Union Textiles Minister and Rajasthan Chief Minister to inaugurate VASTRA 2017 tomorrow

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New Delhi: The 6th Edition of the 4-day international textile and apparel fair, ‘VASTRA‘ will be organized in Jaipur during September 21 – 24, 2017 at Jaipur Exhibition and Convention Centre (JECC), Sitapura. The fair will be inaugurated by the Union Minister for Textiles and Information & Broadcasting, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani and Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Smt. Vasundhara Raje, on September 21, 2017. Rajasthan Industries Minister, Shri Rajpal Singh Shekhawat will be the Guest of Honour. The expo is an all-encompassing trade fair and conference on Textiles and Apparel which will present a fusion of the finest and the latest in textile products – from fiber to fashion, services and technology. This was informed by the Managing Director of Rajasthan State Industrial Development and Investment Corporation Ltd. (RIICO), Ms. Mugdha Sinha today.

The mega textile fair is jointly organized by RIICO and FICCI. ‘VASTRA’ has created a niche for itself in textile and apparel industry since its inception in 2012. The event is also supported by the Government of Rajasthan.

Ms. Sinha added that over 250 exhibitors from 13 states will showcase their products over an exhibition space of 3,600 sq. m at JECC. Furthermore, around 300 overseas buyers from more than 50 countries and 200 representatives from around 100 Indian buying houses/agents are slated to attend the event. Karnataka is participating as partner state and Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Uttrakhand and West Bengal are participating as supporting states in the event.

The first three days of the event will be devoted exclusively to B2B and the last day will be open for B2C sales. The general public are invited to visit the fair on September 24, to shop for their favourite products.

Ms. Sinha also informed that this year VASTRA will have few new features like: Roundtable Conference on “Making Rajasthan a Garment Hub”; Jaipur Designers Festival and Sari Workshop. As earlier, the exposition will have Business Fashion Shows, Design Display Wall for budding designers and Rajasthan Pavilion which will showcase arts and crafts of Rajasthan.

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