Innovative practices by manufacturing industry to play key role : India Ceramics Asia

17th Edition of 3 Day India Ceramics Asia held on 15-17 February at Helipad Exhibition Centre in Gandhinagar, Gujarat concludes successfully

  • Expo witnessed huge participation from India and abroad with 250+ exhibiting brands spread out across 12,000+ sqm of exhibition space, and 7,221 visitors
  • Knowledge-rich conferences, 130+ Buyer-Seller meetings, and ceramics job fair, co-located with iBaRT and ETC Expo


By Rafat Quadri (

Gandhinagar, Feb 23: The 17th edition of ‘Indian Ceramics Asia 2023’ after a three days’ fruitful assembly of ceramics and allied industry concluded on Friday.

It was jointly organised by Messe Muenchen India and Unifair Exhibition Service. It is India’s only trade fair for the bricks and ceramics industry. Indian Ceramics Asia 2023 witnessed participation from leading companies including Hindalco Industries, HLT Industry, Imerys Ceramics India, Keda Industrial Group, Lamberti India, Modena Technology, Monte-Bianco Diamond Applications, Prism Johnson, Projecta Engineering SRL, SACMI Engineering, Sukaso Ceracolors, System Ceramics India, FCRI Co Ltd, and many more.

Manufacturers, designers, suppliers, traders and distributors, screen printing experts, transportation professionals, tiles and mosaic executives, machine handlers, surface treatment experts and packaging professionals, Safety executives, decorators, varnishing experts and ceramic artists visited the fair in encouragingly large numbers.

Regarding the success of this edition, Vijay Aggarwal, Chairman, Indian Council of Ceramic Tiles and Sanitaryware (ICCTAS), said, “India is poised to become one of the leading ceramics manufacturers in the world, and this trade fair has exposed the Indian industry to global trends and technologies. Bricks and ceramics manufacturing is a highly energy-intensive process, and the Indian industry is swiftly adopting globally competitive solutions to venture into newer markets. I am happy to experience the vast range of solutions presented at this forum.”

Kirit Patel, President (Sanitaryware Division), Morbi Ceramic Manufacturers Association, said, “This was the most relevant trade show for the ceramics industry. This trade show brings raw material suppliers and machinery manufacturers on one platform and benefits the entire Indian ceramics industry. Visitors to this trade show get to witness the latest in raw materials and technologies under one roof.” 

Alessandro Liberatori, Director, Italian Trade Commission, said “We have been participating in ICA for several years now. We have seen the show prosper over the years. This is the best platform for global companies to be present in order to expand in the Indian market.”

Expressing gratitude for the success of this latest edition, Bhupinder Singh, CEO, Messe Muenchen India, said, “This 17th edition of ICA, 2023 reflected the importance placed on energy efficiency and climate-friendly technology solutions by the Indian industry. The vast range of raw materials, technical ceramics, processing machinery and equipment exhibited during these three days showcases the global competitiveness of the domestic industry. India is likely to emerge as one of the world’s leading ceramics exporters and this is reflected in the scale of technologies, level of conferences, and vibrant buyer-seller meetings. We thank all our customers and industry partners for supporting us in creating this platform to enable meaningful handshakes and unlock business opportunities for the bricks and ceramics manufacturing ecosystem in India.” 

Ken Wong, General Manager, Unifair Exhibition Service, said, “This edition once again proves that Indian Ceramics Asia is the most important platform for business cooperation in the Indian ceramics industry, and we are delighted with the visitor turnout and strong interest in global technologies.”

Along with participation from 250+ exhibiting brands spread across 12,000 sqm of exhibition space, this edition of Indian Ceramics Asia also witnessed engaging presentations at the conferences by distinguished speakers and panellists. One of the unique features of this edition was the dedicated Buyer-Seller zone that facilitated meetings between key buyers and suppliers, thereby unlocking significant commercial value for India’s ceramics ecosystem.. The co-located shows iBaRT for the bricks and roof tiles industry, and ETC Expo for the engineering and technical ceramics supply chain also brought together leading raw materials and technology suppliers to make the Indian industry globally competitive.

The next edition of Indian Ceramics Asia will be held on 6-8 March 2024 at the Helipad Exhibition Centre, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.