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59th IIGF shifts base; to be held as part of Textiles India ’17 in Gujarat

Apparel Resources had put it first on March 2 that ‘Tussle over 59th IIGF’s venue continues; things will be clearer in 7 days’. And now a confirmed input has arrived according to which – the 59th edition of IIGF has been shifted to Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Ashok Rajani, Chairman, AEPC confirmed the new venue for the 59th India International Garment Fair (IIGF) and assured maximum possible subsidy to the exhibitors. The fair will be held concurrently […]

March 18, 2017


‘Progen’ by AEPC – An initiative for GenNext

To promote leadership among the young generation involved in Indian apparel export industry, Apparel Export Promotion Council’s (AEPC) initiative ‘Progen’ was launched recently. AEPC is the apex body of Indian apparel export industry. So far, Progen has 108 members across India, divided into 8 zones. Each Zonal Head will attend the Executive Committee (EC) meeting of AEPC, exchange ideas with other members of Progen, and share their views with the EC. The primary target for […]


Indian apparel exporters dominate FIEO’s newly elected team

In the election of Federation of Indian Export Organisation’s (FIEO) managing committee members, apparel exporters took the lead as four elected exporters belong to the apparel export industry. For the post of Regional Chairman, (Northern Region) Priyanka Mittal, KRBL Limited, Noida defeated Ashwani Kumar of Victor Forgings, Jalandhar. In All India Basis context (recognized one- and two-star export house category), there were total four seats and all four went to the apparel exporters as Gyan […]


Tussle over 59th IIGF’s venue continues; things will be clearer in 7 days

Indian International Garment Fair (IIGF), biggest sourcing event for Indian apparel exporters, which has been taking place in New Delhi from last three decades may now shift its upcoming July edition to Gandhinagar (Gujarat). The 59th edition is scheduled to take place from 17-19 July. Ministry of Textiles (MoT), Government of India is organizing a mega event – Textile India Conclave and Exhibition in Gandhinagar from June 30 to July 2, and wishes that IIGF […]

March 2, 2017


IIGF 2017: A routine affair…

Kick-starting the exhibition season for 2017, the recently held 58th edition of India International Garment Fair (IIGF), New Delhi did not throw up any surprises with similar products and buyers from the last few editions making the event so predictable. As per AEPC’s press release before the fair, IIGF was expected to give good support, especially to small- and medium-level garment exporters of the country, but most of the exhibitors claimed that they did not get […]


India’s AEPC achieves 82.8% exports target till December ’16

Ministry of Textiles, India had set a target of US $ 20 billion for readymade garment (RMG) exports for the financial year 2016-17, out of which US $ 15 billion was for April-December period. AEPC (Apparel Export Promotion Council) reported that it has achieved US $ 12.42 billion till the end of third quarter which accounts for 82.8 per cent of the exports target. According to AEPC, RMG exports got impacted due to several pervasive […]

February 17, 2017


AEPC Export Awards recognizes excellence across various turnover groups

Even though Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) Awards for excellence in export performance in apparel sector took place after a gap of two years, the industry was highly appreciative of the new format which allowed many smaller exporters to be recognized for their hard work. The event saw established stalwarts share the platform with many lesser known or emerging companies. 21 apparel exporters from across the nation were awarded for their performance during the FY […]

January 31, 2017


20 MoUs signed to promote textile and apparel industry in North Eastern Region

To promote further textile and apparels industry in North East states of India, Ministry of Textiles (MoT), and Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (Ministry of DoNER), Government of India, organized 1st North East Investors’ Summit in Shillong. The event, inaugurated by Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani, witnessed over 80 buyers & leaders of textiles Industry. About 20 MoUs between various companies of export promotion councils, and associations took place. These MoUs focused on promoting collaboration […]

January 30, 2017


‘Push for change’ Associations at centre of exporters’ interest…

For the Indian garment exporter, the closing year will always be remembered as the ‘year of awakening’, when exporters pan-India come forward to support change at various associations, which have been in the hands of the same group of people for decades. Though AEPC, TEA and GEAR  –  the three major bodies of Indian apparel industry, dedicated for the growth of industry – witnessed a ‘close fight’ and hectic poll campaigns this year, the biggest […]


58th IIGF: 1,081 buyers to visit

For Indian garment exporters, the current market sentiments are not upbeat, delays in roll out of the apparel package, and slowdown in EU and US markets have led to export stagnation, as per export data of April-Dec. 2016. In these negative conditions, the 58th edition of India International Garment Fair (IIGF), which is scheduled to be held from 18-20, January, 2017, New Delhi (India) can be a good support, especially for small- and medium-level garment exporters of […]


List of India’s apparel & technology Fair for 2017 is here!

Trade show/sourcing event is something which give a strong feedback (about products)/set the tune for the upcoming season while highlighting the latest developments in the entire apparel supply chain… Indian apparel and textile industry also hosts such fairs; around 15 in a year. As far as international apparel sourcing fairs are concerned, India International Garment Fair (IIGF) by AEPC for Autumn-Winter 2017-18 season will take place from January 18-20 in New Delhi. Dates of its […]


Indian Textiles Ministry questions appointment of AEPC SG

Appointment of Ram Singh as Secretary General (SG) of Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) – the official body of apparel exporters in India that has more than 8,000 apparel exporters as its members – is under cloud of suspicion as questions in this regard have been raised by the Ministry of Textiles (MoT). Ram Singh, IPS Officer of Punjab Cadre (1994 Batch), who is currently the Director at Ministry of Textiles on deputation basis, was […]


IIGF 2017: AEPC allots stalls to garment exporters

Apparel Export Promoting Council (AEPC) today allotted stalls for the 58th India International Garment Fair (IIGF), which is slated to be held from January 18th-20th, 2017 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Manufacturers and exporters from across India were present at the allotment session held today in New Delhi’s hotel Le Meridian. As per the AEPC statement, the fair will host around 301 participants amid 1,200 anticipated buyers. Among the buyers, 896 have already registered from across […]


58th IIGF to begin from January 18

The India International Garment Fair (IIGF), the biggest international trade fair for fashion in India, slated to be held from January 18th-20th in New Delhi, will host buyers and buying agents from more than 70 countries. Manufacturers and exporters from across India will exhibit their products at the fair for Autumn/Winter 2017-18 season. Organized by the Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) under the guidance of the Indian Textiles Ministry, the fair will spread over an […]


Indian garment exporters take ‘digital route’ to promote products abroad

Garment exporters from India have turned towards e-commerce platforms in their quest to promote their products online and get assured payments. Reportedly, Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) of India has already had several discussions with Alibaba – China’s leading e-commerce giant regarding the same. As’s sellers are typically manufacturers and distributors, it will help Indian garment exporters to promote, design and customize their products online as per clients’ needs. The AEPC may also seek […]

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