HGH India 2016
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So this year I think you have two halls that has made a difference with clear segregation so even my team used to get confused in between, suddenly you will have textiles and you will have somewhere décor or something. It is very clear and I think it is more focussed. People think that it is more organised that is what. And I think more number of participants, more number of exhibitors, more number of visitors I think and definitely it is much better. See it is always like, we introduce last year also we got some international brands from HGH, and we are quite hopeful this year also we will get something different. Even, not only whereas brands, even some private label people we will get, I think. That is what is helping. But I think obviously it is useful to have international players and lot of international people are also here who have actually come as visitors. So you know that also should be helping you people. Showcase from brands and plus at one g you can see everything and lot of international exposure, people don’t need to go out now and they can get everything here. They can get I think better feel and they can have more interactions with the brands who are even in India also those people are not able to showcase everything otherwise you know. But, when such kind of occasions, they get all their products, so it is very useful to us I think. Definitely yes, because I have been associated for the last five years and I think in retail, since we are in retail business, so we will be definitely coming to such kind of shows.
- Vikram Chitnis | Business Head & Customer Care Associate, HomeStop , Mumbai
I think HGH is getting better and better with every passing year. This is my third or fourth year. And every time I come here I see new suppliers, new categories so it is getting interesting with each year. I think India is a very evolving market. The best part I like in this year is obviously the how the whole houseware has been separated in different hall which helps us get focussed. So this time I finished more than I finished last year in the same. Because I knew where I had to come to find who. And otherwise lot of, I think there is a china gallery which is new this time and also from the existing brands we see some good innovations.
- Shalini Tandon | Category Manager – Home Division, HomeStop, Mumbai
See we have been attending, this is my third show and we see that there is an improvement every year. And this time we have seen lot of new products, lot of new vendors, and the mix is increasing day by day. So initially it was a pure furnishing show, then day added bed and bath, this year you have lot of home products. And the way it has been organised, the way things have been done is excellent. So really, it has improved from the last year. See the way the show has been designed, is excellent, the way the rows have been created it is now coming to the international way. Because we attend a lot of international shows, where you know exactly how and where your product is. So that kind of thing we have noticed this year. And the kind of layouting that has been done, is excellent. Yes, it is much more on a bigger level, because we have seen HGH grow since the time it started, so now I think this year it is full blown.
- Suleman Hirani | Darpan Furnishings, Hyderabad
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)
After having visited this last year, to see this quantum jump this year, it is very satisfying. It is fantastic to see that we can create, not only create a world- class exhibition, world class products in the exhibition category, I am sure that what I saw, especially the way the research has is done on trends and the whole magazine, that is done, capturing that thought, so it is not only looking at the whole exhibition from a point of view a relationship of a buyer and a supplier kind of a relationship, it is a market leadership because, when you can put consumer in front, predict their behaviour and share that with your business partners, you would have this scale and size of exhibition. I am very happy. What is good is that we have literally partnered with HGH in some way to first showcase, so our baby steps have been taken together with HGH and I am happy to say that we have been able to create a distinct space in the mind of the consumer. Our growth has been fantastic and I hope that the way we are seeing again a big, sharp growth, and I am sure that we would continue to grow with HGH in coming years as well.
- Sanjeev Kapoor | Chairman & MD, S. K. Brands Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai
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
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HGH India 2015
Houseware you see two years back, almost very few brands where there. If you see today, from China to some Thai brands, to Moradabad to local, to European brand, everybody is there and that definitely helps. Exposure for team members of my team those who have not travelled for any shows in abroad, for them it is a great exposure, a great experience to see, to get lot of products under one roof. Range selection happens easier. This time wallpaper is a big hit, we will definitely be trying to get new wallpaper vendor for us, may be we will tie up with a brand or we will tie up as private label, but we will definitely get. In certain categories, we are getting more and more exposure here. I think it is definitely beneficial to us, because it has given some good exposure to lot of team members who don’t see such shows.- Vikram Chitnis | Business Head (Home division) - Home StopFour years I am coming to HGH India and every year there is a tremendous progress and change in terms of categories, products and size. New vendors, new exhibitors, new categories, new products like this time I have seen floorings, kitchen, house ware, new vendors of bedding and is well organized and much better than last year.- Hiru Thakurdas | CEO - Home & Footwear, Future GroupHGH India has made a platform in India which is of international standards. We have come to this level for bringing in together manufactures, retailers, wholesalers and traders under one roof and makes it convenient for them to purchase goods from different vendors and how to display the same. Manufacturers explain them by displaying their products in a showroom setup at this tradeshow to explain the purpose, utility of the product and to sell the same. This has become a platform where we all gather to share knowledge in a convenient environment. To bring the whole industry under one roof is a major task by itself which we are able to achieve. From our small beginning, the future looks very bright.- Jagdish Khandelwal | President - Home Textile Association of IndiaThe fair the way it is evolving to educate customers is No.1. It was earlier more of a textile show, now it has crockery and kitchen implements and so on. Lot of sellers are coming from outside countries, there are a lot of imported brands in the show. Consumers are getting a much wider spread of products to choose from, to understand much higher level of quality. Certain products were not accepted two years ago or five years ago, now they are rapidly getting accepted. There are lot of things for instance, in kitchen tools Indian ladies did not know how to use, but today they are common features. The Indian consumer is evolving and HGH India is to help them to evolve one step further.- Hans Udeshi | President B & M - Spar HypermarketsCompared to previous editions, this year the booths look completely different in terms of size, participant as well as decoration. At HGH India we met many manufacturers who we haven’t met before. Now we get to meet many new manufacturers at this show every year. All manufactures showcase new products here we get to see them and place orders as well. It’s beneficial for us to meet so many manufacturers at one place.- Dilip Gandhi | Director - Bharat FurnishingHouseware as a category in India is growing and it will still grow because this is something which is actually missing from the Indian market. I had come here two years back specially for HGH and I saw very little houseware stalls over here, this year when I come over here I see a lot of stalls. Which is actually a good thing for Indian buyers to come over here visit these stalls, so that they can get a feel of the market which is all the futuristic products, which are going to come in the market.- Ajay Talwar | AVP - B & M (Non Food) - Spar HypermarketsWhen I came here it’s been a totally different experience. The crowd, the space that it provides you with, there is something very nice. Even when you are walking you are seeing so many people and so many brands around. It’s a whole new different experience for me, usually events and brand launches don’t happen like this, but I guess this is the perfect place to launch, because this is where the market is, this is where the people come for these kind of brands, these kind of home décor.- Kriti Sanon | Brand Ambassdor - Trident GroupI started this e-commerce portal, the name is LovelyLifestyle.com. We have added a new category of home décor & home furnishing. I came here looking for vendors in home décor whether international or national vendors. This was my purpose of coming from Punjab to Bombay. I was really looking forward to it. This is my first time here, a friend of mine recommended to me about this exhibition. So I came here and I have met at least 50 different companies in different product categories. This all helps me in knowing the product companies on my site. The execution has been fantastic. I have been to many tradeshows, but this has definitely been very nicely executed. Especially the fruit stall, one of the most innovative concept that I have come across.- Vaibhav Mittal | Founder & Chief Operating Officer - www.LovelyLifestyle.comAs 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 India
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