Kalaburagi To Host A Four-Day Trade Fair With Over 300 Exhibitors From 15 States


The unique feature of the four-day all-India Vyapar Utsav-2023 being organized by the Karnataka chapter of the Rifah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) is that it will have a separate pavilion for women entrepreneurs.

Syed Khalique Ahmed

NEW DELHI—The Karnataka chapter of the Rifah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) is holding a four-day all-India Vyapar Utsav-2023, an exhibition-cum-trade fair, from January 12 to 15, at Kalaburagi (formerly Gulbarga) in northern Karnataka.

The trade show has been sponsored by the Shaheen Group of Institutions.

Giving this information, project coordinator Mr. Abdussalam Malik told India Tomorrow that over 300 exhibitors from all over India would set up their stalls, and over 20,000 visitors are expected to come to the trade fair.

Leading construction businessman S. Ameenul Hassan appealed to the traders and businessmen to take part in the show because it could prove to be a golden opportunity for all from college students to traders because they could be introduced to many new products and networking through business-to-business sessions that the trade show at Kalaburgi would provide. He said that Prophet Mohammad was a very successful businessman because he always introduced new products in the market.

The exhibitors and businessmen from as many as 15 states and over 150 districts will take part in the show.

The exhibitors are from different fields like education, food, beauty, information technology (IT), information technology-enabled services(ITES), the construction industry, robotics and artificial intelligence, the fashion and fitness industry, agriculture, herbal and other fields.

Besides, there will also be international guests. They include Mr Huseyin Aydin, trade attaché at the Consulate General of Turkiye in Mumbai, Mr. Nugroho Priyo Pratomo, Director, Indonesia Trade Promotion Centre, Prince Nasir Ali Khan, honorary consul general of Kazakhstan and Kalil Shaikh, General Secretary, Chamber of Commerce for Iran Trade Promotion.

Other guests include Ms Vaishali Hariharan from the Federation of Indian Export Organization (FIEO), Dr. Raju G. Teggelli, Director, Krishi Vigyan Kendra at the University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur, Ms Shubha, Assistant Director, micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) and, Karnataka.

The government departments that will put up their stalls in the show include the University of Agricultural Science, Raichur, Karnataka Agriculture Marketing Board, Women and Child Development and District Industries Centre, etc.

This is the first all-India trade show being organized by RCCI where businessmen and industrialists from diverse fields will display and demonstrate their products to carry out business and explore new opportunities to promote their trade and commerce. Earlier, RCCI organized trade shows at Aurangabad and Hyderabad where the participation was from the respective regions only.

A unique feature of this all-India trade show is that besides national and international pavilions, it will have a separate women’s pavilion to promote entrepreneurship among women.

The basic objective of the show, according to Mr. Malik, is to provide a platform for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) to expand their business, promote entrepreneurship among women and educate them on how to liaison with government departments for doing and promoting trade and business.

Headed by Mumbai-based businessman Afzal Beg, RCCI also strives “to uphold Shariah principles in businesses while conforming to legal compliances.”

It has so far organized more than 100 networking meets, over 60 webinars in diverse fields guiding businesses, about 50 business summits, and export-import conclaves. Its members also participated in international trade shows like the one at Canton Fair in China.

RCCI has state chapters in 20 states and 150 plus district units.


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