International Conference on Textiles & Apparel Texcon’16
Bhubaneswar , 14/10/2016 International Conference on Textiles and Apparel Texcon’16 was organised by CII at New Delhi on October 13-14, 2016. Odisha was the partner state in Texcon-2016. A delegation of Govt of Odisha led by Sri Debi Prasad Mishra, Minister, Industries, School & Mass Education participated in the meet.In the inaugural session Chief Guest Sri Mishra addressed the delegates and industry captains assembled in the meet on the importance of the Textile & Apparel sector for India and Odisha’s economy. There is a need to make new textile policies to counter the recently emerging countries like Myanmar, Bangladesh and Vietnam in the textile sector. He spoke about the need for process and technology innovation, creation of pool of skilled manpower and necessary policy support from Govt. of India for furthering the development of the sector in India and countering the challenges posed by competing destinations. He also spoke about various incentives and facilitation measures for the sector being provided by Govt. of Odisha and the infrastructure developed for industrial units in the Textile and Apparel Sector to set up base in Odisha. Minister Sri Mishra also released “CII-Wazir Advisors Theme Paper on “Global Competitiveness and Trade Growth Paradigms for Indian Textile and Apparel Sector”.
Smt Rashmi Verma, Secretary, Ministry of Textile, Govt of India adress the gathering as Guest of Honour. Sri Sachit Jain, Co-Chairman, CII National Committee on Textiles gave welcome address while Sri Prasant Agarwal, Co-Founder Wazir Advisors Pvt Ltd. and Sri R.D Udeshi, Chairman, CII Texcon-2016 gave theme presentation and keynote address respectively. Vote of thanks was given by Sri Hemant Bharat Ram, Conference Co-Chairman.Sri Sanjiv Chopra, Principal Secretary, Industries Department, Govt. of Odisha presented the policy framework, ease of doing business initiatives and the details of the Ramdaspur Textile Park and Bhadrak Apparel Park being developed by the State Govt. In the afternoon session a panel discussion on manufacturing excellence Mantras on Global Context and policy support for growth of textile and apparel sector and resource optimization-transaction cost and productivity were held. On the second day of the conference a panel discussion on enhancing India’s textile and apparel export competitiveness and session on Technical Textiles-Potential Sector for Growth were also held.Hon’ble Industries Minister along with Principal Secretary, Industries and other officials held one-to-one meetings with potential investors in the textile and apparel industry. Major companies which met Hon’ble Minister are Reliance Industries, Vardhaman Textiles, DCM Textiles, Lakshmi Machine Works, Sanathan Textiles, Sangam (India) Ltd., Arvind :Ltd., Pasupati Spinning & Weaving Ltd., Beekaylon Synthetics Pvt. Ltd., Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI) and North India Section of The Textile Institute (NISTI). Vardhaman Textiles and Sangam India expressed interest in exploring investments in Odisha. They have been invited for further discussions with Govt. of Odisha officials and visits to prospective locations in the State.Hon’ble Industries Minister also personally invited all the companies to participate in the ‘Make in Odisha’ Conclave being organised at Bhubaneswar from November 30 -December 2, 2016.