Vizag: Vibrant Ceramics Expo & Summit 2017 held its press meets in Vizag on 20th September, 2017. The primary reason to visit Vizag was to increase the awareness among the Ceramic Industry and also to prove the fact that they stand second after China when it comes to Ceramic Industry. Also, another noteworthy observation was made during the meet that if Indian Ceramics Industry starts importing Ceramics from Morbi, Gujarat, India can overtake all other nations who top the list in this industry like China. This is possible because of the presence of so many ports in and near Vishakhapatnam which will lead to very healthy trade relations with a number of eastern countries.
Vibrant Ceramics Expo and Summit (VCES), 2017 is being held from 16 to 19 November 2017 at Exhibition Center, near the town hall, Gandhinagar Gujarat (An initiative by Prime Minister, India – Mr. Narendra Modi). The event is spread across 50,000 square meter area with more than 250 exhibitors, 400+ brands, and ceramics in several sizes and designs under one roof. This will be a great deal for the buyers as the products are cheaper than China and have more stylish options than Italy.
Shri Nilesh Jetpariya – President, Vibrant Ceramics Expo & Summit-2017, Shri. G V S S Narayana – Chairman, CREDAI Visakhapatnam Chapter, Shri. Sastry S L N – President, The Indian Institute of Architects, Visakhapatnam Chapter and Shri. Ravindra Rao – President, Visakha Tiles & Sanitary ware Merchants Associations was presented at the event.
Shri Nilesh Jetpariya – President, Vibrant Ceramics Expo & Summit-2017 said “India is the second largest tiles market in the world. While the global tiles production grew at an annualized rate of 6.3% for the period 2006-2013, tiles production in India grew almost double at 12.0% during the same period. Ceramic tiles that accounts for close to 60% of the total tiles demand in India is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.7% for the period 2014-2019.”
He added “Ceramics industry, in line with the key agenda of the Government of India of Make in India, Skill India, and Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan amongst others. It is our constant Endeavour to keep innovating and contribute to the country’s economic growth and create further employment across states. At present, we are contributing to close to $ 4 billion in revenues and employ more than 10 lakhs skilled and unskilled personnel. We believe that Port connectivity with eastern countries make Visakhapatnam important part for ceramic growth in India.”
Shri Sandip Patel – CEO, Vibrant Ceramics Expo & Summit-2017 said “Technology transfer, investment, joint ventures, B2B as well as B2G networking opportunities will be key highlights at the conference, while the exhibition will showcase the latest technology, ceramic tiles, sanitary-ware, and bath-fittings. Vibrant Ceramics is the initiative that aims towards unifying and synergizing the key players in the ceramics industry. We shall bring forward all sorts and types of business resources to a common destination to enable flawless interaction, channeling and networking.”
The first edition of Vibrant Ceramics held last year witnessed more than 610 foreign delegates from more than 22 countries which is going to be far surpassed this year with participation of over 2500 overseas buyers from 65+ countries. The event witnessed an overall footfall of over one lakh visitors over four days. By the end of the event, the sector saw business worth Rs. 500 crores and an order pipeline of about Rs. 1300 cr.s
The road-shows for Vibrant Ceramic 2017 conducted in nearly 65 countries globally, which the organizers would be visiting personally along-with the 100 smart cities of India.
Delegates from Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Canada, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Latvia, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Nepal, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Serbia and much more.