Ceramics expo to be held in Ahmedabad

Kathmandu, October 18

Nepali traders have been invited to participate in an expo of ceramics and sanitary ware that is scheduled to be held in Vallab Sadan, Ahmedabad, from December 16 to 18.

The organisers have also extended their invitation to architects, investors, real estate developers, and engineers specialising in manufacturing of ceramics in the event — Vibrant Ceramics Expo and Summit 2016 — that will be participated by delegates from 24 countries.

Morbi Ceramics Association — association of top manufacturers of ceramics in India — has taken a lead in organising the event, which is being supported by the government of Gujarat.

Anmol Modi, manager of event management company Global Network, during his visit to invite local traders said the event aims to promote Indian ceramics.

Indian ceramics industry boasts of being equipped with modern technology and highly competitive and during the event, various new products will be showcased. The event will also provide opportunity of business-to-business meetings, buyers and sellers meet, technology transfer, investment in joint ventures and also knowledge-sharing.

Ceramics industry in India produces 680 million square metres of tiles every year and provides direct employment to 50,000 people, according to Modi.

Nepal is one of the top importers of ceramic tiles from India, which in turn is the second largest ceramics exporter in the world. Nepal stands at seventh position in terms of major importers from India that includes Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Brazil, Oman and Vietnam, among others.