India’s first ever mega textiles trade fair – Textiles India 2017, was inaugurated by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, at the Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
In order to mark the positioning of an annual textile trade event in India that is a part of the annual global calendar of the trade, a mega international event – Textile India 2017, is being organised by the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, from June 30-July 2, at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the event yesterday noon, and on its first day, the mega exhibition at the event showcased strengths of the value chain in India.
The first day of Textile India 2017 also saw India and South Korea building better ties in the textile industry. Anant Kumar Singh, Secretary Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, spoke about how the Textile Ministry and the Government of India will provide the best infrastructure facilities to all Multinational Corporations (MNCs) interested in investing in India.
Bue-Heung Kim, the Director of the Korea Federation of Textile Industries (KOFOTI), also expressed hope for better trade relations between India and South Korea.
The event is an excellent platform for B2B interactions and for exploring investment and technological tie-ups across various segments in the textiles value chain.
India is one of the few countries in the world with the complete textiles supply chain – spinning, weaving, knitting, processing and garmenting. With the second position in global textile exports and a presence of skilled workforce, the country has the potential to employ another 3.5 million people by 2022.
The three day affair will attract around 1,000 international and domestic exhibitors and 2,500 buyers from various countries in the exhibition.
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Chandrababu Naidu, Union Minister of Textile Smriti Irani and Ajay Tamta, Minister of State for Textiles were also present for the inauguration of the exhibition.
The event also presents an exhibition that is the first of its kind – Textile India Summit 2017, showcasing the rich heritage and modern diversified products in Indian handlooms and handicrafts. This is a maiden initiative and is a collaborative effort of 24 Export Promotion Councils under the Ministry of Textiles and with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) as industry partner.
Textile India 2017 will have conferences, B2B-B2G-G2G meetings, theme pavilion, fashion shows, exhibition, roundtables, state sessions, country sessions, investors meet, ASEAN India seminar and signing of MoUs, over the course of three days.
With dedicated sector-specific theme pavilions, the event will focus on various countries like United Kingdom, United States of America, Germany, Japan, China, South Korea, Turkey, Australia, ASEAN, BIMSTEC; and various states like Assam (partner), Karnataka (special focus state), Jharkhand (focus state) and Andhra Pradesh (focus state).