Monday, April 30, 2018

OJAS Eye Hospital brings Lumenis M22 Optimal Pulse Technology (OPT)


 Mumbai’s renowned super specialty eye care Ojas Eye Hospital, offering unmatched eye care, has brought home Lumenis  M22 Optimal Pulse Technology (OPT) for treatment of dry eyes. The latest eye care technology is a great revolutionary value addition to the ophthalmic applications especially for the treatment of dry eye.

Lumenis is the world’s largest energy-based medical device company and is renowned for technological breakthroughs ophthalmic lasers and a long list of industry gold standards.

M22 is the answer to a majority of eye inflammation treatments with OPT being the most advanced IPL technology, developed by World’s Largest Energy based medical device company, Lumenis.  Designed and curated to deliver reliable, safe and enhanced physician and patient comfort, the M22 services will be available at Ojas Eye Hospitals at Bandra and Kandivali.

Commenting on the development, Dr. Niteen Dedhia, Medical Director, OJAS Eye Hospital said “M22 is a latest state of the art eye care technology. Most recent case studies and researches have showcased prevalence of dry eye among patients ranging across age groups. The introduction of M22 OPT technology will be a path breaker and a great relief to patients who have been prescribed to eye drops, the only available solution to treat dryness.”

Adding to his statement acclaimed eye surgeon, Dr. Dedhia also said that “Getting M22 OPT to our patients is a mission-driven consortium to bring the best in eye care to the people of Western India especially Mumbai. We are looking at this as a solution and step forward to our institution Ojas’ vision to be a Globally Recognized Eye Care Hospital known for its Distinctive Excellence & Patient Satisfaction.”

“Our path breaking technology will help address the growing dry eye disease among thousands of people,” said Mr. Dharmendra Mistry, Country Head of Lumenis India, “We are happy to partner with Dr. Niteen Dedhia, who is a veteran ophthalmologist and medical director at OJAS Eye Hospital. Entering in the western market is part of our expansion strategy ensuring the increasing number of patients who will be benefited from our latest OPT technology,” he said.

Meibomian Gland dysfunction (MGD) is one of the leading causes of dry eye disease (DED), affecting millions of people worldwide. Optimal pulse technology from Lumenis has emerged as the most effective alternative for patients, leading to significant improvement in ocular surface quality, gland function and dry eye symptoms.

The Lumenis M22 OPT is an excellent technology for treating eyelid inflammation. OPT is selectively absorbed in the hemoglobin of abnormal blood vessels, and destroys them by thrombolysis. A major source of inflammation threatening the eyelids is then removed. It treats the root cause of the problem, provides immediate relief, a safe and comfortable, fast ‘lunch time treatment’ and improves the skin appearance too.     
  
Studies show that humans generally blink about 22 times a minute. But when we concentrate on a computer screen or a smart phone or even while driving, the rate goes down to five or seven blinks per minute. If this tear film does not spread sufficiently across the eye, it can lead to dryness and irritation. Experts say dry eye affects millions of adults. The risk increases with advancing age.

Lumenis is the world’s largest energy-based medical device company for surgical, aesthetic and ophthalmic applications in the area of minimally invasive clinical solutions. Regarded as a world-renowned expert in developing and commercializing innovative energy-based technologies, including Laser, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Radio-Frequency (RF).

For nearly 50 years, Lumenis' ground-breaking products have redefined medical treatments and have set numerous technological and clinical gold-standards. Lumenis has successfully created solutions for previously untreatable conditions, as well as designed advanced technologies that have revolutionized existing treatment methods.

Ojas Eye Hospitals has been the pioneer of eye care since it began its journey in Ophthalmic Eye Care on 7th June 1987. The team of medical practitioners under the guidance of world renowned Ophthalmologist, Dr. Niteen Dedhia has been pivotal in etching a prestigious name for itself in the genre of eye care.  For more than two decades now, Ojas has emerged as a leading ophthalmic centre in Mumbai & India with more than 1,20,000 satisfied patients across India and the world.

 Dr. Dedhia has been a pioneer in performing LASIK surgery; being amongst the first to perform microkeratome LASIK as well as blade-free (Intralase femtosecond) LASIK in the country. He is also among the first to bring Phakic Intra-ocular lenses to India, providing respite to patients with very high myopia. Under his mentorship, Ojas Eye Hospital today is synonymous with superior level eye care infrastructure delivering excellent and advance technology eye care with dedication and commitment for the overall wellbeing of patient.

The M22 services and treatment are available at two branches of Ojas Eye Hospitals -

Ojas Eye Hospital
Roseland Building, Junction of Linking Road and
Waterfield Road, Bandra,
Mumbai- 400050.

Ojas Eye Hospital
Jivala Pada Road,
Behind Gokul Corcord Tower,
Thakur Village,off Western Express Highway,
Kandivali ( East)
Mumbai – 400 101

IG International and Stemilt Growers mark ten successful years of association by introducing Stemilt’s Piñata apples in India!


Launch the signature apple variety in a grand event attended by Bollywood star Yami Gautam

If you’re looking to beat the heat this summer with fresh fruits, then you’re in for a treat! IG International, India’s largest fresh fruit importer, has launched popular Piñata apples in India in association with Stemilt Growers, the leading North American pip fruit supplier. The grand launch event, which took place on April 26 at The Taj Mahal Palace in Colaba, Mumbai, saw Bollywood actress Yami Gautam unveil the premium tropical apple to the attending audience.
The launch also marks 10 years of successful association between IG International and Stemilt Growers, and underlines the stellar work that these two industry leaders have been doing to satisfy the growing demand of organic produce in the country.Stemilt Growers is renowned for its commitment to organically grow high-quality fruits. The Piñata variant, in particular, has been developed for its unique and exceptional flavor, as well as itsversatility. Piñata apples are crisp, juicy, and equal parts sweet and tart, which makes them great for multiple culinary purposes. Harvested in mid-October at Stemilt’s Washington State orchards and in great demand across the globe, these beautiful red and orange colored apples are available from November till May each year.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Tarun Arora, Director – IG International Pvt. Ltd, said, “We are proud to add Piñata apples in IG International’s wide assortment of exotic fruits from India and abroad. The variant’s versatility and exceptional flavor have made it a much sought-after variety amongst consumers around the world, andwe are confident that it will replicate its global success story in India as well. Wearealso happy to continue ourdecade-old association with Stemilt Growers, as it further underlines our commitment to provide only the best quality, tastiest, and freshest produce to its customers.”
Mr. Mike Taylor, VP – Stemilt Growers said, “Piñata is one of our most exclusive apple varieties, and its unique flavorprofile is sure to receive a positive response from fruit lovers in India. We are also delighted to have completed 10 years of our association with IG International, one of the oldest cold chain companies in the country. We look forward to continuing our successful partnership with IG International by offering more exotic and healthy varieties of fruits to Indian customers.”
Kaabil fame Yami Gautam commented, “I am thrilled to be a part of this launch. Fresh fruits form an integral part of my daily diet. Apples are heart-healthy and the essential nutrients present in it promote healthy skin and hair. Piñata apples are juicy, flavorful,crisp, and healthy, and are just perfect for making a classic apple pie or adding fruity flavors to a fresh green salad. I would heartily recommend Piñata to all fruit aficionados.”
IG International imports 31 global varieties of fruits from across 22 countries and usesits exceptional distribution network to cater to a pan-India market. This includes cities such as Mumbai, Bangalore,Delhi, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Pune, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Kolkata, Cochin,Patna, and Nagpur. The exclusive launch of Stemilt’s premium Piñata apples in India further consolidates IG International’s leadership position in the country’s fresh fruit market, and adds yet more variety to its diverse bouquet of end-customer offerings.
IG International Pvt. Ltd. (IG) : 

With fresh produce procurement spanning 22 countries and handling capacities of over 31 varieties of fruits, IG International has established its mettle in delivering on the diversified tastes of the Indian markets. Dedicated to provide high quality natural products to its consumers, IG International Pvt. Ltd. is India’s one of the largest fresh produce importer. Dealing with the core activity of importing fresh fruits from all over the world, IG currently secures the best of exotic fruits globally all year round in order to supply the demand of high-quality fresh produce in India.

Friday, April 27, 2018

OnePlus Announces the India Launch of OnePlus 6 on 17th May 2018

The company also announced OnePlus 6 Marvel Avengers Limited Edition, to be launched alongside OnePlus 6 on May 17


 OnePlus, the global premium smartphone brand, announces the India launch event of the OnePlus 6, to discover 'The Speed You Need' at the Dome at NSCI, Mumbai at 15:00 IST on 17th May 2018.

The OnePlus 6 is live for pre-registrations exclusively on amazon.in.
Last week, OnePlus announced its collaboration with Disney for the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War, which arrives in theatres on 27th April 2018. As a part of this collaboration, OnePlus has confirmed the OnePlus 6 Marvel Avengers Limited Edition giving users the first-ever glimpse of the special edition smartphone in a recently released video teaser.  

OnePlus 6 will be available with a 256GB storage option and will come equipped with up to 8GB of RAM. A manifestation of ‘speed and performance’, the latest flagship will be powered by the latest processor - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, giving users a seamless experience. The upcoming OnePlus flagship will have a glass back containing five printed layers of Nanotech Coating, a first in the smartphone industry. The company has also confirmed that OnePlus 6 will retain the 3.5mm headphone jack.

Speaking on the upcoming launch of the OnePlus 6, Vikas Agarwal, General Manager, OnePlus India, said, “2017 has been a landmark year for OnePlus’ journey in India and we are thankful to our loving community for their continued support. We look forward to giving people the best possible smartphone experience with OnePlus 6, a beautiful balance of power and design."

Year 2017 was the most successful year for OnePlus, with the launches of the highly acclaimed OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T. The OnePlus 5T became the highest selling premium smartphone allowing OnePlus to gain over 48% share in the premium Android smartphone market, according to the Q4 2017 IDC Report. Additionally, the company doubled its revenue year-on-year to over $1.4 billion in 2017 with India as its biggest market with over one-third share.

This year, OnePlus will be available offline more widely, to complement its online presence on Amazon.in and oneplus.in. The company will expand its offline footprint in key cities this year in three formats: more exclusive OnePlus experience stores, authorised brand stores and increasing its presence to over 100 Croma stores across the country.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

CBME India 2018 launches its 6th edition amidst a positive wave in the children, baby and maternity products industry


A vibrant array of global and local brands vie for attention at the UBM India show
 UBM India launched the 6th edition of its uniquely positioned Children, Baby and Maternity Expo India 2018 (CBME India) today at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. The largest children, baby and maternity product business expo in India, the CBME India offers unrivalled business opportunity for local and global manufacturers and sellers of baby products to connect, network and conduct business.

The inaugural ceremony of CBME India 2018 took place in the presence of Chief Guests: Ms. Esha Deol – Bollywood Celebrity Mom, and Mr. Bharat Takhtani, Entrepreneur; Special Guests; Mr. Ajay Agarwal – President Toy Association of India; Mr. Yogesh Mudras, MD UBM India Pvt Ltd. and Mr. Abhijit Mukherjee, Group Director UBM India Pvt Ltd. amidst an industry gathering. A choice of dealers, distributors, influencers and merchandise heads from modern retail businesses, online retailers, service providers, business investors, and franchisee seekers were also present.
The show brought together more than 450 major global and Indian brands, to showcase and launch an exhaustive spectrum of baby care products, toys, baby food, organic clothing, nutraceuticals, ergonomic furniture, licensing brands, stationery, gifts, infant safety technology, brain development tools among a rich array of other quality, technologically advanced and aesthetically pleasing international products. Professionals visiting the expo catered to to baby, child wear, children shoe stores, maternity wear shops; toy shops, supermarkets, hypermarkets, department stores, pre-schools, nursing homes, individual buyers, service companies, designers, associations and Consulates.

Some of the key exhibitors included The Himalaya Drug Company, Nobel Hygiene Pvt. Ltd, Artsana India Pvt. Ltd, R for Rabbit Baby Products Pvt. Ltd., Azafran Innovacion Ltd., Mandot Impex, Royal Industries (Thailand) Public Company Limited, First Care India Pvt. Ltd., Nectar Biopharma Pvt. Ltd., M/s. A Star Marketing Pvt Ltd., Dream Theater, Resper International (India) Pvt. Ltd, Sunheri Marketing Pvt Ltd, Galaxy Incorporation, Superbrandz Medical Innovations Pvt Ltd., Softsens Consumer Products Pvt. Ltd. and Me N Moms Pvt. Ltd.

This year, the trade fair saw enthusiastic participation from countries such as China, Canada, Korea; Singapore; Russia; Saudi Arabia; UK, USA, Vietnam,  and Thailand. This influx is bound to provide Indian manufacturers with insights into the latest trends and technology, according to industry observers.  Significantly, the event is well-supported by key associations such asLicensing Industry Merchandisers Association (LIMA),  Indian Importers Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IICCI) and All India Association (AIAI).
In its quest to deliver unique and innovative value propositions to exhibitors and visitors alike, this year, CBME India 2018comprised a number of salient features including power – packed knowledge sessions, seminars, discussion of new trends and various international pavilions to surge into the rapidly expanding and diverse retail sector in India. 

Day 1 presented the Fashion N kids Concalve 2018 with the subject of Revolution in Kids wear & Market trends; Role of fibre type in kids wear; Challenges in Sourcing/Manufacturing/Marketing or Branding for kids wear; Organic clothing- Future for Kids wear Market; User friendliness in Digital Networking in Retail segment and Advanced Finishes for kids wear. A  panel discussion on the Future of Kids wear in India in line with Global trends will conclude the proceedings.

Day 2 will include an exciting session on ‘Leveraging License to Grow Your Market’. The discussions will veer around the lucrative licensing and merchandising industry by covering  top trends in licensing in the kids category, how brand owners and manufacturers can benefit from adding it to their portfolio, supported by the growth in Indian retail and, and upcoming opportunities in new licensing genres.

Speaking at the inauguration of CBME India 2017, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said“The global baby and maternity products market is expected to reach USD 121.0 billion by 2025, according to industry research. Formerly considered a niche market, the domestic baby, maternity and childcare products market in India has a broader mind share as well as a tremendous potential to grow. Yet, we observe a paucity of information and availability of novel products in this segment. It is here that unique initiatives like CBME India play a very important part to provide information and education as well as the inspiration to raise the bar for the children and maternity market.

He added, The top trends informing this sector, as seen in the expo, are an increase in functional, ergonomic and eco-friendly designs, more co-branded products, such as those leveraging characters from children’s favourite TV show, and a greater attention to safety with the development of new safety related products.”

According to Jiggy George, Head of LIMA, India, “It is exciting times for Licensing in India with the industry at a tipping point. The growth in scale and scope of licensing in the last few years is a sign of its growing significance. Small and Medium Enterprises, especially in the kids category, have a lot of opportunity to leverage licensing and we at LIMA India are excited to see their greater participation. Coupled with the growth of the economy, retail and E-commerce, licensing as a industry is definitely on a roll.”
While the child care sector in India is still at a nascent stage, it is one with immense potential due to an ever growing population. The sector is poised to develop significantly at a CAGR of around 17 percent in terms of revenue. In terms of products, although highly fragmented, it is increasingly getting dominated by organised players due to the ethical nature of infant and child care, which includes sub-categories such as nutrition, well-being, intellectual stimulation, tender skin and hair care.  

UBM India is India's leading exhibition organizer that provides the industry with platforms that bring together buyers and sellers from around the world, through a portfolio of exhibitions, content led conferences & seminars. UBM India hosts over 25 large scale exhibitions and 40 conferences across the country every year; thereby enabling trade across multiple industry verticals. A UBM Asia Company, UBM India has offices across Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai. UBM Asia is owned by UBM plc which is listed on the London Stock Exchange. UBM Asia is the leading exhibition organizer in Asia and the biggest commercial organizer in mainland China, India and Malaysia.
For further details,  www.ubmindia.in.

UBM plc is the largest pure-play B2B Events organiser in the world.  In an increasingly digital world, the value of connecting on a meaningful, human level has never been more important.  At UBM, our deep knowledge and passion for the industry sectors we serve allow us to create valuable experiences where people can succeed. At our events people build relationships, close deals and grow their businesses.  Our 3,750+ people, based in more than 20 countries, serve more than 50 different sectors – from fashion to pharmaceutical ingredients.  These global networks, skilled, passionate people and market-leading events provide exciting opportunities for business people to achieve their ambitions.  
For more information, www.ubm.com

Kohinoor Electronics Announces the Second Edition of its Consumer Electronics Show, Mumbai

To be held from April 27 to May 7, 2018at Mumbai International Trade Fair, MMRDA Grounds, Opposite JioGarden, Bandra Kurla Complex.
 Fast-growing consumer electronics retail chain Kohinoor Electronics announces its annual Consumer Electronics Show, 2018 in partnership with the Mumbai International Trade Fair. The 2018 edition of the Consumer Electronic Show, Mumbai will be held at MMRDA Grounds, opposite JioGarden, Bandra Kurla Complex from April 27 to May 7, 2018 and is open to all. Kohinoor’s annual Consumer Electronic Show is one of India’s largest consumer shows and a platform to experience and buy a range of premium and diverse appliances and gadgets, under a single roof. With over 60+ brands to choose from, customers can buy products ranging from kitchen appliances to home appliances, gadgets like laptops, desktops, mobile phones, tablets and a wide range of accessories.
With a vision to bring home benefits and joy for its customers, the 11day-long Consumer Electronic Show promises to offer visitors the best deals on the most anticipated products in India.  Additionally, customers can walk in to experience latest products and new launches by leading brands.  Sony, Samsung, LG, Motorola, Dell, Lenovo, Hitachi, Bosch, Panasonic, Kaff, Faber, are a few of the brands participating in the event.
On launching the 2018 edition of CES in Mumbai, Vishal Mewani, Director, Kohinoor Tele Video, said, “Kohinoor has always been a brand that is known to offer the best experience and price for its customers.The 2018 edition of CES, Mumbai happens to be one of the most anticipated events in Mumbai and India considering the evolution and innovation in the consumer electronic sector. We are expecting over 20+ launches over the 11 days from leading brands like LG, Samsung and Sony. Customers can have a hands-on experience with these products and be assured of the best offers.
Spread across 30,000 sq. ft., Kohinoor’s Consumer Electronic Show 2018, Mumbai is one of the biggest consumers shows in India and is determinedto be the key attraction at the Mumbai International Trade Fair.
Established as Kohinoor Televideo Pvt. Ltd. in 1967, Kohinoor Electronics is one of the largest electronics retail chain spread across Mumbai and Pune with 22 lifestyle stores while continuously looking to expand its reach further. The world's best brands can be found here with their innovative technologies showcased across the audio/ video, IT and home appliances range. The entire operation is managed by over 300 professionals with a visionary and dynamic management at the helm.
What sets Kohinoor apart is its unique vision of 'Selling Joyfully' where the joy of selling you our products is translated into a joyous experience for you and your family. Our customer experience executives are trained to help you choose the right product while suggesting to you various offers you can benefit from. We are always striving to make your shopping experience better every time. Our customers’ belief in us drives us to give you nothing but the best.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Chief Minister Rural Development Fellow (CMRDF) lights a village after 70 years in Amravati District

 Bulumgavhan, a remote tribal village with dense forest cover situated in the interiors of Maharashtra’s Amaravati district is beaming with joy.  As the 70 years long wait has finally come to an end. The villager’s dream of ' seeing light of the day' has finally come true as it witnessed their homes lit up with electricity and commuting by public bus became a reality.

Since Independence, this village has been finding itself engulfed in darkness after sundown as the village did not have an electricity connection leaving 105 households with a glimmer of hope. In such dismissal situation CMRDF Anand Joshi from Maharashtra Village Social Transformation Foundation was deputed in the village where he stepped in as a “Ray of Hope” for Bulumgavhan village. He studied and identified about the critical conditions villagers were facing through a baseline survey of the village through which he identified the basic need of electricity in the village was missing, there on he decided to bring a new dawn of independence in the villager’s life. Anand is part of the Chief Minister Fellowship program under the aegis of Maharashtra Village Social Transformation Foundation, a mission to transform 1000 villages of the state. 

 Anand Joshi’s first task was to provide electricity to the village which was successfully completed under Prime Minister’s “Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana -Saubhagya” scheme. The scheme provides free electricity connection to all households in rural areas and also poor families located in urban areas. After rigorous follow-up with the Line Department and District Administration he was ultimately successful in providing electricity to each and every house of the village.


The next major challenge which our CMRDF came across was availability of Public Transport for the Bulumgavhan villagers. Under the able guidance of district collector he took endless efforts to bring “Laal Pari” available for the villager which was going to make their life more easy and accessible. 
Digital Anganwadi was also one of his successful projects for the village. Where he took meticulous efforts to start digital schooling for the children of the village by using solar energy in order to educate them and secure their future.
Taking into consideration of the drought conditions of Bulumgavhan village, Anand Joshi decide to construct soak pits through the “MNREGA” scheme which also enhances the livelihood security of people in rural areas by guarantying 100 days of wage employment.
Elated by the new development the villagers held a special program as they distributed sweets, celebrating the illumination with local folk dance Gadli Sasul and erected welcome arches all over the village. They danced to the beats of Dhol-Damau and appreciated the effort of government administration and Chief Minister Rural Development Fellow Anand Joshi whose effort and commitment to the cause finally bear fruit.

Anand has been living in the village for the past one year and has been actively engaging with the villagers and have managed to mobilize people for community development and is one step closer of transforming the village into a model village. On the occasion, Honorable Guardian Minister Shri. Praveen Pote congratulated the efforts of Anand Joshi and appreciated the villagers for their unconditional support. He said, “Bulumgavhan village is the perfect case of people’s participation for development. The government’s vision is to develop model villages on various social indicators in the most remote parts of the state. I would like to thank the CMRDF- Anand Joshi, district administration and Grampanchyat for ensuring that the village sees light of the day and gets connected to various others parts of Maharashtra.  The CM’s vision of developing 1000 modern villages is indeed noteworthy. The entire program is for people of Maharashtra and I appeal villagers to take part in the transformation movement to bring about a positive change.”

Through this challenging journey Anand was mentored and supported by District Collector Shri. Abhijit Bhangar, IAS and Sectional Divisional officer Shri. Vijay Rathod. After scripting the success story of Bulumgavhan Anand Joshi, CMRDF said, “Today I can heave a sigh of relief. This light will not only enlighten the households but also act as a tool of transformation for the   present and the future generation. This is a collective effort of the government administration and the villagers. I take this opportunity to thank Maharashtra Village Social Transformation Foundation (MVSTF) , the Government officials and last but not the least the villagers of Bulumgavhan who have transformed this dream into a reality."

Mr. Abhijit Bangar said, Villagers should get access to basic amenities for their livelihood. Keeping this in mind, the development work that has taken place through Village Social Transformation Foundation is indeed noteworthy. Our focus is to develop all the villages and upgrade the infrastructure of villages that have been selected under ' 1000 village initiative' launched by the Hon'ble Chief Minister. Our priority is to give importance to core issues like education, health and energy. Development of Bulumgavhan is going to be a landmark achievement in the transformation of rural Maharashtra." 

Speaking about the development, Mr. Ramnath Subramaniam, CEO, MVSTF said, “We are delighted to see smiling faces of the villagers. Our CMRDF- Anand Joshi’s pro-active approach once again reiterates our commitment towards transformation of rural Maharashtra with unique approach and initiatives. This re-affirms our focus on developing remotest villages of the state which are deprived of basic infrastructure and amenities. I would also like to thank and congratulate District administration, Grampanchat & CMRDF and the villagers for their collaborative efforts to achieve a major breakthrough.” 

6th edition of UBM Children, baby Maternity Expo 2018

UBM India’s Children, Baby Maternity Expo 2018 readies itself to match high industry expectations

The 6th edition of a uniquely positioned Business Expo

UBM India is set to host the 6th edition of the uniquely positioned Children, Baby and Maternity Expo India 2018 (CBME India) from 26th –28th April, 2018 at Hall 3 of the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. The largest children and maternity product business expo in India, the CBME India will offer unrivalled business opportunity for local and global manufacturers and sellers of baby products to connect, network and conduct business with a choice of distributors, Importers, dealers influencers and merchandise heads from modern retail businesses, online retailers, aggregators,  service providers, business investors, and franchisee seekers. These professionals cater to baby, child wear, children shoe stores, maternity wear shops; toy shops, supermarkets, hypermarkets, department stores, pre-schools, nursing homes, individual buyers, service companies, designers, associations and Consulates.

The three-day exhibition will bring together Indian and global suppliers, manufacturers of child, baby and maternity products and services, all under one umbrella.  The expo is poised to feature over 150 national and international exhibitors from 12 exhibiting countries and regions. These industry players will present 450+ brands  to showcase and launch an exhaustive spectrum of baby care products, toys, baby food, organic clothing, nutraceuticals, ergonomic furniture, licensing brands, stationery, gifts, infant safety technology, brain development tools among a rich array of other quality, technologically advanced and aesthetically pleasing international products. This year, the trade fair will see enthusiastic participation from countries such as China, Canada, Korea; Singapore; Russia; Saudi Arabia; UK, USA, Vietnam,  and Thailand.  Most significantly, the event is well-supported by key associations such as Licensing Industry Merchandisers Association (LIMA), Indian Importers Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IICCI) and All India Association (AIAI).

Some of the key exhibitors will include The Himalaya Drug Company, Nobel Hygiene Pvt. Ltd, Artsana India Pvt. Ltd, R for Rabbit Baby Products Pvt. Ltd., Azafran Innovacion Ltd., Mandot Impex, Royal Industries (Thailand) Public Company Limited, First Care India Pvt. Ltd., Nectar Biopharma Pvt. Ltd., M/s. A Star Marketing Pvt Ltd., Dream Theater, Resper International (India) Pvt. Ltd, Sunheri Marketing Pvt Ltd, Galaxy Incorporation, Superbrandz Medical Innovations Pvt Ltd., Softsens Consumer Products Pvt. Ltd. and Me N Moms Pvt. Ltd.

Over the course of the 3 days, CBME 2018 will comprise a number of salient features including power – packed knowledge sessions, seminars, discussion of new trends and various international pavilions to surge into the rapidly expanding and diverse retail sector in India.  A special Licensing Pavilion by LIMA is bound to attract visitors along with the presence of a number of licensing industry experts including Mr. Nitin Karla – Director AI Licensing India Pvt Ltd., Mr.  Permendra Singh - Head - Consumer Products Mattel Toys (India) Pvt Ltd. among others, who will be present to discuss “Leveraging Licensing to Grow your Market” .  The session will cover top trends in licensing in the kids category, how brand owners and manufacturers can benefit from adding licensing to their portfolio supported by the growth in Indian retail and its impact on licensing, and upcoming opportunities in new licensing genres.

The special ‘Fashion N Kids Conclave’ session will discuss the following topics;
·         Revolution in Kids wear & Market trends
·         Role of fibre type in kids wear
·         Challenges in Sourcing/Manufacturing/Marketing or Branding for kids wear
·         Organic clothing- Future for Kids wear Market
·         User friendliness in Digital Networking in Retail segment
·         Advanced Finishes for kids wear
·         Future of Kids wear in India in line with Global trends


Speaking on the announcement of CBME 2018, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, “We are happy to announce the 6th edition of CBME, an expo that is specially customized to India’s needs as a burgeoning and young population. The CBME is an ideal place to explore market trends and learn the consumers’ shifting needs. Over the years it has played a crucial role in the market by creating awareness, and demand for novel products that truly make parenting easy and a joy.”

He added, “In its quest to deliver unique and innovative value propositions to exhibitors and visitors alike, this year, CBME India will witness a special pavilion on licensing. The lucrative licensing and merchandising industry has been growing because of the easy accessibility of international entertainment to Indian consumers and a corresponding increase in the fan base among them, seen for instance, in case of global music bands or cartoon characters. We hope this will foster the growth and expansion of licensing around the world, raise the level of professionalism for licensing practitioners, and create greater awareness of the benefits of licensing to the Indian business community.”

While the child care sector in India is still at a nascent stage, it is one with immense potential due to an ever growing population. The sector is poised to develop significantly at a CAGR of around 17 percent in terms of revenue. In terms of products, although highly fragmented, it is increasingly getting dominated by organised players due to the ethical nature of infant and child care, which includes sub-categories such as nutrition, well-being, intellectual stimulation, tender skin and hair care.  

Jiggy George, Head; Licensing Industry Merchandisers Association (LIMA):
“It is exciting times for Licensing in India with the industry at a tipping point. The growth in scale and scope of licensing in the last few years is a sign of its growing significance. Small and Medium Enterprises, specially in the kids category, have a lot of opportunity to leverage licensing and we at LIMA India are excited to see their greater participation. Coupled with the growth of the economy, retail and E-commerce, licensing as a industry is definitely on a roll.”


Premanath Jayakumar, Director; Resper International India (Pvt) Ltd
“The Indian market for Child Birth & Maternity products has become more organized, with increasing literacy rates in households. Also, childbirth in educated and affluent households has led to the growing demand for maternity fashion, pre-natal health products, new born consumables, baby shower products etc. At CBME India this year, we are looking forward to meeting new brands and their innovations that cater to the specifics of the Indian consumer demographics -- this would result in business for us. We will be participating for the first time at CBME India, where we will be introducing the all new ‘i-Size’, which meets the tough European regulation standards for making car seats safer. India still has a staggering high rate of child deaths per year involved in road accidents and this technology will definitely help in making the roads safer for children.”
Kunal Popat, Founder;  R for Rabbit Baby Products Pvt.  Ltd.
“The market for Child, Baby and Maternity is growing very fast with an overall CAGR of 20%. The growth of e-Commerce has also helped in reaching out to millions of customers, especially in II and III tier towns where there is an inherent hesitation in shopping at Child and Baby Shops. We have high expectations from CBME India, as it is the only unique show for children, baby and maternity products in the country, and expect a large number of Retailers and Distributors to attend the Expo. This is a sector which will see a number of innovations due to growth, and hence we shall be looking forward to a number of interesting, innovative products. We will also be showcasing some of our latest innovations which we are very keen to present to the Indian consumer.”
Pradyumn & Krishna, Founders; Buddsbuddy
“CBME is very important for us as we got huge recognition in the Babycare market with last year's Expo. It's a must-showup platform for every aspiring International Babycare and Maternity brand. It gives us unli mited opportunities to connect with our country's best distributors, vendors, and customers as well.  We are very hopeful for our participation at the 2018 Expo and are looking forward to getting even better responses.”
Rajesh Vohra, Chief Executive Officer, Artsana India, Chicco
“Chicco is happy to be associated with Children Baby Maternity Expo (CBME) right from its inception in India. We at Chicco, being a leading multi-specialist baby care brand, have utilised this platform to showcase our wide range of products in Nursing, Cosmetics and baby travel to our esteemed customers and channel partners, pan-India. CBME is playing an important role of developing the baby care category in India and Chicco is proudly associated with this initiative.”

UBM India is India's leading exhibition organizer that provides the industry with platforms that bring together buyers and sellers from around the world, through a portfolio of exhibitions, content led conferences & seminars. UBM India hosts over 25 large scale exhibitions and 40 conferences across the country every year; thereby enabling trade across multiple industry verticals. A UBM Asia Company, UBM India has offices across Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai. UBM Asia is owned by UBM plc which is listed on the London Stock Exchange. UBM Asia is the leading exhibition organizer in Asia and the biggest commercial organizer in mainland China, India and Malaysia.
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