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Organisers affirm growing interest in Mumbai edition of Gartex Texprocess India

Mar 01, 2020
Organisers affirm growing interest in Mumbai edition of Gartex Texprocess India

The renowned tradeshow on garment textile machinery ‘Gartex Texprocess India’, which is held annually in New Delhi, is all set to mark its launch in Mumbai in March 2020 owing to the demand generated by garment and textile manufacturing industry in Indian and overseas markets.

As per India Brand Equity Foundation’s latest report, exports in the textiles and apparel industry are expected to reach $300 billion by 2024-25, resulting in a tripling of Indian market share from 5 per cent to 15 per cent. Also with government’s efforts in developing a competitive textile sector in India through its latest Textiles Policy 2020, the demand is expected to rise even further. Keeping in mind the new developments, the organisers of Gartex Texprocess India—Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India & MEX Exhibitions—added the new location ‘Mumbai’ this year with the primary objective of reaching out to major textile hubs of West and South India. This edition will complement the existing New Delhi edition while also increasing the expanse of the show by reaching out to smaller-sized companies and start-ups in the region.

Raj Manek, Executive Director & Board Member, Messe Frankfurt Asia Holdings, said: “Even as the domestic consumption is surging, India’s textile and apparel exports are expected to lead to a tripling of the country’s market share globally. Witnessing the tremendous opportunities at the first unified Gartex Texprocess India, the industry strongly hinted at the show’s potential as an instrumental venue for collaborations. As organisers, it is our combined endeavour to strengthen our exhibitors’ reach in their target markets or potential areas of their business interest, and therefore we decided to bring the platform to Mumbai so as to provide stakeholders greater accessibility to their buyers in the western and southern regions.”

Exhibitors, who have signed up for the event, are all geared-up to present the latest innovations, machines, plants, processes and services to various stakeholders in the industry, including manufacturers and suppliers. The Mumbai edition of the show is scheduled to be held from March 19-21, 2020 at Bombay Exhibition and Convention Centre. The highlights of the show include ‘Garmenting & Apparel Machinery’ that will provide insights on technological developments in the garment and apparel manufacturing sector. Besides this, innovative products and technologies, defining latest trends in the industry, will be showcased to the visitors at the four concurrent shows – Denim Show, India Laundry Show, Fabrics & Trims Show and Digitex Show during the three-day event.

Echoing the stance, Gaurav Juneja, Director, MEX Exhibitions, said: “GartexTexprocess India is a great platform that has been instrumental in unifying various stakeholders within the garment and textile manufacturing supply chain. Now the show is being held for the first time in Mumbai and we are immensely hopeful that this edition will diversify the reach and expanse of this highly popular trade event. Our association with Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India has been especially fruitful in taking the show towards the desired direction. It is our combined endeavour to provide a lot more opportunities for the garment and textile manufacturing industry, and we will strive to work towards that.”

The event is also aimed at providing business opportunities to the international and national suppliers as well as trade visitors through networking sessions with industry experts and engaging in investment opportunities during the show.

Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. With more than 2,600 employees at 30 locations, the company generates annual sales of around Euro 733 million. We have close ties with our industry sectors and serve our customers’ business interests efficiently within the framework of our Fairs & Events, Locations and Services business fields. One of the group’s key USPs is its closely knit global sales network, which extends throughout the world. Our comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. Headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the city of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 per cent).