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Tex-Styles India 2001 came to a close on 2nd February 2001 with impressive results. The over 325 participants collectively reported having received Business worth US $ 31.60 million. 8500 visitors attended the fair, lower than the previous year primarily due to the devastating earthquake in India which lead to last minute cancellations. The break-up of visitors constituted 2077 overseas buyers from as many as 63 countries and 573 Buying Agents of overseas companies based in India.

The principal direction of overseas buyers was USA, Japan followed by UK, France and Italy. Other leading countries were Australia, Germany, Spain and Hong Kong. New emerging markets were Israel, Chile, Poland, Romania, Sri Lanka and Nepal. The South American region was well represented with buyers from as many as 10 countries and East Europe with 7 countries.

Another notable feature of the event was the quality of overseas buyers, which improved over the previous year, Internationally reputed buyers included Global, Cotton Club & Indigo of USA, Galleries Lafayette & Pierre Laurent of France, Rossella Carara and Orientalissimo of Italy, Timeless of Netherlands, Stallion of Spain and Shinto, Tomo, Mitsui, Matsuda & Chori of Japan. The Buyers also rated the quality of the show and its perceived utility as good as any other international show as providing “value for money”

The new features at the show such as exclusive showcasing of Handlooms, Power loom, Silk, Jute and wool recorded a high degree of interest from buyers, as they were able to preview a vast range of items of interest at single point. It was also rated highly by the participants from these sectors.

An analysis of participants response reveals that over 65% rated the quality of business visitors as good and above, 60% rated the facilities provided as excellent and 80 % confirmed repeat participation. The value-added services to visitors and participants, be it Travel Facilitation, On-line Registration, Business Center with Cyber Café, Press Lounge, International Buyers Lounge, Interactive website, CD-Rom of exhibitor profile, Interpreter facilities, Restaurant with International cuisine etc. have made the event even more International in character.

A seminar on ‘ Eco-friendly textiles` held during the fair attracted significant interest from trade and industry, who felt that the findings would go a long way in assisting them with undertaking modifications in their existing product line.

Tex-Styles India 2001 is no doubt rated to be the single largest textile event in the world providing value for money - to both buyers and sellers across the globe. The event, organised by ITPO with active support of the Ministry of Textiles, Office of Textile Commissioner, all EPCs of Textiles, JMDC and NIFT, earmarks Tex-Styles India as a platform marking the most comprehensive and accurate statement on the status of the Indian Textile industry each year.

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The seventh Tex-Styles India Fair will be held at the Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from January 30 to February 2, 2001, in Hall Nos. 14 and 18. Hall No. 18 will feature the display of fabrics, yarns accessories, media and publications and Hall No. 14 will have an exclusive display of furnishings and made-ups. The participation fee has been retained as in the Tex-Styles India 2000 at Rs. 4,000/- per sq. mtr. for Indian participants and US $ 200 per sq. mtr. for overseas participants. The fair will have international participation with a higher limit of a maximum of 20% of the total participants. The minimum area, to be allotted to participants, has been reduced from 15 to 12 sq. mtrs. excepting media/ publications and accessories where it will continue to be 9 sq. mtrs. , as in the previous years. This time, a special discount of 50% will be offered to the media and publications participants other than barter ones. Entry to the fair will be restricted to persons of 18 years and above. In order to restrict the entry to the fair to genuine business visitors only, an entry fee of Rs. 150/- per day per person and Rs. 500/- for the duration of the fair, as against Rs. 300/- and Rs. 1,000/- respectively, kept for the last fair will be charged.

A special feature of Tex-Styles India 2001 will be a 'Designers Corner  where foreign designers of international repute and standing will be invited at the organisers cost to display their latest designs and creations.

The last Tex-Styles India fair held at Pragati Maidan from February 2-5, 2000 had attracted 9,000 business visitors, including 2,772 from overseas countries. The business generated was significant at US $ 74 million spot orders in addition to US $ 123 million serious enquiries. This represents an increase of 8% over the previous year.

With extensive publicity and promotional plans proposed for the 2001 fair, it is expected that the number of overseas visitors will increase by at least 25-30% for the s with business expected to cross over 100 million US$.

The Fair, as usual, will be organised by the India Trade Promotion Organisation in collaboration with the Textiles related Export Promotion Councils, JMDC, Textiles Committee, NIFT and the office of the Textiles Commissioner.

"for further details about Tex-Styles India 2001 as well as application form, please send us E-mail giving complete address to mbhoi@texstylesindia.com

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