The 29th India International Trade Fair 2009 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

The 29th India International Trade Fair 2009 will start at the Pragati Maidan in Delhi from Saturday, November 14. The 14 day event will witness around 75000 domestic and overseas exhibitors from 28 countries. The theme of the fair this year is Exports of Services.


India's President Pratibha Patil will be inaugurating the mega event which is organised by the commerce ministry promoted India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO). Thailand is the partner country whereas China will be the the focus nation in the World Trade Fair.


The first five days of the International Fair have been reserved for business visitors with tickets priced at Rs.400 per day and Rs.1500 for the entire 14 days. This measure will be a belief for business visitors as they they be able to see and interact without any inconvenience and discomfort. A number of seminars and conferences related to opportunities in business, special displays, themes and other issues of tropical relevance will be arganised during the fair.


The highlights of the fair will be:


Green event with plastic bags not allowed inside the ground. Eco friendly bags of Jute, paper cloth will be sold at a nominal price at around 28 kiosks.


·         The entire Pragati Maidan has been declared no smoking zone.


·         The fair would open from 9:30 am to 7:30 pm


·         On weekends, the tickets sale will close at 2 pm and no entry will be allowed after 4 pm


·         Live theatre, dance, puppet shows and music in evenings.


·         Different states will serve Ethnic food


·         Increased frequency of Metro and other public transport services


·         Authorised School Children in uniforms will be allowed free entry, except on weekends


·         Delhi is the partner state, Uttarakhand in focus.


The previous 28th edition of the International Fair had more than three million visitors. Around 7500 domestic and 350 overseas exhibitors from 38 coutries ahd taken part.


This year, The India International Trade Fair 2009 is expected to attract more participation from the trading community across the world.