From 10th March till 14th March 2016, ABID or Association of Architects, Builders, Interior Decorators and Allied Business organised a grand exhibition named ‘INTERIORS 2016.’ The event had Mr. Aroop Biswas, Honorable Minister for Housing and Youth Services as the Chief Guest while Shri. Sovan Chatterjee, Honorable Mayor, Kolkata Municipal Corporation graced the occasion as the Guest of Honor. Other eminent guests at the exhibition were Bollywood actor Ms Mahima Choudhury. The inaugural event also saw the presence of Mr. Kamlesh Agarwal, President, ABID; Mr. Anand Gupta, Secretary ABID, Exhibition Committee Chairman Mr. Sundeep Chadha and other office bearers and members of ABID.
An Exhibition On A Larger Scale
The number of stalls this year had gone up by around 100 to stand at 340. The cover area was more than 50,000 sq ft. and the reputed brands had introduced a range of products that were introduced at the exhibition. Other than the informative and smart stalls set up, the exhibitors also had mock rooms put up by the decorators and interior designers’ where one could easily get an idea on how the end products can be used. The visitors got the chance to have a look at the stalls of Principal sponsor GreenLam Industries Ltd. and sponsors like Amulya Mica, Merino Laminates, Raga, Viva Simpolo, Qutone, Raga Kitchens, Somany, Tajpuria, and Enox. The media partner for the exhibition was VM&D.
Joining Hands For A Better Tomorrow
Since the last many and productive years, ABID has made a mark for itself in the world of Interior Design and Product launches. Moreover, ABID has never forgotten about its social responsibility and recently organized a national seminar on “Green Design in Interior Architecture”. The seminar attracted eminent personalities from within India and also from foreign countries like Bangladesh and United Kingdom. The aim of the seminar was to limit the carbon footprints so that the future generations can inherit a cleaner and greener environment.
Initiatives Taken By ABID
Sometime back, ABID got another accolade when the Indian Postal Department issued a Special Day Cover for ABID to commemorate the 25 years of service rendered to the industry. ABID also cares for its members and holds Exhibitions, Seminars, Educational tours for them while encouraging vocational training in the field by tying up with institutes that provide such vocational training. At the end of successful completion, the candidates get merit certificates by ABID in consultation with the Institutes.
The exhibition at Milan Mela was not about buying and selling and it is not allowed as well. However, a lot of awareness is generated in the fair which in turn leads to business to the tune of several millions of rupees in the region. There are a large number of skilled and unskilled employees in the unorganized sector of Interior Decoration and Furnishing business and the industry is the source of employment for them. Currently, the business of interior decoration is to the tune of several crores of rupees per annum and this year, the aim is to go even higher with the exhibition which more than 1 lakh people will visit.