July 13, 2024
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North India Garment Fair 2024 Concludes On A High Note

The second edition of the North India Garment Fair (NIGF 2024), organized by the Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI), concluded successfully at the Yashobhoomi Convention Centre (IICC) in Dwarka, New Delhi. Held from June 11-13, 2024, the fair saw an impressive turnout with more than 200 exhibitors and over 5,450 trade visitors, indicating strong positive sentiments for the upcoming festive season.

A highlight of the fair was the business networking session on the second day, which was well received. More than 65 exhibitors had the opportunity to have one-on-one meetings with 22 leading agents and distributors invited from across India.

Reflecting on the event’s success, Rajesh Masand, President of CMAI, stated, “The overwhelming response to NIGF 2024 is a witness to the strength and potential of the Indian garment industry. The fair highlighted the industry’s readiness for the upcoming festive season. We are confident that this event will help stabilize business and pave the way for remarkable growth this year.”

Santosh Katariya, Chairman of NIGF, added, “Apart from the buyer-seller meetings, the business networking session offered an invaluable opportunity for exhibitors to connect with top agents and distributors from across India. This session significantly enhanced the reach of the retail industry, introducing new suppliers, discovering the latest brands and refreshing merchandise. NIGF 2024 witnessed significant turnout from leading retailers and distributors from Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, and West Bengal, among others.”

Prominent retailers attending the fair included Aristocrat Garments (Ludhiana), Paul Garments (New Delhi), Bindals Group (New Delhi & UP), Bachoomal Collection (UP), Stanmax (New Delhi), Suvidha Stores (Karnal, Haryana), and Yougal Sons (Jammu & Punjab).

Arun Sharma of Multi Brand Exports – Arunvarun, New Delhi, praised the event, saying, “We have been members of CMAI for over five years and are delighted to have participated in NIGF 2024. The footfall has been amazing, and we have connected with many new buyers. This success encourages us to participate in other CMAI shows like the upcoming NGF in Mumbai and the Brands of India Show in Dubai.”

Arshdeep Singh Dua of Knit Tech India, Ludhiana, added, “The footfalls at NIGF 2024 have been better compared to the previous year. We are positive about the upcoming season as buyers are looking for creativity in styling.”

NIGF 2024 was inaugurated by notable retailers and featured a diverse range of menswear, womenswear and kidswear, providing exhibitors with extensive networking opportunities. Key dignitaries from CMAI present at the inaugural ceremony included Rajesh Masand (President), Rohit Munjal (Vice President), Santosh Katariya (Chairman of NIGF), Rahul Mehta (Chief Mentor), and Pankaj Jain (Hon. Secretary – North), among other office bearers.

The success of NIGF 2024 highlights the importance of trade shows in gauging industry sentiments and expectations. As the industry looks forward to a prosperous festive season, events like NIGF serve as crucial indicators of market trends and business opportunities.

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