HEPC/EF/IIHF-2017/CHENNAI/2016-17 27th February 2017

To all Members,

Dear Sir/Madam,

Sub: Re-scheduling of IIHF 2017 and merger with Textile India – Reg

Reference is invited for council’s circular inviting application for 7th edition of India International Handwoven Fair at Chennai (22-24 March 2017). In this regard, we would like to bring to your notice the following developments.

Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India, has decided to hold a mega textile fair “Textile India 2017” with participation of all Export Promotion Councils including HEPC. This event has been scheduled to be held from 30th June to 2nd July, 2017 at Gandhi Nagar in Gujarat.

This event – a first ever major international conference-cum-exhibition will be a prestigious event and likely to be inaugurated by the Hon’ble Prime Minister with participation of large number of exhibitors from each Export Promotion Council, and will cover the entire gamut of textile sector right from fibre to fashion including home textiles. Overall it is expected that this event will attract thousands of exhibitors and thousands of buyers and will have various activities such as thematic display, seminars, round tables, thematic fashion shows, etc.

Since such a mega event is scheduled in June 2017, just 3 months away from the planned schedule of IIHF 2017 it has been decided to merge IIHF 2017 with Textile India fair so that the exhibition will get an opportunity to meet large number of buyers under one roof.

We regret for any inconveniences caused and look forward to have your applicaton to participate in Textile India to be held in Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat from 30th June to 2nd July, 2017.

Thanking you,

Yours Sincerely,

(Sundar Murugesan)
Deputy Director