Trade fair opens, likely to attract 1.5 million visitors
New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday inaugurated the 32nd edition of the India International Trade Fair (IITF), which is expected to attract 1.5 million visitors over the next two weeks.
Over 6,000 exhibitors, both domestic and foreigners, are showcasing their products and services at the annual event held at Pragati Maidan in the heart of the national capital.
"The IITF has acted as a vehicle to showcase the economy and social development over the last three decades, and gaining its popularity and moving from strength-to-strength," Mukherjee said while addressing the inaugural function of the 14-day event.
Rita Menon, chairperson and managing director of the state-run India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), responsible for organising the event, told reporters that the number of visitors was likely to increase to 1.5 million this year as compared to 1.4 million last year.