HGH India 2016 brings focus on rapidly growing Indian home market
by Shrutee K/DNS
Mumbai, July 2016: HGH India 2016, 5th annual edition of the trade show for Home Textiles, Home Décor, Gifts & Houseware received an overwhelming response from the trade and industry. 25,140 trade visitors, primarily retailers from 422 cities and towns covering all states of India attended this trade show in Mumbai to source home products for their business and discover upcoming home fashion trends for 2016-17. Over 450 leading Indian and International brands and manufacturers from 30 countries unveiled their innovations and new collections at HGH India 2016.
Mrs. Rashmi Verma, Secretary Textiles, Government of India, while inaugurating HGH India 2016 said that India was one of the most promising markets in the world today with its 7.5% GDP growth and 65% population below the age of 35 years. This market held a huge growth potential for manufacturers and brands for home products from across the globe as consumers here were upwardly mobile with increasing disposable incomes. With its professional, world-class and businesslike environment HGH India was an ideal platform for the exhibitors to connect with Indian trade buyers and business partners to explore this rapidly emerging market. Offline and online retailers, specialty stores, hypermarkets, distributors, importers, wholesalers and institutional buyers found products and services at HGH India 2016 innovative, well-designed and of high quality standards. Furthermore, the latest edition of HGH India witnessed a 10% rise in number of visitors proving the growing popularity of this trade show amongst serious buyers.
Trade visitors could identify the new and upcoming colours, designs, materials and styles for 2016-17 in home textiles, furnishings, home décor and houseware through ‘Cognizance’ a stylish and well-researched Trends Pavilion put up by the organisers. Many high powered brands revealed their new trade schemes, business plans and product innovations simultaneously to their current and prospective dealers as well as distributors from across the country,just in a matter of three days. Besides, the trade show also witnessed several new product and brand launches from leading Indian and international manufacturers, with a clear focus on the Indian domestic market.
Besides the national players in product categories like bed & bath linen, furnishing fabrics, floor coverings & carpets, mattresses, table & kitchen linen, wall papers, blinds and window dressings, home décor accessories, fragrances & spa products, handicrafts, artifacts, gifts, cookware, tableware, kitchenware and general houseware; international exhibitors from countries like China, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Germany, UK, France, Spain, Greece, Belgium, Italy, USA, UAE, Turkey etc. found HGH India a useful platform to expand their distribution network not only in the metro cities, but in the rapidly growing Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities and towns. With successful business results, the next edition of HGH India, scheduled from 4th to 6th July 2017 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, has already generated a very high interest amongst Indian and international exhibitors as well as visitors.
About HGH India: HGH India, the annual trade show for Home Textiles, Home Décor, Gifts & Houseware is specially designed to connect Indian market for home products and gifts. High quality trade visitors at HGH India comprise of all categories of retailers. They include department stores, hyper markets, specialty stores, high-end luxury stores and boutiques, traditional store owners, and online and electronic medium retailers. Institutional buyers, corporate gift buyers, interior designers, prospective agents and franchisees too come in large numbers. Besides these, leading Indian importers, distributors, buying agents and brand representatives attend HGH India to explore new business opportunities and partnerships.