CEPC working on organizing virtual fairs to save carpet industry
New Delhi, May 6 (KNN) Carpet Export Promotion Council (CEPC) has said that they are in the process of finalising the Virtual Fairs as an alternative to the physical fairs for ensuring business continuity during COVID-19 lockdown.
During an interactive meeting through video conferencing with prominent members of the industry along with the COA Members, Siddh Nath Singh, Chairman, CEPC said, ''The present scenario of COVID-19, the biggest challenge is that overseas buyer will not be able to visit their suppliers and likewise we may not be in position to visit abroad to meet the buyers, therefore it is important to look for alternatives to the physical fairs and exhibitions which were being held till now.''
Chairman also mentioned that the only thing missing in Virtual Exhibition is the touch and feel of the product which is very important for ascertaining the fineness and quality of the product but can be resolved by sending the sample before finalising the final order.
Chairman further mentioned that in the physical fairs we are able to bring 400 buyers but is hopeful that in the virtual fair we will be able to bring more buyers.
Chairman further requested all the members present in the meeting to see the presentation on Virtual Fairs to understand the concept and share their suggestions which will help CEPC in taking care of the requirement of the industry while finalizing the arrangements for Virtual Exhibition.
Lokesh Prashar, President, FBA mentioned that the industry is moving in the right direction and also appreciated and the council for the initiative and advised the need for use of best connectivity preferably Fibre lines by the Members and how fast industry adopts the changes.
Arun Yadav, Director, O/o. the DCH expressed his concern for viewing and copying the design and products of one Exhibitor by other Exhibitors as companies spent huge amount on the R&D and product development.