In a bid to rock the capital, the annual flagship event of India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), the 36th India International Trade Fair (November14-27, 2016) will be inaugurated by the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee on November 14, 2016 at Hamsadhwani Theatre, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The Commerce & Industry Minister, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman will preside over the inaugural function.
This year, as many as 7000 participants are taking part in the fair. The ‘Partner Country’ is the ‘South Korea’ and the ‘Focus Country’ is ‘Belarus’. The ‘Partner States’ are ‘Madhya Pradesh’ and ‘Jharkhand’ while, ‘Haryana’ is participating as the ‘Focus State’. Over 150 companies from 27 countries are taking part in the fair. These include: Australia, Afghanistan, Belarus, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Iran, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Netherlands, Oman, Sri Lanka, South Africa, South Korea, Singapore, Tibet, Turkey, Thailand, UAE and UK.
The domestic participation profile covers all the States and Union Territories, Central Government Ministries/Departments, Public Sector Undertakings, Export Promotion Councils, Commodity Board, Financial Institutions, Corporate and non-government organisations etc. CAPART pavilion of the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India is participating with around 800 rural artisans and craft persons, while 100 artisans are participating through National Minorities Development & Finance & Corporation.
This year, IITF and its ‘Digital India’ theme will project its deep commitment to fulfil the vision of the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India. The theme assumes special significance for highlighting country’s persistent efforts to alleviate poverty through meaningful convergence of digital technologies and e-governance.
It also provides first hand information of the policies, progressive reforms and the new schemes launched by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India under the Foreign Trade Policy (2015-2020). These schemes are the Merchandize Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) and Services Exports from India Scheme (SEIS). Under these schemes incentives are available for SEZs and ‘e-Biz’ for promotion of diverse sectors.