The Textile Association (India) with the support of Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) organized Global Textile Congress at Bangkok on 13th to 15th February, 2015 to develop lasting business relations between countries producing textile fibres, fabrics, machineries and carrying out extensive research in all related areas.
The theme of Congress “Global Textile – Opportunities and Challenges in an Integrated World” was very meticulously selected to garner knowledge and expertise of galaxy of eminent speakers of world fame. This international event was conceived two years ago and tremendous efforts were made to achieve success.
The Textile Association (India) clocked a key milestone in its history with the organization of the first ever Global Textile Conference (GTC) in Bangkok. The 3-day GTC has successfully organized with an overwhelming delegate response from not only from India but also from other Asian nations, including Thailand.
Mr. Arvind Sinha, National President delivering his welcome speech
All the possible detailing was done in a very systematic manner, selection of speakers, papers in ten sessions addressing various issues of Textile Industry. Two panel discussions widely attended and deliberations by almost 30 Research Scholars and Faculty members made the conference big knowledge pool. Various others important issues such as Foreign Exchange, Contract Management, HRD Matters, Supply Chain, Shipping were also discussed by very capable speakers. The Global Textile Congress was attended by more than 600 delegates from 18 countries during which more than 60 papers were presented.
This international conference has addressed important issues related to Textile Industry in Middle East, West Africa, Far East region including China, Indonesia, South Korea, Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong including India. Global Textile Congress assumed tremendous distinction for providing a springboard to the textile industry in India to reach out to other nations with recognition.
It was indeed heartening to find that both, the Chief Guest and the Guest of Honour, were highly appreciative of this great initiative by the Textile Association (India) and offered their fullest support for the furtherance of the objectives of the Global Textile Congress. They strongly felt and hoped that this International conference would definitely create a positive and congenial global environment which would eventually pave the way for new Global Projects and assignments engaging the technocrats, experts, businessmen, traders and officers from all these 18 countries and would attain high standard of networking between these nations.
Realizing this fact, His Excellency Minister of H.E. Chakramon Phasukavanich, Government of Kingdom of Thailand consented to be the Chief Guest for the inaugural session along with H.E. Harsh Vardhan Sringla, Honorable Ambassador of India to Thailand as Guest of Honour. Also Mrs Mamta Verma, Industries Commissioner, Office of the Industries Commisionerate, Govt. of Gujarat, Mr. Somsak Srisuponvanit, Executive Director, The National Federation of Thailand Textile Industries, Mrs. Mayuree Didpakdeechol, Director of Thailand Institute and Chairman of Thai Man-made Fibre Industry Association, Thailand and other leading dignitaries joined the inaugural function.
On this occasion Arvind Sinha, National President Textile Association (India), R.K. Vij, Conference Chairman Textile Association (India) and D.R. Mehta, President Emeritus, TAI elaborated the theme of the Global Textile Congress and outlined the magnificence of the scope of mutual cooperation between all the participating countries in the field of Textiles.
At the inauguration ceremony, Mr. Phasulavanich sought for creation of opportunity for exchange programme between Thailand -India Education institutions’ for higher education in the field of textile and apparel sector, which would lead to mutual benefits for the two nations in the long run.