“Indian Textiles - The Way Forward” Annual Conference on

Annual Conference on
“Indian Textiles - The Way Forward”
Friday, 14th November 2014
Hotel The Lalit, Mumbai
Sahar Airport Road, Andheri(E), Mumbai 400 059
Gold Partner
Delegate Kit
Bronze Partners
Silver Partners
Indian Textiles - The Way Forward
Textile Industry is one of the key sectors which generate substantial revenue and employment generation. The Indian Textile Industry has
hence immense potential towards nation building. However it admittedly needs huge investments to convert the potential into
performance. Government schemes like TUFS laid the foundation for investments in the textile sector for enterprise promotion,
modernization and expansion. With the decline in the demand fuelled by the domestic and economic slowdown since 2008, investment
trends have not been very encouraging. Financial institutions appear to be quite reluctant to provide investments for new textile &
garment projects. The woes of the Textile Industry were further compounded due to high volatility of Indian Rupee against US Dollar. It
is in this context that various state governments like Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh etc came out with policies to provide
investment to textile and clothing industries. Particularly, the policy implemented by the Gujarat Government targeting investments of
over Rs. 20,000 crores has been highly appreciated.
Domestic demand for branded garments is getting buoyant not only in metros, but also in two & three tier cities. It is time to understand
growing customer demands and expectations from these cities. It is also time that the local brands align themselves with the international
brands in terms of product specifications and consumer preferences. A new demand today brings in innovative
technologies to handle pollution and environmental problems. There is a new buzz word “Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals
(ZDHC)” and most international brands have taken initiative that their suppliers adhere to these norms. The Mumbai Unit of the Textile
Association (India), taking cognizance of the above, have planned a one-day Conference to cover wide a spectrum of these issues to bring
home the importance and spread them amongst textile professionals.
TAI Conference
The seminars / conferences organized by The Textile Association (TAI), Mumbai Unit has always selected contemporary & innovative
topics and high profile speakers. This Conference is no exception. Eminent industrialists, policy makers, reputed professionals and
renowned experts from different parts of the world will present their papers to over 300 equally high profile participants. This will give a
rare opportunity to the participants to listen to such high quality experts.
An Appeal
The successes of our Conferences/Seminars depends on the financial support from our valued sponsors. You have been very supportive
and proactive in the activities of TAI, Mumbai Unit and we look forward for the same support and active participation in this conference.
We assure you to provide maximum publicity and visibility to your valued products / activities. Your participation in this conference by
way of sponsorships, advertisements and delegates would provide a common platform to meet the experts from the industry. The main
advantage will be an opportunity to exchange the views on the latest developments in the field of the textiles.
We appreciate your support to The Textile Association (India), Mumbai Unit in its activities and it is our pleasure to invite you to be part
of this event. Let us join hands to make this conference a great success.
V. C. Gupte
Chairman & Convener
Rajiv Ranjan
Jt. Convenor
A. V. Mantri
Hon. Secretary
Mrs. Kiran Soni-Gupta, Textile Commissioner, Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India
Mrs. Deepali Goenka, Managing Director, Welspun Global Brands Ltd. (WGBL)
SESSION – I (Theme: Finance and Allied Issues)
Credit Access to Textile and Clothing Sector
Ms. Renuka Ramnath, Founder, Managing Director & CEO, Multiples Alternate Asset Management Pvt. Ltd.
Challenges related to foreign exchange fluctuations
Ms. Priya Kini, Sr. Director, HSBC Bank
Intellectual Property Rights: Ethical business practices
Adv. Sanjay Kher, Clover Consulting Pvt. Ltd.
Cont Dyeing
Mr. Adam Jozwik, Sales Director, Goller Textilmaschinen GmbH and Mr. Peter Tolksdorf,
Head of Product Management for Dyeing and Application, A. Monforts
SESSION II (Theme: Connecting with the Consumer)
Garment Business and Supply Chain Management
Mr. Thomas Varghese, Business Head, Textiles, Grasim Industries Ltd.
Challenges in meeting consumer demands
Mr. Govind Shrikhande, Customer Care Associate & Managing Director, Shopper’s Stop Ltd.
Factory to Consumer – Handling of textile goods
Mr. Manohar Samuel, President (Marketing & Business Development)
Birla Cellulose, Grasim Industries Ltd.
Product Specifications as a USP
Mr. Jayant Deshpande, Sr. Fabric Manager, Marks & Spencer
PANEL DISCUSSION (Theme: Innovative Technologies in Textile Processing)
Dyeing of Polyester fabrics using Super Critical Fluid (Carbon Dioxide) - Waterless Dyeing
Dr. Pankaj Desai, Head – Research & Development, Colourtex Industries Ltd.
Challenges in environmental compliance - Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals
Mr. Ashutosh Potdar, General Manager – Sales & Marketing, A.T.E. Envirotech Pvt. Ltd.
Innovative Solutions for Sustainable textile production from DyStar”
Dipl. Ing. (FH) Mr. Bertram Seuthe, Marketing Coloration, Global Business Development Continuous, DyStar Colours Distribution GmbH
Speciality Functional Finishing
Mr. Pranav Gayatri, Head of Competence Centre Chemicals, Archroma India Pvt. Ltd.
Summing Up & Vote of Thanks
Jt. Convenor
Vice President
Vice Chairman
Vice Chairman
Hon. Secretary
Jt. Hon. Secretary
Jt. Hon. Secretary
Hon. Treasurer
: Mr. C. Bose
: Mr. Rajesh Balakrishnan
: Mr. V. C. Gupte
: Mr. R. G. Malvankar
: Dr. G. S. Nadiger
: Mr. A. V. Mantri
: Mr. R. R. Mehta
: Mr. A. K. Narkar
: Mr. M. B. Nambiar
: Mr. V. C. Gupte
: Mr. Rajiv Ranjan
Mr. Arvind Sinha
Mr. Manohar Samuel
Mr. G. V. Aras
Mr. R. G. Malvankar
Dr. G. S. Nadiger
Mr. Rahul Bhajekar
Mr. Ashok Juneja
Mr. R. R. Patil
Mr. T. K. Sengupta
Mr. N. D. Mhatre
Mr. Haresh B. Parekh
Mr. R. R. Mehta
Mr. A. K. Narkar
Mr. Rakesh Kumar
Global Sourcing Company
Grasim Industries
ATE Enterprises
Nova Transfers
Textile Consultant
Saurer Textile Solutions
Mafatlal Industries
Yardi Prabhu Consultants
R. R. Chemicals
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