India Carpet Expo(ICE) is a Bi-annual event held by Carpet Export Promotion Council to promote Indian Handmade Carpets all over the World. This event is held once in March at New Delhi and in October at Varanasi. Nearly 300 Carpet exporters exhibit their handmade carpets in ICE. This event is visited by more than 400 buyers and nearly same number of Buyers Representative.
ICE is inaugurated by Hon’ble Minister of Textiles and State Minister of Textiles every year. This is the flagship event of CEPC and it generates business of 250-300 Crore.
Indian Carpets are renowned all over the world for their exquisite designs, subtle elegance, attractive colors and workmanship. Hand-knotted Woollen Carpets from India speak eloquently of the superb workmanship. India produces all types of qualities with specific designs; colors and sizes as per requirement of world market and have an edge to produce carpets according to the specification of buyer with timely delivery schedule.
Indian Handmade Carpet Industry is ranked No. 1 status in the international market achieved highest quantity both in terms of value and production in the world market. India is possessing market share of around 34% of total world import of Handmade Carpets.
India Carpet Expo is a flagship event of the Carpet Export Promotion Council (CEPC). CEPC is a non-profit organization, set up with the objective to promote and develop exports of Handmade Carpets, Rugs and other Floor Coverings under the aegis of the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. It is an official body of handmade carpet exporters for promotion of exports from country and projected India's “Make in India” image abroad as a reliable supplier of high quality handmade carpet products. CEPC therefore, helps in R & D, quality assurance, timely delivery of finished products across the globe in addition to skill enhancement of weavers / artisans / entrepreneurs, strengthening base in existing markets, identifying potential markets, educating about government policies and its compliances, providing assistance for brand building of Indian hand-made carpets, through publicity, participating in and organizing world renowned trade fairs, expositions and road shows etc around the word in established markets. Also exploring potential and upcoming markets globally for promotion of Indian handmade carpets, rugs floor coverings etc.
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