UBM Index Fairs, host of the flagship show, Index today launched its pioneer exhibition for the kitchen and bath industry, India Kitchen & Bath 2015 (21-23 August at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi).
The show was inaugurated by eminent industry designers and dignitaries like Ar. Karan Grover; Pratap Jadhav, President, Institute of Indian Interior Designers (IIID); Mohan Deshpande, Chairman, Hospitality Purchasing Managers Forum and celebrity Master Chef Ranveer Brar. Supported by the Institute of Indian Interior Designers (IIID), All India Hardware Association and Hospitality Purchasing Managers Forum , the three-day trade fair brought together buyers and traders in kitchen and bath equipment, OEM white goods, accessories, kitchen and bath furniture and fittings, lighting products with architects, interior designers, builders, project managers, consultants, procurement heads across the hospitality, corporate and government sectors.
Renowned companies such as Porcelanosa, Queo, Acrysil, Faber, Godrej Interio, Hafele, JB Glass, Kaff Appliances, Kohler, DS Doors, Marmo Home, Collins, Numobel, Oswal Hardware, Oyster Bath, Prestige, Royal Kitchens, TZ Panels, Unique Innovations, Victorinox, Viega Gmbh and Welcona, amongst others, displayed their products and offerings. Highlights of the show include the Sculpture Zone, presented by Aura Art Development Pvt. Ltd. showcasing sculptures by artists such as Sidharth, Swati Pasari, Srinia Chowdhury, Asurvedh, Suresh Kumar and Hrishikesh, and KUDOS, the popular showcase honouring inspirational work of 12 eminent architects from New Delhi and Mumbai.
The second day of the event will further see an interactive knowledge seminar by IIID on “DESign….V desi or Be Desi”. Yogesh Mudras, Acting Managing Director, UBM India, said, “Today in India, while the modular kitchen market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 42.93% by 2018, sanitary ware will see growth between 12-15%. Both the segments have witnessed a shift from utility to luxury. With India’s luxury market estimated to grow 86 percent in constant value terms between 2013 and 2018, urban India’s growth in corporate environment and the rising middle-class population’s per capita income, the industry is expected to further grow in the coming years.
The potential and hence the need for a trade platform was echoed by the industry too, in their feedback to us as industry players. UBM Indexfairs India has thus launched India Kitchen & Bath here in the capital to tap and further harness the potential for this growing market in India.” Mr. L.A Khan, Managing Director, UBM Index Fairs further elaborated, “Owing to our flagship trade show, Index, we enjoy a close connect, with the community of architects, interior designers and builders/developers and with key trade and buyer delegations across India. In addition, through our strategic alliances, we have a standing relationship with industry’s professional bodies. India Kitchen & Bath is a natural extension of our offering to the niche segment of the industry we have been catering to, since the last 26 years.”
Encouraged by the overwhelming success of India Kitchen & Bath’s launch edition, UBM India has announced the second edition of the show, slated for 8-10 July 2016. UBM India hosts Index annually in Mumbai, India’s biggest interiors, architecture and design event, hosting over 25,000 trade visitors and 300 exhibitors with country pavilions from China, Turkey, UK and Spain.