Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) is organizing its 6th International Exhibition & Conference on Technical Textiles “TECHNOTEX 2017” with a focus on “Advantage India: Emerging Global Manufacturing Hub for Technical Textiles” as per following schedule:
• Date: Wednesday, 12th -13th April, 2017
• Time: 9 A.M.
• Venue: Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon East, Mumbai
Technical textiles is a growing sector globally and is poised for a bright future. Over the years, the developed economies like US, EU and Japan have dominated both production and consumption of technical textiles, however developing countries like China and India have increased their consumption over the years apart from becoming manufacturing hubs. India has also established a good manufacturing base for technical textiles along with increasing consumption across various sectors.
With the presence of a complete manufacturing value chain from fibre to finished product, abundant availability of skilled and cheap manpower, a growing domestic market, increased awareness about healthcare, hygiene and sports amongst the public, proactive support of the government etc. Indian technical textiles industry is set to scale greater heights in terms of manufacturing and exports in the near future. This in turn will lead to India making a mark on the global technical textiles map and be seen as a manufacturing hub for all kinds of technical textile products.
However, Indian technical textiles industry also needs to focus on various improvement areas to further evolve as a global hub for manufacturing and sourcing. Currently a large part of the manufacturing is commodity based products and India needs to further focus on developing high end technical textile products which can cater to both, domestic as well as export demand. Technical textile industry also needs to invest in modern technology, R&D, and develop technical knowhow for manufacturing the high end technical textile categories. Besides this, Government policies also need to further encourage manufacturing of technical textiles and also enable increase in domestic consumption.
The main objective of this conference is to further deliberate on what India needs to do to become a leading manufacturing hub for technical textiles and attract international and Indian investments in this sector. The discussions will help both industry and government to address the key areas of focus to create an environment for research driven large scale manufacturing and develop India as a technical textile destination.
Mr. Pradeep Ahire
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