4th & 5th December 2020
India ITME Society a non-profit apex industry body organized free Virtual Buyer Seller Meet exclusively for India ITME 2021 Exhibitors on 4th & 5th December 2020. This activity was offered free of cost to confirmed exhibitors of India ITME 2021 along with multiple additional benefits to exhibitors to compensate for delayed exhibition and support business during these testing times. Since the flag ship textile machinery Exhibition “India ITME” scheduled in December 2020 has been postponed to 8th – 13th December 2021, in lieu of this postponed business event, this interim Virtual Buyer Seller Meet was organized to bring back momentum to the networking & revitalize customer connect from the comfort of home / office.
The 3 day event commenced with Technical seminar on 3rd December 2020 followed by the Buyer seller meet on 4th & 5th December 2020.
First time ever business, even it was inaugurated by Ms. Roop Rashi Mahapatra (IA&AS), Textile Commissioner, Govt. OF India. During her inaugural speech The Indian Textile Commissioner, called upon the international textile machinery manufacturers known for their technological excellence, especially the European and Japanese machinery manufacturers for setting up their plants in India. The tech gaps in Indian Textile Industry are opportunities to have joint ventures with international leaders and also attempt to indigenize and to innovate the processes in movement to make exports cost competitive.
Day 1 of the Virtual event focused on knowledge dissemination during which, Dr, Gloy, Adjunct Prof., Clemson University, Germany delivered a technical lecture on, Lot Size 1 – “The Wish to Make It Right For All Customers” This one hour lecture was followed by Q & A session & interaction among industry members This session was attended by technocrats, Industry members & also students from various textile 57 institutes from 8 countries.
Center for Textile Function NMIMS Shirpur Campus
College of Home Science, GBPUAT Pantnagar, Uttarakhand
College of Home Science, Nirmala Niketan
CTF NIMS Shirpur Campus
DKTE Society’s Textile and Engineering Institute, Ichalkaranji
Gandhigram Rural Institute, Deemed to be University
GBPUAT, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand, India
GLS Institute of Design
Government College of Engineering and Textile Technology, Berhampore
Gujarat Law Society Institute of Design
Indian Institute of Handloom technology, Guwahati
Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
Institute of Handloom and Textile
Jawaharlal darda Institute of Engineering and Technology, Yavatmal
Kumaraguru College of Technology
L D College of Engineering
M S University of Baroda
National Institute of Fashion Technology
PACR Polytechnic Sansad College, Rajapalayam
Pramukh Swami Science and HD Patel Arts College, Kadi
Rachana Sansad School of Fashion and Textile Design
Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences
Sarvajanik College of Engineering & Technology (SCET)
Shri Mahadev Baburao Chaughule Mahavidualya
Shri Vaishnav Vidyapeeth Viswavidyalaya
SNDT Women’s University, Juhu, Mumbai
SVKMS NMIMS CEenter for Textile Function, Shirpur
The Copperbelt University
The Technological Institute of textile and science
VAAL University of technology
Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute
Walia College of Arts and Commerce
Bahir Dar University,
Ethiopian Institute of textile and Fashion Technology
Dire Dawa University
Doress Fashion and Designs Institute
Ethiopian Institute of Textile and Fashion Technology
Ethiopian Textile industry Development institute
MOI University, Kenya
Tne Technical University of Kenya
University of Nairobi
Sudan University of Science and Technology
University of Gezira Textile and technology
ICBT, Sri Lanka
MEFA Institute of Design
National University of Science and Technology
The Afternoon session of Day 1 was equally interesting with the Release of Technical Paper by International Trade Centre (ITC), which was Trade & Investment Partner for the event. Mr. Govind Venuprasad, Program Manager (SST) & Country Head (India), ITC explained the objective of report. This report identified the demand for, and challenges towards, technology upgradation by textiles and apparel manufacturing companies in five East African countries – Ethiopia, Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda. Findings are based on face-to-face interviews with 112 out of the 190 (approximately) textile and apparel manufacturing companies that are currently active in these five countries.
The most anticipated session of the day was the Panel discussion on Safety & Sustainability.
Opening speaker and moderator for this panel discussion was Dr. Christian P. Schindler, Director General, ITMF, Geneva & the other eminent speakers who joined the discussion were;
Mr. Uday Gill, Chief Executive Officer, Fibers, Indorama Ventures Ltd.
Mr. Karun Tyagi, Vice President, Business Development & Environmental Sustainability, Proklean Technologies Pvt. Ltd.