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Kolkata to host Mega Trade Fair

Posted on Dec 11, 06:25PM | IBNS

Kolkata will play host to the 11th India International Mega Trade Fair (IIMTF), at the Science City Ground from Dec 14 to 24.

The fair will offer a wide range of products from India and abroad.

The IIMTF is being organized by G S Marketing Associates and the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Bangladesh Commerce Minister Ghulam Muhammed Quader will be the Chief Guest of the inaugural ceremony.

This year, the Partner Country is Bangladesh and the Focused Countries are Thailand and Pakistan.

This year, the fair will have nearly 700 stalls in 12 AC pavilions.

Kallol Datta, President of The Bengal Chamber, said: "The fair will be the best destination for B2B (Business to Business) and B2C (Business to Customer) activities.

"The per capita consumption expenditure in Kolkata is significantly higher than the national average. In short, Kolkata is a very strong market with the potential for tremendous growth."

The IIMTF will have a wide variety of products from India and abroad - ranging from furniture, electronics, lifestyle and food, to decorative items, health, beauty and cosmetic products, fitness, interiors, electronics and appliances, toys, communications, finance, jute, products from the government departments and services, construction industry, kitchen, finance, decor, allied industries, stationery, gifts, handicrafts, textiles and processed food, among much more.

The IIMTF will also see the participation of countries like Bangladesh, Thailand, Pakistan, Nepal, Turkey, Egypt, Ghana, Iran, Myanmar and Kenya, with each country bringing its own specialties - readymade garments, Pashmina, handicrafts, woollen felt and cotton products from Nepal, ladies clothing, spices, onyx marble products from Pakistan, garments, cosmetics, jewellery, footwear, fruits, flowers and ladies' products from Thailand, wood and handicrafts products from Ghana, to name a few.

There will also be stalls put up by the central and state governments to showcase their work.