nuernbergmesse india announces the launch of index plus


NuernbergMesse India announces the launch of INDEX PLUS Transforming Spaces, Elevating Experiences: Celebrating Interiors, Architecture, Furniture and Design

New Delhi, 11-08-2023: NuernbergMesse India is pleased to announce the launch of INDEX PLUS, enhanced version of INDEX - India’s leading show on Architecture, Furniture, Interiors and Design, with a legacy of more than 30 years.

NuernbergMesse India, celebrating its ten years plus of sustainable business in India, is committed to the India Growth story. India is poised to become the largest youngest consumer market by 2030. Entrepreneurial power at the grassroots is admirable in India, hence the belief in the domestic market and India positioning itself as the next manufacturing hub, adds vigour to the intent of the NuernbergMesse Group for this subcontinent.

Bringing Asia’s leading trade fairs on the Woodworking Industry INDIAWOOD, DELHIWOOD and MUMBAIWOOD under NuernbergMesse India’s portfolio in 2018, with addition of India Mattresstech Expo in 2019 and in 2023 with INDEX PLUS; NuernbergMesse Group, believes in vertical and horizontal expansion strategy of the topic in its entire value chain.

The India Furniture Market size is estimated at USD 15.79 billion in 2023, and is expected to reach USD 26.85 billion by 2028, growing at a CAGR of 11.20% during the forecast period (2023-2028). The Indian interior design market size reached US$ 28.6 Billion in 2022 and is expected to reach US$ 51.4 Billion by 2028, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 10.3% during 2023-2028.

In recent years, major metropolitan areas, such as Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata, have seen an increase in demand for luxury housing complexes which has led to an increased demand for furniture and home décor. The rise of these segments is being driven by increased awareness among homeowners for aesthetically pleasing interiors, who are attuned to latest trends and are willing to spend.

INDEX PLUS aims to promote excellence in the realm of Interiors, Furniture, Architecture and Design. Enhanced by stunning product display, high-level knowledge initiatives and dynamic industry events, INDEX PLUS will provide a platform for proactively linking exhibitors with their target audience including Interior Designers, Architects, Distributors and Retailers.

The product range at the event will offer an exhaustive display of indoor and outdoor furniture, lighting, flooring, kitchen interiors, architectural fittings and accessories for spaces, art and artefacts, furnishings and other interior products. Furthermore, INDEX PLUS will bring together exhibitors who offer new-age smart home solutions, products and brands which are internationally renowned and in keeping with the increasing consumer consciousness – sustainable products and solutions.

Collaborating with Liyakat Ali Khan and Sylvia Khan, as strategic advisors and important partners, the launch of INDEX PLUS by NuernbergMesse India, is not only a very structured step in the growth of its sector focused portfolio but also commitment to the industry it serves.

Speaking on the occasion Sonia Prashar, Managing Director and Chairperson of the Board, NuernbergMesse India said, "The Indian Interiors, Architecture and Design sector has witnessed remarkable growth over the past decade, driven by increasing urbanization, evolving consumer preferences, and technological advancements. As a result, there has been a growing demand for international exhibitions that showcase the latest trends, innovations, and talent in these fields. Showcasing an extensive array of products, services and ideas, INDEX PLUS will provide an inspiring experience for industry professionals and design enthusiasts alike.”

Sylvia Khan, Strategic Advisor, INDEX PLUS added, " NürnbergMesse India’s expertise in organizing large-scale exhibitions and delivering immersive experiences that inspire creativity, foster collaboration and drive business growth will be instrumental in the growth and expansion of INDEX PLUS”,

This is also echoed by Liyakat Ali Khan, Strategic Advisor, INDEX PLUS, “We firmly believe that by working with NuernbergMesse India, we can leverage our complementary strengths and deliver an exceptional platform that facilitates networking, knowledge exchange, and business opportunities for all stakeholders."

The collaboration as well as NuernbergMesse India’s expertise in the woodworking as well as mattress and upholstery sector will pave the way for numerous synergies and exciting developments in the coming years including enhanced exhibitor experience, expanded international reach, diverse portfolio of products, cutting-edge content and technology integration.

Industry professionals, exhibitors and enthusiasts can eagerly anticipate the launch of the reimagined event, where creativity, inspiration, and business opportunities will converge on a grand scale.

The upcoming editions of the event will take place from 31st May - 2 nd June, 2024 in Mumbai and from 9th - 11th August, 2024 in New Delhi.

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The NürnbergMesse Group is one of the 15 largest exhibition companies in the world. It includes NürnbergMesse GmbH and that company's 15 subsidiaries and affiliates. The Group employs more than 1,000 people at eleven locations in Germany, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Greece, Austria and the USA. It also has a network of international representatives in more than 100 countries. Its portfolio comprises some 120 national and international exhibitions and conferences held in person and as digital events, focusing on five general fields: Retail & Consumer Goods, Building & Construction, Process Technology, Electronics & Security, and Social & Public. Its events safeguard jobs; generate tax revenues as well as billions of euros in purchasing power effects each year, making NürnbergMesse a major economic engine for the Nuremberg metropolitan region and Germany as a whole. As an employer and organiser of major events, NürnbergMesse assumes responsibility for people and the environment. It shapes its corporate actions in accordance with the 17 UN SDGs with the aim of achieving climate neutrality in energy supply by 2028.

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