Inaugurated by Shri Aslam Shaikh, Hon'ble Minister of Textile, Fisheries and Port Development, Government of Maharashtra, Paperworld India, Corporate Gifts Show and Interior Lifestyle India presented by Ambiente India 2022 concluded on 14 May 2022 with excellent results. The trade fairs registered an outstanding footfall of 14,615 visitors from 230 cities across 27 Indian states and 38 countries and regions, the highest-ever for the show, thanks to its sustainable, innovative and trendy product showcases.
Pleased with the results, Mr Raj Manek, Executive Director and Board Member, Messe Frankfurt Asia Holdings, stated: “I am greatly delighted by the exceptional response that the trade-fair trio have generated this year. The scale of business interactions that transpired over the three show days was immense and benefited more than 400 brands who had participated in this edition.”
“Being the first post-pandemic edition, it was a much-needed platform for many exhibitors and visitors who were seeking a new beginning as well as those who are looking ahead to newer growth prospects. We aim to carry this momentum forward next year when the trade fair trio will open their doors again,” joint organiser, Mr Umesh Modi, Director, Netlink Solutions (India) Ltd, also added.
The co-located exhibitions displayed “what’s new” in gifting, stationery, homeware, kitchenware and home décor sectors:
Covering the world of school, office and hobby stationery, Paperworld India 2022 hosted world-class stationery brands including – Reynolds, Luxor, Linc, Staedtler, Disney, Dymo, Papermate, Sharpie, Creative Hands, Supra, Lamy, Anchor, Kanex and William Penn.
The exhibition showcased “one-of-a-kind” products, ranging from personalised pens, premium office stationery, smart writing instruments, to rich and artistic products for high-end professional applications.
Witnessing a strong inflow of visitors, Mrs Shilpa Maskara, Director, Creative Hands Art Materials Pvt Ltd, shared: “The experience has been absolutely great. Paperworld India has opened new channels for us. We were able to locate several new dealers including overseas buyers who we could not connect with before. We are looking forward to participating in the next edition with a larger booth.”
Bringing an endless variety of gifting choices under one roof, Corporate Gifts Show 2022 showcased products ranging from smart and multi-purpose electronics, apparel, confectionery, crockery, fashion accessories, creative handicrafts and customised gifting items at its pavilions.
Top brands who participated at the Corporate Gifts Show 2022 included: Adidas, Boat, Seedeer India, Scott International, Attiitude, Bombay Shaving Company, I-Gear, Goqii, Grob, Happilo, Jack & Jones, Kasa Enterprises, Mario Gallery, Mobitech, Monte Carlo, Mouth and Foot Painting Artists Association (MFPA), Only, Reliance Industries, Skechers, Swiss Military, The Messy Corner, United Colours of Benetton, Vero Moda, Vivo, Xech, as well as other companies engaged in corporate merchandising.
Displaying a wide variety of smart electronics on the show floor, Mr Pranay Punjabi, Founder and CEO, Xech Technologies Pvt Ltd, shared his experience as an exhibitor: “We were overwhelmed by the response on all three days. The footfalls were exceptional and greatly surpassed our expectations. It gave us the chance to meet old customers and interact with many new potential buyers. Overall, it was a great experience.”
Held alongside Paperworld India and Corporate Gifts Show, Interior Lifestyle India presented by Ambiente India 2022 introduced an exquisite range of unique and innovative houseware, kitchenware and home décor products from brands like The Chef Story, Basik Innovation LLP, Casa Décor, Jaypee Plus, Lifestyle 360 Degree Pvt. Ltd, Wonderchef Home Appliances, Magnus, RK Plastoware, Vinayak International Housewares, Liza Industries, and Aadyam Handwoven – An Aditya Birla Brand.
Many products were launched at the show which drew the attention of business visitors: “We had launched a ton of new products this year starting from microwave steel containers to casseroles. These new products are made to cater to a new generation of homemakers who are looking for both design and functionality,” shared, Mr Anurag Jain, Director, Jaypee and Jaypee Plus.
“Being a first-time participant, we are very happy with the exhibition. We met heads and decision-makers from many companies, as well as several foreign and corporate buyers which will help us in our business going forward,” Mr Jain further elaborated.
The trade fair received positive feedback from industry visitors, such as:
Mr Shashikant Singh, Manager – Marketing, Gadget Pharmaceuticals, who shared: “The show gives a better vision and ample ideas on the new gifting trends for the pharmaceutical industry and we are very impressed with the wide and dynamic display of gifting categories.”
Miss Trupti Shah, Founder, Exotic Wedding Planner, also shared her experience as a visitor: “I am very impressed with the whole experience and getting to explore an endless number of gifting products for all kinds of events and occasions. This show is certainly a trendsetter!”
“In my opinion, it is a very well organised exhibition and I found excellent variety of products here! I will be visiting the show again to explore the potential to the fullest,” Mrs Priya Govindan, Category Head (stationery and luggage), Jio Mart B2B business, also added.
The co-located events were supported by chief industry associations like the Corporate Gifts Association of India (CGAI), Suburban Stationery Vyapari Association (SSVA) and Buying Agents Association (BAA).
Having concluded with flying colours, Paperworld India, Corporate Gifts Show and Interior Lifestyle India presented by Ambiente India will begin a new chapter from 23 – 25 February 2023 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai.
Background information on Messe Frankfurt
The Messe Frankfurt Group is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. The Group employs approximately 2,300* people at its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main and in 30 subsidiaries around the world. In 2021, the company had to contend with the challenges posed by the pandemic for the second consecutive year. Annual sales will be approximately €140* million after having been as high as €736 million in 2019 before the pandemic. Even in difficult times caused by the coronavirus pandemic, we are globally networked with our industry sectors. We have close ties with our industry sectors and serve our customers’ business interests efficiently within the framework of our Fairs & Events, Locations and Services business fields. One of the Group’s key USPs is its closely knit global sales network, which extends throughout the world. Our comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. We are expanding our digital expertise with new business models. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. Headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent).
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*Preliminary figures for 2021