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EPCH Organising Gift Fair In New York

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The Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) is organising the five-day-long New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF 2011) at Jacobs K. Javits Convention Centre from August 14, 2011, where over 30 Indian companies will participate under the banner of India Pavilion.

Jacobs K. Javits Convention Centre is known to be one of the largest, finest and technologically the most advanced exhibition and conference venues in the world.

There will be over 2,800 exhibitors from 47 countries. The average visitorship is 35,000 per event from 85 different countries. This show is considered to be a mega event for business in gifts products. A large number of enquiries are generated and big orders are concluded between buyers and suppliers from across the globe. 

Though the largest participation is from the American continent, many other countries from Europe and Asia-Pacific participate in this show in order to gain entry to big business of gifts fair.

According to Mr Rakesh Kumar, Executive Director, EPCH, the main product lines on display will be textiles, garments, fashion accessories, costume jewellery and accessories, home textiles, embroidered textiles, antiques and curios, floor coverings, brocade items, marble products, incense, lamps and lighting accessories, stoles and scarves and lace products.

Mr Kumar further said that, "one of the highlights of India's participation in NYIGF this year will be live demonstration by five master craftpersons. The demonstration by master craftspersons will show inlay work, hand block printing, glass studded painting, tie and dye printing and making of pressed dry flowers.