The first-ever trade expos in the United States by India-based manufacturers of products for the hotel industry will be held in Dallas and in Atlanta in 2023. The events, featuring more than 100 suppliers, are scheduled for April 27-29 at the SLPS Event Center in Irving, Texas and for May 4-6 at the Gas South Convention Center in Duluth, Georgia.
“This is a unique opportunity for American hoteliers to learn directly in face-to-face conversations about the very significant savings they gain in costs and in timeline by ordering products from India compared to other off-shore sources,” said Harshal Bhagat, Chairman of the International Business Delegation for the Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SGCCI), which is organizing and sponsoring the events.
“Specifically, Indian manufacturers offer a package of benefits that include much shorter lead times for production and shipping, together with duty charges about 20% lower and product costs that can be 20% to 35% lower,” added Bhagat. “And many custom options are conveniently available.”
Admission to the trade shows will be free, and booths will represent a wide variety of products, notably furniture, linens, fabrics, lighting, accessories, IT support, HVAC, and equipment for in-room technology and entertainment, for safety and security, and for fitness and spa.
“The very latest designs will be on display for hotel owners and developers, purchasing and procurement firms, architects, interior designers, and product specifiers at hotel brands,” according to Bhagat.
“The hospitality industry is built on relationships, and these expos in Atlanta and Dallas are a unique venue for in-person networking and for building valuable new FF&E supplier relationships,” said Bhagat. “A more dependable FF&E supply chain allows a hotel owner to better serve guests and to more easily conform with brand standards – and perhaps most important, to achieve higher margins and improved ROI.”
The SGCCI represents almost 10,000 individual members and about 140 associations. It has a rich history of organizing innovative trade shows such as Yarn Expo, Weaveknitt, Fiber 2 Fashion, Auto Expo, Energy International, and Food & Agritech Expo.
More information and “no cost” registration is available online at www.ifde.sgcci.in or by phone at 844-797-6111.
“Hotel owners have suffered persistent supply chain disruptions during the past three years, so they’re ready to find reliable sourcing alternatives and take back control of their procurement cycle,” added Bhagat. “Our expos are a very convenient way to discover the new buying options that every owner wants, needs, and deserves but hasn’t been able to find. Until now.”