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A green, tasty trade fair

delhi Updated: Nov 06, 2009 00:55 IST
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The 29th annual India International Trade Fair (IITF) has something on offer for everyone.

While the general public will be able to enjoy traditional delicacies and dances from the length and breadth of India, trade visitors can hone their business skills by participating in a series of topical seminars and conferences during the two-week-long business gala.

Though this year’s theme, ‘Export of Services’ will get prominent display, IIFT 2009 also promises to be a ‘green fair’.

Though the fair will start from November 14, it will have a ‘pronounced business dimension’ for the first five days and will be open to the general public from November 19.

“Pragati Maidan has been declared a ‘No Smoking’ area. There will be emphasis on promoting jute and khadi bags instead of plastic ones during the fair,” Dr Subas Chandra Pani, Chairman and Managing Director of the IITF said.

In addition to going green, IITF also promises to be a ‘tasty’ affair’. “We are expecting better food availability – both in terms of quality and quantity,” Pani added.

“We are also expecting the ‘Dilli ka Khana’ pavilion to be another major attraction, since Delhi is the partner state for this edition of the annual fair.”

There will be other attractions on offer. “One of the special attractions of this year’s fair will be an exhibition titled ‘India – A Space Odyssey’, which will celebrate India’s achievements in space travel,” sssaid Pani.

The fair will feature nearly 7500 exhibitors from India and abroad.