The first edition of The India International Mega Trade Fair
(IIMTF) at Vizag was inaugurated by Shri Venkaiah Naidu,
Hon’ble Union Minister For Urban Development and
Information & Broadcasting, Government of India and Smt.
Nirmala Sitharaman, Hon’ble Minister of State for Commerce
& Industry, Government of India on 23rd September 2016.
The opening ceremony was attended by the dignitaries of the Vizagapatam Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industry. A joint venture of these two Chambers and organized by G. S. Marketing Associates, the Fair has a huge scope for increasing business opportunities in this region through increased awareness, sales, networking and the volume of matured business.
In his inaugural speech, Shri Venkaiah Naidu appreciated the efforts that had gone into the organizing of this Fair. While stressing on the need for more such international exhibitions and conventions, he elaborated on the many schemes and policies of the Central Government to streamline and simplify business practices in India under the able guidance of the Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri. Narendra Modi.
Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman was happy to note that several foreign countries were participating in this Fair. She was hopeful of the establishment of newer businesses in the port city of Visakhapatnam through the business activities conducted at the Fair.
This Fair was all about an exhibition and sale of the products of Indian Companies, Foreign Companies, MSMEs, NSIC, National Jute Board, KVIC, EPCH, Government Departments, PSUs, Handlooms, Handicrafts, Furniture, Electronics, Lifestyle, Interiors, Health, Beauty, Food etc.
Notable to mention was the immense presence of the Electronics industry in this Fair. With more than 2 pavilions, this industry was very well represented at the Fair. Many of the Electronics brands participated through Sowndarya, which is a leading Electronics Showroom in AP.