The 3rd edition of Garment Show of India(GSI),the three day event designed to provide a mega platform for domestic garment industry was recently held at Pragati Maidan, Hall No.7. The exhibition brought products from over 100 companies varying in different genre, age group and price range to cater the variety of domestic customers fashion needs.
Visitors in baffling amounts of thousands attended the show and this was all a result of good marketing done by the GSI team. GSI, a b2b exhibition that connects the apparel retail industry of India was established with the vision to make the most preferred sourcing location for anyone and everyone who is connected to garment industry of India. Sourcing teams of leading retail chains like Reliance Trends, Pothy‘s , Chennai Silk, RMKV, Shoppers Stop, Westside, Walmart, Lifestyle, Landmark Group, Unik Bazar, Bazar India, V Mart, V2 Retail, Amazon, Jabong, Flipkart, Myntra, , City Kart, Incense, Bindal Group, Aditya Birla Group (Pantaloons), Flipkart and many more made their presence at the exhibition.
The show was inaugurated by dignitaries including HKL Magu, Chairman, AEPC , Lalit Agarwal, MD, V Mart, Ramchandra Agarwal, MD, V2 REtail, R.D Bindal from Bindal’s, P Udaykumar, Director Planning and Management from NSIC, Sudhanshu Agarwal from City Kart and many more. The inauguration ceremony was a power packed event as most of the distinguished guests shared their interesting journey and vision that helped them in attaining success.
HKL Magu, Chairman, AEPC, enthusiastically encouraged the digitization of all activities in the industry. Magu shared his inspiring story when he began his journey in 1976 with mere Rs 10,000 and surpassed many challenges and struggles to become the leading exporter from India who has now over ten garment units and is serving as the Chairman of Apparel Exports Promotions Council (AEPC). While sharing his views about the exhibition Magu said, The exhibition is a wonderful platform and opportunity for anyone who wants to expand the apparel retail business in India.
All the dignitaries encouraged the small and medium businesses to get the aid of Indian Government with the enterprises like NSIC and MSME and expand their business on a large scale. Stating the fact that garment industry can be established in any cluster or the most remote part of the country as this is the only sector, which can give employment to a large number of people and employ any new learner with just few days of training most of the guests viewed Garment Show of India as a perfect medium to be able to achieve all such targets and aid in expansion of apparel retail industry in India. The show saw presence of exhibitors from not only Delhi but also places like Bangalore, Kanpur, Indore, Jaipur which in turn, set a different tone of fashion and trend than the brands based in Delhi, helping more than 10000 visitors including buyers, sellers, retailers, individuals across the India to understand the latest fashion and trend preferences of Indian market.
Exhibitors showcased latest fashion in ladies tops, trousers, leggings, denims, men‘s shirt, blazers, suits, trousers, t-shirts, kids wear, sportswear, sherwanis, party and occasion wear. The exhibitors showed their best inputs and were satisfied with the show and showed interest to participate in the future GSI also. P. Udaykumar while commenting on the exhibition said, “This exhibition is a treasure full of solutions and with expansion through social media trade fairs have become mandatory for further penetration deeply in not just Tier I and Tier II cities but also in Tier III and Tier IV cities.” He also assured that for the future events NSIC will explore if there is some opportunity to collaborate and bring in more participants to the exhibition. The show was seen as an important platform for the booming apparel retail industry of India which desperately needs new avenues of growth like GARMENT SHOW OF INDIA
(HKL Magu, Chairman, Apparel Export Promotion Council)
I would like to congratulate the organisers of this show Deepti and Gagan Marwah. I am very proud of their work. India is a very good market for domestic retail and there is always a need for such platform wherein companies can come and showcase their innovation to potential buyers. I visited the exhibition last year too and it was very good platform for all buyers, exhibitors, visitors to come and develop connections through this exhibition. It is always better to educate the local manufacturers through events like these and we have always been proud supporters of GSI and will always be. My best wishes to the organisers.
(P Udayakumar, Director Planning & Marketing, NSIC)
In today‘s context, display and promotion of products and services have become mandatory. If you really want to expand and grow in apparel sector which is growing at a very fast pace one needs to have the right blend of innovation, quality and price. Along with that we see huge growth opportunities in Tier III and Tier IV cities and especially rural areas so trade fairs like GSI are really important and we support this exhibition and will always be. We are very sincere towards offering support to MSME‘s through deserving organisations like GSI. We have been doing this for the last fifteen to twenty years, but now we are little more focused in terms of choosing the right kind of organisations in the textile, engineering or manufacturing sector and supporting them to expand and grow. I firmly believe that GSI can give big boost to apparel retail business in creating a lot of employment opportunities if teamed up together.