Mumbai on Wednesday witnessed the inauguration of the 6th edition of TECHNOTEX-2017, India’s premier Exhibition on theme “Technical Textiles
The exhibition is being organized by Ministry of Textiles and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), together and will be held in the city from April 12th, 13th and to 14th at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon.
Every year TECHNOTEX attracts participants, visitors and other key decision makers from a diverse section of the technical textile industry, with an aim to provide innovative solutions, identify new business opportunities and create an environment congenial for growth.
It is the flagship event comprising of an international exhibition, conference, and seminars which serves as a common platform for interaction amongst stakeholders from across the global technical textile value chain.
TECHNOTEX exemplifies the immense potential for trade and investment between India and foreign countries in technical textile sector.
The inauguration ceremony witnessed the presence of state and industry dignitaries and was inaugurated by Subhash Deshmukh, minister of Textiles Government of Maharashtra and Rudrappa Lamani, Minister for Textiles, Government of Karnataka.
Also present at the ceremony were Textile Commissioner, Ministry of Textiles, Dr Kavita Gupta, Textiles Commissioner, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India and Chairman, FICCI Technical Textiles Task Force and, Ginni Filaments Shishir Jaipuria amongst others.
Dr. Kavita Gupta, Textile Commissioner, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India and Rudrappa Lamani, Minister for Textiles, Government of Karnataka on this occasion released BIS Standards, Knowledge Report and Technotex 2017 Exhibition Directory.
Addressing the august gathering at the 6th edition of TECHNOTEX-2017, Rudrappa Lamani, Minister for Textiles, Government of Karnataka said, “It’s a privilege for me to participate in the 6th edition of Technotex organized by ministry of textiles and FICCI. It’s one of the most potential sector and has been termed as a sun rise industry in India. With sufficient investments into the technology the industry would grow exponentially. Karnataka and Maharashtra governments have put in ample efforts to utilize their resources and unleash the potential in the textiles sector. I wish the organizers best of luck and all the success ahead.”
Sharing his vision on the future of Technical Textiles in India, Shishir Jaipuria, Chairman, FICCI Technical Textile Task Force and Managing Director, Ginni Filaments, said “This platform created by Ministry and FICCI has been a bridge for technology transfer, linkages, exchange of innovative ideas, joint ventures and showcase of what is happening around the globe. In India, the technical textile sector is growing significantly but it has been recognized as one of the most potential segment of the Textile Sector by the Government of India and Industry stakeholders alike. These functional textiles are used for their inherent performance enhancement properties in various field ranging from protective services, steel manufacturing, construction, agriculture, sports, nation security and food security etc.”
The exhibition and international conference TECHNOTEX INDIA had drawn in more than 165 exhibitors, who showcased a varied collection of technical textiles from the various sub sectors of the technical textiles industry.
With participation from 22 international countries like France, Ghana, Indonesia, Israel, Korea, Peru, Poland, United Kingdom, Belgium, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Japan, Russia, Germany, U.S.A, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Sweden and Bangladesh the event had the country pavilions of China and Taiwan. Karnataka, Gujarat and Jharkhand were participating as partner states while Maharashtra was hosting the event.
This year the exhibition also had focused pavilion of Centre of Excellence setup by the Government of India showcasing incubation and research facilities under the plug and play model.
Technotex 2017 witnessed participation from states like Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Rajasthan, Bihar, North East Region States and Odisha. Technotex 2017 also attracted participation from stakeholders in technical textile sector as well as major institutional buyers from Army, Navy, Paramilitary forces, Railways, Border Roads Organizations, Hospitals, Construction companies etc. A gateway to the technical textile arena, the event bridges the gap between the buyer and seller by facilitating B2B (business to business) and G2B (government to business) meetings.