The 41st edition of the India International Trade Fair ( IITF) 2022 is set to start on November 14 at Pragati Maidan. The event will be inaugurated by the Minister of Commerce & Industry.
IITF is a magnum of the India Trade Promotion Organisation(ITPO) which represents India as an ideal destination for numerous business and investment opportunities.
This year, the fair assumes a special significance as it coincides with celebrations of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’- 75 years of India’s Independence.
IITF also offers an ideal platform to showcase Indian products under the ‘Vocal for Local’ campaign and infuse renewed confidence and vigour into the Indian economy.
With nearly 2500 exhibitors from India and abroad, IITF 2022 is being held in a total area of 73,000 sq. mtr. – Bihar, Jharkhand and Maharashtra are the Partner States while Uttar Pradesh and Kerala are the Focus States. 29 States & Union Territories and this year Leh Ladakh is participating for the first time.
Overseas participation is from 12 countries namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Belarus, Iran, Nepal, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, UK.
As in the past, State Day celebrations, seminars and cultural programmes are among the added attractions to the visitors.
Participation of Central Ministries/Commodity Boards/PSUs namely KVIC, Department of Income Tax, DGTS(Customs & Excise), Ministry of Ayush, Security Printing & Minting Corpn. Of India Ltd., National Jute Board, Ministry of Rural Development, RBI, MSME, NHDC, APEDA, LIC, DC Handicraft, Spices Board of India, Ministry of Railways, SBI, TRIFED, will display the achievements of their sectors.
The timings of the fair are 10.00 AM to 7.30 PM from 14th to 26th November 2022 and 10.00 AM to 4.30 PM on 27th November 2022. The expected footfall during 14 days shall be 10,00,000 +. The tickets are available both online and offline at selected metro stations. The tickets will not be available from Supreme Court Metro Station.
ITPO has made extensive efforts to improve the overall experience for exhibitors and visitors alike. For instance, ITPO has introduced a transparent online system for booking stalls and other services, online registration for business dignitaries during the first five days, a mobile application for the fair and LED screens for the display of information.
Apart from a dedicated post office, banks and ATMs, other facilities include Media Centre, Protocol, and registration for business days (first five days only).
During IITF and other events, ITPO encourages proactive steps by exhibitors to make the venue plastic-free and replace the same with environment-friendly substitutes.