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Hon’ble Cabinet Minister Aslam Shaikh inaugurates the leading gifting and stationery shows in Mumbai

12 May 2022

Uncovering nifty trends in gifting, stationery, homeware, kitchenware and home décor industries, the trade fair trio of Paperworld India, Corporate Gifts Show and Interior Lifestyle India presented by Ambiente India 2022 opened today at Jio World Convention Centre. The trade fair trio was inaugurated today by Shri Aslam Shaikh, Hon'ble Minister of Textile, Fisheries and Port Development, Government of Maharashtra, in Mumbai. With the convergence of more than 200 exhibitors and over 400 brands from multiple sectors, buyers and trade visitors have an exceptional variety of products to explore and the opportunity to build business networks.

Bringing an endless range of products in corporate merchandising, customised gifting, office and school stationery, writing instruments, alongside innovative products in homeware, kitchenware and home décor on the show floor – Paperworld India, Corporate Gifts Show and Interior Lifestyle India presented by Ambiente India 2022 have opened their doors today at Jio World Convention Centre in Bandra Kurla Complex.

Setting the show in motion, the trade fair trio was inaugurated by eminent government and industry figures, including:

  • Chief Guest: Shri Aslam Shaikh, Hon'ble Minister of Textile, Fisheries and Port Development, Government of Maharashtra
  • Mr Shital Shah, Chairman, Corporate Gifts Association of India (CGAI)
  • Mr Bhavesh Manek, President, Suburban Stationery Vyapari Association (SSVA)
  • Mr Nitin Nagrale, Founder & General Secretary, Hospitality Purchase Managers Forum (HPMF)
  • Mr Stephan Buurma, Member of the Board of Management, Messe Frankfurt Group
  • Mr Raj Manek, Executive Director and Board Member, Messe Frankfurt Asia Holdings Ltd
  • Mr Umesh Modi, CEO, Jupiter Infomedia Ltd
  • Mr Rakesh Desai, Director – Exhibitions, Gifts & Accessories
  • Mr Abhishek Parihar, CEO, Scott International
  • Mr Gaurav Choukhany, Founder & CEO, Techzo, Intiginis Promotions Pvt Ltd
  • Mr Makarand Pradhan, Director, Seedeer India Pvt Ltd
  • Mr Rajat Vohra, General Manager – South Asia, Reynolds Pens India Pvt Ltd
  • Mr Vishal Sharma, General Manager – Marketing Luxor Writing Instruments Pvt Ltd
  • Mr Kamlesh Sharma, Founder, iGear Tech Pvt Ltd

Witnessing the animated show floor and after close interaction with industry members, Shri Aslam Shaikh, Hon'ble Minister of Textile, Fisheries and Port Development, Government of Maharashtra, commented: “It was a good experience to be a part of the co-located exhibitions. I was also delighted to see businesses back in action after a long time. These exhibitions will certainly provide a strong push to businesses and entrepreneurs from stationery, gifting and houseware sector who have gathered here under one roof.”

Organised by Messe Frankfurt India Trade Fairs India Pvt Ltd together with Gifts & Accessories, the Exhibition Division of Netlink Solutions (India) Ltd, the strategic combination of the three exhibitions brings crucial opportunities for businesses from a wide array of sectors at the same time. The event is also being supported by chief industry associations like the Corporate Gifts Association of India (CGAI), the Suburban Stationery Vyapari Association (SSVA) and the Buying Agents Association (BAA).

The Corporate Gifts Show 2022 features products ranging from smart and multi-purpose electronics from Seedeer India, customised apparel and uniforms by Scott International, fashion accessories by Attiitude, handicrafts made by specially-abled artists by The Mouth and Foot Painting Artists Association (MFPA), customisable leather products for gifting from The Messy Corner and Mario Gallery, to fashionable apparels from Kasa Enterprises. Top brands at the Corporate Gifts Show also include: Adidas, Boat, Bombay Shaving Company, I-Gear, Goqii, Happilo, Jack & Jones, Mobitech, Monte Carlo, Only, Reliance Industries, Skechers, Swiss Military, United Colours of Benetton, Vero Moda, Vivo, Xech as well as other companies engaged in corporate merchandising.

Covering the world of school, office and hobby stationery, Paperworld India 2022 brings “one-of-a-kind” products on the show floor, ranging from personalised pens by Luxor, premium office stationery by Kanin India, KGOC Globe LLC and Amigo, smart writing instruments by FCE Lifestyles LAMY, to rich and artistic products for hi-end professional applications by KD Enterprises and Creativehands.

Furthermore, Paperworld India 2022 is also introducing a whole array of ‘back-to-school’ products that feature sophisticated school stationery and writing instruments for pupils returning to the school after a long haul of the pandemic.

Including industry giants - Reynolds and Luxor, top stationery brands exhibiting at the trade fair include Linc Pen & Plastics Pvt Ltd (Linc Pens), Alpha International (Staedtler), Anupam Stationery, Global Writings (Supra), Greatwhite Global Pvt Ltd (Anchor), Kanin India Ltd, Krishna Pens Pvt Ltd, Newell Group (Dymo, Papermate and Sharpie), Pinnacle Enterprises, Ski Plastoware (Disney) and William Penn.

Tending to the growing demand for unique and innovative houseware, kitchenware and home décor products in India, the Interior Lifestyle India presented by Ambiente India 2022 displays an exquisite range of products such as cookware made from recycled metals by The Chef Story, premium products from Wonderchef Home Appliances, Basik Innovation LLP, Mahavir Enterprises (Magnus), RK Plastoware, Vinayak International Housewares Pvt Ltd, Liza Industries, sustainable home décor and kitchenware by Casa Décor, smart electronic kitchen appliances by DLJM Houseware Pvt Ltd (Jaypee), premium tailor-made leather accessories by Lifestyle 360 Degree Pvt. Ltd (Ranvik Export), and sustainable handwovens made by India’s finest artisans by Aadyam Handwoven – An Aditya Birla Brand.   

With the perfect mix of smart, sustainable and trendy displays, the co-located exhibitions will display “what’s new” in the world of gifting, stationery, homeware, kitchenware and home décor sectors throughout its three-day exhibition that concludes on 14 May 2022.

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Background information on Messe Frankfurt

The Messe Frankfurt Group is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. The Group employs approximately 2,300* people at its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main and in 30 subsidiaries around the world. In 2021, the company had to contend with the challenges posed by the pandemic for the second consecutive year. Annual sales will be approximately €140* million after having been as high as €736 million in 2019 before the pandemic. Even in difficult times caused by the coronavirus pandemic, we are globally networked with our industry sectors. We have close ties with our industry sectors and serve our customers’ business interests efficiently within the framework of our Fairs & Events, Locations and Services business fields. One of the Group’s key USPs is its closely-knit global sales network, which extends throughout the world. Our comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. We are expanding our digital expertise with new business models. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. Headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent).

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* Preliminary figures for 2021