Yarn Fabric and Accessories Trade Show 2015, New Delhi proved skeptics wrong and turned out to be a major hit with both, exhibitors as well as buyers, as a majority of suppliers at the show expressed full satisfaction with their participation, while most of the buyers too said they were satisfied with their visit to the first of its kind South Asian show.
YFA Trade Show 2015, which was held over four days from Dec 14-17, 2015 at the NSIC Exhibition Centre in New Delhi saw over 7,477 buyers visiting the trade show to see innovative and value-added fibres, yarns, fabrics and garment accessories.
The fair was inaugurated by Shri. Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Textile Minister, Govt. of India, Gracing the event Shri. Santosh Kumar Gangwar added â€œYFA Trade Show 2015 has done a great job by bringing entire textile value chain ( fiber, yarns, fabric, accessories ) under one roof, this fair will be very helpful in growing of textile sector in this part of the country.â€ Praising the efforts of the organizers, he said â€œMy doors are always open for organizers with new ideas like this for the upliftment of textile and apparel industry in India.â€ Using the YFA Trade Show platform, Shri. Santosh Kumar Gangwar also announced the new textile policy that would revealed in coming few days.
The exhibitor list included the whoâ€™s who of the Indian and global textile industry from the textile value-chain beginning from fibres till garment accessories included the likes of Reliance Industries, Indorama Synthetics, Asahi Kasei fibres, Amarjothi Spinning Mills, TT Ltd, Madeira India, Garden Silk Mills and many others. With the total count of exhibitors reaching around 100, YFA Trade Showâ€™s first edition (2015) was undoubtly a smashing hit.
These companies exhibited and a few even launched the most innovative and latest developments in value-added textile products like speciality fibres, multifunctional yarns, mÃ©lange yarns, spandex yarn, embroidery yarn, bamboo fabrics, modal fabrics, metal garment accessories and various other garment accessories.
Mr. Brijesh Jain, Vice President, TT Ltd said, â€œSo far, it has been good as all the visitors who have visited our stall are relevant and genuine and we have also been able to make new contacts and hope to convert them in to business in the near future and we would definitely come back for the next edition.â€
Mr. Akshay Kumar, Sales Director at German embroidered threads producer Madeira stated, â€œThe response to our products has been unexpected and has exceeded my expectations. We have had quality buyers visiting our stall and going by the response at this edition, we would definitely like to return next year.â€
â€œAlthough the show has been held for the first time, we are very satisfied with our presence as on the second day, we did not have time for lunch,â€ said Mr. Raj Kapadia, President (Sales & Business Development), Sanathan Textiles Limited informed.
â€œWe met many new buyers most of them who were genuine and came from as far as Bangalore and Tirupur. Additionally, we also met our old buyers, with whom we stand a chance of reviving business and we will return next year with a bigger stall,â€ Mr. Kapadia added.
Among the visitors who visited YFA Trade Show 2015 were decision makers like Sourcing Headâ€™s, Purchase Managerâ€™s, Head Merchandiserâ€™s, Sales Headâ€™s, Country Managerâ€™s from composite mills, spinning mills, knitters, weavers, yarn agents, importers, exporters, buying houses, designers, retail chains, etc.
Mr. Pradeep Kumar, Sourcing head at Shree Bharat International Pvt. Ltd. remarked, â€œMy visit to the YFA Show was very fruitful as I got to meet many suppliers of fabrics and garment accessories from across India and I was also able to reconnect with a few suppliers with whom we used to do business earlier.â€
Mr. Vikram Jajoo, Director, Vaibhav Yarn Pvt. Ltd. Delhi and a yarn agent of several textile companies informed, â€œI am a yarn agent and I came to the YFA Show on the invite of several exhibitors who are participating at the show and whom I represent. This type of show is needed for North India as there are no other shows of this type and it was a good experience.â€
The closing ceremony and participation momentos have been distributed by Shri. Puneet Kumar, IAS, Secretary General, AEPC. To share his words of encouragement, Shri. Puneet Kumar personally visited all of the stalls in the exhibition.
The organizer duo of Abhishek Sharma and Ankur Goel said, â€œWe thank all the participating exhibitors and visitors who visited the show for making the first edition of YFA 2015 successful. We had 7,477 quality buyers visiting the show, a very high number for a first ever edition of its kind.
â€œWe have noted all the observations made by exhibitors and visitors and will go all-out to incorporate all these suggestions for the 2016 edition to make it more bigger and better than the 2015 show and look back to welcoming back all participating exhibitors and the buyers too for the next YFA Trade Show (2016) show,â€ they added.
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