International Textile Conference on ‘Make in India’ receives overwhelming response

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2016-12-29 16:53:00 – Mumbai

The Textile Association (India), Mumbai Unit organized International Textile Conference on “Make in India – Global Vision of Indian Textile Industry” on 1st & 2nd December 2016 at Hotel The Lalit, Mumbai. The Conference received overwhelming response.

Mr. C. Bose, President, TAI, Mumbai Unit welcomed the Chief Guest, Mr. Ujjwal Uke, IAS, Principal Secretary (Textiles), Government of Maharashtra and Key Note Speaker, Mr. R. D. Udeshi, President-Polyester Chain, Reliance Industries Limited. He also welcomed the Awardees, Speakers, Press, Media and delegates.

Mr. V. C. Gupte Chairman, TAI, Mumbai Unit and Convener of the Conference while giving the highlights said that “Make in India” campaign aims to facilitate investment, foster innovation, enhance skill development, protect intellectual property, and build best-in-class manufacturing infrastructure in India. The textile sector is one of major thrust areas planned in this mission providing growth drivers, FDI, investment and employment opportunities. Mr. Gupte said TAI, Mumbai Unit thought of bringing national as well as international thought makers to give their views for the success of this “Make in India” campaign.

Mr. R. D. Udeshi in his Key Note Address highlighted the comparative advantages and competitive strengths of India as fast emerging economy. He pointed out fibre base, modern technologies under the TUFs scheme and thrust on technical textiles. He remarked that the industries should avail of the opportunities to the best advantages to excel in the international competitive environment.

The Textile Association (India), Mumbai Unit has set a precedent of felicitating the textile professionals for their outstanding contribution in the field of textile industry. In this Conference, the TAI, Mumbai Unit felicitated Mr. Jayantibhai Jariwala, Chairman & Managing Director, Colourtex Industries Pvt. Ltd. and Mr. G. T. Dembla, Chairman, Precision Rubber Industries Pvt. Ltd. with “The Lifetime Achievement Awards”.

Mr. Ujjwal Uke, the Chief Guest in his inaugural address, emphasized that industry and government should work hand in hand to achieve the super ordinate goals of the “Make in India”. He emphasised on positive vision by both industries and individual for the future growth of the country.

The theme of the first session was “Make in India – Textile Perspective”. In this session first paper was presented by Mr. R. B. Gupte, Director, MSME Development Institute, Ministry of MSME, Government of India on “Make in India – An approach to Global Manufacturing Hub”. Dr. A. Raj, Senior Advisor, ZED, QUALITY COUNCIL OF INDIA presented the paper on “Journey towards Challenges –Best Practices & ZED Certification”. Dr. Swapna Mishra, Director, Textile Sector Skill Council (TSC) made the presentation on “Role of Textile Sector Skill Council to support Make in India mission through Skilling in textile”.

The second session was on “Innovations in Manufacturing Technologies” were presented by eminent speakers from India and abroad. Mr. G. Elango, General Manager, Textile Engineering-Processing, A.T.E. Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. presented the paper on “Eco Line” - Denim Finishing – A. Monforts, Germany”. Mr. Horst Ros, Managing Director Sales, J. Zimmer, Austria presented the paper on “Printing & Coating competence out of one hand”. Then Mr. Bhushan Zarapkar, Director-Operations, ATE Envirotech Pvt. Ltd. presented the paper on “Advanced anaerobic technology for textile industry wastewaters”. Mr. Elliyas Mohammed, Business Development Manager (Polyester Dyes), Colourtex Industries Pvt. Ltd. made the presentation on” Dyeing of Polyester fabrics using Super Critical Fluid (Carbon Dioxide) - Waterless Dyeing “. Mr. Manohar Samuel, President (Marketing & Business Development), Birla Cellulose, Grasim Industries Ltd. presented the paper on “Make in India : Integrated Textile Park : Man Made Cellulose”. Mr. Parthiv Shah (Business Development Head- Global Sales), Amazon Global Selling spoke on “Enabling Manufacturers and Exporters to Sell Globally with Amazon”.

The Third Session was on “Supply & Demand Chain Management”. Mr. Sanjay Soneja, Head – PSF business, Reliance Industries Limited presented the paper on “Polyester: Supporting India’s Credentials as a Textile Super-power”. Mr. Alok Kumar, Assistant Director (Insp.), Central Silk Board, Ministry of Textiles Govt. of India expressed his views on “Perspectives of Indian Silk”. Ms. Deepa Chandran, General Manager - Head of Buying and Merchandising for Brand People, Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited spoke on “Linen Fibre – Fibre based Textile”.

The theme of the fourth Session was “Industry Perceptions of Make in India”. Mr. Varun Vaid, Associate Director, Wazir Advisors Pvt. Ltd. presented the paper on “Global Textile Industry – A Peek in to future”. Mr. Sumit Gupta, Deputy Director Standards Development & Quality Assurance, Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) expressed his views on “Making Organic Textiles in India - Benefits to India and way forward”. Mr. Prasad Pant, CEO, NimkarTek Technical Services P. Ltd. presented paper on “Global developments in sustainability and their impact on Make in India”. Mr. Manoj Purohit, Product Manager - Heating Division and Mr. V. M. Desai, R&D Dept., Water & Waste Treatment, Thermax Limited made the presentation on “Revolutionary technique of Thermic Fluid Heater and Textile Effluent treatment plant”.

The theme of the last session was “New Trends in Textiles Retailing & other”. Mr. Rajeev Kewlani, Antar Advisors spoke on “How DNA technology is playing a critical role in ascertaining the Textile Supply chain”. Mr. Umesh Prasad, Director, U. V. Textile Machines Pvt. Ltd. / Automha India gave the importance of “Automatic Transportation & Warehousing / Storage solutions for Textiles”. Mr. R. Girish, IAS, Commissioner for Textile Development & Director Handlooms & Textiles, Govt. of Karnataka gave the highlights on “State Policies of Karnataka Government - Nuthana Javali Neethi (2013-18)”. Mr. Hasmukh Jain, Vice President-Marketing, Industrial Boiler Ltd. presented the paper on “The Pressure Reducing Turbine”

All the Papers received very high response as well as interactions from the participants.

Mr. A. V. Mantri, Hon. Secretary, TAI, Mumbai Unit proposed a vote of the thanks. The Conference was a grand success and was attended by 350 participants.

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