40th India Carpet Expo – Institution of Awards

40th  India Carpet Expo – Institution of Awards

Press Release

25-09-2020 | New Delhi

The 1st Virtual Edition of 40th India Carpet Expo an exclusive trade fair for Handmade carpets and other floor-coverings, Organized by Carpet Export Promotion Council  which was inaugurated on 21st August, 2020  by Smt.  Smriti Zubin Irani, Hon’ble Union Minister of Textiles and Women & Child Development through Video Conferencing in the august presence of Shri Shantmanu, IAS, Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) has received overwhelming response from around 364 overseas buyers  from 61 countries  and 191 Buying Representatives from across the world in the Expo.  The 5 day Expo will remain open for business till midnight of 25th August, 2020.

Response of the Exhibitors are encouraging, almost every participant have substantial Video Conferencing Meetings with overseas buyers and buying representatives.

For the first time Council organized “Design Awards – 2020” in the first Virtual Exhibition – 40th India Carpet Expo on 25th August, 2020 from 11.30 a.m. through video conferencing in which Shri Siddh Nath Singh, Chairman, CEPC, Shri Umer Hameed, 2nd Vice-Chairman, CEPC, Shri Umesh Kumar Gupta, Shri Rajender Prashad Mishra, Shri Abdul Rub, Shri Sanjay Gupta, Shri Shree Ram Maurya, Members COA were present.


Shri Siddh Nath Singh, Chairman, CEPC in his welcome address mentioned that the basic idea of instituting this “Design Awards – 2020”  was to appreciate and recognize the  hard work of participants especially the younger generation in the industry for their participation in first Virtual Exhibition – 40th India Carpet Expo organized by CEPC, an initiative to bridge the gap between Indian products and demand of Handmade Carpets and floor coverings across the globe in post pandemic era.


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