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Tex-Styles India, a successful event
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Jun '09
The 15th edition of the premier show Tex-Styles India 2009 concluded on a successful note on March 3, 2009. The annual international event, held at Pragati Maidan during March 1-3, 2009 drew participation from as many as 176 leading Indian manufacturers and exporters of textiles, fabrics, furnishings and fashion accessories in a display area covering over 10,000 sqm.

The products on display included a wide range of fabrics for furnishings, made-ups, accessories, yarns, shawls, fibres etc. The special features of the event, namely, Theme Pavilion, Trend Forum, Fabric Folio, Designers-Gallery and Silk Mark Galleria accentuated the B2B ambience of the fair.

The three-day specialised show of India's prowess in textiles, witnessed footfalls of 1,355 business persons; which included 545 overseas visitors and 247 buying agents based in India representing leading overseas companies.Despite the prevailing global economic slowdown, the fair generated a business of around Rs.406 million. Reportedly, 80% of the exhibitors have shown interest to participate in the fair next year.

Earlier, the fair was inaugurated by Hon'ble Chief Minister of Govt. of NCT of Delhi, Mrs. Sheila Dikshit on 1st March, 2009. Also present on the occasion were Dr. Sheela Bhide, Chairman and Managing Director, India Trade Promotion Organisation, Mr. Rajiv Yadav, Executive Director, ITPO, Mr. A.B. Joshi, Textile Commissioner, Ministry of Textiles, Mr. K.K. Sinha, CMD, The Handicrafts & Handlooms Exports Corporation of India Ltd., Mr. V.S. Velayutham, Chairman, The Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council, Mr. K.A. Marrapan, Chairman, Powerloom Development & Export Promotion Council, exhibitors, visitors (both from India and abroad) and media persons.

Referring to the intrinsic strength of Indian textiles Industry, Mrs. Dikshit said that the fair provides a startling presentation of the innovations, concepts, colour and development of fabrics which have tremendous export potential. She also applauded ITPO and supporting organizations for hosting the 15th edition of this fair.

The fair was organized by ITPO with the support of Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Ministry of Textiles, Office of the Textile Commissioner, Textiles Committee and all textiles related Export Promotion Councils.

The 16th edition of Tex-Styles India will be held during February 24-27, 2010.

Tex-Styles India 2009

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