Facilitates meaningful business relationships between textile & textile technology segment

With a commendable growth of 26 per cent, GTTES 2019 has set a record in its 2nd edition, which is a testimony to global reach of GTTES as a trusted opportunity for business & gateway to the Indian textile market. GTTES heralded a new successful business year with new optimism, new opportunities & new prospects for the textile industry in Mumbai from January 18 to 20, 2019.

First time exhibitors from Sri Lanka & Slovenia and regular participants &visitors from countries like Algeria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Turkey, UK, the US, Taiwan, Morocco, Djibouti, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Senegal etc. indicate that this event has achieved its place as a reliable international business platform for both domestic and overseas companies.

Highlights from the show

The show facilitated interaction with all Export Promotion Councils, which helped industry to know more about export opportunities, various government subsidies, market initiative schemes available for the Indian manufacturers & help to gain information and develop new opportunities for exports from India.

As a trend setting exhibition organiser, India ITME Society strives to assimilate & disseminate more knowledge & power for industry through the futuristic technology & trending topics at the Conference Sessions by Indian Technical Textiles Association Society on ‘International Conference on Nonwoven Technical Textiles’ & by Society of Dyers & Colourists International India Pvt. Ltd on ‘Educating the Technology Innovations in Textile Colouration’ on 19th & 20th January 2019 respectively at GTTES 2019. These indeed led a Push for Futuristic Knowledge to empower the textile industry.

Apart from the above two conferences, were industry interactive session on 18th January 2019 to facilitate Govt./Industry Interaction. Surina Rajan, IAS, Director General, Bureau of the Indian Standards (BIS) was available for open interaction with industry members at the event. This helped the industry in direct representation towards formulation of policy for standardization, promoting exports/ imports & control proliferation. The main points of discussion included, Overview of Standardization work done by BIS in the field of textile machinery and accessories. Issues related to noise emissions and safety aspects of textile machinery and adoption of related ISO standards & Inputs required for identified new subjects such as embroidery machines and baby diaper making machines.

In terms of response

The show this year recorded 32,000 +footfalls from the overall textile industry during the 3 days. With 400+ exhibitors, 1990 students from 35 institutes &high level delegations from 12 countries across the world attended GTTES 2019 ensuring that they started the year with new customer business advantage.Dave Bull, Business Development & Application Manager, Condair, UK opined, “We look forward for such international platform where we can showcase our product and expand our business ties with players from other countries & we are happy to be associated with events like GTTES.”

Gurudas Aras, Director, A.T.E., Enterprises Pvt Ltd said, “GTTES helps us to connect with middle & small segment textile players globally which are niche & important for our business growth.”Munteha Jemal Seid, Director General of Business Diplomacy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, “Indo-Ethiopian trade is very encouraging with the increase in mechanical & technical textile. Employment is automatically generated which boosts the per capita income of the nation. GTTES 2019 is the platform, which we are always looking forward to showcase our textile potential.”

GTTES 2019 created a new opportunities & new prospects for the various players from textile industry & encouraged the students from the textile institute in multiple ways. One such outstanding benefit given to students was by Callebaut de Blicquy (CDB), a manufacturing company which gifted the equipment for eco-friendly dyeing process optimization – OptiLab of DKTE Textile and Engineering Institute, Ichalkaranji.

Many exhibitors bagged orders successfully & sold machines. One such happy exhibitor was Ziejiang Boretech Environmental Engineering Co. Lt. from China, which concluded a deal worth $1.3 mn with Sutlej Textiles, India. Exhibitor Shreetex Engineers Pvt. Ltd. sold its machines to Savitri Textiles & many more showed their satisfactory & successful participation at the show. Quite a few product launches were witnessed by visitors panning 49 countries at GTTES 2019.

To mention a few:The launch of first-ever Indian Standard on Bullet Resistant Jacket for the protection against small arms & ammunition for the defence, paramilitary and police forces; The product launch of Colourix Digital Printing Solutions by Orange Group to unveil dye sublimation solution; Digimarc Barcode demonstrated its new Digimarc Barcode for apparel application; Unitech Texmech launched a new spinning ring, the UniK1 using new technology; At the 2nd Edition of GTTES 2019, India ITME Society also launched a new product. It’s first international event ITME Africa 2020 to be held in Ethiopia in February 2020 (14- 16 February, 2020 at Millennium Hall, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia).

S Hari Shankar, Chairman, India ITME Society said, “ITME Society’s events are our contribution towards our country and we are proud to be a part of this outstanding textile fraternity who encourage us to host such mega international events in India”.