Gifting industry players need to address smartphone users; here’s why!

While devising their marketing and branding strategies, gifting companies must make note of the continuing growth wave in respect of Smartphones and tablets. They need to take steps to address this space because this is where the large majority of target audience is shifting – both B2B and B@C. Continue reading

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Corporate giveaways and Giftex

The term ‘Corporate Gifts’ is often used very liberally or loosely to denote voluntary give and take in the business world. Its interpretation is done differently by different people. And it obviously has different connotations to different people and occasions. The fact remains that corporate gifting is an integral element of any marketing and relationship building exercise. Continue reading


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The Season’s best and biggest gift buying opportunity

Giving a corporate gift is of utmost importance to take your branding exercise in the right direction. It goes to highlight the strengths and corporate philosophy of your organization. In this context, we must keep in mind  some key aspects of a festive corporate gift program that are often overlooked. Keep the following tips in mind while planning your corporate gift strategy: Continue reading


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A meeting point for gifting industry professionals

The upcoming mega Giftex show in Bangalore will host many leading names from the gifting industry and the corporate world. The event will bring together gift manufacturers, vendors, corporate industry people, marketing managers, brand managers, promotional entities, media players all under one roof. Continue reading

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India growth story still encouraging

Even as the global investment majors are cutting their growth forecasts and putting a question mark over the speed at which our economy will grow, Niranjan Rajadhyaksha, the Mint’s executive editor in a recent column tries to analyze how the Indian economy has performed over the last few decades to peep into the future – so as to give us a correct picture.

Following are the key points that the expert makes:

  1. It seems very likely economic growth will be even more sluggish than it was in the previous year, and the most bearish forecasts suggest that we are headed for the worst year since the reforms of 1991. The slowdown in the first years of the current century was more typical of a cyclical downturn, because India then had very low inflation and a current account surplus. The situation now is much more complicated.
  2. Even as there is a growing consensus that no rapid recovery is in sight, there are rumblings that India is headed for a prolonged period of low growth. And some even fear that are already in a new normal.
  3. India’s growth rates began to climb after around 1980. The Indian economy has grown at an average 6.27% in the subsequent 32 years, over several economic cycles as well as the macroeconomic crisis of 1991. So even while it is likely that India is not set to revert to the high trajectory of 2004-08, it is not clear if it is about to sink to the growth levels seen in the Indira Gandhi years.
  4. Some of the structural factors that have sustained growth for more than three decades since 1980 are still in place. India has significantly higher savings and investment rates than it had through most of the past three decades, despite the recent fall in these rates thanks to the deterioration in public finances and corporate balance sheets. India is also an open economy with a large domestic market. And it has a large entrepreneurial class as well as a growing labor force. Even as the way India has been able to grow over the past 30 years offers hope there are also the stark examples of countries such as Brazil that made a mess of it.

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Buy gold for Diwali, now

If you are planning to give away gift in gold – say a shiny new necklace for someone dear to you or a gold coin as a corporate gift or a gold-plated statue for branding’s sake – do not wait till Diwali. If gold is there on your mind for this festive season gifting and the upcoming wedding season, you may do it now.

If a Hindustan Times news report is to be taken into consideration, you may have to spend something close to Rs. 40,000 per 10 gm. Here are the scenarios and reasons behind it as stated by The HT staffer Manish Pachouly:

If you were taking heart in the minor fall in the price of the yellow metal in the first week of September – Rs. 31,700, experts say this slide is unlikely to last. The fall of the rupee against the dollar has already driven the price of the precious metal up from Rs. 28,270 on August 1 to Rs. 33,265 on August 28, amid a crackdown on imports by the Central government which is desperate to curb the outflow of foreign exchange.

Rising prices have already hit import volumes, with the amount of gold brought into the country dipping from 162 tonnes in May to just 47 tonnes in July. After the curbs, imports dropped to about 5 tonnes in August. Customers, meanwhile, are recycling old jewelry rather than buying fresh gold. “There is currently zero demand for fresh gold,” said Kumar Jain, spokesperson for the Bombay Bullion Association and owner of a Mumbai-based jewelry store.

In November, as demand soars further during Diwali – especially on Dhanteras which is considered the most auspicious day for buying gold — and ahead of the wedding season, experts say the price is expected to breach the psychological barrier of R40,000 per 10 gm. Since the curb on imports will most likely stay in place until February — in other words, all through the wedding season — the short supply could boost prices further.

“During the festive and wedding season, there will be a supply crunch and that could further increase the prices,” according to the All India Gems and Jewellery Trade Federation. With imports curbed, he said one key source of gold is sale by customers and investors.

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Unique and innovative product range to gift

A well-known name in the domain of quality utility products of great value for modern Indian housewives, Prime Housewares, started its manufacturing activities more than two decades ago. Since then it has steadily progressed and has also got into imports high end superior quality products from across the world. It also launched its Flagship Retail Store at CR2 Mall in Nariman Point, South Mumbai. Continue reading

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A top name in special and custom paper roll applications

If you are looking for superlative quality Jumbo Thermal Transfer Reels, Thermal Paper, Industrial Charts, Medical Paper, Medical Accessories and Industrial Accessories one name that you can look forward to is Computech India.

Gul Mataney made a decision to make a mark into the paper industry. He launched his endeavor with the very minimum. With dedication and determination he went from making rolls with his hand to owning the top most machinery today spread across 3000 sq.ft, making Computech India a well established brand in the field.

You may try out their pre- printed rolls so as to promote your popular brand with quality custom-printed rolls that carries your logo or you want to prevent any sort of receipt fraud with superlative security rolls, one name

The company has access to the top most arrays of paper grades, high grade machinery and some of the best printing options that make it the best choice for an array of special and custom paper roll applications. It can provide you with custom printed rolls, custom size rolls, various paper grades and loss prevention rolls. Various sizes and patterns are available depending on the clients’ requirement.

Thermal paper is impregnated with a chemical that changes color when exposed to heat. It is used in thermal printers and particularly in cheap, lightweight devices such as adding machines, cash registers, and credit card terminals. They are manufactured at

Computech India’s plant located in Mumbai, equipped with the latest automatic machines for chart printing, punching, rewinding and designing. An advanced technology is used for paper cutting, rolling and wrapping. A wide range of thermal papers are manufactured by experts with care and precision to provide the best quality products to customers.
Every batch of paper is stringently tested for dimensional stability against ambient influence. Even the storage, packing and manufacturing areas are atmospherically controlled to ensure quality.

Any other paper can be developed as per your requirement. You are requested to send us your requirement along with your sample.

Computech India

230, 2nd Floor, Ashirwad Industrial Estate No.5, Near Movie Star Talkies, Ram Mandir Road, Goregaon (West) Mumbai 400 104

Tel. No. :+91 – 22 – 2676 3798 / 22- 2676 3839 / 22 – 2676 4376 / 22 -6697 3951 / 22-6116 7777
Fax No. : +91 22 6697 3950
Email : computechindia@rediffmail.com / getwellgraphics@gmail.com

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Mega Giftex show in Bangalore, the countdown begins

Another keenly awaited and successful edition of the Giftex show will take place in Bangalore in the first week of this month. It will provide exhibitors with an excellent opportunity to reach out to new buyers and also renew old contacts as well as business associations.

With its highly targeted promotional drive and focused marketing initiative, the B2B event provides a valuable exhibition experience. Just take a look at the product profile, and you will realize the vast canvas with endless varieties of gifts and novelties on offer, including:

•    Stationery, Jute Consumer Products, Handmade Paper & Handicrafts, Albums, Artifacts, Bags, Ball Pens, Pens, Briefcases, Calculators

•    Calendars, Diaries, Indexes, Cameras, Caps, Promotional Clothing, Clocks, Watches, Crockery, Cutlery, Crystalware

•    Desk Top Accessories, Dining Tableware, Corporate Embellishments, Photo Frames, Home Appliances, Home Furnishings

•    Idols, Statuettes, Key Chains, Lamps, Luggage, Leather Products, Packaging, Torches, Toys and so on.

The list is literally endless. The event reflects the mission and motto of Giftex, launched more than two decades ago: to create a common platform as well as a meaningful meeting place for sellers and buyers of Gifts and Stationery courtesy Trade & Technology Exposition Co. (India) Pvt. Ltd., an exhibition organizing company.

Now you know why the upcoming Giftex show is sure one not to be missed. Ensuring value for your time and money, it’s definitely the most cost effective avenue to make real headway in the domain of corporate gifting. The best of the gifting industry is going to be there, so wouldn’t you like to be a part of it?

Note down the details and make it a point to be part of it!

Mumbai venue:
Nehru Centre, Worli, Mumbai
Dates:
21st to 24th March, 2013

Mumbai office:
Trade & Technology Exposition Co. (I) Pvt. Ltd.
FGP Centre, Commercial Union House,
3rd floor, 9 Wallace Street,
Fort, Mumbai – 400 001, India
Contact details:
Tel: +91 22 2207 5256 / 57 / 58
Fax: +91 22 2207 5231

E-mail : admin@giftex.in
Website : www.giftex.in
GIFTEX, STATIONEX & JUTEX 2013
Venue:     Koramangala Indoor Stadium, 80 Feet Road, Bangalore – 560095, India
Date:     Sep 6th – Sep 8th, 2013
Timing: 11.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m.

Bangalore Office :

Trade & Technology Exposition Co. (I) Pvt. Ltd.
9,Auto Towers, 1st Floor,
J.C Road,Bangalore – 560 002, India
Tel. : +91-80-22270211
Fax. : +91-80-22257539
Mobile : +91 9900523614 / 7259560900

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