The physical version of India Kitchen Congress is back. The industry conference will present strategies for the kitchen & cabinetry business in India.
India Kitchen Congress is the longest running specialist business conference for the modular kitchen and cabinetry industry. Since 2011, IKC has been helping attendees decipher the strategies for growth in a competitive world.
Home improvement has emerged as the most significant trend across market segments, the key drivers being heightened concerns of safety & hygiene and the work-from-home imperative. The kitchen and cabinetry industry is going to be a major beneficiary of this trend.
The Indian home improvement (also referred to as home and living) market is estimated at $25–28 billion, with furniture accounting for about 50 per cent. Nodal foreign investment agency Invest India valued the Indian furniture market at $17.4 billion in FY21. It predicts it will reach $37.7 billion by 2026, growing at double-digit CAGR of 13.37% during 2020-2026. The kitchen and cabinetry business forms a part of this vibrant furniture sector.
The Indian government has identified furniture as one of the key categories for taking made-in-India goods to global corners. Policy approach for boosting the furniture sector involves building competencies for making the entire value chain cost-efficient. And, doubling or tripling exports by increasing the size of the industry within the next 5-6 years.
In the given context, the 9th edition of India Kitchen Congress will offer strategies for winning in the Indian market, and for making in India for rest of the world.
Furniture fittings specialist Hettich is the platinum sponsor at the conference, consumer goods major Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals Ltd is gold sponsor, and Furniture & Fittings Skill Council is the knowledge partner.
A galaxy of eminent speakers – experts from industry and subject matter experts – will share their insights about why it’s the right time to invest in the kitchen and cabinetry business, how to manufacture, how to market, and how to grow the business.
It will also be the day of announcement of IKC Awards 2023, for recognising people and organisations from the industry for their ideas and efforts.
Therefore, IKC is the must attend event for Indian and international investors, entrepreneurs and professionals who are engaged in the kitchen and cabinetry business or wish to foray into this sector. Registration as delegate is essential, as seats are limited.
India Kitchen Congress is attended by entrepreneurs, professionals and investors. These are the people involved in manufacturing, marketing, retailing, designing and bulk buying of modern kitchens, cabinetry and components.
It is attended by retailers who wish to tie-up with manufacturers from India and overseas. It is attended by service providers such as logistics partners and installation agencies.
IKC is also attended by investors who wish to explore this sector.
How Attendees Benefit
At the conference, attendees:
- Discover new alliance partners
- Evaluate business proposals
- Meet new suppliers & service providers
- Network with trade & institutional buyers
- Come across potential international suppliers
- Meet design professionals