India ITME Society invites delegates from 38 countries to ITME Africa 2022 in Nairobi, Kenya

India ITME Society invites delegates from 38 countries to ITME Africa 2022 in Nairobi, Kenya

This highly anticipated Textile machinery exhibition shall comprise of machineries and accessories providing manufacturing solutions from fibre to fashion. 

India ITME Society, a 44 year old non-profit apex industry body from India will host business & textile engineering exhibition for the first time in Nairobi, Kenya from November 30 – December 2, 2023 at KICC. This highly anticipated Textile machinery exhibition shall comprise of machineries and accessories providing manufacturing solutions from fibre to fashion.  This most awaited congregation of technology & business has created a palpable buzz across the globe & will be inaugurated by HE Namgya C Khampa, High Commissioner of India in Kenya & Dr Juma Mukhwana – Principal Secretary, State Department for Industrialisation- Ministry of Trade and Industry, Kenya.

The largest number of exhibitors is from India with 60 companies and the 2nd largest participation is from China with more than 25 companies. Italian Textile Agency with 13 companies are actively promoting Italian machinery manufacturers to connect with African Nations who are looking to develop & modernise textile factories through ITME Africa 2023 platform. All in all 120 companies from 11 countries shall exhibit to the business visitors from Kenya & other African Nations.

So far, the Visitor registration has crossed 36 countries across Middle East, Africa, South-east Asia who are looking at connecting with Kenya as well as with other visiting delegates. Major Textile mills & Industry representatives from India form the highest overseas visitor delegation with 153 Indian companies including prominent ones such as Reliance Industries, Vardhman Polytex, Sutlej Textiles & Industries Batik House, Colourinn Industries, Ambica Jute Mills, Harikrushna Textiles, Indokem, Kohinoor Exports, followed by Ethiopia, Germany, Bangladesh, Austria, Tanzania & South Africa respectively.

To facilitate interaction among all delegates the organiser India ITME Society has curated multiple interactive sessions at the event. Financial solutions for Investments, JV’s & Capital good sourcing from India, will be explained by Exim Bank of India & Bank of Baroda, at special session on November 30 immediately after the opening of the exhibition.

Apart from business opportunities, this 3-day technology & engineering exhibition shall also provide best opportunities for researchers & students to attend technical seminars on Textiles Technology & Cotton.

A technical presentation will be made on Cotton: Good practices of cultivating quality cotton fibre | Importance of Physical properties of cotton in textile industry will be made by Dr Asha Rani, Secretary cum Chief cotton breeder- SIMA CDRA on December 1, 2023 at Lenana Hall, KICC from 10am onwards.

Other esteemed speakers at ITME Africa technical sessions


  • Ramanadane, CEO Global Operations, LMW
  • Hitesh Wadher, Vice President (International Business & B2B), Head of Marketing, Neochem Technologies
  • Arun Varshney, VP & Business Head- Textiles, Color Jet India
  • Updeep Singh, – Textile Expert & Industry Leader
  • Rajeev Johari, CEO- Global Operations, Lux Industries – JM Hosiery Division
  • Naveen Joon, Resident Representative East Africa, Exim Bank India.
  • Vinay Kumar Rathi, Bank of Baroda

Eminent speakers showcasing rising potential of the textile industry in Kenya are

  • Richard Cheruiyot, Board Chairman, Export Processing Zones Authority (EPZA)
  • Jas Bedi- Chairperson – KEPSA | Chairman- Kenya Export Promotion & Branding Agency, Managing Director, Bedi Investments (BIL)
  • Prof Thomas Kipkurgat, Managing Director, Rivatex East Africa
  • Benjamin Chesang, Manager, Research, Planning and Innovation- Export Processing Zones Authority (EPZA),
  • Richard Davies Deputy Director – Technical Specialist – Gatsby Africa, Textiles & Apparel.

Italian Textile Engineering Expertise shall be presented byRoberto Cortinovis, Area sales Manager, Business Unit Warp Preparation, Karl Mayer Rotal S.r.l.
This gathering of technocrats & industry leaders from 38 countries under one roof hosted in Kenya by India ITME Society is Supported by Ministry, Government Organisations & many Domestic & Internationals Associations as below:


Ministry of Investment Trade & Industry, Republic of Kenya

  • Export Promotion Zones Authority (EPZA)
  • Kenya Investment Authority (KenInvest)
  • Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA)
  • Fashion Agenda Africa (FAA)
  •  Gatsby Africa
  • Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KNCCI)

Supporting Government organisations & Associations from India

  • Ministry of External Affairs, Govt of India
  •  Ministry of Textiles, Govt of India
  • The Bureau of Indian Standards,(BIS) Govt of India
  • Textile Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (TMMA)
  • Indian Textile Accessories & Machinery Manufacture Association (ITAMMA)
  • Textile Association of India (TAI)
  • Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI)

Supporting organisations from across Africa & other countries

  • Botswana – Botswana Textile & Clothing Association (BTCA)
  •  Ghana – Association of Ghana Industries (AGI)
  • Poland -Indo Polish Chamber of Commerce & Industries (IPCCI)
  • Turkey – Textile Machine & Accessory Industrialists Association (TEMSAD)
  • Uzbekistan – Uzbekistan International Business Development Association (UIBDA)
  • Egypt – Egyptian Cotton Association (EGA)
  • Uganda – Tradelink Chamber Uganda
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