NEW DELHI: The capital is gearing up to celebrate sports as a game-changer and hosts South-East Asia's biggest international sports event - Sport India 2019 - the 8th India International Sporting Goods Show International Exhibition from 23-25 September.
The three-day international event, organized by Indian Exhibition Services, will witness participation of over 300 companies from all over the world and they will collectively showcase over 40,000 sports goods, sportswear & accessories, fitness, gym & rehabilitation equipment, sports flooring and technology, golf, adventure & amusement, motorsports, toys, sports wellness & beauty, raw materials & sports goods manufacturing machineries sport medicine & allied products among others.
"We aim to promote the sports, fitness and wellness industry collectively. Sport India 2019 will bring together brands, experts and consumers to emphasize sports and fitness as a profitable industry. This event will offer a grand culmination of the top and varied sports, sports equipment, fitness and other related products and services intending to create awareness and excitement in sports, fitness and wellness arenas," says Swadesh Kumar, project head, Sports India Expo.
Additionally, the expo will offer a networking event to tap into the sports, fitness and health markets in one place. This event will create a background for the signing of deals, providing the event with an important marketing strategy for local and international companies, the organisers aver.
"Because of collective welfare and development, we are making efforts to bring sports, fitness and wellness together under one roof. All stakeholders - industry, academia, experts, professionals, policymakers, and consumers - would join and support Sport India Expo which is going to be number one sports trade expo in South-East Asia region," Kumar adds.
Concurrent events during the three-day mega event include Fitness India 2019, Rehab India 2019, Sports India Principles and Coaches Meet, Sport India Awards 2019 , Sport India Fashion Show and Sport India Dealers & Distributors Meet. Rehab India is specially designed and curated for the empowerment of persons with disabilities focus on sports injury products and rehabilitation equipment.
A series of awards would be yet another attraction. The event will witness the presentation of Sports India Awards to players and Sport Good Trade (SGT) Awards to manufacturers. Another prestigious award PEFI Awards 2019 would be presented to those who excelled in the field of physical education and sports. The PEFI Awards would be presented to physical education teachers for their contribution to developing the sports in India in association with Physical Education Foundation of India.
It's also time for India to prepare for the Olympic 2020 in terms of both business and sporting activities. Hence, a brainstorm on India's emergence as a sporting superpower is not only timely but perfectly aligned with the Sport India Conference 2019. The third edition of the conference, with the theme: "India - The Emerging Sporting Super Power", would deliberate on making India a leader in world sports and talk about the country's vision, planning and target for the Olympic 2020.
A b2b business platform and largest international trade indicate India's strengths in the global sports arena. Intending to promote Indian sports goods industry at national and international levels, the event provides huge opportunities in brand building.