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Delhi is known as a commercial centre for business. The city’s economy is growing at a very fast pace. With the development of many international business and multinational companies Delhi will no doubt become the most developed and well established city soon. The tourists find many things interesting in this city and out of these things the international trade fair is something that they always look forward to.

The International Trade Fair in Delhi was inaugurated in 1980. Since its establishment, the fair has become a favorite destination for many businessmen in the country. It is organized by the ITPO i.e. India Trade Promotion Organization. During this time of the year, the city observes many Indian business stalwarts. Many businessmen and traders from all over the world reach this spot for the mega event. This fair is held every year during the month of November at Pragati Maidan. It is normally held between 14th and 27th November each year. This annual event serves as a platform for traders, importers, exporters and manufacturers. The fair begins with cultural performances which are performed by people who come from various states of the country.

The fascinating thing about this fair is that each state is permitted to present their products in the stalls which are specially designed for them. This helps to draw a lot of customers that belong to different states of India. One can get a view of a large group of celebrities, politicians and famous personalities launching the event. There are a variety of products like garments, furniture, household appliances, textiles, toys, health care products, automobiles, body care products, processed food and beverages that are displayed in this fair for sale. The fair offers a great platform for the thriving entrepreneurs to display their products. Moreover, the businesses succeed in acquiring huge audience that check out their preferred products in the fair. Since, there are a plethora of products offered and people all across the world visit this fair it is rightly the biggest trade fair in the entire world. The theme of this fair was “Inclusive Growth” this year which is of significant value for India. The year 2013 marked the IITF 33rd edition and had business to consumer and business to business components.

The fair introduces an attractive range starting from local artisans to MNCs and covers diverse sectors especially the category of consumer goods.
The entry passes for this fair can be obtained from the ticket counter at Pragati Maidan between 9.30 am and 5 pm during weekdays. It can also be purchased between 9.30 am and 2 pm on holidays. One can also obtain tickets from the customer care centres that are open in 27 metro stations. It can also be booked online by filing a form at http://www.iitf.itpoindia.biz. This fair can be reached by two modes of transportation i.e. the Delhi Metro and DTC buses. The vehicle parking is available at Bhairon Road and Delhi Zoo. The visitors can make use of the paid parking facility which can be obtained at Pragati Maidan Metro Station. Since there are a large number of businessmen and tourists visiting the fair it becomes hard to find a suitable accommodation. But one can find many hotels that are located close to the trade fair. These hotels offer basic facilities along with excellent services. It is best to book the rooms well in advance since there is quite an intense rush of people at this particular time of the year.


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