• Over 300 exhibitors, 5 Country Pavillions
• Nine Industry Specific Mini Fairs
• Three unique Architecture, Interiors & Design Showcasing Displays
India: UBM Index Trade Fair 2012, India’s largest event for the furniture and interiors industry, opened its doors for its 24th edition on 18th Oct 2012 at Bandra Kurla Complex. Inaugurating the event were Mr. Ramakrishna (Sudin) Dhavlikar, Minister of PWD, Govt. of Goa; Mr. L. A. Khan, Managing Director, UBM Index Trade fairs; Mr. Surya Vir Singh – COO Sahara Prime City Ltd; Mr. Shailesh Puranik – President MCHI Thane; Ar. Karan Grover – Principal Architect, Karan Grover Associates and other eminent industry figures.
“There is a need to enhance India’s global participation in sectors such as furniture, architecture and construction. The Indian entrepreneurs’ talent and skill need showcasing and an interaction platform is being provided by this event. One of the major attractions are the international pavilions dedicated to furniture, lighting and accessories which include various trade associations and extremely large participations from Spain, Germany, Indonesia, and China and many other countries from Europe and South-East Asia” said Mr Liyakat Ali Khan, Managing Director, UBM Index Trade Fairs Pvt. Ltd.
Hon. Ramakrishna (Sudin) Dhavlikar added, “Index Trade Fair is an excellent platform to showcase and exhibit the best and the latest specialized and niche high end products in Interior and Design industries. The event not only showcases the products but also develops a bond amongst the Architects, Builders and Interior Designer community. There has been an overwhelming response due to state of the art designs that are being displayed from India as well as International markets. The world has come to your doorstep through this exhibition and one should take fullest advantage of the opportunity that is bestowed on them”.
Real estate in India is a great contributor to the national economy and GDP. It contributes to more than 200 industries and the pace at which it is evolving is phenomenal. Exhibitions of this nature prove to be a major facilitator and we should see more and more international players coming to India as said by Mr. Shailesh Puranik, President MCHI, Thane.
Mr. Surya Vir Singh, COO, Sahara Prime City Ltd. further added, “The interior industry is a very integral part and parcel to the real estate, while we develop properties, it is these designs, these artifacts, these different exhibitions that make them home”.
UBM Index Fairs 2012 comprises of nine industry specific fairs. The fair will be showcasing over 300 exhibitors from India, Italy, Germany, Turkey and Japan.
The 9 sectors include Index Furniture (Ekbote, Orrizonti Italia, Windows, Hulsta, Rolf Benz, Kitchen Bouitque, Foam home, Hush, Springwell, Chesterfield, Heritage Prime, Indian Art, Krini Furniture); Index Furnishings (Indeco, Me Casa, Acaccia Home, Embellish); Index Kitchen & Appliance (Hacker, Pedini, Indoline, ABM Wood Décor, Sleek Kitchens, Arancia Cucine, Evershine, Luxus, Kaff Appliances, Weber); Index Office + Contract (Actiforce Asia Sdn Bhd, Om Vishwakarma, Ergo Comp, PSL Modular, Ventura, HOF, Silver Steel, Innofit, Parin Furniture); Inter-Furn (Hettich, Pooja Hardware - Enox, Quba Architectural, Unique Innovations, Oswal Hardware, Labacha,& Decker, King Slide, Kale Klit, Eagle Sales, CNR, Swift); Indarch (Hunter Douglas, Formica, In Floor, E – Floor, Fin floor, Touch Interiors, Huntsman, Alpha Source, Dansani ); Contract & Hospitality (Weber, New Idea Furniture, Arihant Mattresses, WWI Sourcing, Aver LED, Alpha Source); W+M (Pidilite, Biesse, Alterndorf, Robland Vebim, Virutex, Woodtech, Della Technica).
Concurrent to the trade fair, there will also be an indulgent & exclusive display spread all through the exhibition area showcasing designs, talents, new age architecture & most importantly the best-of-the-best architects & interior designers.
The Index Design Boulevard, the design initiative by UBM Index will showcase the works of talented and dynamic designers such as Ar. Annkur Khosla, Ar. Arjun Malik, Dilip Chhabria; Ar. Kapil Surlakar, and Ar. Dominico Paulucci.
OASIS, an exciting display of stunning business lounges which are exclusively offered to a selected list of high-end luxury & commercial space developers such as Godrej Properties, Shapoorji Pallonji, Sahara Prime City, Mayfair Housing and Puranik Builders.
KUDOS Arcade, where designs of well known architects shall be displayed and would later be offered to architectural institutes to be put up on display on a permanent basis.
With two decades of expertise Index International Trade Fairs and events now a part of UBM India, the UK based world leader in trade shows is now acknowledged as the leader in the interiors sector and has built up a strong reputation and loyal client base over 23 years.