IITF EMBARKS UPON A NEW JOURNEY WITH MANY FIRSTS
COMING TOGETHER IS THE BEGINNING, KEEPING TOGETHER IS PROGRESS, WORKING TOGETHER IS SUCCESS – SAYS SMT. ANUPRIYA PATEL, MOS COMMERCE & INDUSTRY WHILE INAUGURATING THE 42ND EDITION OF IITF.
New Delhi : The India Trade Promotion Organisation deserves all appreciation as this edition has been organised with larger participation than the previous editions. Every year, IITF is growing in size and scale, and it is hoped that the next editions of such events will be held with more participation. ITPO is consistently delivering IITF as a world-class event as stated by Mrs. Anupriya Patel, Minister of State, Commerce & Industry while inaugurating the 42nd edition of the IITF of ITPO at a well-attended function held at Bharat Mandapam, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, today.
Present on the occasion were Shri Som Prakash, Minister of State, Commerce & Industry, Mr. Mauro Mendes Ferreira, Governor of Mato Grosso, Brazil, Shri Saurabh Bharadwaj, Industries Minister, Govt. of Delhi, Kundan Kumar, Resident Commissioner Govt. of Bihar,Shri Ajit Kumar, Resident Commissioner, Govt. of Kerala, Shri Pradeep Singh Kharola, Chairman and Managing Director, ITPO and Shri Rajat Agarwal, Executive Director, ITPO, foreign delegates, participants and media persons.
In his welcome address, Shri Pradeep Singh Kharola, Chairman & Managing Director, ITPO stated that this edition of IITF will witness many firsts such as enhancement in area booked from 75,000sq. mtrs. to 1,10,000 sq.mtrs.,introduction of a Navigation App, availability of vast parking space to cater to the parking requirements of the exhibitors as well as the visitors which will unburden the roads surrounding Pragati Maidan from traffic congestion, placement of LED Screens which will facilitate the exhibitors and visitors. For the first time, a huge amount of circulation space has been created for the exhibitors and visitors to move around easily so that they can enjoy their visit. With so many firsts created, on this occasion CMD, ITPO on behalf of ITPO extended his warm welcome to the Chief Guests.
Smt. Anupriya Patel commended ITPO and all other stakeholders for providing an ideal platform to the industry, especially to start-ups, women entrepreneurs and rural artisans. She indicated that Bharat Mandapam would also be a unique symbol of ‘New India’ as envisioned by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India. India is on track to become the third largest economy in the world. The theme of this edition of IITF is in line with the overarching theme of G-20 “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam – United by Trade”.
The function ended with a vote of thanks to local artisans, Shramjeevis, media persons and others by Shri Rajat Agarwal, ED, ITPO.
“In the spotlight this year, ‘Bharat Mandapam’ hosted the esteemed G20 New Delhi Summit in September, generating heightened interest and excitement among the public. On the inaugural day of the fair, IITF 2023, more than 7000 business visitors flocked to the venue by 6:00 pm, underscoring the event’s significance and widespread appeal.
The fair is open for Business Visitors from November 14 to 18, 2023, while all the visitors can visit the fair from November 19 to 27, 2023. Apart from the New Exhibition complex, the fair has been organised in Halls 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 12A. There will be no sale of tickets at any of the Pragati Maidan Gates and Supreme Court Metro Station/Pragati Maidan Metro Station.
The Public/Visitors are advised to cooperate and plan their visit by purchasing tickets in advance from their originating Metro Stations and online through the ITPO portal i.e. www.indiatradefair.com.