INDIA: PEDALING TOWARDS GREENER DESTINATIONS
A growing consciousness is sweeping the country. The concern for the environment is forcing less-polluting measures and bicycling as a mode of alternate transport is fast emerging as a popular option. Some corporate parks and academic institutions with large campuses have restricted the entry of automobiles while in some cities corporate executives are cycling to work. The need for greater fitness is creating a movement towards cycling as a regular means of keeping fit. The market has shown an upward trend in customers due to an increased interest in leisure cycling, weekend biking and mountain biking. Fitness Equipment and Outdoor sports are fast becoming popular incorporates for team building & de-stressing activity. More and more Indians are taking weekend getaways & adventure holidays. A mounting appetite for global brands. There is a growing demand in India for a diversified range of bicycles of high quality, advanced features, enhanced aesthetics and durability. The Indian customer is now aware of developments in the international cycle industry and is demanding bicycles with world class features and accessories. One of the major segments where the past five years have witnessed a tremendous surge in sales for high-quality cycles is for children up to eight years of age. The traditional seasonal market for kids’ bikes has developed into a very profitable business with consistent demand all year round. Bianchi, Canondale, Ducati, Schwinn, Mongoose, GT, Trek, Focus, Giant, La, Raleigh, Merida, Orbea, KHS, Huffy, Dahon, Specialized, Scott, and Univega have already been introduced in India and are available in major cities. Similarly the discerning Fitness and outdoor sports enthusiast wants latest, most secure, strong and hardy lightweight fitness and outdoor equipment – which is also aesthetically designed in looks and the apparel to be multi-tasking and easy to use.
GEAR UP FOR NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
CFOSE 2018 Ludhiana will provide a platform for international manufacturers to interact with domestic distributors, retailers and end users for exploring the immense business opportunities of the Cycle, Fitness & Outdoor Sports market in India. At CFOSE- 2018 Ahmedabad a wide range of internationally acclaimed products will emerging is on display to create more awareness. Unlike several countries in the world where substantial bicycles are sold through department stores and Sports goods chains, India traditionally sells through exclusive bicycle outlets. The distribution chain begins with a wholesaler who in turn channelizes the inventory to distributors, and thereon to dealers and retailers who become the final touch-points for bicycle customers across the country. A few importers also choose the unconventional internet sales through portals like eBay, flipkart.
BUT WHERE DOES INDIA STANDS GLOBALLY IN BICYCLE INDUSTRY ?
India is the second largest manufacturers of bicycle in the world.
India manufacturers more than 15 million bicycle annually.
India exports nearly 3 million bicycle globally.
India bicycle industries has a consistent growth of 25 % – 28% annually.
There is a trend a among the middle and the upper middle class towards fitness and cycling in general, demanding a better quality in bicycles.
A hue market exists in the bicycle spare and components area.
THE AVERAGE SPENDING POWER IS CLIMBING
The country is seeing several indicators to signal that the time is opportune for cycling enthusiasts and outdoor sports specialists to move up the value chain. Consumers are increasing their spends. They are becoming more demanding in quality and are willing to pay the commensurate price. World tourism and the internet have been great levelers for enthusiasts to become aware of the latest bicycles & outdoor gear. The explosion in demand is also related to the rising disposable incomes of the vast middle class segment and the upswing of the Indian economy.
INDIA: AN INTERESTING DESTINATION
India is opening up as a high-potential market for premium Bicycle, Fitness Equipment and outdoor sports and accessories. With a population of 1.3 Billion, represents one sixth of world’s population. Massive rising middle class, with average age of 29 years with increasing disposable income. Leisure activities in India are on the way up thereby proving to be an interesting long term destination for manufacturers around the world.
WELCOME TO CFOSE
The 8th edition of CFOSE (India International Cycle, Fitness & Outdoor Sports Expo 2018) is being held on 1st & 2nd September 2018 at Gujarat University Convention and Exhibition Center, Near Helmet Cross Road, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, Gujarat,(India). We would like to welcome Bicycle & Bicycle Parts, Fitness Equipment and Outdoor Sports Fraternity from all over the world. As you are well aware that previous edition of CFOSE completed with grand success at Ludhiana from 23rd to 25th Februrary-2018. You will feel immense pleasure in knowing that this time CFOSE India International Cycle, Fitness & Outdoor Sports Expo which is being organized by Annex Media Marketing Network Pvt. Ltd., with the support of All India Cycle Manufacturers Association (AICMA) and all related trade associations. In this edition of CFOSE many National and International brands focusing on bicycles, accessories, Fitness and outdoor sports equipment & apparel are going to participates. In this exhibition with expected great footfall of visitors/dealers/retailers from all over the world, we eswould like to appeal whole Bicycle & Bicycle Parts manufacturers across the globe to take part in CFOSE 2018 Ludhiana, an ideal platform for future oriented information exchange, discussions, decisions, buying, selling and investments. I earnestly hope that this platform will prove to be a milestone for the Bicycle Industry in this life time. It is in the context of all above, that the CFOSE 2018 Ahmedabad provides that opportunity to the world’s and India bicycle manufactures to tap those markets and galvanizes the Business of Bicycle in India!
The 7th edition of CFOSE (India International Cycle, Fitness & Outdoor Sports Expo) which was held on 23, 24 & 25th February 2018 in Ludhiana, India was the stupendous success. The participations of 135 bicycle and bicycle parts, Fitness Gym Equipment manufacturers and E-vehicle manufacturers and taders from all over the world was the signal of our growth story in the field of bicycle industry. The event also witnessed 92540+ visitors from all over the world made the exhibition a complete affair. The visitor had a splendid time at the venue where intricate showcasing of the various products showed the advancements made by our industries. Big players in this field, namely Hero Cycles, Avon Cycles, Atlas Cycle, S.K. Bikes & Body Gym, Avon Fitness, Yatri e-rickshaw, Ele e-Rickshaw, Speego e-rickshaw etc. took special interest in exhibiting their products. During the three day events, different companies arranged a number of activities for all, like bicycle rally, in which cycle and enthusiasts participated in large number which included people from all facets of life, be it men, women or kids. The growing craze for fitness & bicycle being the eventual choice was clearly seen at the expo.
WHY EXHIBIT IN CFOSE 2018:
Why should you be there at the CFOSE 2018 (Ahmedabad)
India’s truly international exhibition for the business of bicycle, parts, accessories fitness/Gym equipment & sports products.
The 2 days event will be the largest ever gathering of the world’s bicycle, fitness & sports trading Dealers, Distributors, Retailer & GYM owners in India.
We are organizing body building competition, with the support of Indian Body Builders Federation (IBBF, Mumbai) Govt. of India Recognized body.
The latest in bicycle, bicycle parts, cycling gear, apparel, fitness cum Gym equipment, SPA & Sports products will be on display.
Ideal opportunities for Indian companies to introduce their new products and also establish and widen dealership network and opportunity for overseas companies to promote their brand and seek/appoint distributors.
CFOSE will be the right platform to address the B2C segment to increase awareness about Cycling, fitness, & Sports & Provide them the knowledge about latest product and services with their availability.
Allow exhibitors to gauge reaction to new product and take consumer’s feedback.
CFOSE will be an ideal stage for all business houses to get a firsthand experience at the various technological advancement in the field of Fitness industry.