Reunited at last: After a long break, industry players will meet again in autumn at Techtextil India. The Bombay Exhibition Center in Mumbai will open its doors for three days, creating a space for an exchange of ideas and business from 25–27 November 2021. The government of the South Indian state Tamil Nadu has signed up for the trade show and wishes to send out a credible signal for a strong textile industry in the region. In cooperation with Messe Frankfurt, the aim Is to promote textile policies and support investments in the region. Ms Pooja Kulkarni, ICEO Guidance Tamil Nadu, said: “While there are several inherent advantages for the growth of technical textiles in Tamil Nadu specifically, many raw materials used are still heavily imported. In this context, the Techtextil India can help us reduce import dependency and bring investments, manufacturing, innovation by partnering with global technical textiles companies."
The plan takes off: Following the announcement, leading technical textile players from Tamil Nadu and across the nation also confirmed their participation in the three-day event. Commenting on the developments in the Indian edition of the trade fair, Mr Raj Manek, Executive Director and Board Member, Messe Frankfurt Asia Holdings Ltd, shared: “We are glad to join hands with Guidance Tamil Nadu and strongly believe that the support of a State Partner can have significant influence on the development of the technical textile sector in terms of manufacturing collaborations and localisation in India. With the 2021 edition, we hope to generate strong upward momentum for the Indian market.”
The 2021 autumn edition of Techtextil India is one of the first major business events in India since the start of the pandemic and showcases innovations in technical textile technologies across industries such as healthcare, agriculture, construction, infrastructure and apparel – both on location in Mumbai and digitally on a virtual platform.
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