Textiles Indian 2017 first ever Global B2B event to take place in June

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2017-04-19 10:00:00 – Surat

The Ministry of Textiles on 18th April presented a curtain raiser to ‘Textiles India 2017’ positioned as the first ever global B2B Textile and handicrafts event in India, at the Crafts Museum in the national capital. The presentation was a celebration of the textiles and handicrafts of India, bringing to the fore the inspiring vision of the Prime Minister - “From Farm to Fibre, Fibre to Factory, Factory to Fashion, Fashion to Foreign.”

The event was hosted by the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, under the leadership of the Union Textiles Minister, Smriti Zubin Irani and Minister of State, Ajay Tamta. Secretary, Textiles, Rashmi Verma and other senior officials too were present on the occasion.

The Textiles India event will showcase the entire range of textile products from Fibre to Fashion aimed at making it one of the key annual destinations for International buyers which will be inaugurated by the Prime minister, Narendra Modi.

Speaking on the occasion, the Union Textiles Minister Smriti Zubin Irani said that the spectrum of Indian textiles is extremely diverse and its history is world-renowned.

She said that Textiles India 2017 holds the promise of becoming a landmark annual trade event for the Indian textiles and apparel industry at the global level. With this curtain raiser, she said that the Ministry is celebrating the significant achievements of India's textile industry and the enormous promise of spectacular growth over the next few years.

She applauded the community which manufactures the diverse fabrics, apparel and textiles in the country and creates handcrafted brilliance for the world to experience.

The event shall have more than thousand stalls and will witness the presence of over 2500 discerning International buyers, agents, designers, retail chains from across the world, and 15000 domestic buyers. The three day event will include global conference on the last day with six themes, to be chaired by concerned Union ministers and the Valedictory session presided over by the Union Finance Minister.

Over 33 round-tables will be held on issues of concern for the various segments of textiles and handicrafts on the second day i.e., 1st July, with prominent international speakers & industry leaders, informed minsitry.

Textiles India 2017 is scheduled to be held from June 30 to July 2, 2017 at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar. The event will witness an inspiring experience of the major strands of the textile story of India, by the leading crafts persons and fashion designers of the country.

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