VASTRA 2015 international textile fair all set to blaze a new precedent

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2015-08-20 10:00:00 – Jaipur

Following the grand success of the VASTRA 2014 where business worth $85 million was generated, VASTRA - 2015 is all set to blaze a new precedent. Rajasthan State Industrial Development and Investment Corporation Ltd.(RIICO) in collaboration with FICCI and support of Union Ministry of Textiles to organize the fourth edition of international textile and apparel fair 'VASTRA'.

Around 250 exhibitors, 400 overseas buyers and 60 Indian buying houses are slated to attend the mega fair. The overseas buyers will be mainly from countries like Algeria, Australia, Hong Kong, Italy , Japan and the UK.

The event aims to provide a platform to participants and exhibitors for forming new business relations, exports, partnerships worldwide, locations for setting up businesses in India, among others. The fair will also do its bit in projecting India as a prominent sourcing hub and investment destination in textile sector.

Live demos of traditional textile crafts, business fashion shows, concurrent conferences, participation of Indian states, networking events are a few special recurring features.

The prefixed buyer-seller (B2B) meetings go a long way in concretising business for the participants. In fact, it is one of the main features of the event. Furthermore, the large number of trade visitors will also prove to be an excellent source for augmenting business.

Managing Director, RIICO, Mrs Veenu Gupta , who is also Principal Secretary, Industries, said that the textile sector was an inherent strength of Rajasthan - from spinning to weaving to garmenting.

She further said that the State Government stands committed to promoting this sector which is highly employment-oriented.

At the recent Delhi Roadshow, Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) for textile projects worth Rs 2,500 crores were signed, she added.

Over the years, "VASTRA" has emerged as a comprehensive trade fair on Textiles and Apparel. The objective of the exposition is to showcase the best and latest in textiles.

VASTRA 2015 is schedule from September 28-30 at Jaipur Exhibition & Convention Centre, Sitapura Industrial Area, Jaipur, India. VASTRA promises to create a new paradigm in terms of relevance and new product offerings in textiles and apparel while presenting enhanced business opportunities for all stakeholders. Home furnishing will be an attraction of this edition of VASTRA.

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