Messe Frankfurt India and MEX Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd. have announced to join hands with the Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI) for the maiden hybrid edition of Gartex Texprocess India.
The first hybrid edition of the event has now been rescheduled to December 2021 and will take place from 3 to 5 December. However, the organisers have said they will organise a series of digital symposiums, starting 16 July, to keep garment and textile manufacturing industry on their seats.
The strategic partnership aims to support the sector following the recovery in the market sentiments as pandemic subsides. All three leading organisations will enable domestic and international buyers to reach broader audiences through the show’s new multimodal format.
At the signing of the MoU, Dr. S. Sunanda, Secretary General, CITI, commented, “India has shown that it is innovative and self-reliant when it comes to the textile sector, and as the sector is gearing up to demonstrate value-added benefits of Indian products, we are happy to partner with Gartex Texprocess India, which has proven to be a credible platform for business. We are confident that with the organisers’ vision and the platform’s hybrid format, we can facilitate the growth, development and business collaborations within the industry.”
Gaurav Juneja, Director, MEX Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd., added, “By partnering with CITI, we intend to bring greater participation and product showcases on the show floors of Gartex Texprocess India. The support and reach of CITI will go a long way in bringing the industry together and creating opportunities for trade and investment.”
Commenting on the developments, Raj Manek, Executive Director and Board Member, Messe Frankfurt Asia Holdings Ltd., shared, “We are glad to join hands with the CITI and believe that the support and reach of CITI will bring in strong value to the fabric segment of our trade fair while opening doors to lucrative business engagements for the industry. Further elaborating on the decision to host the trade fair in December,” adding, “We are optimistic that the increasing roll out of vaccination and setting up of vaccination drives will help stabilising the socio-economic scenario and provide a healthy business environment to host the fair. It will also give exhibitors more time to prepare for the hybrid edition and bring their best product showcases on stage. However, until the exhibition goes live, we aim to keep the textile and garment industry professionals engaged with crucial learning.”
Further, Gartex Texprocess India Digital Symposium series will play a significant role in highlighting emerging trends and keeping business players engaged in the field of textile and garment manufacturing so they can prepare themselves according to the changing dynamics of the industry.
Given that the landscape of textile & apparel manufacturing is changing with more focus and demand for “sustainable solutions” and circular economy, a wide set of industry topics will be addressed covering the changing trends across global fibre & yarn business, benefits of recycling in textile and retail segments, denim design, as well as insights depicting the way forward for garment wet processing manufacturers.
“The aim of these periodic digital knowledge sessions is to keep the industry closely connected and provide stakeholders with crucial insights to strengthen their knowledge base and channel it towards optimising their business,” added Manek.