Upcoming Trade Fairs in India 2022

23.11.2022          Wire & Cable India 2022, Mumbai, Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC)

16.12.2022          GlobeTech Engineering Expo 2022, Aurangabad, Ayodhya Nagari Ground

17.12.2022          ENGIEXPO Ahmedabad 2022, Ahmedabad, GMDC Ground

Upcoming Trade Fairs in India 2021

Intersolar India 2021

14th to 16th December at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai

Intersolar is the world’s leading exhibition & conference series for the solar industry. As part of this event series, Intersolar India in Mumbai is India’s most pioneering exhibition and conference for India’s solar industry. It takes place annually and has a focus on the areas of photovoltaics, PV production and solar thermal technologies. Since 2019, Intersolar India is held under the umbrella of The smarter E India – India’s innovation hub for the new energy world.

Web site: https://www.thesmartere.in/en/intersolar-india

India to organize world’s largest virtual fair for textiles

Source: ETRetail.com, Sept 17, 2020

New Delhi: India is organizing the world’s largest virtual fair for textiles with around 5,000 sellers and 30,000 buyers across the globe. Textiles secretary Ravi Capoor on Wednesday said the government is planning a Textile India Fair and looking for an Indian platform for the same.

“India is planning a Textile India Fair. We are organizing the largest virtual fair in the globe with 4,000-5,000 sellers and 25,000-30,000 buyers across the globe,” Capoor said at GLOBIZ- Global Textile & Home Furnishing Expo event organised by Ficci, adding that the government is looking for an Indian platform for the fair.

He said while India has competition in apparel, home furnishings and textiles sector has the potential to double exports in two years and asked industry to plan a huge outreach programme to expand the country’s exports to new markets such as Japan, CIS and Latin America. “80% of our exports go to 5-6 markets and we are focused on a few markets which is good but we need to expand to newer markets… We can move to new areas when the chips are down for major suppliers,” he said.

Capoor said orders are coming in for Indian textiles sector and it is about how industry meets the supplies and adheres to delivery schedules.

In the April-August period, India’s exports of cotton yarn, fabrics, made-ups, handloom products, man-made yarn, fabrics and made-ups, readymade garments, jute products, handicrafts and carpets were $8.7 billion.

Upcoming Trade Fairs in 2020


29th to 31st October at Bombay Exhibition Center, Mumbai.

Cosmoprof India represents the fourth destination of the Cosmoprof network, a 360° worldwide platform for the international beauty community, with shows in Bologna, Las Vegas, Hong Kong and Bangkok which all together involve over 500,000 professionals and 10,000 exhibitors from all over the world. Geo-adapted from the global Cosmoprof brand, Cosmoprof India has its own unique scale and entity.

Web site: https://cosmoprofindia.com/

70 models to be unveiled as tech takes centre stage at Auto Expo 2020

Source: Business Standard, Feb 04, 2019

New Delhi: Automakers are set to take the wraps off 70 models at the Auto Expo 2020, a biennial congregation of some of the largest brands in the world, which opens for the public on Friday.

The six-day event, one of the most prominent on the global motor show calendar, is taking place against the backdrop of the decade’s worst and most prolonged slowdown.

Owing to the poor market condition and tepid sentiments, the size of the show has shrunk compared to the last edition, which took place in 2018. A majority of the two-wheeler makers, and several car and commercial vehicle makers have opted out of this year’s show, which opens for the media on Wednesday.

The show will see participation of 112 brands, as opposed to 119 in the last edition, while 70 models will be unveiled this year. The 2018 edition, hosted by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers, the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association and the Confederation of Indian Industry, saw 80 unveilings.

The absence of some brands this year is being compensated by a raft of new entrants. More than 30 products and concepts will be showcased by first-time participants, which include carmakers such as Kia Motors India, MG Motor India, Great Wall Motors, Olectra Greentech, FAW Haima among others.

The big shift this year, says Avik Chattopadhyay, founder Expereal, “is a display of technology and not just products”, with the broader theme being mobility solutions.

Riding on the disruption that has been sweeping the auto industry globally, the theme at the pavilions of various passenger vehicle makers, including Tata Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra, Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai Motor India, is mobility.

Also, for the first time, the list of participants includes a telecom brand. Reliance’s Jio will be showcasing its connected mobility solution at the show.

Seeking to tap into the growing influence of social media in automobile buying decision the Auto Expo has tied up with Facebook.

This would enable mobile users to keep track of auto launches and technologies through short videos and live shows on AutoExpo2020’s Facebook and Instagram handles. Leading creators and influencers from the auto industry will create and share the content. “The idea behind engaging with Facebook is to create unique content about the industry and amplify it to the global level,” said Expereal’s Chattopadhyay, whose firm has been working with the Auto Expo organisers.

Al-Kharafi to invest Rs 49,000 cr to set up petroleum refinery in TN

Source: Business Standard, Jan 23, 2019

Chennai: Kuwait-based Al-Kharafi is likely to invest around Rs 49,000 crore to set up a petroleum refinery and petrochemical products facility at Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu. The investment is one of the several pouring into the state.

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami said that Al-Kharafi is expected to set up a petroleum refinery in compliance with BS-VI emission norms adhering to the environmental standard to manufacture petrochemical products.

“This will bring in economic growth in the southern part of the state similar to that which took place in Jurong Island in Singapore and Dahej and Jamnagar in Gujarat,” the chief minister said after laying the foundation stone for DLF Down Town Chennai. “I assure the captains of industries present here that we will continue to fully support all your investments in Tamil Nadu.”

The state has seen 59 projects begin commercial operations in a year after the second Global Investors Meet held in Chennai last January, while another 213 are in various stages of development. Besides, the electric vehicle manufacturer BYD and major mobile phone designing and manufacturing firm Wintech have also started taking steps to set up their manufacturing facilities in Tamil Nadu, he added.

After the global meet, the state has signed 63 agreements to attract investments around Rs 19,000 crore. After setting up a high-level committee headed by the chief minister, 36 industrial projects worth Rs 14,728 crore have been awarded various approvals to start operations. This will create 22,763 employments.

Foreign Direct Investment into the state has seen an increase of around Rs 47,000 crore in the last three years, pegging it at around Rs 1,80,000 crore now, he added. The state has been constantly attracting new investments across sectors including Information Technology. The recent investments by TCS and Infosys alone, are expected to create 31,000 direct IT sector jobs in the State, he said.

PE, VC investments in India grew 28% to $48 billion in 2019, says EY data

Source: Business Standard, Jan 23, 2019

Chennai: Private equity and venture capital investments in 2019 were at an all-time high in terms of both value and volume. In terms of value, at $48 billion, PE/VC investments grew 28 per cent compared to $37.4 billion recorded in 2018.

According to EY data, the growth was mainly on account of significant investments in the infrastructure sector which alone accounted for 30 per cent of all investments in 2019 by value compared to 12 per cent in 2018.

The data included deals that were announced but are awaiting closure like ADIA, PSP and NIIF’s investment in GVK and others.

In terms of volume, 2019 recorded 1,037 deals, 35 per cent increase over from a year-ago period (769 deals in 2018), 60 per cent of which were in the start-up space. In terms of number of deals, start-ups recorded a 61 per cent increase in deal activity in 2019 compared to last year (378 deals in 2018).

While pure play PE/VC investments recorded a decline of three per cent, there was a significant increase in investments in the infrastructure and real estate asset classes which recorded an increase of 225 per cent and 33 per cent, respectively, on a y-o-y basis.

The year 2019 recorded the highest ever value of PE/VC investments in the infrastructure ($14.5 billion against $4.5 billion in 2018) and real estate ($6.1 billion against $4.6 billion in 2018) sectors.

For the first time, buyouts emerged as the primary PE/VC deal type, overtaking growth capital deals and accounting for 34 per cent of all PE/VC investments by value in 2019.

Buyouts recorded the largest increase of 56 per cent in terms of value ($16.2 billion in 2019 against $10.4 billion in 2018).

In the past two years, buyouts clocked $26.7 billion in deal value, which is more than the value of buyouts in the previous 12 years combined. Also, number of buyouts in 2019 (58 deals) are the highest ever. Once again, this has been driven by significant increase in the value (180 per cent increase y-o-y) and number (123 per cent increase y-o-y) of buyouts in the infrastructure and real estate sectors. Buyouts in the traditional PE/VC space, however, recorded declines in both value (26 per cent decline y-o-y) and volume (19 per cent decline y-o-y) in 2019.

Growth capital investments, at $14.5 billion, recorded modest increase of 9 per cent in 2019 against $14.2 billion in 2018. This too was primarily on account of increase in growth investments in infrastructure and real estate sectors which rose by 136 per cent ($7.3 billion in 2019 against US$3.1 billion in 2018) in terms of value and 97 per cent in terms of volume (59 deals in 2019 against 30 deals in 2018) respectively. Pure play PE/VC growth capital investments recorded a decline of 26 per cent in terms of value and 13 per cent in terms of volume.

Start-up investments in 2019 were the highest ever in terms of value and volume. 2019 recorded start-up investments worth US$7.9 billion, 22 per cent higher compared to US$6.5 billion in 2018. Softbank’s investment of US$810 million in OYO was the largest start-up investment in 2019.

There were 111 large deals (value greater than $100 million) in 2019, aggregating to $35.2 billion and accounting for 73 per cent of total PE/VC investments made in 2019 compared to 81 large deals aggregating $27.9 billion in 2018. The value and volume of large deals have been progressively increasing over the past four to five years.

India plans fourth Summit with Africa in September

Source: The Economic Times, Jan 23, 2019

NEW DELHI: India & Tunisia, on Wednesday, signed a memorandum of understanding on the creation of a Tunisian-Indian centre for innovation in information and communication technologies in the North African country. The two sides also discussed fourth edition of India-Africa Summit, scheduled for September 2020 in India. The third edition of the Summit was held here in 2015.

The memorandum was signed after a meeting between acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Sabri Bachtobji and Indian Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar.

The meeting discussed “the different aspects of bilateral and multilateral cooperation as well as several issues of regional and international issues of common interest.

Both ministers highlighted the need to continue consultations to ensure the success of the next India-Africa Summit, scheduled for September 2020.

They commended “the development of the Tunisian-Indian relations which have been strengthened through exchanging visits by senior officials and organising regular sessions of the Joint Commission,” said an official statement.

Emphasis was placed on the need to prepare for the 13th session of the Tunisian-Indian Joint Commission and bolster cooperation in the fields of information and communication technology, scientific research and agriculture.

Receiving Minister of External Affairs of India at Carthage Palace on Wednesday, Kais Saied expressed Tunisia’s readiness, as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, to strengthen dialogue with India on all issues relating to peace and security in the world.

The Tunisian Head of State noted on this occasion that the principles of democracy, freedom and justice shared by the two countries enable them to play an effective role on the international scene to defend just causes, first and foremost the Palestinian cause and the right of the brotherly Palestinian people to establish a State in accordance with the resolutions of international legality.

Kais Saied also recalled the historic relations binding the two countries, commending the constant development of cooperation relations, stressing the importance of the forthcoming session of the Joint Commission, a statement of the Presidency of the Republic reads.

In this connection, he stressed the importance of the establishment of several Indian companies in Tunisia, expressing Tunisia’s willingness to take greater advantage of the immense potential of the Indian economy in order to promote bilateral cooperation in all areas, particularly information and communication technology, scientific research and agriculture.

For his part, the Indian Minister of External Affairs praised the democratic experience in Tunisia, expressing his country’s readiness to further diversify the areas of cooperation between the two countries and to take advantage of the opportunities offered in terms of investment and partnership. He also voiced his country’s will to draw up a roadmap setting out the priorities for bilateral cooperation.

On another level, the Indian Minister of External Affairs asserted India’s position of principle for defending the Palestinian cause and the rights of the Palestinian people.

Auto Expo 2020 will be launch pad for revival: SIAM

Source: The Hindu Business Line, Dec 20, 2019

New Delhi: The Auto Expo in February is expected to bring some cheer to the slowdown-hit auto industry as the event will be a ‘launching pad’ not only for newcomers but also for revival of the sector, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) said on Friday.

However, some of the top notch companies including Honda, Toyota, Ford, BMW, Audi, Lexus, Volvo and Jaguar Land Rover along with two-wheeler majors Hero MotoCorp, Bajaj Auto and TVS Motor Co will not be participating in the biennial motor show. Over 60 new launches and unveiling of vehicles are expected during the seven-day event (February 5-12).

China’s Great Wall Motor Company and First Automotive Works (FAW) will make their debut along with MG Motors India on the theme ‘Explore the World of Mobility’. The theme resonates the message of technology, capability and vision of mobility for tomorrow — safer, cleaner, connected, bespoke and shared, SIAM said.

“The auto industry is putting its best foot forward to match the aspirations of the nation and this edition of the Auto Expo 2020 will bring to fore the futuristic trends and practicality towards encompassing a multitude of facets of mobility, especially the underlying focus on electric mobility, technology infusion and safety,” Rajan Wadhera, President, SIAM, said.

The auto show will not just be a futuristic perspective of the evolutionary paradigm in the Indian auto industry but would also manifest the automotive industry’s preparedness to adopt to the BS-VI norms, he added.The Expo will see 6 “special” days, with each day ‘exploring’ a specific aspect of the world of mobility – Enterprise Day, Goodwill Day, Family Day, Women Power Day, Green Day and Driving Experience Day, the industry body added.

World Food India meet on Nov 1-4

Source: The Hindu Business Line, Jun 17, 2019

New Delhi: The World Food India event will be held during November 1-4 in the national capital as part of the government’s effort to boost investment into this growing sector, Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said Monday.

This will be the second edition of World Food India, with first one held in 2017 that saw the participation of 61 countries and signing of MoUs worth $14 billion.

The World Food India 2019 will be held from November 1-4, 2019 in New Delhi and will position India as food processing destination of the World, Badal said in an official statement.

The grand event will be the biggest gathering of all global and domestic stakeholders in this sector, she said.