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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Indian International Trade Fair 2009

The 29th Indian International Trade Fair is open now and will commence till 27th of November. Every year the Trade fair is being organized by India Trade Promotion (ITPO), it is the nodal agency of the Government of India for promoting the country’s external trade. The theme for the year 2009 trade fair, organized by the commerce ministry-promoted India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), is “Exports of Services”

ITPO is existed for the last three decades in the form of Trade Fair Authority of India and Trade Development Authority. The organization plays a key role in catalyzing trade,
investment and technology transfer processes.

This year the special highlights of the fair are Green Event, with No Plastic Bags
No Smoking Zone,5 Exclusive days for Business Visitors, Cultural Programmes & State Events,Ethnic Foods from Different States, Special Cuisine- Delhi Ka Khana
Special Exhibition -India- A Space Odyssey

For general public, the entry fee is Rs.30 on weekdays and Rs.60 on weekends.
The Business Visitor Hours are 09:30 am to 07:30 p.m ( from November 14th - 18th, 2009) Entry Gates : 1,2 & 10
General Visitor Hours : 09:30 am to 07:30 p.m ( from Nov 19th - 27th, 2009)
Entry Gates : All

The trade fair will host with 7,500 domestic and overseas exhibitors from 29 countries.
The 14-day fair will have China as the spotlight country and Thailand as the partner nation for the year2009 , The fair will open for public Nov 19, since the first five days have been reserved exclusively for business visitors with an entry fee of Rs.400 during these days.

Our President Pratibha Patil has inaugurated the fair at the Hamsadhwani Theatre within the exposition complex, said the event provides an opportunity for people from across Indian states to see the progress the country and the world at large is making.
This year Iran has made a debut in India’s trade fair, hoping to join some countries such as China, Myanmar, Pakistan, Thailand and Turkey, which have attracted huge crowds in the past with their traditional merchandise.

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