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6th Designers Fair, Feb. 1-3, 2023
1 - 3 February, 2023

The Council for Leather Exports is pleased to inform that the 6th edition of the Designers Fair will be held at Chennai, India during Feb. 1-3, 2023.  The venue will be decided shortly. As in the past editions, overseas and Indian designers will be displaying their projects/designs in a fully constructed stand, for holding discussions with Indian companies for purchase of those designs. 

The 5th  edition of Designers Fair held from Feb. 1-3, 2020 in Chennai attracted 51 designers from 47 companies/ institutions and 10 countries who displayed their wide range of designs of leather goods, footwear, printed leather etc., in this event.  The designers have reported that the Designers Fair 2020 generated more than 800 business meetings.

The Council for Leather Exports is providing an attractive package to the designers for their participation in the fair.

The details are enclosed. (Package for Designers and application form)

French designers are invited you to participate in 6th edition of Designers Fair. There are no restrictions on the type of samples to be displayed in the fair. Designers can carry wide range of latest innovative samples for any season.
Kindly send the duly filled application form (copy enclosed) along with copy of your passport and product photos at the earliest.

Please note that it is necessary to firm-up the list of Designers immediately to go ahead with the event and hence your kind co-operation is requested in sending the application form. Only 35 overseas designers can be accommodated in the fair and hence your early application is solicited. Upon confirmation of your application from our end, you may book air tickets.


  • Sponsorship of return Air Ticket subject to ceiling of Euro 650 for Europe and USD 800 for USA per Designer and USD 450 for Asia.
  • Free Hotel Accommodation for 4 nights from Jan. 31- Feb. 3, 2023 + facility for early check-in (i.e. check-in prior to 12 noon of January 31, 2023 in case of early arrival of flights). Arrival can be planned in the morning/afternoon of Jan. 31, 2023. Only bed and breakfast are covered in hotel accommodation. Additional charges for use of SPA, room service, restaurant, bar, mini-bar in the room, gymnasium etc., will have to be borne by the designers.
  • Complimentary Airport-pick-up and Drop
  • Complimentary breakfast (included in hotel package) from Feb. 1-3, 2023 and lunch from Feb.1 - 3, 2023. Complimentary Dinner on February 1 & 2, 2023
  • Complimentary Fully Constructed Stand of 9 sq.mtr for displaying Design Projects/ Products which will include Name Board, Spot Lights, Shelves/Rails, Carpeting, One Table and 3 Chairs. The stand will be a closed stand.
  • Visa recommendation letter from Council for Leather Exports
  • No restrictions on the type of samples to be carried. Designers can carry samples for the fall /winter 23 or spring /summer 24 season or any innovative and appropriate designs.
  • Excess baggage if any, incurred by the Designers can also be refunded after the fair, subject to submission of receipts showing excess baggage payment to the airline, subject to a maximum ceiling of USD 200 or Euro 200 per person (both ways)
For further assistance and queries, please contact: Mr R. Selvam, Executive Director, COUNCIL FOR LEATHER EXPORTS at ad-imdfairs@cleindia.com
1st to 3rd February, 2023 Chennai, India

Reverse Buyer Seller Meet(RBSM) during PLASTINDIA show
1-5 February 2023

The Plastics Export Promotion Council (PLEXCONCIL) is organizing a Reverse Buyer Seller Meet (RBSM) during PLASTINDIA 2023 exhibition scheduled to be held in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India from 1-5 February 2023. We wish to inform you that this RBSM is being organized with support from the Department of Commerce, Government of India under Market Access Initiative (MAI) Scheme.

Objective of the RBSM:

The basic objective for organizing the RBSM during PlastIndia show is to invite potential overseas buyers of plastic products/machinery & mold to India. This event will facilitate the International buyers to meet the Indian Manufacturers/Exporters for sourcing products from India and also to establish marketing tie-ups and explore business collaborations. It may not be out of place to mention that the PlastIndia trade fair will portray & showcase ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’- Vision of new India as envisioned by our Hon’ble Prime Minister. The plastics industry in India has developed and diversified significantly since its inception & now it has become one of the leading sectors and significant contributor to the Indian economy. In the FY 2021-22, India’s export of plastic goods stood at USD 13.35 billion.

Why to participate in RBSM during PLASTINDIA Exhibition, New Delhi, India?

  • Most of the International companies are following China Plus One business strategy to avoid investing only in China and diversifying business into other countries. Hence, India is the best option for all the companies for sourcing products and services.
  • The plastics industry in India has developed and diversified significantly since its inception in 1957.
  • The industry manufactures and exports a variety of plastics products ranging from plastics raw materials to semi-finished and finished items.
  • Indian manufacturers are quality conscious and make products of international standards.
  • India has over 50,000 plastics processors, mainly consisting of MSMEs, having 153,500 plastics processing machines.
  • Accelerated globalization, significant investments, rapid change in technology, growing consumerism, rising incomes and growth in retail, automotive, healthcare and agriculture have brought about new changes and abundant opportunities for the Indian plastics industry to grow locally and globally.
  • India has world class technical training institutes like CIPET (Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology) and IIP (Indian Institute of Packaging) that impart the skill sets required for increasing efficiency and productivity.
  • Indian plastics industry employs 5 million people across the value chain

Details of the PLASTINDIA show available at https://www.plastindia.org/

The Plastics Export Promotion Council (PLEXCONCIL) aims to invite 600 leading and prominent buyers from across the globe.

Buyers Application link is given below:

The details of terms and conditions are enclosed.


E-tickets (Full/Partial) to and fro Economy Class (Details attached)
Hotel Accommodation for 2 nights
All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) will be provided by the organizer
Local airport transfers (group airport pickup/drop and daily shuttle service from hotel to exhibition venue and back)

Deadline for Application: 28.10.2022
For any further information please contact: rbsm@plexconcil.org


1st - 5th  February 2023 New Delhi, India

23rd  edition of “India International Seafood Show (IISS-2023) 

15th – 17th February 2023

The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA), an autonomous body under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India, in association with Seafood Exporters Association of India
(SEAI) is organizing the biennial India International Seafood Show 2023 (IISS). IISS is one of Asia’s largest seafood fairs that has evolved over the years to become the industry’s trusted platform to develop new business opportunities and explore growth possibilities.

The 23rd  edition of “India International Seafood Show (IISS-2023) ”, will be conducted at Biswa Bangla Mela Prangan, Kolkata, West Bengal from 15th – 17th February 2023

The biennial exhibition will showcase the entire gamut of the seafood industry like seafood exporters with a range of high quality seafood, manufacturers of processing/packaging/ equipments and other vendor suppliers to this industry. The 23rd edition is focusing on the theme of "IISS – The world’s Seafood Basket ".

IISS 2023 offers a platform for all stakeholders to meet, deliberate on various aspects of the seafood industry for striking business deals and to have an update on the latest developments in the field. 

The previous India International Seafood Show edition was held in Kochi, Kerala. The exhibition accommodated 330 stalls with more than 2500 delegates, including representatives from 12 countries and over 3,500 business delegates. More than 10,000 delegates from India and abroad are expected to participate in the India International Seafood Show.

India is one of the leading exporters of seafood to the global market, and currently exporting fish products to 123 countries. During the last financial year, the country exported seafood worth US $ 7.76 billion, a record achievement with 30 percent growth over the previous year.

The India International Seafood Show showcases the latest advancements in the Indian seafood industry to international buyers. The Show is a platform for demonstrating innovative technologies and exhibiting the latest developments in the seafood industry. Due to the opportunities for discussion and exchange of ideas, the Show has attracted seafood importers, processors, exporters, equipment manufacturers, and input suppliers worldwide. Further, the technical sessions involving scientists, experts, and other stakeholders focus on topics relevant to developing these sectors. As part of the IISS 2023, technical sessions and an International Buyer-Seller meet (IBSM) also will be conducted to cater to emerging requirements of the sector.

India assumed the G20 presidency for a year from 1st December 2022. G20 aims to secure global economic growth and prosperity. In this context, on the sidelines of IISS 2023, it is proposed to conduct a technical session exclusively for major seafood trading nations in G 20. Further, IISS also invites sponsors from G 20 nations for better visibility of their products/services on a global stage. 

The event brochure contains more information.

French Seafood Importers, Importers associations and other stake holders including machinery manufactures, certified agencies, ports and other equipment manufactures are invited to visit India for this trade fair.

More details are available at  www.indianseafoodexpo.com.

15th – 17th February 2023 Biswa Bangla Mela Prangan, Kolkata, 
West Bengal .

WSC-2023 , 16th -18th February 2023 , Navi Mumbai

The l4th edition of the World Spice Congress (WSC) will be organized by the Spices Board India, in collaboration with various trade bodies and exporters' associations representing the Indian Spice industry, during 16th -18th of February 2023, at the CIDCO Exhibition and Convention Centre, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra.

The l4th edition of the World Spice Congress (WSC) will be organized by the Spices Board India, in collaboration with various trade bodies and exporters' associations representing the Indian Spice industry, during 16th -18th of February 2023, at the CIDCO Exhibition and Convention Centre, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra.

French importers of spices are invited to attend the World Spice Congress - 2023. The registration is open for delegates who may complete it online at www.worldspicecongress.com . The website also disseminates all relevant information on the event.

WSC Brochure

Invitation letter for WSC

WSC Information Note

16th -18th February 2023 Navi Mumbai

20th celebratory edition of 'BioAsia'

last week of February 2023,  Hyderabad

Telangana is a world leader in the pharma and life sciences sector with 1/3rd of global vaccines and 1/3rd of India's pharma exports coming from the State. Hyderabad's Genome Valley is India's largest life sciences cluster hosting more than 200 biotech companies including 4 out of the top 5 vaccine manufacturers in India. The State government is focused on further expanding and establishing Genome Valley as the leading life sciences hub of Asia through innovation-driven and tech-enabled growth. Telangana will also soon have the world's largest integrated pharma cluster with the setting up of the Hyderabad Pharma City.

BioAsia is the State government’s flagship convention, which is now recognized as Asia’s largest life sciences and health tech conference. It brings together industry, researchers, innovators, and governments from across the world and typically, leaders from more than 50 countries participate in the event each year. Over the years, the event has attracted participation from several Nobel Prize winners, Lasker Awardees and eminent industry leaders like Mr. Bill Gates (Co-founder Microsoft), Mr. Alex Gorsky (Executive Chairman, Johnson & Johnson), Dr. Vas Narasimhan (CEO, Novartis), Mr. Geoff Martha (Chairman & CEO, Medtronic), Mr. Paul Polman, (Former CEO, Unilever), among others. BioAsia 2022 was extremely successful with virtual participation of about 37,500 delegates from about 70 countries.

The 20th celebratory edition of 'BioAsia' is scheduled to take place in Hyderabad in the last week of February 2023.

BioAsia 2023 would be an excellent opportunity to witness the vibrant life sciences ecosystem, listen to the experts on market trends and R&D breakthroughs in healthcare, and explore potential collaborations/partnerships. Visits would also be organised to some of the leading vaccine manufacturing centers, pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities, Medtech cluster, and as well as to the Genome Valley.

http://www.bioasia.in/ ; http://2022.bioasia.in/

last week of February 2023 Hyderabad

Jutexpo 2023
2nd & 3rd March 2023, Kolkata

Jutexpo 2023 is being organised in Kolkata under the aegis of the Ministry of Commerce, Department of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India. The event is scheduled on 2nd & 3rd March 2023 in Kolkata.

Each foreign buyer is entitled to an air ticket and hotel accommodation as detailed in the attached registration form.

French buyers of jute products which include shopping bags are invited to attend the event.  More details are available on 


Visit Members' Catalogues at www.JutePromo.com 
An initiative of Jute Products Development & Export Promotion Council www.jpdepc.org 

2nd & 3rd March 2023 Kolkata

 Global Tourism Investors’ Summit
10th -12th April 2023

Virtual Road Show: 24th January 2023, 1500-1700 hrs (IST)

The Government of India is organizing, the 1st Global Tourism Investors’ Summit, scheduled to be held from 10th to 12th April 2023, at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, in partnership with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Invest India.

The Summit seeks to position and present India as a ‘Premiere Global Investment Destination’, supported by synergetic partnership between Central/State Governments. The Summit presents an unprecedented opportunity for the global and domestic investors to discuss and evaluate investment possibilities in the Indian tourism industry. It aims to offer investors a one stop platform to explore and evaluate tangible investment opportunities, at varying levels of readiness, as well as valuable partnership opportunities to form B2B and B2G linkage.

In this regard, the Ministry of Tourism is organizing a virtual roadshow to facilitate interaction between government stakeholders and the investment community. The Virtual Road Show is being organized on 24th January 2023, scheduled from 1500 – 1700 hrs (IST).

You are kindly requested to join the session and participate in the interactions.

An invitation for the virtual roadshow has been enclosed for your kind perusal.

10th -12th April 2023 New Delhi

"INDIA STEEL 2023 - International Exhibition and Conference on steel industry"

19-21 April 2023 at Mumbai

1. Ministry of Steel in association with FICCI is organizing "India Steel 2023", an International Exhibition and Conference on Steel Industry, during 20-22 February 2023 at Mumbai Exhibition Centre (NESCO), Mumbai. The event consists of an International Exhibition and a Conference along with a series of concurrent event such as the CEOs Forum, Reverse Buyer Seller Meet, etc.

2. The Event will feature a Reverse Buyer Meet (RBSM) where more than 250 delegates from Africa, Middle East, CIS, and Asia are being invited. B2B and B2G meetings will be conducted during the event. The objective is to facilitate the development of strategic partnerships in the Steel Sector between India and countries from these regions and to promote the export of quality Steel Products from India.

3. Bulk buyers and consumers of steel such as infrastructure developers, stakeholders from construction, Defence, Railway, shipping, capital goods, and related Associations from France are invited to participate in RBSM, the exhibition and conference.

4. For further details, contact FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry) : Mr. Sudhanshu Gupta, Deputy Director; Email: Sudhanshu.gupta@ficci.com

India Steel 2023 Website: www.indiasteelexpo.in 


19-21 April 2023 at Mumbai Mumbai Exhibition Centre (NESCO), Mumbai

June 15-17, 2023, 

The Plastics Export Promotion Council (PLEXCONCIL) is the apex body established under the aegis of the
Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, GOI to represent and promote the Indian plastics export industry. The Council was established in 1955 and has over the past more than six decades been the voice of the industry, helming growth and progress of the plastics industry at various leading global platforms.

In order to lead India towards becoming a USD 5 Trillion economy by 2025, and in light of the shift in the global supply chain dynamics post pandemic, PLEXCONCIL has been undertaking active measures to highlight Indian industry as a better alternative and a global hub for sourcing plastics products. Today, not only is India one of the larger exporters of plastics raw materials, but we have earned significant recognition in numerous other value-added product categories as well. Plastics exports in FY 21-22 stood at USD 13.4 Billion, a 34% growth over the previous fiscal and the Council has plans in place to achieve USD 25 Billion by 2025.

Pursuing our export growth objectives, Plexconcil is pleased to announce, India’s FIRST ever Trade Exhibition focused on Plastics Exports. PLEXCONNECT 2023 scheduled to be held from June 15-17, 2023 at Nesco, Mumbai aims to connect the Global Plastics supply chain with Indian plastics Industries. It is a platform where buyers and participants can explore, learn and network with the best of the plastics industry from across India and the world.

As one of the key aspects of the exhibition, 600 select buyers will be invited to personally meet exhibitors/ Indian exporters at a dedicated Reverse Buyer Seller Meet (RBSM).

French Buyers/Importers of plastics, upon approval under the MAI Scheme, will be provided to and fro air tickets and accommodation including logistics and food for 2N/3D during the event.

The exhibition brochure is attached for your reference

Interested Buyers may register using the link below:

Buyer Registration Link: https://www.plexconcil.org/plexconnect/buyer-info
For further information, please contact Mr. Naman Marjadi on naman@plexconcil.org or click on www.plexconcil.org/plexconnect/ 

The Plastics Export Promotion Council (PLEXCONCIL)
(Sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India)
Dynasty Business Park, B Wing 002, Ground Floor,
Andheri Kurla Road, Andheri East,
Mumbai– 400059, Maharashtra, India
Tel: 91-22-40170000
Website: www.plexconcil.org


 June 15-17, 2023 Mumbai