India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate Textiles India, a mega event comprising conferences and exhibition, and showcasing the country as a global sourcing hub in Gandhinagar on June 30, 2017. The Union Ministers and key policymakers along with industry leaders are expected to will deliberate upon issues and challenges faced by the sector.
The three-day event is likely to provide a platform to connect and collaborate with global manufacturers, investors and buyers in the textiles sector, and is expected to draw participation from around 25 countries. The conference will be attended by Union Ministers including Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Textiles Minister Smriti Irani, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari and Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, among others.
Textiles India will have partner states in Assam, Andhra Pradesh and Jharkhand. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar have also confirmed their participation. The conference will be based on themes like: India as a global sourcing hub and an investment destination; exploring growth potential of technical textiles; and carving a niche market globally for handcrafted goods.
It will also explore productivity and product diversification challenges for natural fibres; skilling requirements in high value chain in the textiles sector and the potential for growth of man-made fibre in India. Around 2,500 international buyers and over 1,000 international and domestic exhibitors are expected to take part in the event.