EVENT UPDATE

Attracting 14,895 trade visitors, Gartex Texprocess India spins a new success story

Published: September 28, 2023
Author: Fashion Value Chain

Covering all aspects of the garment and textile industry with advanced innovations, Gartex Texprocess India, New Delhi edition concluded with a resounding success. With a healthy footfall of visitors, the trade fair buzzed with high level of business activities, seminars and a robust product showcase – manifesting the growth of India’s garment and textile industry.

Spinning new initiatives with each edition, this event stirred up interests of the visitors with advanced tools, products and machinery for manufacturing garments and textiles with commitment to deliver quality product. This resulted in attracting 14,895 trade visitors from 384 Indian cities, 28 Indian states, 7 Union Territories and 27 countries.

Presence of notable brands like Jaysynth, Mimaki, Epson, Morgan Technica, Groz Beckert, DuPont, Schmetz India, Jack, Brother, Kansai, Siruba, Durkopp Adler, Colorjet and more displayed their latest and running products in the market. The three days of the event witnessed successful business activities, leading to satisfy the exhibitors and visitors.

Thrilled by the visitor response, Mr Prakhar, Country Manager India & Bangladesh, Morgan Technica, shared: “We have participated in the show with our complete cutting room solution and have exhibited our fabric checking machine with our CAD system and spreading machine. We received customers from all across India. The response in the last two days has been quiet encouraging.”   

Expressing his gratitude towards the show exhibitor Mr Arun Varshney, Vice President & Head – Textile, Colorjet, shared: “We received very good response from the customers. They appreciated the products that we displayed and it resulted in a good number of buyers. We had a very good experience and we look forward to participating in the next edition as well.”

Live demonstrations from multiple brands resulted in high engagement and satisfied visitors at the Surat Pavilion, the zones of Screen-Print India as well as Fabrics & Trims. The Denim Show in association with Denim Manufacturers Association, besides being an interesting display of variety of denim and jeans fabrics in multiple colour options and designs subtly brought to attention to sustainability with thoughtful art installations attracting the visitors.

Talking about his successful networking at the show,Mr Amandeep Singh Kukreja, Managing Director, PS Dyeing House,shared: “I visited Gartex Texprocess India to see new machineries and chemical products for a new product line that I am thinking about. It is related to printing of t-shirts and so on, so yes my visit to Gartex Texprocess India was beneficial and saw few machineries which are helpful for me and I have their contacts and have meetings planned with them.”

Satisfied by the industry updates on his visit, Mr Angad Singh Puri, Managing Director, Franklyn Wearing, said: “I came here looking for printing technologies that we are using for our own brands and find new technologies, machinery to simplify the methods. Additional to this, I got a lot more information on Denims and other things at the show. Overall, I am very satisfied by the collection here and I am looking forward to coming here in the next year to learn more.”

With an urge to bring a transformative change, the line-up of sessions across three days was around sustainability in textile manufacturing and technological advancements in the industry. This included sessions like “Circular Fashion: Building Pathways For ESG” organised by Conserve India that discussed the escalating carbon footprint due to lack of policy framework and operational regulations in textile industry.

The panel included industry experts who put forward their perspectives on the matter. Mr Raman Dutta, Founding Member & General Secretary, Brands & Sourcing Leaders Association, mentioned: “There are several schemes and initiatives from the government for MSMEs to become more sustainable like grants for water conservation, 50% reimbursement options for sustainable machinery and practices and other state-wide policies. It is the lack of awareness that is hindering this transition.” Mr Sandeep Chopra, Head – Sustainability & Impact, Tri-Impact Global laid stress on worker rights in circularity while Mr Gautam Malik, Founder, Jaggery Bagshighlighted the need for engaging the community as a stakeholder in the circular economy. Recent world developments provide an opportunity to Indian industries to lead the way in circularity.

Mr Gaurav Juneja, Director, MEX Exhibitions Pvt Ltd, said: “Gartex Texprocess India has once again written a new growth story with increased number of visitors which effortlessly conveys the potential of this industry event. The government initiatives and a pool of opportunities are shifting the gears of Indian textile and garments industry towards a growth phase. We are pleased to see yet another edition of the show end on a successful note.”

Sharing his delight on the successful edition, Mr Raj Manek, Executive Director and Board Member of Messe Frankfurt Asia Holdings Pvt Ltd, said: “It gives me immense pleasure to see the success of the back-to-back editions for Gartex Texprocess India this year. As trade fair organisers, we have diligently aimed to evolve the platform that allows the exhibitors to leverage the opportunities in the markets backed by series of government initiatives to accelerate the Indian textile manufacturing sector. The satisfied exhibitors and visitors have enthused us for the next edition and enhance the fertility of the platform.”

The next edition of Gartex Texprocess India will take place from 1 – 3 February 2024 at the Jio World Convention Centre, BKC, Mumbai and will continue to feature a wide variety of high-end innovations on the show floor.

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