi, 21-22 March 2023

The Sports Goods Export Promotion Council (SGEPC), under the aegis of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, is organising the India Sports Goods Sourcing Fair (ISGSF) at The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel in Delhi from 21-22 March 2023.

As a global meeting place for business partnerships and product sourcing, ISGSF 2023 will feature 50 exhibitors that are leading manufacturers and exporters of sports goods. All types of Sports Goods will be available for sourcing from India, including:

- Athletic Goods / Badminton & Tennis / Boxing Equipment / Chess Sets
- Cricket Gear / Hockey Gear
- Indoor Sports / Inflatable Balls
- Sports Bags / Sports Nets / Sports Shoes / Sports Wear
- Table Tennis / Training and Agility Equipment
- Other Sports Equipment

Leading Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) of Sports Goods will be exhibiting at the show; their detailed profiles are available at https://www.sportsgoodsandtoys.com 

Note also that 75 selected buyers will be hosted by SGEPC with a travel and stay subsidy under the Hosted Buyer programme. All applications will be reviewed by the SGEPC Screening Committee for eligibility under the guidelines of the Government and subsequent approval. All approved buyers shall be informed directly.

Each approved buyer will be entitled to:

- Two nights of hotel stay at a 5-star hotel.
- Partial / 100% Airfare reimbursements to New Delhi and return.
- All visitors are required to reach New Delhi on 20 March 2023.

For more details about the incentive package, delegates can consult and register themselves at:   

Rajasthan International Expo, Jodhpur (Rajasthan), 20-22 March 2023
The Rajasthan International Expo trade fair is set to take place from 20-22 March 2023 in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, organised by the Rajasthan Export Promotion Council (REPC).

The event will focus on various product categories such as Handicrafts, Textiles / Garments, Jewellery, Food Products and Natural Stone. Please see the Brochure for more details. You can also find more information about the event at the official website of the REPC as well as on their social media pages:


Any potentially interested parties may freely reach out to the Chairman of REPC, Mr Rajiv Arora, through +91 9414076857 / chairman[at]repc.in.

International SME Convention (ISC), New Delhi, 19-21 March 2023

The India SME Forum is organising the International SME Convention (ISC) in New Delhi from 19-21 March 2023. The event, which is being planned in association with the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises and the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, had originally been scheduled for 18-21 January 2023, but the dates were recently postponed. The convention will focus upon the four key areas of CleanTech & Green Energy; the Manufacturing Sector; the Services Sector; as well as Agro, Food Processing & Agri Implements.

For any further information, please see the official website https://internationalsmeconvention.com/ or reach out directly to the organisers through itd[at]indiasmeforum.org / +91 7710003917.

IIJS Tritiya 2023, Bengaluru, 17-20 March 2023 

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) is organising the 1st edition of IIJS Tritiya 2023 from 17-20 March 2023 at the Bangalore International Centre (BIEC) in Bengaluru (Karnataka). Focusing on Gems and Jewellery, this event will host +800 exhibitors spread across +1,500 booths at the 40,000 m2 BIEC venue, with an estimated +12,000 trade visitors set to visit.

Relevant product sections include: Gold & Gold CZ Studded Jewellery; Diamond, Gemstone & Other Studded Jewellery; Silver Jewellery, Artifacts & Gifting; Loose Stones and Lab Grown Diamonds; as well as Laboratories & Education

GJEPC is the apex body of trade sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, to promote exports of Gems and Jewellery from India. As one of its leading foreign exchange earners and fastest growing sectors, Gems and Jewellery accounted for 9.31% of India’s total merchandise exports during FY 2021-22. The industry has registered remarkable growth over the last four decades, with exports having increased from US$ 28 million in 1966-67, when the GJEPC was established, to US$ 39.27 billion in FY 2021-22. 

See also the event website https://gjepc.org/iijs-tritiya/ for registration and further details. Visitor badges can be self-printed on A4 paper prior to entering the fair, or printed in a kiosk at the venue. In case any assistance should be needed, feel free to approach Ms Naheed Sunke, Assistant Director, International Events: naheed[at]gjepcindia.com.

28th Partnership Summit 2023, New Delhi, 13-15 March 2023

The Department for Promotion of Investment and Internal Trade (DPIIT) of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, India, in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), is organising the 28th Partnership Summit 2023 from 13-15 March 2023 at the Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi.

Held since 1995, the CII Partnership Summit has become a leading platform for global dialogue with a focus on international economic relations. Mr Piyush Goyal, Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution and Textiles, Government of India, is set to chair the Summit, with Mr Sanjiv Bajaj, President of CII and Chairman and Managing Director, Bajaj Finserv Limited, as the co-chairman.

The previous edition of the Partnership Summit, held virtually in December 2021, convened over 250 speakers from more than 20 countries, including 22 overseas Ministers, over 25 global CEOs and over 100 heads of institutions for a global audience of over 7,000 delegates. The summit has earlier been addressed by prominent global leaders, including heads of state and government, leading global business heads, think tanks and academicians.

The CII Partnership Summit 2023 will hold high level discussions along the tracks of the global and Indian trade and economy, G20/B20, competitiveness, resilient supply chains, geopolitics and geostrategic, investments, sustainability, technology and the social dimension. It will focus on the opportunities and imperatives for countries and businesses to drive future strategies for growth, competitiveness, and sustainable and inclusive development.

India has recently taken over the Presidency of the G20 and this summit will provide an opportunity to expand the scope of conversation with G20 and other nations in shaping future global development.

The programme details are still being worked out and further updates will be shared over the next few weeks. For now, if you should have any questions, feel free to contact Mr Marut Sen Gupta through marut.sengupta[at]cii.in.

Sourcex India 2023, New Delhi, 9-11 March 2023

The ‘Sourcex India 2023’ India Reverse Buyer Seller Meet (RBSM) is scheduled to take place from 9-11 March 2023 at the Leela Ambience Convention Hotel in Shahdara, New Delhi. 

Organised by the Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) with  the  support  of  the Ministry  of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, Sourcex India 2023 will be India’s first marketplace for Indian brands to go global, covering both food & non-food Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) as well as Services. Sourcex India will help India companies to launch successful Indian brands to international markets by connecting them with the world's top buyers from across the globe. 

At Sourcex 2023, foreign buyers will get to meet reputed Indian brands and join the elite of the industry and make valuable connections with Indian suppliers of branded products and services. The exclusive event aims to connect foreign buyers with quality Indian suppliers from key sectors. In sum, this is an opportunity for foreign buyers to meet potential Indian business enterprises under one roof. 

Focus sectors of the Sourcex 2023 RBSM include:

Food & Beverages; Health & Beauty; FMCG & FMCD; Organic & Vegan Products; Toys & Children Products; Sports & Fitness; Stationery; E-Commerce Services; Education & Skill Training; Entertainment; Food Services & QSR; Leisure & Travel; Professional Services; Specialty Restaurants; 

FIEO will be hosting foreign buyers and provide them with the following:

• Reimbursement of Return Air Ticket (Economy  Class, maximum ceiling of USD 550)

• 2 Nights Hotel Stay in a 5-Star Hotel in New Delhi with Airport Transfers

• Meetings with Indian counterparts to explore business opportunities

Prospective foreign buyers are requested to provide their basic details by registering online at http://www.sourcex-india.com/registration_buyer no later than 10 February 2023. After registration, applications  will  be  reviewed  by  the  screening committee and the final decision will be communicated by 15 February 2023. 

For any further information, see the official website http://www.sourcex-india.com/. If needed, feel free to connect with the Sourcex 2023 Team at +91 8586877982 (WhatsApp) or buyers[at]sourcex-india.com / vishvaditya[at]fieo.org / nishantkatyayan[at]fieo.org.

Jutexpo 2023, Kolkata (West Bengal), 2-3 March 2023

The Jute Products Development and Export Promotion Council (JPDEPC) is organising a Reverse Buyer Seller Meet, ‘Jutexpo 2023’, in Kolkata, West Bengal, from 2-3 March 2023. Detailed information about the event is already available on the official JPDEPC websites https://jpdepc.org/ and https://jutexpo.net/.

As a textile-related Export Promotion Council under the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, the  JPDEPC focuses its efforts on enhancing exports of Jute Products from India.

The objective of the Jutexpo 2023 is to invite 100 selected leading buyers of Jute Products from identified countries, who may receive air fare and hotel sponsorship as per official guidelines, and to organise their interaction with 30 selected Indian exporters of Jute Goods, alongside representatives from Jute Mills and Jute Diversified Products manufacturing units.

Prospective buyers / importers of Jute Goods may kindly fill in the Buyers Sponsorship Form and send it to the JPDEPC (jutexpo[at]jpdepc.org) with required documents so that direct invites can be sent out at the earliest. 

Technotex 2023, Mumbai (Maharashtra), 22-24 February 2023 

The Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) are jointly organising the Technotex 2023 fair from 22-24 February 2023 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Technotex is one of the largest composite events of the Technical Textile industry in the Asia-Pacific region and India’s premier event on Technical Textiles. It exemplifies the immense potential for mutually beneficial  trade and investment between India and foreign countries in the Technical Textile sector.

This 10th edition of Technotex fair will attract participation of all major stakeholders from the global Technical Textiles fraternity as well as institutional buyers from the military and paramilitary forces, police, hospitals, agriculture institutions, municipalities, sports institutions and other entities. The event will be also supported by all related industry associations.

For further details, please see the Event Brochure and the official website, www.technotexindia.in. You may also consult https://indiatradefair.com/aahardelhi/ or reach out to the event organisers from the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), namely Ms Hema Maity, General Manager (hemamaity[at]itpo.gov.in) and Ms Jasdeep Seth, DM (jseth[at]itpo.gov.in). 

Technotex 2023 - Brochure

25th International Engineering & Technology Fair (IETF): New Delhi, 16-18 February 2023

The 25th International Engineering & Technology Fair (IETF) is set to be held at the Pragati Maidan exhibition venue in New Delhi from 16-18 February 2023. 

As the biennial flagship event of CII since 1975, the IETFhas achieved the status of a comprehensive international B2B platform. IETF attaches great importance in the Calendar of Events of Indian Industry as a networking platform where ‘who is who’ of industry, government, academia, and media from around the globe come under one platform. The 2023 edition of the IETF holds special significance, as it is the Silver Jubilee (25th) edition of the event, and there will be running an exclusive campaign to celebrate it.  IETF is supported by relevant Ministries of Government of India, besides respective industry associations. 

The 2023 edition of the IETF is a multi-sector industry event, which provides an ideal platform for a Country Pavilion to showcase its technological strengths and capabilities in select sectors of industry in an exclusive area. The IETF 2023 will showcase innovations through focused and concurrent shows in select industry sectors – advanced building technologies, artificial intelligence (AI), capital machinery, digital gaming, fluid power, factory & plant maintenance, healthcare, industrial automation & robotics, modern logistics solutions, metal and metallurgy, surface coating and water & solid waste management – where companies from India and overseas will display latest products and technologies in exclusive pavilions. Over 500 companies from 25 countries are expected to participate at this event, spread across an area of over 20,000 m2 of exhibition space.

Conferences/seminars and workshops on subjects relevant to the focused industry segments are also being organised during the IETF, enabling Indian industry to adapt latest technologies and innovations in Manufacturing and Services sector.

For more information, please see the Brochure.

23rd India International Seafood Show (IISS), Kolkata, 15-17 February 2023

The 23rd edition of the India International Seafood Show (IISS) will take place at the Biswa Bangla Mela Prangan, Kolkata (West Bengal) from 15-17 February 2023. The event organiser is the Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA), an autonomous body under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, in association with the Seafood Exporters Association of India (SEAI). 

As a biennial event, the IISS is one of Asia’s largest seafood fairs that has evolved over the years to become a trusted platform for the industry to develop new business opportunities and explore growth possibilities. The exhibition will showcase the entire gambit of the seafood industry like seafood exporters with a range of high quality seafood, manufacturers of processing / packaging / equipment and other relevant vendors and suppliers. This latest edition of the event will revolve around the theme “IISS – The World’s Seafood Basket”.

In short, the IISS 2023 offers a platform for all stakeholders to meet, deliberate on various aspects of the seafood industry, strike business deals and receive updates on recent developments in the field.  

Relevant Portuguese participants in this event include seafood importers, importer associations as well as other stakeholders, such as manufacturers of machinery and other equipment, certified agencies and port representatives. More details are available at the website https://www.indianseafoodexpo.com/ and in the Event Brochure.

RBSM at PLASTINDIA 2023, 1-5 February 2023 

The Plastics Export Promotion Council (Plexconcil) is organising a Reverse Buyer Seller Meet (RBSM) during the PLASTINDIA 2023 exhibition, scheduled to be held at the Pragati Maidan conference venue in New Delhi from 1-5 February 2023. 

The event will facilitate International buyers of plastic products/machinery and moulds to meet Indian manufacturers and exporters for sourcing products from India and also to establish marketing tie-ups and explore business collaborations. The plastics industry in India has developed and diversified significantly since its inception and now it has become one of the leading sectors and significant contributor to the Indian economy. In the FY 2021-22, India’s export of plastic goods stood at USD 13.35 billion. Many international companies are currently following the ‘China Plus One’ business strategy to avoid investing only in China and diversifying business into other countries. In this context, India is an excellent option for companies in terms of sourcing products and services. 

For more details of the PLASTINDIA fair, see the event website https://www.plastindia.org. The RBSM buyers’ application link is available here: https://forms.gle/6MbXiDfiZhrKwq458

Travel and Accommodation is offered free of charge to Foreign Delegates:

    - E-tickets (Full/Partial) to and fro Economy Class (See the details).

    - Hotel Accommodation for 2 nights

    - All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) will be provided by the organiser.

    - Local airport transfers (group airport pickup/drop and daily shuttle service from hotel to exhibition venue and back).

Application deadline: 28 October 2022.

The plastics industry in India has developed and diversified significantly since its inception in 1957. It manufactures and exports a variety of plastics products ranging from plastics raw materials to semi-finished and finished items. Indian manufacturers are quality-conscious and make products of international standards. India has over 50,000 plastics processors, mainly consisting of MSMEs, having 153,500 plastics processing machines. The Indian plastics industry employs approximately 5 million people across the entire value chain.

Accelerated globalisation, significant investments, rapid change in technology, growing consumerism, rising incomes and growth in retail, automotive, healthcare and agriculture have brought about new changes and abundant opportunities for the Indian plastics industry to grow locally and globally. India has world class technical training institutes like CIPET (Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology) and IIP (Indian Institute of Packaging) that impart the skill sets required for increasing efficiency and productivity.

Plexconcil’s analysis indicates that there is potential for supplying the following plastics products from India to Portugal:



Portugal’s import from World

Portugal’s import from India

India's export to World

Consumer & houseware products




Cordage, fishnets & monofilaments




FIBC, Woven sacks, Woven fabrics, Tarpaulin




Floorcoverings, leathercloth & laminates




FRP & Composites








Medical items of plastics




Miscellaneous products and items nes




Packaging items - flexible, rigid




Plastic films and sheets




Plastic pipes & fittings




Plastic processing machinery & molds




Plastic raw materials




Writing instruments & stationery




(All values in USD Million)

For any further information please contact: rbsm[at]plexconcil.or

India Telecom 2023, New Delhi, 2-3 February 2023

The Telecom Equipment and Services Export Promotion Council (TEPC) is planning to organise ‘India

Telecom 2023 - an  Exclusive  International  Business Expo’, in New Delhi during the first fortnight of February 2023 (exact dates TBC) under the Champions Sector Scheme of the Department of Telecommunications,  Ministry  of  Communications,  Government of India.  

TEPC  has  created this  platform  to  bring  potential  buyers  from  across  the  globe  to  interact  and  finalise  business  deals  through  B2B  meetings  with  quality telecommunications equipment manufacturers  and  ICT services solution providers from India. The event will include a conference session, an exhibition and B2B meetings during the event where leading Indian telecommunications manufacturers and providers will exhibit their capabilities.

TEPC is pleased to offer Portuguese and other European delegates visiting India Telecom 2023 an air travel reimbursement subsidy up to the approved ceiling of US$ 550. TEPC will also provide complimentary hotel accommodation at Hotel Ashok for three nights, from 1-3 February 2023, with breakfast included. If requested in advance, TEPC can also assist in arranging hotel accommodation, on payment basis, beyond the complimentary stay. Complimentary transfer from New Delhi Airport will also be provided.

For further information, please contact Mr Arun Gupta, Director General of TEPC (+91 9868139868 / 

dg[at]telecomepc.in / tepc[at]telecomepc.in). For registration, please fill in the Foreign Delegate Form and send it directly to mktasst[dot]lisbon[at]mea[dot]gov[dot]in

Bengal Global Trade Expo (BGTE), Kolkata (West Bengal), 25-29 January 2023

The Confederation of West Bengal Trade Associations (CWBTA) is planning to hold the 2023 Bengal Global Trade Expo (BGTE) at the Biswa Bangla Mela Prangan conference venue in Kolkata, West Bengal, from 25-29 January 2023.

The CWBTA is the apex body of major important Trade Associations across the State of West Bengal, with two decades of experience. Each of its over 100 Member Associations represents different and varied products, including distributive and servicing sectors. Through these, the CWBTA represents more than a million traders and Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs).

For further details on this initiative, please see the official event website https://cwbta.in/bgte-2023-2/. You can also get in touch with Mrs Tinku Rajeev Gupta (nodalofficer[at]cwbta.in)

APEDA Buyer-Seller Meet, Brussels (Belgium), 16 January 2023 

The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) is hosting an international buyer-seller meet (BSM) in Brussels, Belgium on 16 January 2023, set to take place at the Hilton Brussels Grand Place Hotel (Carr de l'Europe 3, 1000 Bruxelles) from 17h00 onwards, followed by cocktail and dinner.  

As a nodal agency for promoting Indian agricultural and processed food exports, APEDA is responsible for facilitating and promoting export of horticulture, floriculture, processed food, poultry products, dairy and other agricultural products. The upcoming event in Belgium will offer an excellent platform to interact with APEDA officials and Indian suppliers. See here the official Flyer.

The following product category of Indian suppliers will be present at the BSM.  Please find here the list of Indian companies participating in the event.

  • Millets and Value added products

  • Basmati Rice

  • Pomegranate

  • Grapes

  • Okra and baby corn

  • Ready to eat products and snacks

In addition, note that APEDA will also participate with an Indian Pavilion in the 'Saveurs & Métiers' trade fair in Namur from 15-17 January 2023. This fair gathers food sector professionals, with a particular focus on various food professions and food shops – see here the official event website.

For any further inputs about these two upcoming events in Belgium with Indian participation, please contact directly Mr Ashok Kumar (adviser1.brussels[at]mea[dot]gov[dot]in)

RBSM at Invest Madhya Pradesh – Global Investors Summit, Indore (Madhya Pradesh), 11-12 January 2023 

The Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) and the State Government of Madhya Pradesh, are organising a 'Reverse Buyer Seller Meet' (RBSM) at the 7th Edition of the 'Invest Madhya Pradesh - Global Investors Summit', scheduled to take place from 11-12 January 2023 at the Brilliant Convention Centre in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. 

The event will allow Portuguese buyers to engage directly with Indian suppliers from four selected sectors, namely Food Processing & Allied Sectors, Textiles & Garments, Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices and Automobile & Engineering. The organisers offer foreign participants a complimentary 2-night hotel stay and reimbursement of flight tickets (up to USD700). 

Please find here the registration link and feel free to contact vishvaditya[at]fieo.org / ashishjain[at]fieo.org (WhatsApp: +91-8586877982) if you should have any queries. 

For further details on this initiative, you may consult this document.

SVUM 2022, Rajkot (Gujarat), 16-20 December 2022

The latest edition of the Saurashtra Vepar Udyog Mahamandal (SVUM 2022) trade fair has been scheduled to take place from 16-20 December 2022 in Rajkot, Gujarat.

As the largest city on the Saurashtra Peninsula in the western Indian state of Gujarat, Rajkot has more than 2 million inhabitants and is an important international trading hub in a highly business-minded region with many historic ties to Portugal. In 2021, the Embassy received a total of 28 trade queries from prospective exporters from Rajkot, who expressed interest in supplying the Portuguese market with various product categories, including Food Articles, Building Materials (e.g. Ceramic Tiles), Textiles and Machinery. As one of the mostcommercially dynamic regions in India, Portuguese entrepreneurs interested in India would be well heeded to look into the opportunities that Rajkot and the Saurashtra Peninsula can offer. Flights to Rajkot are easily available through international connections to New Delhi and Mumbai.

For more information about the upcoming SVUM 2022 trade show, see the Event Website and the Event Brochure. Note that the fair had originally been scheduled to take place in May 2022.

Any potentially interested parties may freely reach out to the President of SVUM 2022, Mr Parag Tejura, through +91 9426254611 / President.svum[at]gmail[dot]com

5th Uniform & Garment Manufacturers Fair, Hyderabad (Telangana), 7-9 December 2022

India's 5th Uniform & Garment Manufacture's Fair 2022 will be held from 7-9 December 2022 by the Solapur Garment Manufacturers Association at the premium exhibition property  Hitex Exhibition Center in Hyderabad (Telangana). It has been organised in conjunction with the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), which has expressed its willingness to offer free hotel accommodation and travel expenditure reimbursements for some of the visitors.

The upcoming fair will present unique blends of all types of Uniforms, Fancy Garments, Accessories and Machinery for Textile Manufacturers who will be exhibiting under one roof – a one-stop solution for sourcing Uniforms. The Fair will include big brands like Mafatlal, SKumar, Qmax, Valji and Sparsh. This will be organised as per international standards covering an approximate area of 40,000 square feet under an air-conditioned central dome. Visitors will get a chance to interact with more than 200 manufacturers from India.

This fair is a B2B exhibition and will give an opportunity to visitors, exhibitors and merchants to understand and explore the uniform/garments industry and will open doors for various new business ideas. This exhibition will also have exhibitors of uniform accessories, bags, belts, ties, shoes, etc., making it a single sourcing platform for all items related to school, workwear and uniforms.

For further information, see https://solapuruniforms.com/registrations/ or reach out to Mr Amitkumar Jain of the Solapur Garment Manufacturers Association (info[at]sgma.in) / +91-9423588424.

Higher Education Summit & Exhibition 2022, New Delhi, 17-19 November 2022

The Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) are jointly organising the Higher Education Summit & Exhibition 2022, an international summit on higher education, from 17-19 November 2022 at Vigyan Bhawan premier conference centre in New Delhi. The event is expected to be supported by the Ministry of Education.

The event will feature a Reverse Buyer Seller Meet in which about 300 delegates from Africa, Middle East, CIS, Asia (including SAARC) and other potential regions are being invited to participate in B2B and B2G meetings during the event. The objective of this event is to facilitate development of strategic partnerships in the higher education sector between India and countries from various regions and to promote quality higher education for services export from India.

The delegates will be provided complementary economy class air tickets, 3-night hotel accommodation, airport transport and local transport in India, meals etc. The contact details of the coordinating official from FICCI are as following:

Shri Sudhanshu Gupta,
Deputy Director
Email: Sudhanshu.gupta[at]ficci.com
Mob: +91-9873311557

For further information, see the official event website https://www.ficci-hes.com/

"See also the Event Brochure, the 2019 Post Show Report and the Registration Form (deadline: 15 September 2022). Interested delegates may also register online on http://www.ficci-hes.com/Hosted-Delegate-Registration.php"


43rd India Carpet Expo, Bhadohi (Uttar Pradesh) 15-18 October 2022

The 43rd India Carpet Expo is set to take place from 15-18 October 2022 at the Bhadohi Carpet Expo Mart in Bhadohi (Uttar Pradesh), northern India.

The event organiser is the Carpet Export Promotion Council (CEPC), an entity set up by the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. As an apex body for the promotion of Handknotted Carpets and other floor coverings, CEPC considers the India Carpet Expo as their flagship event, which has attained the status of Asias largest handmade Carpet Fair. The India Carpet Expo started in 2000 and is a biannual fair that attracts hundreds of buyers of handmade carpets, rugs and other floor coverings from more than 60 countries of the world. More than 200 Exhibitors represent the major carpet-producing areas in India like Bhadohi, Mirzapur, Varanasi, Agra, Jaipur, Panipat and Srinagar, exhibiting a wide range and variety of handmade carpets, rugs and other floor-coverings at the fair. 

The venue of the fair, Bhadohi, is known by as the ‘carpet city’ and has also been awarded the status of ‘Town of Excellence’ from the Government of India. It is located approximately 45 km west of the holy city of Varanasi – a popular tourist destination. As home to the largest hand-knotted carpet weaving industry hubs in South Asia, Bhadohi is regularly visited by a large number of buyers from domestic and overseas markets. This year, for the first time, the India Carpet Expo is being organised at the Bhadohi Carpet Expo Mart.

Under the aegis of the Government of India, selected Portuguese buyers of handmade carpets/rugs etc. may be provided the following complimentary package for attending the India Carpet Expo:

1) A reimbursement towards airfare, as a subsidy: US$600.00

2) Complimentary hotel accommodation up to 2 nights (room rent with breakfast) in Varanasi between 14-18 October 2022. The CEPC will provide transfer services from Varanasi to Bhadohi and back.

For more information, see http://cepc.co.in/ and register through http://cepc.co.in/buyer-registration. 

Hybrid Sustainable Textiles Summit 2022, PHD House, New Delhi, 22-23 September 2022

The Hybrid Sustainable Textiles Summit 2022 will take place from 22-23 September 2022 in New Delhi. The event is being organised by the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI), at whose facilities it will be held. 

The 2-day summit will conducted be in a hybrid (i.e. both physical and virtual) setup. It will aim to address various pertinent topics for textile industries, such as textile sustainability, circularity, recycling, environment issues, the role of brands in sustainable textiles. 

For further details on this initiative, please see the Programme; registration can be made through https://phdcci-textile.exposim.io/.

You may also reach out directly to the dedicated contact person at the PHDCCI:

Abhishek Banwara
Secretary (International Affairs), PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry
PHD House, 4/2, Siri Institutional area
August Kranti Marg, New Delhi-110 016
Mob. +91 9654122241
Tel. +91 11 26863801-04, 49545454 (Extn. 117)
Fax +91 11 26855450, 26863135
Email: abhishekbanwara[at]phdcci.in

Programme - Sustainability Textile Summit 12-09-2022

ISA Solar E-Mobility Webinar, 20 September 2022 (online event)

The International Solar Alliance (ISA) is organising a Solar E-Mobility Webinar, which is scheduled to take place on 20 September 2022 at 3.00 pm Indian time / 10.30 am Portuguese time. 

This online initiative will revolve around the theme 'Vehicle Integrated PV Sector: Technical and Regulatory Aspects'. For further details and registration, please see the Event Flyer.

Event Flyer

OTM Mumbai, 13-15 September 2022  + BLTM Delhi, 10-11 September 2022

As the leading travel trade show in the Asia-Pacific, the OTM Mumbai (13-15 September 2022) opens doors to the fast-growing outbound travel market that is expected to reach a record-breaking number of 28.5 million trips in 2025, with Mumbai and Delhi - the top two gateway cities - contributing to more than half of all the trips for leisure, business and MICE travel from India.

The grand reopening of travel that took place at OTM Mumbai 2022, saw over 800 exhibitors from 20 countries in one of the first trade show to take place in post-pandemic Asia. This establishes that travel and tourism from India is bouncing back in full vigour after two years of disruptions and that there is much to look forward to in 2022-2023 as the pent-up demand for travel is evidently here to stay.

The OTM is endorsed by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, which provides support for hosting overseas buyers at the show. OTM Mumbai 2022 was inaugurated by Dr Abdulla Mausoom, Tourism Minister of Maldives.

The show allows for meeting thousands of qualified buyers from travel trade, business and MICE sectors. Thus, for any country looking to establish or enhance their presence in this market, OTM remains the must-visit show in India. The OTM Mumbai September edition, being focused on international travel, provides an opportunity to meet and showcase products to the top outbound buyers of the travel trade industry. 

The OTM also caters to domestic tourism within India, with nearly every Indian State Tourism Board participating in huge pavilions. 29+ Indian States and Union Territories were represented in OTM 2022.

Taking place just before OTM Mumbai, BLTM Delhi (10-11 September 2022) is a show providing unprecedented access to the cream of buyers from the North Indian market. As India’s leading travel mart focused on Business+Leisure and MICE travel, it provides the advantage of hosted buyers, specifically chosen from Business, Leisure and MICE travel segments from all over India. In view of the lost opportunities in the last two years, this year any more participants are expected to be on board for the shows at one go, as both shows can be covered within a week's time in September 2022.

Further details about the two shows can be found in the OTM brochure and the BLTM Brochure.

For any directly inquiries, please refer to the contact below:

Sanjiv Agarwal

Chairman & CEO 

Fairfest Media Ltd, Organisers of TTF, OTM & BLTM

Publisher & Editor, Travel News Digest

Email: sanjiv.agarwal[at]email.fairfestevents.com

OTM Brochure
BLTM Brochure 

Water and Plumb Skills Expo 2022  (WPSE), 8-9 September 2022 

The Water and Plumb Skills Expo 2022 (WPSE) is set to take place from 8-9 September 2022 at the Pragati Maidan exhibition venue in New Delhi. 

Organised by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and the Water Management & Plumbing Skill Council - WMPSC (formerly Indian Plumbing Skills Council – IPSC), with the support of Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India, the WPSE is India’s premier event on Water and Plumbing Sector. Encompassing an International Exhibition and Conference, it provides a unique platform for interaction amongst stakeholders from across the globe, pivoting around Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSME). The even is consequently relevant for, amongst others, Water and Wastewater Management Authorities, International Buyers, Manufacturers, Technicians, Contractors, Consultants, and Real Estate Developers,

For more information, you may like to visit the event website https://plumbskillsexpo.com/.

Mr Amit Kakkar, Joint Director, FICCI, Email ID - amit.kakkar[at]ficci.com, Mob. +91-9654258258 has been delegated to serve as the coordinating officer from FICCI and can be contacted for any further information.

8th International MSME Expo, New Delhi, 25-27 August 2022 

The 8th International MSME Expo will take place from 25-27 August 2022 at the Pragati Maidan exhibition venue in New Delhi. For further detail on this major international business event, which is especially geared towards startups and counts on the backing of the Government of India, please see the following documents: Letter , Brochure and 30 Reasons to Partner with India 

2nd IND-TEXPO, Mumbai, Maharashtra 24-26 August 2022

Organised by the The Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council (Texprocil), the 2nd IND-TEXPO Reverse Buyer-Seller Meet (RBSM) will take place from 24-26 August 2022 in the World Trade Centre, Mumbai (Maharashtra).

As the largest sourcing show for Indian cotton textiles and cotton-blended textiles, the IND-TEXPO  will offer a display of the latest products, innovations and technology by leading manufacturers and exporters from all across India. It will provide the opportunity to participate in pre-scheduled ‘one to one’ business meetings between buyers and Indian suppliers at a dedicated B2B Pavilion, where strategic and long-term partnerships can be established. There will be a total of 50 exhibitors of yarns, fabrics and home textiles at the show.

As per Texprocil’s Hosted Buyer Sponsorship Programme,  the flight and hotel cost (3 nights) of foreign representatives is offered on a complimentary basis, with costs borne by Texprocil up to a ceiling amount established by the Government of India (all subject to prior screening). 

For further information about the upcoming IND-TEXPO, see the event website https://ind-texpo.com/ where registration by prospective participants may also be made.


TMIH[at]ICONN 2022, August 2022-January 2023

The TMIH[at]ICONN 2022 - India’s first virtual exhibition for startup ecosystems – is taking place from August 2022 to January 2023. The online initiative has been organised by TATA Technologies Ltd and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

The virtual exhibition will be active for six months and will include concurrent theme-based webinars / seminars / panel discussions on topics that are critical to success within the startup ecosystem. Startups will be selected on merit and participation is free for selected startups / ecosystem players. Interested parties can sign up, free of charge, through the registration link

11th India International Silk Fair, Gurugram, Haryana, 28-30 July 2022

The Indian Silk Export Promotion Council (ISEPC) – an apex Government body of exporters of Indian Silk & Silk Products – is organising the 11th India International Silk Fair from 28-30 July 2022 in Gurugram (Haryana), near New Delhi.

Travel sponsorship for international visitors is available – up to ₹40,000 for European delegates. The objective of sponsoring the visit of foreign buyers to the fair is to provide an exposure to products of around 80 exhibitors from all over India who will be displaying varieties of Fabrics and Garments, both in Silk / Silk Blended, Scarves, Sarees, Made-ups, Silk Carpets and  Home furnishing. 

Interested buyers may register for sponsorship on http://www.indiansilkfair.in/physical/ - the main event website where more general information is also available for prospective visitors.

In addition, please find here the following materials / resources:

1. Event Brochure
2. Letter
3. Flyer
4. Registration Link: http://www.indiansilkfair.in/physical/buyer-registration-form.php
5. YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sx432nfuLXg

International Education Expo 2022, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 14-16 July 2022

The MSME Development Institute and Zhep Udyogini are organising the International Education Expo 2022 on 14-16 July 2022 at the World Trade Center in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The conference aims at promoting MSMEs and Startups in the Education Sector. It includes B2B initiatives, MSME Education Awards and participation by international universities. Narayan Rane, Minister for MSMEs, Government of India, has kindly consented to be the Chief Guest at the inauguration programme.

The participation charges for exhibitor are Rs. 50,000 + taxes (3x3 m2). MSMEs may however enjoy lower participation charges of Rs. 3,000 only, with remaining costs covered by the MSME Development Institute. To book a stall, please use the following link: https://cutt.ly/EduExpo2022 

For further information, please see the Event Flyer.

IGFA: 67th India International Garment Fair (IIGF),Greater Noida, 20-22June 2022

The International Garment Fair Association (IGFA) is organising the 67th India International Garment Fair (IIGF) at the India Expo Centre in Greater Noida from 20-22 June 2022.

As one of the largest sourcing shows of Apparels and Accessories in Asia, the ICGF aims to bridge the gap of buyers and sellers whilst demonstrating updated fashion trends of the Indian apparel industry.

The event includes over 350 exhibitors showcasing their latest collections in Womenswear, Menswear, Kidswear and Fashion Accessories from across India. Products on display will include a wide range of diverse products, such as Denims, Skirts, Viscose, Kaftans, Pareos, Plus-size garments, Embroidered Garments, Designer Labels, Organic Cotton, Sustainable Products and Various Washes in Garments. Access will be retained exclusively to overseas buyers and buying agents, to ensure meaningful business to business transactions.

For further information, see the official website https://www.indiaapparelfair.com/ or contact the organisers from IGFA through info[at]indiaapparelfair.com.

2022 India Calling Conference , 6May 2022

Organised by the IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the2022 India Calling Conferencewill take place on 6 May 2022 in an online format.

This online event is an annual feature that providesa platform for Indian and global players to come together and debate, share insights and explore potential investment opportunities and collaborations. Indian and overseas companies in diverse sectors, MSMEs, exporters and importers, entrepreneurs, investors, diplomatic missions, government officials, think tanks, NGOs, etc. participate in the IMC India Calling Conference every year.

The theme for the 2022 India Calling Conference is: “India Calling: Unleashing Opportunities, Explore Opportunities, Establish Collaboration”. For further information on the summit, please consult the 2022 India Calling Background Note as well as the official website: https://www.imcnet.org/events-1570. You may also contact Ms Vanita Ghuge to solicit any further clarifications: vanita.ghuge[at]imcnet.org.

On 12 March 2021, the IMC had also organised the 2021 India Calling Conference under the theme: “Smart Infrastructure and Green Technology – Mobility and Sustainability”. For a full description of  this edition, please see the 2021 India Calling Report.

11thKerala Travel Mart (KTM), Kochi, 5-8May 2022

The 2022 edition of the Kerala Travel Mart (KTM) willbe heldat the Sagara and Samudrika Convention Centres in Willingdon Island,Kochi, from 5-8May 2022.

As India’s largest tourism industry congregation, the fair had originally been scheduled for 24-27 March 2022, but was eventually postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Detailed information about the 2022 KTM is available on https://www.keralatravelmart.org/. See also the Buyer pre-registration link and the Media pre-registration link.

For any further clarifications, feel free to reach out to the head organiser:

Mr Baby Mathew Somatheeram
President, Kerala Travel Mart Society (Reg. No. ER-721/2000),
(Mobile & WhatsApp No. +919744720077,
Tel- 0484 2203156, 3511379, 4028338)
63/456, Elamkulam Road (Kaloor-Kadavanthra Road),
Pin: 682017

WINDERGY India 2022, New Delhi, 27-28 April 2022

WINDERGY India 2022 is being organised at a time when the wind sector in India is on the cusp of exponential growth that is attracting considerable interest globally. Featuring alongside the trade fair, the 2-day conference titled “Power of the Wind: India’s Driver to Net-Zero”, will be organised from 27-28 April 2022. High-level key note speeches, thought-provoking panel discussions, special addresses and technology presentations are part of the conference.

Focus Topics:

-    Indian Wind Market 2.0 – CEO’s Perspective
-    Future of Electricity Demand
-    Keeping Pace with the Advancing Technology
-    Interface with Government Stakeholders
-    Efficient Integration of Variable Renewable Energy into the Grid
-    Changing Regulatory Landscape in the Power Sector
-    Testing New Waters –Offshore

India has the fourth-highest wind installed capacity in the world with a total installed capacity of around 40 GW (as of December 2021). In a recent assessment by the National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE), gross wind potential has been estimated to be 302 GW in the country at 100 metres and 695.50 GW at 120 meters above ground level. With this massive potential, India is increasingly producing its requirement of energy from renewable sources. Increasingly competitive and attracting more investment yearly, the wind sector is set to thrive in the 21st Century.

The conference is relevant to professionals who are a part of the wind energy sector, including Government Authorities, Policy Makers, Regulatory Authorities, OEM’s, Project Developers, Technology Service Providers, Operation & Maintenance, Financial Institutions, Banks Investors, Industry Associates and others.

You can check the conference agenda onhttps://www.windergy.in/agenda.

Due to pandemic-related travel restrictions, the conference has been opened for virtual participation for international participants. Please register today athttps://www.windergy.in/delegate-registration to be part of this power-packed conference and hear from the industry stalwarts.

For further information, contact Mr Ananth Narayan, Chief Coordinator: Ananth[at]pdatradefairs.com

36th AAHAR, New Delhi, 26-30April 2022

The 2022 edition of the AAHAR - The International Food and Hospitality Fair is set to be held at the Pragati Maidan in New Delhi from 26-30 April 2022. The event will focus on showcasing food and beverages as well as hospitality services and related equipment. It is organised by the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), whichhas expressed willingnessto offer free hotel accommodation and travel expenditure reimbursements for some of the visitors.

Please find here a copy of the official Registration Form and Event Brochure.

For further information, see https://indiatradefair.com/aahardelhi/ or reach out to the organisers at ITPO, Ms Hema Maity, General Manager (hemamaity[at]itpo.gov.in) or Ms Jasdeep Seth, DM (jseth[at]itpo.gov.in).

7th India Pharma & India Medical Device, New Delhi, 25-27April 2022

The India Pharma & India Medical Device 2022will take place from 25-27 April 2022 at the Dr. Ambedkar International Centre inNew Delhi, National Capital Territory. This 7th edition of the event is being organised by the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilisers, Government of India, in association with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI). Participants unable to travel to India may join the event via YouTube live links.

Apart from the well-crafted thematic conference itself, there will be a series of concurrent events, including a CEOs Forum with the Minister of Chemicals & Fertilisers, Government of India, an International Drug Regulators Meet as well as releases of Knowledge Papers and Industry Awards. The event will witness a conglomeration of policy makers, national and international leaders from the medical technology industry, MSME, innovators as well as members of the academic and research fraternity.

Registration may be made at http://registrations.ficci.com/phamed/attendee-registration.asp.

The YouTube live joining links are provided below:

25 April 2022 (Day 1): https://youtu.be/MaEPVZ4xcZc
26 April 2022 (Day 2): https://youtu.be/y638A6NjB3k
27 April 2022 (Day 3): https://youtu.be/_aRty3T_7uc

CBIS 2022:Mumbai (Maharashtra), 14-16 April 2022

The Ceramic & Bath Industry Show 2022 (CBIS) is scheduled to take place in Mumbai, Maharashtra, from 14-16 April 2022. The event, which is organised by the private company Emerald World Wide Connections Pvt Ltd, holds relevance for buyers, importers, wholesalers, and traders dealing in Ceramic Tiles, Sanitary ware, Bath fittings and Marble (Natural Stone).

For more information and registration, please consult the official event website
https://www.ceramicandbathshow.com/home and see the brochure.

You may alsowish to contact Mr Jay Sheth via jay.sheth[at]emeraldwwc.com  / +91 9967976661.

DILEX 2022 Footwear and Leather Products Show, New Delhi, 25-26 March 2022

The Council for Leather Exports (CLE) is organising a Footwear and Leather Products Show (DILEX 2022), which will take place in New Delhi from 25-26 March 2022.

The event will take place over two days from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm with the participation of around 100 leading Indian manufacturer-exporters/suppliers of Footwear (leather and non-leather), Footwear Components (Uppers), Leather Garments, Leather Goods and Accessories, including various categories of Leather Gloves as well as Harness and Saddlery products. Around 40 Indian companies have already confirmed their participation. The event will serve to show the Indian Leather and Leather Products Industry as a major sourcing destination and also to facilitate B2B meetings between Indian exporters and overseas buyers for sourcing footwear and leather products from India, establishing marketing tie-ups and exploring business collaborations and joint venture agreements.

Visitors wishing to avail themselves of a'Complimentary Hospitality Package'offered by the CLE are requested to kindly confirm their participation by a copy of the registration form, duly filled in, to ad-imdfairs[at]cleindia.com at the earliest possible. The package includes a Return Economy class air fare, subject to ceiling limits, and a 3-night complimentary stay in a 5-star hotel.

Please find here:

1. Event Brochure

2. Registration Form

3. Participant List

4. Travel Guidelines

India International Ceramic & Building Material Fair (IICBMF): 8-11 March 2022

The Chemicals and Allied Products Export Promotion Council (CAPEXIL) is organising the India International Ceramic & Building Material Fair (IICBMF) from 8-11 March 2022, which will include virtual B2B meetings with 30 Indian Exporters. Registration is free of charge – for more information, please visit https://www.pragatie.com/auth/register/capexil-iicbmf-2022#registrationForm

CAPEXIL Virtual Events: 28 February-2 March 2022 (PPI); 14-16 March (IIPPSF); 25-27 April 2022 (IPF)

The Chemicals and Allied Products Export Promotion Council (CAPEXIL) is organising three virtual events between February and April 2022 with the prime objective of promoting bilateral trade between India and Portugal:

1. Printing & Publishing from India, 14-03-2022 to 16-03-2022 (PPI)

2. India International Paper, Paper Products & Stationery Fair, 28-03-2022 to 30-03-2022 (IIPPSF)

3. India Packaging Fair, 25-04-2022 to 27-04-2022 (IPF)

Participation in these online events might be relevant for Portuguese stakeholders in the publishing industry as well as the paper/pulp and packaging sectors.

For further information, please see the brochures in the hyperlinks above. You may also reach out directly to the following representatives from CAPEXIL:

Mr Narendra Mohan, Executive Officer, CAPEXIL, New Delhi
Email: narendramohan[at]capexil.in, Mob. +91 -9811422144 (Call & WhatsApp)  

Ms Kritika, Executive Officer, CAPEXIL, New Delhi
Email: Kritika.nro[at]capexil.in,  Mob. +91- 8375081512 (Call & WhatsApp)

India Stonemart 2022, Jaipur (Rajasthan), 17-20 February 2022

INDIA STONEMART is an international stone industry exhibition being organised biennially by Centre for Development of Stones (CDOS) along with Rajasthan State Industrial Development & Investment Corporation Ltd. (RIICO) since 2000. The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) is the co-organiser of the event.

Earlier editions of the event from 2000 to 2019 had substantial international participation. India Stonemart 2019 had 134 overseas exhibitors from Brazil, China, Iran, Italy, Spain, Turkey and Taiwan and over 1,800 overseas business visitors from 52 countries and total exhibit area of over 40000 sq.m.

CDOS is organising the 11th edition of the show - India Stonemart 2022 – at the Jaipur Exhibition and Convention Centre, Sitapura, Jaipur during 17-20 February 2022. An e - copy of promotional brochure is enclosed for your kind reference. Additional details on the show are also available at the website http://www.stonemart-india.in/ or https://cdos-india.com/

The Centre for Development of Stones (CDOS) is an apex stone industry autonomous organisation of the Government of Rajasthan, working with a mission to develop, promote and support dimensional stone and allied industry in India. With a view to promote trade in this sector, CDOS has been undertaking a variety of initiatives like international exhibitions in India, country pavilions in fairs abroad, buyer-seller meets, support to trade delegations, training programmes, testing of stones, R&D activities etc.

India is a leading producer of stones and witnessing phenomenal growth in all segments including construction, real estate and infrastructure sector. This in turn has given tremendous impetus to stone sector. Hence, there is immense potential for increasing bilateral stone trade between Portugal and India.

Mr Mukul Rastogi, CEO, CDOS (Mobile +91 9829164433, email – mukul[at]cdos-india.com) may be contacted for any clarification/coordination in this regard.

You may also consult the Brochure and the Layout Plan.

Footwear & Leather Products Show, New Delhi, 14-15 February 2022

The Council for Leather Exports (CLE) in India is organising the Footwear & Leather Products Show, which is scheduled to take place in New Delhi from 14-15 February 2022.

This Reverse Buyer Seller Meet (RBSM) is a physical event that aims at connecting buyers and sellers of Indian Leather Products, such as Leather & Non-Leather Footwear, Shoe Uppers, Saddlery & Harness Products, Leather Apparel, Leather Goods & Accessories and Leather Gloves. As mentioned below, the CLE will be offering a complimentary hospitality package, including both air tickets and hotel stay, to selected foreign business visitors. In case of any interest, the attached form can be filled in and sent directly to the CLE (imd-fairs2[at]cleindia.com / cle[at]cleindia.com).

10th Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2022, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, 10-12 January 2022

The 10th Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2022 will take place from 10-12 January 2022 at the Helipad Exhibition Centre in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

The 2022 edition of the summit will provide a setting for B2B and B2G meetings between Indian and foreign stakeholders in a number of sectors, including Green Energy, the Blue Economy, Innovation and Technology as well as Sustainable Infrastructure. Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) will be particularly able to benefit from these direct interactions.

Hosting this major international event is a priority for the Government of India; the biennial initiative was first conceived in 2003 during PM Narendra Modi's then tenure as Chief Minister of Gujarat. The latest edition of the summit in 2019 had the participation of, amongst others, the Prime Ministers of Denmark, the Czech Republic and Malta.

For further information on the summit, please consult the Overview and the Detailed Description as well as the official website: https://www.vibrantgujarat.com/

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