SRTEPC holds Road Show / Seminar in Bhiwandi on “Source India 2018” in Surat


The Synthetic & Rayon Textiles Export Promotion Council (SRTEPC), Mumbai, the apex Export Promotion Council of MMFT exporters organized first Road Show/Seminar on “Source India 2018” on 5th July in Bhiwandi at the Hotel Regent Garden with the support of our member-exporters and other textiles associations in and around Bhiwandi. Source India 2018 is the second edition of the council’s flagship event Reverse Global Buyer Seller Meet. It is being organized from 21st to 23rd September at the Surat International Exhibition and Convention Centre, Surat.

The Roadshow was intended to create awareness amongst the textile community in Bhiwandi about the prospects for further growth of Man-made fibre textiles and bring more textile manufacturers to the Road show under the export umbrella.

Mr. S Balaraju, Execuitve Director opened the session by welcoming the gathering of about 50 guest and invited distinguished guests Mr. Ronak Rughani, Vice Chairman, SRTEPC, Mr. Naresh Kumar, Director of Regional office of the Textile Commissioner, Navi Mumbai, Mr. M.Y. Momin, Chairman of Bhiwandi Power Loom Federation, Mr. Purshotam Vanga, Chairman of PDEXCIL, Mr. Vinod Khetrapaljee, from Bombay Crimpers, Mr. Rajesh Kumar Mody, COA.  

Presentation was made by SRTEPC Vice Chairman Shri Ronak Rughani. The Vice-Chairman informed the gathering the benefits and advantages of Participation at Source India 2018, the prospects for exports of Man Made Fibre (MMF) Textiles from Bhiwandi, Emerging Trends in Global Textiles - Opportunities for India, scope of Indian Man Made Textiles Exports & Role of SRTEPC in promoting Exports.

Mr. Momin, a legend with loads of experience spoke about his many years of relationship with SRTEPC and about huge potential for Indian MMFT products in International market. He also said that we are lacking far behind in exports compared to our neighbouring countries. In his opinion the government needs to do lot more to support exporters by reducing taxes. He extended full support to SRTEPC on behalf of his association and requested the entrepreneurs to participate in Source India 2018

Mr. Rajesh Kumar Modi said that Bhiwandi is an important centre, our companies are competent and produce products of high standard. However, he said that they need to work on improving quality so that they can excel in the international market. He also pointed out that unfortunately the basic infrastructure in Biwandi is not in place. Getting international buyer to visit factory in Bhiwandi is a big challenge.

Mr. Naresh Kumar, appreciated various initiative taken by SRTEPC. He has noted all the grievances came up during the interactive session and ensured that he will raise them with higher authority and do all he can within his capacity to help growth of MMF Textiles. He also assured that he will disseminate the information of Source India 2018 in Maharashtra and mobilize maximum exhibitors.

Presentation was also made by Private company Alibaba on e-commerce to help exporters understand how on-line medium can be used to promote their exports.

Mrs. Barbara Mendes, Senior Executive from SRETPC gave brief presentation on activities of the Council and how the Council can help its members. She urged the audience to become members of the Council and avail the benefits.

While speaking on the occasion, Shri Ronak Rughani, Vice Chairman mentioned that

Indian MMF Textiles Industry is vibrant and rapidly growing. India is the second largest exporter of MMF Textiles in the world with exports to nearly 150 countries. Exports of yarn and made-ups have performed well and shown a positive growth. Value added MMF textiles are primarily manufactured in decentralized sector.

Bhiwandi a key textile center of western India is also an important centre for manufacturing of textiles items including Man made textiles. Nearly 30% of the national production from the power loom sector is contributed by this township. However, with changing International trends and dynamics of the textile industry, the local industry has to shift to other forms of textiles to survive the competition.  Hence, MMF Textiles offers an opportunity of transition and growth to the local industry during these challenging times.

With its motto ‘To link Indian MMFT exporters to the Global Buyers’, Source India 2018 in its 2nd edition aims at bringing visitors and exhibitors from all sectors of the industry within India and selected buyers from more than 40 countries in order to transact business.

Source India 2018 aims to offer conducive business platform to generate business for the assembled exporters and buyers.

SOURCE INDIA 2018, the mega event of the Council, is being held during 21-23 September 2018 at Surat. The Council proposes to host more than 200 buyers from more than 40 leading countries based in Asia, Africa, Middle East & Gulf, Latin America, CIS Countries and Europe, Trade Visitors. Domestic & International Buying Houses, Procurement Managers from  Large Retail Brands, Sourcing Agents, CEO’s, Industry Heads and Business Leaders

Visitors from Bhiwandi and Mumbai attended in large numbers for the Road show. “It is certainly an interesting feeling to come and interact with the industry and have such quality business discussions here at Bhiwandi” said Shri Ronak Rughani, Vice Chairman of SRTEPC.

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