After Five successful meets in Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad and Lucknow, IAAI turns its attention to the Centre. With much consideration and deliberation, the members of the association have zeroed in on Patna as the venue for the next LYCRA® Buyers & Sellers Meet. With a population of 5,772,804, the city has an average literacy rate of 72.47 compared to 62.92 of 2001. Based on gender wise literacy rates, male and female literacy are at 80.28 and 63.72 respectively. This developing city is situated on the southern bank of the Ganges, as it also straddles the rivers Sone, Gandak and Punpun. The capital city is approximately 35 km long and 16 km to 18 km wide.
Patna is where all the action of the 6th Lycra ® Buyers and Sellers Meet will unfurl. The city has been accredited by the World Bank in 2009 as the second in India after Delhi, in terms of ease of starting business and also ranks as the 21st fastest growing city in the world and the 5th fastest growing city in India. Patna holds immense market potential for the intimate apparel trade and that’s what the Association plans to ascertain by way of this Meet. With regards to setting up the presence of a Brand, the city’s near-perfect geography allows connectivity by rail to almost all major Indian cities. A good network of local trains also connects the capital of Bihar with the other cities in the state. The Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport lies 5km to the southwest of Patna and is the 22nd busiest airport of India. Patna’s roadways are facilitators of internal business, therefore leading to an all-round development. Consumption, which is one of the deciding factors for the development of the intimate apparel business, Patna is an ideal location to tap into demands of its ever-growing population. The city also plays host to several luxurious accommodations that lend their support to strengthen its business backbone. These facets of the city have played a key role when deciding upon the location of the 6th LYCRA® Buyers & Sellers Meet 2012.
The dates for the LYCRA® Buyers and Sellers Meet Patna is 1st and 2nd July 2012. The last date to confirm participation is 31st May 2012 and the set up date is one day prior to the event i.e. 30th June 2012.
Apart from promising vast exposure and visibility for its participating brands, the meet will also have something special for all the visitors. Additional facilities for the visitors include to and fro transportation from the exhibition venue to the railway station and bus stand available every hour from 9 am to 7 pm on the exhibition days. Also, all visitors will be provided with tea and snacks coupons on registration and the association has announced a free surprise gift for the first 100 pre – registered buyers.
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