The 24th International Guwahati Trade Fair 2017 the biggest international trade fair of North East India kicks off on 2nd February. The fair is organised by Industries and Trade Fair Associations of Assam (ITFAA) in association with National Small Industries Corporation Limited ( NSIC)
The people in Guwahati gets the opportunity to witness products from United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Dubai along with Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, Afghanistan and Bangladesh for the first time.
Chandra Mohan Patowary, Minister for Commerce and Industry, Transport, Parliamentary Affairs, Government of Assam will officially inaugurate the fair at 4pm on February 4. Pallab Lochan Das, Minister for Labour and Employment, Tea Tribes Welfare, Revenue and Power, Government of Assam will be the Guest of Honour.
The other dignitaries who will be present in the inaugural ceremony are Chief General Manager ( North Eastern Circle) of State Bank of India PVSLN Murty, J.K.Mahanta, Chief General Manager of NSIC and Managing Director, Purabi.
For the first time, people in Guwahati will be able to witness a life size replica of famous Petronas Tower of Malaysia at the middle of the trade fair venue. The 88-storey twin structure is Kuala Lumpurâ€™s crown jewel.
The trade fair will be the first fair in North East India to be free wi-fi zone for the visitors and participants. This service is provided by Siqes Net Pvt. Ltd of Guwahati.
Joining hands with Government of Indiaâ€™s initiative of cash less transaction, the organising committee has made arrangements for online payment at the fair with an exclusive stall providing swipe machine facility. State Bank of India (SBI), the official Banker of IGTF will provide an ATM counter at the fair venue along with online transactions facilities.
The National Small Industries Corporation Ltd (NSIC) pavilions in Hall number 1 and Hall number 2 with more than 130 stalls will be a great attraction this time.
The National Jute Board ( NJB) pavilion sponsored by Ministry of Textiles, Government of India will showcase rich jute products from across India.
Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) Ministry of Commerce, Government of Bangladesh is also participating in a big way in Hall 3 at the fair.
The 24th IGTF will witness some of the most reputed national and multi- national companies. Some of the big names are Purabi, Mahindra 2 Wheelers, Hero Moto Corp Ltd, Renault, Kutchina, Honda, Telebrands, Hafele, APPL, Pran Foods, RFL and many others.
Every day beginning from Feb 5 there will be a lottery on entry tickets and the lucky winner will win dinner voucher for two persons at Vivanta by Taj, Guwahati. There will also be a lottery on complementary one day passes on February 18 and the lucky winner will win a gift voucher worth fifteen thousand rupees of free shopping in the trade fair.
The IGTF will run from February 2 to February 20, 2017 at Maniram Dewan Trade Centre, Guwahati.
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