Over 30,700 visitors participate in HGH India 2017

HGH India 2017, sixth annual edition of the trade show for home textiles, home décor and more received an overwhelming response from the trade visitors and the industry. Over 30,700 trade visitors, primarily retailers, distributors and institutional buyers from 462 cities and towns across India attended this trade show to source home products.

Visitors discovered upcoming home fashion trends for 2017-18 at the fair that was held in Mumbai. This latest edition of HGH India witnessed a 22% rise in the number of visitors, proving the growing popularity of the trade show amongst serious buyers. Over 500 exhibitors from 30 countries unveiled their innovations and new collections at HGH India 2017.

Dr. Kavita Gupta, IAS, textile commissioner, Government of India, inaugurated the event and commented saying, “I think HGH India is doing a tremendous job for home textile, home décor, homeware and gifting industries. There is a distinct growth in this trade fair and I can see high vibrancy and buoyancy in the whole environment here. I am sure that trade buyers will also be very impressed with the innovative and wide range of products on display.”

The guest of honour consulate general of Turkey, Erdal Sabri Ergen shared his optimistic views on the business potential that India offers in the home décor and houseware industry. HGH India 2017 became the first major trade show for the Indian market post the implementation of GST, which directly connected retailers with brands, manufacturers and importers.

The large number of visitors attending the event and their industry lookout confirmed that the entire industry is looking at GST reform in a positive way. HGH India proved to be a platform for the exhibitors to connect with high potential Indian trade buyers and channel partners to explore this rapidly emerging market.

“We have launched our new Spaces logo and the new collection for autumn/winter seasons at HGH India because this show has become an integral part of our marketing process and an important event on Spaces annual calendar,” said Dipali Goenka, managing director, Welspun Global Brands Ltd.

“HGH India 2017 is a very well organised show as far as I have seen. They have 16 Turkish companies participating. A very well organised event and even in the monsoon season, they have done a tremendous job. I congratulate them heartily. We are aiming to comeback in 2018 with our textile and kitchenware companies and are looking forward to future editions of HGH India for expanding our Indian Market,” said Onder, the president of the Turkish Houseware Association.

It presented home fashion and lifestyle trends for 2017/18 for the Indian market under the theme ‘across time’. Conceptualised and implemented by the internationally renowned design studio Sahm + Permantier, these trends reflect the roots in the past as well as the current life and traces to the future. The TrendBook ‘across time’ encompassing these trends provides clear direction to the entire value chain in Indian home products industry as well as consumers in terms of colours, designs, materials, and styles.

The show saw good international participation showcasing products from Turkey, Italy, UK, France, Spain, Greece, US, Taiwan, Thailand, Korea, China, Australia and many others.

National and International players in product categories like bed & bath linen, furnishing fabrics, floor coverings & carpets, mattresses, table & kitchen linen, blinds and window dressings, home décor accessories and more found HGH India a useful platform to expand their distribution network.

The next edition of HGH India is scheduled from July 3-5, 2018 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai.

(Source: fibre2fashion.com)

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