2 million visitors expected during India International Trade FairNew Delhi: Around 2 million visitors are expected to throng the 34th India International Trade Fair (IITF) which was declared open by President Pranab Mukherjee here today.Over 6,500 companies and 25 foreign countries are taking
New Delhi: Around 2 million visitors are expected to throng the 34th India International Trade Fair (IITF) which was declared open by President Pranab Mukherjee here today.
Over 6,500 companies and 25 foreign countries are taking part in the IITF 2014, and has attracted participation from 25 foreign countries.
Apart from showcasing a wide range of merchandise and services, the fair is committed to the new mantra Make in India for further extending India's global appeal for investment in diverse sectors, says an ITPO release.
The fair is focusing on social issues, including the cleanliness drive launched by Prime Minister under Swachh Bharat Mission.
The first five days of the fair from November 14-18 are restricted to business visitors only. The fair will be open for general public from November 19-27, with free entry for senior citizens and physically challenged persons.
It will remain open from 9.30 to 7.30 pm and tickets will not be sold in advance, the organisers said. Entry will close at 5.00 pm every day.
The theme of the fair this year is ‘Women Entrepreneurs' aimed at helping organisations integrate women welfare programmes in different parts of the country.
While South Africa is the Partner Country of the IITF 2014, Thailand is the Focus Country and Delhi the Focus state at the fair.
Apart from India, the 25 countries participating in this year's IITF are: China, Germany, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Cuba, Egypt, Hong Kong, Iran, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Thailand, Tibet, Turkey, UAE and Vietnam.