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International Presence to mark 27th edition of Index



UBM Index fairs, organisers of the flagship show INDEX FAIRS, are hosting the 27th edition of India`s leading international interiors, architecture and design events from 15th-18th October at MMRDA Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. The show will have presence from over 300 companies promoting over 500 brands.

 Index, this year is proud to include country pavilions from Turkey, United Kingdom, Spain and China along with other international participation from Australia, Malaysia, Nepal, Japan amongst others.

 The four day trade fair will connect buyers and traders dealing with furniture and fittings, OEM white goods, accessories, lighting products with architects, interior designers, builders, project managers, consultants, procurement heads across the hospitality, corporate and government sectors, kitchen and bath equipment. The show will be marked by knowledge forums, innovation corners and product launch zones. The event is supported by Institute of Indian Interior Designers (IIID), All India Hardware Association, Hospitality Purchasing Managers Forum (HPMF), Taiwan Furniture Manufacturers Association (TFMA), Furniture Association from Turkey (MARMOB), Istanbul Exporters Association (IEA) and British Contract Furnishing Association (BCFA).

 The show will also include a seminar by IIID, “Imagine Natcon”, the launch of a Kitchen Catalogue by Chef Ranveer Brar, an Art Enclave, Design Boulevard and Kudos Gallery showcasing works from eminent artists, designers and architects respectively.

 The B2B trade show will witness the presence of celebrities like Zarine Khan a well known architect and interior designer, along with other eminent industry dignitaries like Brinda Miller, Ar. Karan Grover, Pratap Jadhav, President, IIID, Mohan Deshpande, Chairman, Hospitality Purchasing Managers Forum and other designers and dignitaries from the industry. Renowned companies such as Living Spaces, Woodbox, Seatingworld, Hettich, Ebco, Labacha, Collins, Jyoti Architectural, Crompton, Asian Paints, Makwana, Kaff, Acrysil, HSIL, Spacewood, Vandana Traders, Futuristic Concepts, Ventura, Bose Hardware, CNR, Evolve, Action Tesa, Tunes, Indaux, Glitorium, Oswal, Jolly Engg, Eagle Sales amongst others will display their products and offerings.

 Yogesh Mudras, Acting Managing Director, UBM India said, “Trade and capital flows have accelerated in the past two decades and the country’s per capital income has nearly trebled in this period. Given the current growth of urban India in both the corporate environment and the rising middle-class population’s per capita income, all together have created a huge demand in the luxury market especially witnessed in sub sector of interiors and in-turn furniture.  With UBM’s market penetration, Index has drawn significant attention from buyers and international sourcing delegates from across the globe and we expect the Indian industry to benefit from this increased international presence at the Expo.”

 Mr L.A Khan, Managing Director, UBM Index further elaborated, “Owing to our

26 years old flagship trade show, Index, the only kind of B2B show catering to the industry in India, we enjoy a close connect with the community of architects, interior designers and builders/developers and with key trade and buyer delegations across India. In addition, through our strategic alliances, we have a standing relationship with industry’s professional bodies. The 27th edition of this show will continue to serve as an industry platform for the trade community to harness the huge potential and in-turn contribute to the growth of this sector.”