Over 1,000 exhibitors from the country and abroad are scheduled to participate in the three-day long mega textile events, the largest in the world, to be held at Gandhinagar in Gujarat from June 30 to July 2. International exhibitors from the UK, the USA, Germany, Japan, China, South Korea, Turkey, Australia, ASEAN and BIMSTEC countries will exhibit their products in the three-day event being organised by the Union Textile Ministry.
While Assam and Andhra Pradesh would be the partners States, Maharashtra and Jharkhand would be the focus States. The mega event will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 30 next and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is scheduled to grace the valedictory function. The event christened as Textiles India 2017 will have 2500 international buyers from 60 countries and 15,000 domestic visitors daily. Spread over 125,000 sq metres the exhibition will showcase the rich heritage and modern diversified products in handlooms, handicrafts, jute, silk, cotton and wool and man made fibre.
The main objective of the exhibition is to connect and collaborate with global manufacturers, investors, buyers and to explore opportunities and strength of textiles and apparel manufacturing in the country for global investors. The exhibition will have 24 round table conference, cultural programmes, fashion shows, state session, B2 TO B2G and G2 TO G round tables by Industry Associations, councils and institutions. The international conference would hold discussion on six themes-- India as a Global sourcing hub and investment destination, exploring growth potential of technical textiles, productivity and product diversification challenges for natural fibres, skilling requirements in high value chain in the textile sector, carving a niche market world over for Indian handcrafted goods and potential for growth of manmade fibre in India.