Inaugurated by Aslam Shaikh, Minister of Textile, Fisheries and Port Development, government of Maharashtra, the 2022 edition of the show concluded on 14 May.
Raj Manek, executive director and board member, Messe Frankfurt Asia Holdings, said: “I am delighted by the response the event has 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.”
Umesh Modi, director, Netlink Solutions, added that 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,” he said.
The co-located exhibitions displayed the latest 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, such as Reynolds, Luxor, Linc, Staedtler, Disney, Dymo, Papermate, Sharpie, Creative Hands, Supra, Lamy, Anchor, Kanex and William Penn. The exhibition showcased products ranging from personalised pens, premium office stationery, smart writing instruments, to rich and artistic products for high-end professional applications.
Shilpa Maskara, director, Creative Hands Art Materials, said, “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 a variety of gifting choices under one roof, Corporate Gifts Show 2022 showcased products ranging from smart and multi-purpose electronics, apparels, 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, among others.
Held alongside Paperworld India and Corporate Gifts Show, Interior Lifestyle India presented by Ambiente India 2022 introduced a range of innovative houseware, kitchenware and home décor products