The seventh edition of TECHNOTEX-2018 concluded in Mumbai recently. Technotex, a show on technical textiles was organised by FICCI jointly with the Ministry of Textiles from 28-29 June 2018. Technotex 2018 was inaugurated by Dr Kavita Gupta, Textile Commissioner, Govt. of India in the presence of Shishir Jaipuria, Chairman, FICCI Textile Committee and CMD, Ginni Filaments Ltd.; Mohan Kavrie, CMD, Supreme Group; Mahim Jain, DDGW, BIS and Prashant Aggarwal, Joint MD, Wazir Advisors.
This year’s theme of Technotex 2018 was Technical Textiles: Transforming India, Building infrastructure for a New India. Each year, TECHNOTEX attracts participants, visitors and other key decision makers from a diverse section of the technical textile industry, with the aim to provide innovative solutions, identifying new business opportunities and create a congenial environment for growth. The two-day conference and exhibition was attended by 350 delegates and over 7,000 visitors.
The event showcased products from various 12 sub-sectors of technical textiles such as agrotech, buildtech, clothtech, geotech, hometech, indutech, medtech, mobiltech, oekotech, packtech, protech, sporttech, technical textiles equipment and machinery, raw materials and textile manufacturing services.
With participation from 39 countries, the event had total 168 exhibitors. The event also had participation from various states including Gujarat, Telangana, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh while Maharashtra was the host State. TECHNOTEX provides a common platform for interaction amongst stakeholders from across the global technical textile value chain.
It provides a gateway to the technical textile arena and bridges the gap between buyers and sellers by facilitating B2B (Business-to-Business) and G2B (Government-to-Business) meetings. This year, a total of 1160 B2B meetings and 51 G2B took place and 230 international buyers took part in reverse buyer-seller meets.