Upcoming Trade Fairs in 2018

AMTEX India 2018

6th to 9th July at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

This is the leading machine tool exhibition in North India, which brings together industrialists and knowledge leaders from the machine tools and engineering sector from across the globe under a single roof, to display the solution of the technological innovation of the sector.

Web site: http://www.amtex-expo.com/index.php#top


India International Garment Fair 2018

16th to 18th July at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

is one of the largest and most popular platform in Asia where overseas garment buyers can source and forge the business relationship with India’s unique Apparel and Fashion Accessories domain.

Web site: http://www.indiaapparelfair.com/


PackPlus 2018

25th to 28th July at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

The participants will have the opportunity to share the platform with representatives and professionals from package development, production and procurement industries and to generate sales leads. The attendees will have the opportunity to establish business relationship with potential clients. Products such as counting, weighing, forming, filling, closing, bottling, sealing machines, jugs, cups, drums and containers will be displayed in this show. Networking opportunities, conference, meeting with clients and product display will some of the highlights of this show. The show is expected to attract more than 200 exhibitors and 7000 visitors.

Web site: http://www.packplus.in/


Everything About Water Expo 2018

23th to 25th August at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

EverythingAboutWater Expo is one of the most distinctive and comprehensive annual event of India in Water and Wastewater Management sector, showcasing latest technologies of worldwide. This expo will offer unparalleled business opportunities to both national as well as international players from the water industry to learn and explore the future trend of the Indian water market.

Web site: http://www.eawater.com/expo/


IMEX India 2018

29th to 31st August at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

IMEX’18 is being designed to facilitate effective interaction among several fraternities of the machine tool, automation, cutting tool and user industries. The show will provide a unique gateway to international and domestic manufacturers / suppliers of machine tools & automation products / services, creating a unique platform to leverage the rapidly growing Indian market.

Web site: http://imexonline.com/Home


Kids India 2018

4th to 6th September at Bombay Exhibition centre, Mumbai.

Kids India is India’s largest B2B fair for toys, children’s products and sports goods. The fair offers participating companies opportunities for doing business and networking at a single platform. The Indian toy industry is one of the fastest growing in the world and presents a huge potential.

Web site: http://www.kidsindia.co.in/home


Annapoorna World of Food India 2018

27th to 29th September at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai.

The event is an extraordinary B2B platform for the Indian food & beverage market. Annapoorna World of Food India , over the years has successfully benchmarked itself as “the most important international sourcing trade fair for food and beverage trade, catering and retail market” in India and its neighbouring countries.

Web site: http://www.worldoffoodindia.com/


Asia Elevator Escalator Expo 2018

28th to 30th September at India Expo Centre, Noida.

Asia Elevator Escalator Expo 2018 is an internationally renowned exhibition and conference focusing on Elevator, Escalator and all Allied Industries. It is the largest exhaustive business platform serving the Elevator industry and within short span of time, this leading business event has become an ideal platform for showcasing the entire spectrum of products and services relating to the Elevator Industry.

Web site: http://www.elevatorexpo.co.in/


India Chem 2018

4th to 6th October at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai.

This The largest event of Chemicals and Petrochemical Industry in India. The 10th edition of the fair will have on display a wide range of products and services concerning the chemicals, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, technologies, process plant machinery and control & automation systems. India’s vibrant chemical and petrochemical industry plays a significant role in the economic development of our country.

Web site: http://www.indiachem.in/


Drink Technology 2018

24th to 26th October at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai.

drink technology India is the most important event for the beverage and liquid food industry, food industry and for packaging production and printing in India.

Web site: https://www.drinktechnology-india.com/index.html


Auto Expo 2018 online ticket booking starts

download (4).jpgSource: Financial Express, Dec 13, 2017

Online ticketing for Auto Expo 2018 has begun exclusively at Bookmyshow. Asia’s largest motoring show will be open for the public from 9th to 14th February 2018. The biennial event is hosted by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) in association with Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The tickets for Auto Expo 2018 have been priced between Rs 350 and Rs 750. If you wish to visit the show during business hours from 10 AM to 1 PM on weekdays, you will have to pay Rs 750. On the other hand, the Rs 350 ticket can be used during public hours between 1 PM and 6 PM. Weekends will not have any business hours and the price of the ticket for these days is Rs 475 that will be valid from 10 AM to 7 PM.

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Karnataka trade fair on millets

Source: The Hindu Business Line, Nov 06, 2017

Bengaluru: The Karnataka government is organising an international trade fair on organics and millets here from January 19 to 21 to provide a platform for farmers, buyers, sellers and exporters of organic produce and millets.

It will also provide an opportunity for farm equipment manufacturers to showcase their products and expertise, a release said. Karnataka Agriculture Minister Krishna Byre Gowda today unveiled the new website and logo of international trade fair, scheduled to be held at Palace Grounds here.

GST Council to meet on Oct 6, may dole out sops to exporters

Source: Times of India, Sept 20, 2017

NEW DELHI: The 22nd meeting of the GST Council, chaired by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, will be held on October 6 to deliberate on GSTN glitches and ironing out issues faced by exporters, a ministry official has said.

The meeting was scheduled to be held on October 24 but was preponed in view of the engagements following Diwali festival.

The next meeting of the Council will be held through video conferencing on October 6, the official said.

This will be the second time that the Council meeting would be held through video conferencing. The last such meeting was held on July 17 — the first meeting after the roll out of Goods and Services Tax (GST) from July 1.

21st GST Council meet in Hyderabad on Sept 9

Source: The Hindu Business Line, Aug 23, 2017

Hyderabad: The next GST Council meeting will be held here on September 9, a senior official in Telangana government said today. This will be the third meeting of the council since the launch of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on July 1 and the 21st since it was set up in September last year.

“The meeting will be held in Hyderabad. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will be heading the meeting. The agenda will be fixed soon,” the official told PTI. “Our (Telangana) government is going to raise the issue of tax concession for government projects, besides other subjects such as concession for Beedi industry and granite,” he said.

The council, chaired by Jaitley and having state finance ministers as members, has over the past 10 months ironed out various contentious issues and decided on a four-tier tax structure of 5, 12, 18 and 28 per cent.

Meanwhile, out of 2.16 lakh VAT registrations in the state, as many as 1.96 lakh vendors have enrolled under the GST and the migration was smooth, the official said. “The remaining are basically those who have the turnover below Rs 20 lakh,” the official said, adding that the deadline for filing returns for the month of July has been extended up to August 25.

Under certain circumstances, the traders will be allowed to file their returns till September 5.


ADB proposes $10-bn loan for India over next 5 years

download.pngSource: Business Standard, June 30, 2017

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has proposed additional loan support to India of $10 billion, over the next five years.

In the country on a three-day trip, ADB President Takehiko Nakao on Thursday told the media that the ADB was looking to increase its footprint in India. Half the loan amount would be for the development of the East Coast Economic Corridor.

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RCEP pact: 700 officials from 16 nations to meet in Hyderabad

Source: The Economic Times, June 28, 2017

NEW DELHI: About 700 officials from 16 countries including India, China and Australia would gather in Hyderabad next month to negotiate the proposed mega trade deal – RCEP.

This would be the 19th round of negotiations for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement. The last meeting was held in the Philippines in May.

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