HGH India 2016
- Home Décor
- Home Textile
- VIP & Special Guests
- International Exhibitors
So, we have been participating for four years now, we are very excited and every year it is just getting better. So I just wish you guys all the best and I am sure definitely looking at participating in upcoming years. I just expect the show gets even longer, since this is the platform where we showcase all our new launches and we wait for this show throughout the year. We have been growing at almost two hundred percent year on year. And primarily lots being because of HGH.
- Vaibhav Jain | CEO, Deco Window, New Delhi
I think it has been a great fair since the time we have started. I think this is our fourth year of participation and it keeps us quiet busy with the number of visitors which come, the number of trade visitors we handle. So overall it has been a good experience to be taking art in this. So, this our fourth year of participation in HGH and it has been a good experience. We get a lot of trade visitors which is actually the whole point of being in this exhibition. And it has been a good experience for the last four years and that is why we are here again. And we find the number of visitors increasing every year so it is a good trend we see overall in HGH which is a good experience for us.
- Karan Sharma | Director, Marshalls, Mumbai
HGH is a very good platform, one because all my dealers across India, where all furnishing stores, flooring stores, so all of them visit this exhibition, because they can buy a lot of fabrics, because the main show is for fabrics, so every dealer comes out here they see all my new collections, so I don’t need to go city to city with all my collections to show, they come here and they can do the selection. So the platform is very easy for us to do the marketing and introduce new collections which will be coming this year.
- Rohit Gupta | Managing Director, Elementto Lifestyles Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai
It has been a fantastic response. You know we are trying to build our brand in India and you know HGH is helping us in that journey. So you know a lot of very interesting people have walked in and we are looking forward to the next couple of days to see more buyers come. I think this is the most domestic show, where you know a lot of people come, so you know we thought it is the most relevant to show our products with a lot of good brands coming in.
- Yogesh Choudhary | Director, Jaipur Rugs, Jaipur
I must admit, we are participating in a lot of exhibitions, but this is definitely a top level show. The best we liked about HGH is that, very serious buyers come here. There is no just people coming to roam around. We have got good enquiries from HGH and I think it’s a good decision on our part to participate in HGH. See, one major thing in wooden flooring is that india is in a very starting stage of wooden flooring. So, deals in terms of we are giving them a complete education program, like our team will go with them to market and educate the architects and key decision makers.
- Vikas Marwaha | Country Head – Doors & VAP, Greenply, Gurgaon
So earlier there were no avenues for furnishing companies or window decoration companies or curtain styling companies like us to have a common platform to display all our products, and each of us used to have our own individual shows wherein you know people used to come and it was difficult for them also to make it to these shows, to each of these individual shows. But now, this being a common platform, it is easy for our customers to meet everyone at one go. So this is a very important thing I feel.
- Adarsh Todi | Director, NBT Exports, Mumbai
This is our third year, and I think it is quite a professional exhibition where focussed target audience are coming. And I think this is the best way one can get the networking throughout India.
- Ambrish Parekh | Director, A to Z Lifestyle, Mumbai
It is fantastic as always, because we see every next customer is stepping on our booth is a buyer I believe. So I don’t see anyone not from the trade.
- Tamim Mandsaurwala | Partner, Excel Wall Interiors, Kolkata
This is my first time at HGH and I think it is fabulous. It has been such a good response. I think all my expectations have been beaten by miles. I am really happy!
- Alicia Souza | Illustrator, Happimess Studio, Bengaluru
The categories has been grown, there are lot of different players who have entered into the exhibition, which is great for the industry, so we can just showcase all the products and get a great response from the buyers coming from different sections.
- Gaurav Bhatia | Marketing Head, Kazage Lifestyles Ltd., Lucknow
This is the third year that we have participated in HGH and it is becoming more and more important for us to be around because it is a trade fair. So, the definition of B2B is HGH in india today.
- Mona Menon | Director, Marshalls, Mumbai
This fair has been really good for us, we have been meeting lot of distributors and retailers, right now we were selling online but here we are getting a lot of contacts of retailers and distributors, so it has been quite a good fair for us. Lot of business opportunities are there.
- Sagar Jain | Proprietor, Ek Do Dhai, New Delhi
Ankita: I think it is a very good platform, especially for start – ups like us. We would not have imagined, this kind of response anywhere else. We could have done a B2C, but we chose to do a B2B and that I think has helped us a lot because we got so many offers. The response was overwhelming and it could not have gone better. Otherwise, we would not have possibly been. The fact that we are a small start-up. I don’t think we would have reached them, unless we would have been at HGH, because there was no way we could have reached that level of contacts as such, had this opportunity not presented it to us. Toral: I would say that I definitely does because, for a new start up like us, we have got opportunities related to e-commerce as well as retail stores and outlets, so being on both the platforms, it has been an amazing opportunity for us to be at HGH.
- Ankita Bhawsingka & Toral Sonigra | The Polka Puppet, Mumbai
See a lot of us here are basically entrepreneurs who have recently started businesses. Right and all of us need a platform, where we reach out to different stores and retail formats that are outside of the city where we work in. so though we are a Bombay based company, we have met you know different lifestyle store owners from all over India. So to get that kind of reach, and to speak to so many people while sitting in your hometown, I think it is a boon for entrepreneurs like us.
- Ishween Anand | Founder & CEO, Nyassa Retail Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai
Bhavesh:Lots of rural areas from where we never thought they came up. Yeah the rural parts, Shillong, Siliguri, even the Guwahati, even the Calicut, lots of small small places, we think India is expanding for us in these small places. India is booming right now I think. Prithvi: Primarily I think the people from all these places, they have come for sourcing, and mostly they are expanding their own businesses, for which they are looking for products and services which are good established and top of the line. I think HGH helps brands like ours to create an awareness, for people who do not know how to get the brands which they are looking for at their own places so yes, that gives a good platform.
- Bhavesh Thakkar & Prithvi Sengupta | WallFlo Corporation/ Tarkett Flooring, Mumbai
This is my third year at HGH and we are really very satisfied. I feel really good about participating every year in HGH and I hope such shows continue to happen, considering the kind of buyers we get in one platform, which helps us get the entire years business in one place.
- Sneha Rane | Director, Malhar Décor, Mumbai
A lot of exhibitions, but they are not into the theme of the indianflavour. And india you know, the indianness matters, and that is what you have done. And I must say, I mean I have seen you up your act every every year. And this is something really good. Well done! I must say. When you talk about india and you talk about a country of two billion people sixty to seventy percent are millennials and baby boomers, and they have a great aspiration and that is what I see. And believe me fashion does not mean to be expensive, fashion could be affordable as well.
- Dipali Goenka | CEO & Joint Managing Director, Welspun, Mumbai
First of all let me compliment and congratulate HGH for really bringing the indian textile to people and a great job done by you and I see a big change in last two years the way you really formulate this format of exhibiting and putting the Indian producers together. Again, hats off to you.
- Rajinder Gupta | Chirman, Trident, Mumbai
Mohit: For us it was the first time that we are launching as Indo Count Boutique Living, and we have been to many exhibitions all over the world and we looked at different platforms in India to exhibit, with HGH we had a very very positive feedback and we are very very pleasantly surprised, and it has lived upto our expectations. Asim: it has been a great experience for us participating in this fair. Atleast we have been able to showcase our products to many many distributors, retailers and traders in the home textile business.
- Asim Dalal & Mohit Jain | Indo Count, Mumbai
We chose HGH to launch the first digital home campaign of Dicitex. So we have actually gone online with the retailers. HGH is a beautiful format, we have had various customers, congratulations to the HGH team for pulling it off. We have been a small part of it and we will continue to grow with each other. The fair has really grown, it is completely international level now. Infact we have had international customers as well. The changes are, the retailers wants to know what the advances are made by the industry, and the entire industry is together at one platform, all the suppliers, all the buyers, all the agents, large format stores, to small format stores, there have been customers from Shoppers stop to Ranchi, from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. So HGH is keeping its vision of grow in India, make in India, I feel it is time to probably go international now, all of us now. Dicitex is proud to partner it, we will continue partnering, and we continue to launch new products at HGH, as I explained to you we launched our digital campaign. We have done upholsteries, we have done bed linen, we did wallpaper, next year who knows what we will launch, thanks to HGH we will continue to grow and you grow we grow, the retailer grows, eventually consumer grows, in keeping with our vision of furnishing the world.
- Nimish Arora | Managing Director, Dicitex, Mumbai
The show has grown bigger, it is now better, it is more organised and it is now the sourcing platform for everyone. It is the show to be in. we are expecting a 25 – 30% growth this year. For the past four years, no reason for us to be disassociated with HGH.
- Vivek Khandelwal | Director, Floor& Furnishings, Gurgaon
We started exhibiting here last year that was we wanted to test the market, domestic market for our products. We are primarily an export company. And we got amazing response. So this is our second year, where we actually launching our brand, under the name of ‘Anna Simona’. And the response has been tremendous. We should meet all the major retailers, you know by the coming season, and everyone has appreciated the products a lot. So it was a great show for us. So it’s a platform where you can actually you know introduce your collections and you know interact with all the retailers. So yeah it is a very important show.
- Anish Doshi | Managing Director, Textrade, Mumbai
HGH is a very good platform for our home furnishing manufacturers, and we are also doing stock service for example, so it has grown very well over the last five years. We are seeing lot more customers coming in now. 15-20 % more retailers are visiting. So, it is very good for our business also. It has become like a market place where everyone is coming at one show and you know then we can display all our range here and immediately get the feedback from the customers what is doing well, what is not doing well, we get the critical appreciation also. So it helps our business also, getting the first hand feedback, otherwise if we were to do this in our office for example, I mean we would not meet so many people, we would not get so many reviews about our product range and everything. So it is a firsthand information and that helps us in our manufacturing to plan for future.
- Gurvinder Singh | Director, GM Fabrics & Homez, Mumbai
Fourth year of participating in HGH and I think what was year no 1 to year no 4, I think it has improved by 400%.
- Arun Bhawsingka | CEO, Creative Portico, Mumbai
Rajesh: I think brands are getting more acceptance now. Originally, traditionally, people were focussed on the unorganized sector, and it is something I have been saying for a long time, I think we are following where garments are. How many unbranded garments do you see today, except in the very c- segment or D- segment. Otherwise anybody, C+ or B aspires to have brands on their apparel and I feel that the same trend is going and I think maybe another 5 to 7 or 10 years, home will be as brand conscious as apparel is today. Abhinav: in probably a year, it is a great platform meeting people. And meeting people from the industry, seeing different trends happening around here, the show is just growing. That is what we feel.
- Rajesh Mahajan, Managing Director & Abhinav Mahajan | Maspar, New Delhi
The results translate into bigger business for us. And I think this is a good platform where we can meet about 300 customers in 3 days and have a proper business meeting, to grow our business well.More professionally organised, it has been able to attract right buyers for us and very accessible for all customers from across India.
- Rajiv Merchant | Managing Director, Indian Home Variations, Mumbai
We have launched the mattress called the ‘Rubicon Sleep’, and we have been waiting for this moment since one year.
- Namit Goel | Director, Ashoka Foam Group, Bareilly
We are exhibiting in HGH for the first time and it is a pretty good experience. And I think all over India we are meeting our target clients, so we are also thinking about repeating the same stall for the next time.
- Archit Gupta | Managing Director, Real Innerspring, Noida
Karan: It is a good exposure, as far as the company is concerned. We tend to meet everyone at the same place. Vaibhav:The response has been great. Because we have launched a few products also, getting that into the market and actually showcasing our product, that is what we are looking for.
- Karan Khanna & Vaibhav Malik | Mohit Rubber, New Delhi
HGH we have been participating since past five years. We have actually seen growth of both, our brand as well as HGH. We started off with a small booth in the first year of HGH. Now we have grown ample of spaces to be at this position now. And we have seen the quality of customers and the dealers and the distributors which come in. and it has immensely helped us in our business expansions all across India.
- Devang Dalal | Director, Bianca, Mumbai
Amit: the quality of customers has improved year on year, we see that difference as compared to previous years. Chirag: what we see is that the domestic market with the new system of cut length is evolving. Currently we were able to supply to tier one and tier two cities, but now with the cut-length system the tier three and tier four cities are also coming here.
- Amit Mehta, Partner & Chirag Mehta, Partner | Kantilal & Co., Mumbai
Experience at HGH was really very good. It is a very good platform and we have got a tremendous response. Our past participation, last two years we are participating, and every year we are getting a good growth by this, and it is really a good platform. And it is a one point solution for every retailer. As I said, it is a one point solution so retailers from two tier, three tier and smaller cities they can come at this point, at this platform and fulfil their need at one place.
- Manish Shah | Director, Sarom, Mumbai
The good part is that, overall the aesthetic value and the décor in the consumer is increasing, so it gives confidence to the companies to come up with lot of innovative products, property led products and also the products wherein the home moves towards the fashion segment. We are experiencing the increase in the ticket value of bed and bath products in the large format stores primarily, and also in the multi – brand outlets. And yes we find a lot of coordinate stories going ahead, which also gives us as retailers a confidence to get lot of concepts across for the consumers in coordinate stories and ranges. We did not have any forum wherein we could come and get a B2B transaction done. It is primarily a B2B platform.
- Aditya Kalani | Head – Sales & Branded Export, Portico New York, Mumbai
So I think they have made a small change in the format in which they have homeware separately in terms of the kitchen art separate and the textiles in a separate hall and I think that is a value addition because the buyers are little bit different. So it is a value add for us because we get specific customers who are interested for the range of products that we are actually promoting. So I think from that point of view it has been a good move in the right direction. So I think that itself is the innovation. They have been able to attract better quality also of buyers, better quality of the customers in terms of the exhibitors and all of this is making us confident that in the future this will continue improving and increasing the exhibition space to show our ware and it is also a great place to launch new products. All of that helps any company in its brand image to announce to the market. Since, the last four years, we have been participating. We were here from the very year and we have continued growing our booth. In fact in the very first year, it was a much smaller booth, but now as the exhibition has grown, as we have grown, we have invested in larger and larger spaces, so we are happy about that. So a) it is of course located in Mumbai and Mumbai is our home as well and it is a place where we get a lot of the buyers especially in the modern trade formats, they sit out of Mumbai and they are more than happy to come in here to come and have a look in one show to see so many different brands. So therefore, it just makes sense for us to be here. In fact just today we had the buyers of all the leading large format stores visiting our booth. And we can show everything that we have. It is a very unique opportunity where you get a lot of time to show it and also because everybody else is here, it allows us to show how we are different from others. Those are all value additions. As far as other trade shows are concerned, I think there is an opportunity for having a trade show in Mumbai and HGH has taken that spot already. Once they have taken it, it is difficult to have two because that is not tenable. Since they were the first movers, we will support them and they will support us as well. It is about 5 pm now and the booths are a bit empty but in the morning I think there was no time to breathe. It was packed with visitors and that was pretty good for us. So you get a lot of exposure to the right kind of customers.
- Shreevar Kheruka | Managing Director, Borosil, Mumbai
Because of this exhibition we have been able to spread our product range quite a lot across and we have displayed the complete category and more and more smaller towns have also have come in, the retailers, individual stand alone to have a range of the product. Besides that again, the promotion for online has been pretty good, so online retailers also have come in to have a look at the venues.
- Rajeev Sanghani | Managing Director, Eternia Home, Hyderabad
HGH is a fantastic platform for a lot of brands and us alike. It also gets a lot of new brands into the foray. So overall from an industry perspective, it is a fantastic exhibition and a lot of people get a chance to exhibit for the first time, a lot of new collections and a lot of new products, which is absolutely fantastic. HGH attracts a lot of people from you know the corporate world, from also corporate gifting side there are a lot of people who attend HGH. So that is the main reason we have chosen HGH as a platform because we have a lot of products that could be used as promotional products, we have a lot of products that go into you know, go into e-commerce and the modern trade formats, so that is the main reason that we have chosen HGH.
- Gaurav Rathod | Director, Cello Industries, Mumbai
HGH is very distinct from other trade shows, I say this because we only get people who matter in the business. We do not get the holiday crow coming in and that is the biggest plus point. We are not retailing out here, we are not people who want to create that kind of atmosphere where we want you know consumers coming in and touching and feeling. We want the trade to come in. So this is the perfect platform for us and the walk ins are genuine.
- Vaibhav Dharandharka | Partner, Anantam, Mumbai
This year we have an entire new section for the houseware and I see it over the years this multiplying by four times. And the platform to launch the new products, this is the ideal one. Lots of retailers are coming over. Not only the retailers, the modern trade retailers, the lifestyle products, the stand alone stores, so it’s a good platform to launch the new products, to bring new lifestyle products into the country. And we have been getting good responses year by year. As I told you, HGH is one of the best organised fairs in india, we have taken part in so many shows, but nothing to beat this. And now we have come to understand that, even if we only participate in this fair and leave alone the others it is alright. And focus the energies in this fair, it yields you a good result.
- Paresh Shah | Managing Director, Ramsons/ Seven Seas, Mumbai
This is exciting, a lot of new opportunities, it is very big compared to last year. And it is growing more and more, and we got an opportunity. Across India this is the best show happening in India. Because this is the place across India all the customers, all the modern trade people they come, and we have an opportunity to show the new products display for the upcoming festivals Diwali and new year.
- Raj Jain | Managing Director, Raj Agencies, Pune
One most important thing that I have noticed is that they have separated one hall for crockery and homeware section which is a good move.
- Sanjay Jalan | Director, Linc Writing Aids (P) Ltd., Kolkata
HGH actually has one of the largest traffic in the trade area. I have seen that a lot of exposure coming to the trade and retailers. We have seen a lot of people from Mumbai and also Chennai and other places, not only mumbai but across the, I mean pan- India base. We found that it is a very good opportunity for us to participate here. Basically, this is my first time participating in this trade. I came to know of HGH from my reference like who are in this industry. And what I understood is that this event, this is one of the best platform for the new brands to participate in India itself. So that is the reason and basically it is the reference we have got and we came here.
- Tomoyoshi Kobori | Director, DOZO Services, Gurgaon
It is a good exhibition and year by year it is becoming more matured.
- Rajeev Jaggi | Director, Canon Eye, New Delhi
Buyers, retailers come in from interiors of Kerala, of Tamil Nadu, of Eastern India, northern India, so that has been very positive, yes. Well it seems like the market is actually seeming to be stronger than we had thought. Our perception before the show was that the demand has been a little lackluster. But we see that the demand is strong, especially in the tier three, tier four service sectors, we find that the lifestyle is changing, it iss improving. The consumption and the demand is strong. So, it has been a pleasant surprise.
- Sanjeev Khandelwal | Managing Director, Xstok, Mumbai
India is one country which is growing, the GDP is growing at a steady rate of 7.5%. so there is a growth in the demand and our population is also 65% of our population is below 35 years and there is a huge demand and the younger generation is giving a lot of thought and there is a lot of demand for standard home products, you know home décor products, they believe in spending lot of money on these products. So India is in fact one of the largest market for these products you know. And the way it is growing despite the international recession, I think India is the destination of the future. Absolutely, absolutely, the kind of quality products which we have got, and the kind of trends which are now shown in this exhibition today, I am sure that world over people, countries, different countries will be very happy to source home décor products from here.
- Rashmi Verma | Secretary, Textiles, Government of India
I think HGH India has come a long way, it is the fifth edition, and they have expanded quite considerably, and the kind of show, it is of a very high international level. I am very much hoping that this becomes an international show also. China is slowing down a little bit. With the space which will be created, and our own kind of a push which we are taking up, I think the two things will combine together, and we will be having a very good global presence in the international market. We already have a good global presence, but that is going to definitely increase much further.
- Dr. Kavita Gupta | Textile Commissioner, Government of India
Better than any international shows, because I have seen so many shows worldwide, in Europe & USA, but it is better than in many respects. Home Textiles, HGH, generally home textiles comes in the mind of people is furnishing, bed sheets, linen all those things. But home textiles is not limited to that, home textiles means, whatever product you use at home, that comes under home textiles, and this show reflects that.
- R. K. Dalmia | Chairman, The Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council (TEXPROCIL)
Last three years as I have been seeing has grown many a fold. And has become very very vital and important for the domestic market consumers and the retailers. Because HGH is now one platform for many a crafts, many a textile things which are being made in India, which have been focusing mostly on the exports, have not given any weightage to the domestic market. HGH has been one of the platforms where, who has been instrumental in getting all those big manufacturers together to see what the demands are and to see and show to the people that this product can be also sold in their country itself. See HGH, as I see has already made a niche in the domestic market. They have understood the requirements, they have exhibition parameters of international standards that is what we require. So, but over the years they are also in the learning mode and have adopted to requirements of the world consumers, the world buyers. And they are very selective in putting the companies who have good name and have made niche in their field to bring them on this platform. HGH can play a very vital role. As I see, as I told you over the, I have seen the fair growing year by year, so HGH doing all what is required to make a fair to the international level. No compromise with the quality, this is the mantra of HGH. They don’t compromise with the quality, they don’t compromise with the standards laid for the exhibition, and they are always in the listening mode, whatever the exhibitor wants, whatever the exhibitors require, they always try to follow it up in the subsequent fairs.
- Kuldeep Wattal | Chairman, Carpet Export Promotion Council (CEPC)
The show is very well planned, it has good variety of products, and particularly in the textile segment, and all big names of the textile sector are present here.
- Rakesh Kumar | Executive Director, Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH)
It’s a fabulous exhibition, it has got a great energy, so many different brands and fabulous content on each and every brand! Portico particularly over here, is looking very lively, colourful, beautiful prints, beautiful colours, I see some great new collections in pastels and vibrance on plain fabrics and really really nice comfortable fabrics, great textures, and I guess I want to take all of this home. You know I think this partnership is a great synergy. So I guess so why not even household. And today designers are trickling down to each and every aspect of your household. Especially bed linen, where you want quality, you want a brand, you want great prints, you want something that you can take in your trousseau, which is also something that is beautiful and you can keep it for posterity and it looks gorgeous when you use it in your home. Absolutely, I think there is a huge scope for fashion designers and my association with portico goes down almost now 4-5 years. And I am seeing the kind of recurrent requirement that’s coming from the consumer who is aspiring for a brand on the household items and I think it is great because, it is not only something that is prevalent now, but it is on the increase. Whether you take a branded value to household, whether you take it to your clothes, whether you take it to the cars, or anything as per say.
- Neeta Lulla | Fashion Designer, Mumbai
I visit this show last year also. And this year, more than last year, lot of coming visitors, also the high end visitors also coming, so our product is very you know the high end product, so good match to this show.
- Daisuke Kidokoro | Overseas Sales Manager, TOSO, Japan
India is for sure a growth. We are in a moment of international business which is shrinking, generally speaking. India is growing. India is not comparable to the rest of international market. India is very specific in the taste, is very specific in the rules and very specific also in the product taste. So I think that India cannot, will not follow, the general trend of the international market but will have its specific growth, its specific path.
- Andrea Giardina | Representative Armani & J&V, Italy
It is great for us because it is an opportunity to showcase not only our brands but also we are showing our customers’ products here. They are acting, to distribute our products into the market and it is an opportunity to showcase all their products to the whole market so we are looking forward to the rest of the show.
- David Bayliss | Business Director, Advansa Marketing, Germany
This is as I told you, this is our second year that we decided to come here to support our distributors and our contacts and we consider this fair most important because we can keep a warm contact with our customers, with our end consumers and to take also the feeling about our products and the things we need to improve and we need to change. But now we have the right people inside our stand, the right people that want to see our products, and works with our product. We are thinking of this fair as a long term investment. When we invest in a country or in a fair, we think it is not so much smart to go one year and that’s all. We know that we need to add our product and our mentality, our peer mentality to the market in india. And this is much important how we come to feel this having a direct contact with the customer. The only way to do it is to attend a fair and now for the moment, for us, the most important fair in India for our production is this fair.
- Juan Jose Becerra | CEO, Juypal, Spain
Interest in exhibiting arised three years ago, and many of our exhibitors are interested in this market. I think this market is the second biggest market in the world, Chinese is the first one, India is the second one. This exhibition is very big exhibition and a very professional. They cover the home textile, housewares, glassware, tableware, even the gifts. This housewares market is very huge market in china. Many of the manufacturers would like to develop their market in India, so that is why we chose this exhibition.
- Diana Lui | Group Director – Projects, Strong Developers, China
Sean: So far we have had a lot of inquiries. We are trying to find out if we can get any kind of distribution through this. That was our whole purpose of coming here. A lot of people have been coming to us, telling us that they are quite interested, they said that this product is very important now in this market and they have seen a lot of products out there and they are looking to find something that is a little bit different, so they have come to us because we are actually the inventors of the product.
- Sean Bobb, International Sales Manager & Sharon Lu, Assistant General Manager | Tuo Di Shen, Vietnam
I think it’s a good experience and also it is a good exposure for our brand and company. Because this year is our first time participating. Why we chose this platform is because we want to penetrate into the Indian market. I would say it is growing, and we have received and exchanged a lot of contacts at this exhibition. We are still in a process of filtering the potential retailers and our customers.
- Jeffery Ooi | Manager Export Division, EE – Lian, Malaysia
Actually we have been here last year and this year we found it very sweet in this show, they provide popcorns, fruit bars, VIP lounge. It is really sweet for the exhibitors, and we can get water everywhere. We are basically here looking for distributors and professional buyers and we want to get business done. We have been here last year actually and we have got really good effects and for this show we are looking for more export numbers for our government. Yes, we have got orders already and this is the first day of this exhibition. We have got several products here and for out art we already got some orders and for this it is fully booked. Of course we will be participating in HGH again next year.
- Xi Chen | Project Officer, CICETE, China
More Exhibitors’ Comments
HGH India 2015
Over the years this show will be one of the biggest show in India as far as home textile and carpet sector is concerned. As per carpet export promotion council is concerned, this is the first time I am coming to the show, but my participants have grown over the year. They are ready to be a part of the show in the coming years as well in a very big way.- Kuldeep Wattal | Chairman - CEPCHGH India has been improving constantly over the last three years. It is now more like international shows and is very useful for us because of its clear B2B focus. The guests who come to this show are well screened, so we know we are interacting with the right business and also make a lot of new acquaintances at HGH India.- Adarsh Todi | Managing Director - NBT Exports Pvt. Ltd.I would congratulate the organizers of HGH India who have done such a fabulous show, in terms of sheer scale. The number of visitors I can see here, is completely unexpected. We are having different kinds of conversation with different kinds of people. What HGH India has achieved as a tradeshow for the country is phenomenal.- Aditiya Gupta | Director - The Rug RepublicHGH India is a brilliant platform for anyone to showcase new collections that they are launching for the year or on six months basis. It is a brilliant idea where you can showcase new collections that are launched internationally. As we are into imports and are sourcing from various parts of the world, we get different products specialized from different areas and are easily able to showcase it to all the kind of customers across India on one platform. Exposure has grown as a brand due to HGH India. We are getting exposed to smaller cities where our sales people cannot reach. There are so many other customers who are in these little towns and we are able to expose our product range completely to them at HGH India.- Ashish Dhingra | Managing Director - ObsessionsWe have participated for the last two years. This is our second year, we are getting very good benefit from this exhibition. Especially the emotional factors involved like the fruit lounge and popcorn lounge activity is liked by all. HGH India is the most successful exhibition in the furnishing line and so many people come here to see our products.- Ashok Paun | Managing Director - Accumax Interiors (Marvel)HGH India is one platform where we get to unite with all our existing customers and new customers from all around India. We get both customers from organized mass retail and E-commerce. It becomes one good platform to interact, show everybody new products and discuss some future prospects with everybody. We have had a wonderful experience. We have been participating from last 3 years in HGH. We continue to do that again. This was a great show we had this year.- Vaibhav Jain | CEO - Deco WindowHGH India is definitely a very good event. We have participated here for the first time and we got a very good response. It was not possible for us to reach a number of places in a short period, but at HGH India we met many dealers from different parts of India.- Aziz Chhil | General Manager - RossetaThis is our First time at HGH India. Looks quite interesting. It is a great platform and we do good business here. HGH India is growing, people are happy. Many of my colleagues who are in export are also participating and displaying here. Customers here get the international product what is available in the international market. It is a win-win situation for everyone.- Brijesh Gutgutia | Managing Partner - Natures ManiaWe are doing this HGH show consecutively for last three years. We are very happy with the response we get here and have made our dealer network grow every year. The customers coming here are from across India that is an advantage for us to tap different areas. We are very happy with the way the show is going on.- Gaurav Bhatia | Marketing Manager - Kazage LifestyleThe popularity of HGH India is growing every year. We are getting new customers from furnishing and other industries from all over India. We are getting new customers and new buyers varying from North East to South India and even from North India we are getting new customers.- Neeraj Tekriwal | Director - Four WallsHGH India has got a very large turnout of dealers, who have stores or who want to branch out into different products in different cities. We have dealers from more than 60 to 70 cities of India. This was the end purpose and HGH is able to draw these people here from different centres. This is the perfect platform what we are looking for. Most of the buyers that have come are from the B and C towns. The way it is planned, the way services are provided to customers who are visiting and also exhibitors is a very fine example. It gives a very warm and comfortable feel.- Rasesh Jain | Managing Director - Symphony InternationalI get collective business of one year at HGH India because lot of buyers, traders, dealers and distributors come here. So it is really a great opportunity for manufactures, we can expect really good business as we get a lot of positive enquiries here. The way we are expanding at the show it helps us understand the need of customers and we are getting very good response from all over India. High end traders and buyers visit HGH India which helps us achieve the growth in business we expect as a Company. We are very satisfied with the show.- Sneha Rane | Director - MalharI have seen the footfalls at HGH India increase by 50%, with the GDP of our country which has gone up about 7.5 to 8% of Indian economy, I think the response has been overwhelming even for Spaces and our brands in India. The growth actually last year has been around 35%. This year we have a promising growth of around 65%. You can imagine how and at what speed the Indian market is growing and evolving. The base is small at this moment but we see a lot of promise.- Dipali Goenka | Managing Director – WelspunUnless you grow the market how can people like us grow? Manufacturing is a complete function of market size. HGH India has really grown in the market and it is a very serious fair. It is good for the industry and we have also made associations to tackle the problems.- Nimish Arora | Managing Director - Dicitex Furnishings Ltd.I also see a lot of Chinese exhibitors come in at HGH India, it helps, definitely it helps.- Rajnish Arora | Vice Chairman - Dicitex Furnishings Ltd.HGH India from where it started and where it is today, it is highly successful. People have good things to talk about. The number of visitors it attracts is also very good. All in all we thought it is for us, if we have to test the domestic market and see the response for our products then this is a good platform to try out.- Anish Doshi | Managing Director - TexTrade International Ltd.HGH India, I think it was the need of the hour. I am very impressed with what I am seeing here today. I think it was important for people to get exposed to what home fashion is and how your home can be beautified. Along with what you wear, home is also important. HGH has played that role. I think in future also they will do great. I am seeing this fair for the first time I mean in such a big scale. I hope this will grow into a really large thing. Indian public actually needs to get exposed to the fashion for their home and for their kitchen.- Vijay Agarwal | Chairman - Creative PorticoThree days of HGH India, we got an amazing response. We have been appreciated by most of the retailers. This is my second year to HGH, the crowd on my stall has been tremendous and it is amazing. The kind of people who have stepped into our stall is very good. It has definitely improved a lot from last year rather I have got a better positioning of my stall. We have also got something new for the industry, this is a very good platform to launch something new in the industry. I have seen a lot of exhibitions, I should say this is at par the international standards and the kind of comfort level visitors get here is out of the world. It’s the best.- Nitin Gupta | Executive Director - SpringfitHGH India is one platform to see our online retailers, modern retail, as well as the B2C factor, they all come under one roof. They share their experience, see the new range. This type of experience has never been present in India before, we have always had an international exposure. I think HGH is doing a great job by getting this market together and giving us manufacturers an opportunity to understand and take one to one feedback. It is a great thing and they are improving year on year. I am looking forward to a great association with HGH.- Shetesh Vij | Managing Director - Shital GroupThis is our second year in HGH and the change in the revolution we have seen in this industry, particularly in this exhibition, every year we have seen a growth of 25 to 30 percent in our business. Further also we have a huge hope to be participating in this. I should be specially thanking to HGH that they keep doing this kind of events every now and then for this industry.- Deepak Nishar | Director - SaromI am very happy to say and note that HGH India, what they have done in a very short span of time, to have created a very nice environment and a platform for people, not only to visit but to create a perspective. Which is very international in the approach, the quality of all the facilities and the positioning, these things are something you see when you go overseas with that kind of finesse. I think HGH India focused on delivering quality, brings more and more people into their fold. I am very happy that not only Sanjeev Kapoor brand but Wonderchef and FoodFood our TV channel are associated with HGH India. Hopefully this association will keep on growing from here on.- Sanjeev Kapoor | Managing Director – KhanaKhazana Pvt LtdHGH India is a fantastic platform for all that is availablein the worldto come here and showcase what they have for our Indian market. It opens up their eyes and see what all is there, what all can they know and use. There are traders whose eyes can get open, see what all is there for them to source out and sell in the market. I think you should appreciate it, really evolve this into becoming something bigger and bigger. I am just so happy that this is happening.- Amrita | Celebrity Chef - KhanaKhazana Pvt. Ltd.HGH India is the show where we can showcase all our new products. Customers understand that, if they see, they want to feel it, if they feel it, then today or tomorrow they are ready to buy the products. One of the most successful outcome of the show is that lot of buyers are coming and serious buyers are coming. The crowd is excellent, the management is really good. Day by day they are trying to improve, do it more and more professional and in a more practical way. Branding of the fair is very nice, customers are coming from all over India for this tradeshow.- Raj Jain | Managing Director - Raj AgenciesWe are quite satisfied as far as HGH show is concerned, simply for one reason, we see a lot of buyers here. HGH India has created the interest that people themselves want to come. We are not inviting so many people but people from all over the country, the serious retailers, the serious buyers, the modern retail teams of Westside, Shoppers Stop etc., they come themselves. They look forward for this show. It is good meeting platformall the serious people come. I hope the way this is picking up, more and more retailers, more and more buyers will come.- Sudhir Jain | Managing Director - Multi CreationsHGH India is a B2B platform, where we have understood what the requirements are and the price points of the market. We have seen a lot of enquiries and got lot of contact pan India fromcities like Chennai, Bangalore, Panipat, and Ludhiana. We are reasonably happy with our first experience. We are present in at least 80% of all five star hotels in India. Now we indent to foray into retail and corporate, that is why we are at HGH India to see, forge new relations and to see what the market is.- Percy Engineer | General Manager – Zwiesel Kristallglas, IndiaHGH India is an organised exhibition, we get to know our visitors not only from Mumbai, but from various parts of the country. We get dealers, distributors, the chain stores and the online partners. Everyone from the e-commerce section also came and visited us. We got a good response from HGH India.- Pragnesh Shah | General Manager (Sales & Marketing) - PrincewareHGH India is the only platform available in India for importers like us. Where we are able to interact not only with the modern trade, but also with standalone stores across the country. We don’t have any other platform available wherein we could also tap the individual retailer. Even the B & C town retailers are also being tapped and have been coming in. The visitors I have been seeing from 2012 to till date, there is a drastic change. Almost a growth of about 40 to 50 percent of the visitors walking in.- Rajeev Sanghani | Managing Director - Eternia EnterprisesThere is more awareness within the trade channel for HGH India, which is very important for us. We don’t get the undesired crowd coming in to buy or to look at us. It works out better for us in that format, because it is a very trade centric crowd that we get, let me put it that way. We are very happy about that. The trade channel partners come in here, the online partners, large format retailers, traders, dealers. It is basically our target audience or immediate target audience that comes in HGH India.- Vaibhav Dharnidharka | Partner - AnantamHGH visitors come from the cities like Ambala, Jammu etc. All the visitors are coming no doubt even from big metro cities visitor and distributors, as well as from cities like Sangle, Nagpur, Pune and all small cities of Maharashtra. Visitors come here to visit our stall and we get the benefit of these good clients. Through HGH India we get new segment for the crockery and table ware segment.- Paresh Kabani | Proprietor - Kabani Crockery CentreThe best part is that the B2B is a serious business, you don’t get crowd unnecessarily, that is very good about it.- Shiv Kapoor | Managing Director - SDH IndiaWe have been participating in various exhibitions. HGH India is the first exhibition we have participated business to business. The arrangements were very good even the pick-up and drop facilities were very good. The overall ambience of the exhibition is good, eating section is taken well care. The people, once they are happy, they enjoy, they discuss business also. Though this was our first experience it was wonderful, we got good business and we are happy about it.- Anil Datta | General Manager- SDH IndiaAs this is the fourth edition, HGH India is a very good initiative which started in 2012, and I am sure over the years we have seen how it has grown, how people have responded and in times to come, I think it will become a milestone for Indian Market both from consumers’ and producers’ point of view. If you see, India is a young society, the younger people predominate India unlike China. So, new people are more receptive to new innovation, new ideas, new products and that is why probably it is one of the stimulus to the Textile Industry. When you bring out the new product, there is a good response, the entrepreneur, the manufacturers are encouraged to do that and even otherwise because of the other factors which play a part in global competitiveness. I think the domestic demand itself, the domestic market itself is throwing a challenge to the producers that probably you may not look at others as well, and it could be done very much on the home ground. But yes, certainly we need inter country collaborations both in terms of technique, style, color, preferences, consumers and what is wanted where. I think the whole industry should be geared up to cater to the consumers.- Kiran Soni Gupta | Textile Commissioner, Government of IndiaI visited HGH for the first time last year. I was very happy with the standard of the exhibition. In general it was beyond my expectation. I visited HGH as a visitor going through some of the booths which you see here today. The whole idea at HGH India was to introduce the brand and preview the entire collection to the domestic market here. The quality of visitors, the quality of the buyers you get are the who-is-who in this industry. The quality of buyers that I have received past these few days are beyond my expectations.- Ashil Aggarwal | Director - Rossetti Group, Italy / UAEIn HGH India, a lot of people come in, mostly Indian customer. All the customers are interested in our products. I personally have seen this as a very good opportunity to expand our brand and products in Indian market.- Daisuke Kidokoro | Sales Manager - Toso, JapanWe think India is a powerful market. It is a future market that all the companies need to invest. Our goal in five years is to establish as a well-known brand in India. This is the reason we have come to HGH India, so as to establish a long term relationship with the Indians and Indian customers, distributors, retailers. Next year we are going to come again to this fair.- Juan Jose Becerra | CEO - Juypal Hogar, S.L., SpainThis is my first time at HGH India. I have avery good impression and it is worth doing this show. We got very positive feedback and gained additional sales. In India there are some styles which are still different, but yes we as producer of curtain tracks can also make new design according to the request of the customers here. This is what I really enjoy here talking with the people, knowing what their needs are, then coming again with new products especially made for Indian market.- Martin Grubener | Manager Partner - Bandex Textils, AustriaThe first year we came to HGH India to exhibit was last year. Absolutely the feedback is getting better and better. We are quite happy because we can see a lot of potential in the Indian market. We find out that we should come in here continuously more and more. Compared to last year this year the fair is better organized and the fair is bigger than last year. Customer wise it seems to be more and more.- Wichai Poositranusorn | Managing Director - DKW, ThailandWe really enjoyed the HGH India trade show and our China pavilion received many Indian buyers. Most of our exhibitors are satisfied with the exhibition and want to come in next year. Next year maybe we will bring a great group of China enterprises to the show.- Zeng Di | Project Officer, CICETE - Ministry of Commerce, ChinaWe hope and we are almost sure that this kind of exhibition will not only make business relationships between exhibitors and buyers, it will be very helpful also to make a business partnership between two huge markets like India & China.- Zaur Mammadov | Project Assistant - Strong Developer Trading Co. Ltd
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