“Index Fairs 2017 provided an exclusive platform for the interiors and design industry in India. It is the only b2b platform for the interiors and design industry in India, bringing together architects, designers, builders and suppliers in a respected and dynamic platform. Index has also drawn significant attention from buyers and international sourcing delegates from across the globe and we expect the Indian industry to benefit from this increased international presence at the Expo. We are proud to have organized 28 successful editions of the expo and are hoping for even a bigger success from this one,” said L A Khan, Managing Director, Index Fairs at the launch of Index Fairs 2017 at BEC in Mumbai yesterday.
The show which is being held from June 8 to June 11, is India's leading international interiors, architecture and design event. The B2B event is exclusively dedicated to the trade as well as business in the interior and architectural industry of India.
The show is seeing a participation of over 200 companies promoting over 2500 brands including country presence from Turkey, China, Korea, Taiwan and Italy. The fair aims to connect manufacturers and traders dealing in furniture and fittings, OEM white goods, lighting and a complete range of materials, kitchen, office and hardware for contract use, with architects, interior designers, and builders, project managers and consultants, procurement heads across the hospitality, corporate and govt sectors.
Index Fairs 2017 is receiving an immense support from the industry as well as various professional associations such as All India Hardware Association (AIHA), Hospitality Purchasing Managers Forum (HPMF), The Maharashtra Chamber of Housing Industry (MCHI-CREDAI), and the national associations of Interior Designers and Architects (IIID).
“Several factors including demonetisation have affected the business in a big way. We have witnessed a decrease of 15% in this show this year,” said Khan.
The event is also conducting various informative presentations on innovative and cutting-edge products to a commanding audience of 200 exclusively invited architects, designers, builders & developers, corporate & hospitality procurement professionals from across the country. Index Fairs is showcasing its trademark line up of design-led and commercial companies with a striking range of furniture, accessories and lighting.