India ITME was actively present at ITMA 2015 in Milan
India ITME Society organised networking dinner on November 16, 2015 during ITMA Milan to promote the opportunities in India for textile machinery manufactures
This programme was attended by Industry members, Associations, Press/Media and government officials from various countries, comprising of 17 associations, 36 Media/Press journalists & above 50 multinational companies from 17 Countries. The evening was graced by Basant K. Gupta, Ambassador of India to Italy, as Chief Guest and Raoul Ascari, Chief Global Development Officer, SACE as Guest of Honour.
On this occasion Mr. Raoul Ascari spoke about the support offered by the organisation SACE to Italian companies interested in investing in India. SACE has an office in Mumbai and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org . This presentation generated much interest among the invited guests, and it will lead to future activities with benefits for the textile & textile engineering industry of both India & Italy.
Basant K. Gupta, Ambassador spoke about the various textile parks and schemes initiated by Government of India which is expected to create more opportunities for textile machinery manufacturers and textile companies in India.
He highlighted various schemes by Government of India to encourage “Make in India” & the high demand for modern textile machinery in India. This was also a proven fact by since ITMA Milan attracted 11,070 visitors from India ranking highest in visitor number only next to host country Italy.
Also on this occasion, Raju Paithankar, Indian Textile Technologist presented about the traditional textile fabric of India “Pashmina Cashmere” rare & luxury fibre obtained from a specific breed of goats which survive at a height of 17,000 feet in Ladakh. This fibre is very much in demand globally and the goats are taken care by local tribes Changpas. Mr. Raju Paithankar & two Italian Companies Loro Piana and Reda are jointly doing extensive work for producing and promoting this traditional fabric from India.
After the formal programme, an informal discussion took place in order to explore how further activities can help Indo-Italian business activity. This session was attended by Basant K. Gupta, Ambassador of India to Italy, Dr. Madan Mohan Sethi, First Secretary (Commercial), Embassy of India, Rome, Italy, Arun Kumar Sharma, Consul General of India to Italy, Raoul Ascari, Chief Global Development Officer of SACE, Mr. R. Anand, Vice President, Indo Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Mrs. Gloria Kinda Targetti, of Simest Spa, David Faini, Managing Director, Marzoli Machines Textile Srl, Italy, Mr. Giuseppe Gherzi, Partner, Gherzi Textil Organization AG, Switzerland, Ritu Pande, Director, Dept. of Heavy Industry, Govt. of India, Sanjiv Lathia, Chairman and committee members of India ITME Society.
The presentation followed a networking dinner providing an opportunity for the guests from various Countries to interact, exchange ideas and discuss future cooperation with India.
The next major international event for textile engineering industry, India ITME-2016 is scheduled in Mumbai from December 3 – 8, 2016. This event is to play a key role and act as a catalyst and a gateway to the Indian market.