Texcare – the world’s leading brand for modern textile care marked its entry in India through a dedicated forum on laundry, cleaning and textile rentals organised by Messe Frankfurt India and Virtual Info Systems. The conference that was scheduled on 20 January 2018 at Bombay Exhibition Centre alongside the Laundrex exhibition in Mumbai, successfully brought important decision makers, potential investors and enthusiastic trade professionals together under one roof from leading countries around the world.
High level panel discussions were held during the conference on subjects such as online laundry business, start-ups and strategising success through technology leading to share of information, ideas and knowledge pertaining to the industry while drawing the business outlook for the future.
The launch edition witnessed a notable presence of over 170 attendees from over 120 companies. The eminent panel of speakers including business leaders, technology experts and sector specialists from India and abroad such as Elgar Straub, Managing Director, VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies; Guillem Clofent, General Manager, Girbau SA; Ruth Lorenz, Vice President Technology, Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH; David Stevens, Director, NewGen Business Services, UK; and John Hacker, Director of Sales Asia Pacific, Herbert Kannegiesser GmbH. Other notable speakers who shared insights about new approaches taken up by start-ups in this industry included, Edward Menezes, Director, Buzil Rossari Pvt Ltd; Anup Poddar, Director, Beepee Enterprise Pvt Ltd; Balachandar R., Founder & CEO, Wassup Laundry and Rachit Ahuja, Co-Founder, Quick Dry Clean Software.
Also addressing the crowd and as key member present at the launch, was Mrs Ruth Lorenz, Vice President Technology, Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH, who shared: “It has been a fantastic interaction and a satisfying first edition. Europe and Indian markets work very differently. We see a very good opportunity in the Indian market and I am keen to learn the demands of the markets here. As a show organiser, I would like to inform our exhibitors globally about the need to adapt to different markets.”
Texcare Forum India is a sister event of Texcare International, the world market for modern textile care. Every four years, Texcare International provides an international venue for the textile-care sector in Frankfurt, Germany. The upcoming Texcare International will be held from 20 – 24 June 2020.