ON the occasion of the celebration of 40 years of vigorous industrial activity, the India International Textile Machinery Exhibition Society (India ITME Society) says it is poised to deepen trade facilitation efforts and cement strategic partnerships with both existing and prospective partners.
In December 2019 the India ITME Society kick-started the celebrations with B2B meetings for the delegation of women entrepreneurs from four African countries which sessions were attended by 52 Indian companies with 462 meetings during the day including interaction with Indian Institutes & Associations.
The sessions resulted in business & Memoranda of Understandings (MOUs) for student faculty exchange programmes and also a promise for out bound delegation from India to Uganda.
International Trade Centre (ITC), organized this 1st time initiative of bringing an all women delegation to India in partnership with India ITME Society. For the Society, completing its 40th Year of service, the activity was a step towards supporting women empowerment by encouraging entrepreneurship in the textiles and garments sector.
Apart from business, the 1st time overseas delegations were also treated to a special Heritage walk of GPO organised & initiated by Ms. Swati Pandey, Postmaster General, (Mumbai Region), Government of India.
Among the activities offered for the betterment of the industry & for enhancing the quality of Education in Textile Engineering, a special Technical session was organized by India ITME Society.
The technical presentation on “Digitization and sustainability – two drivers for the textile industry” by Dr.-Ing. YvesSimon Gloy, Adjunct professor in Clemson University & RWTH Aachen Institute of Textile Technology, Germany was well received by the academic community, attended by 180+ faculty & students from various
Institutes like, VJTI, ICT, DKTE, SNDT, NIFT, Kushal Institute, Bangladesh Textile Institute etc. Dr. Prof. Josphat Igadwa Mwasigi, MOI University, Kenya, alumni of PSG College of Engineering, Coimbatore also made presentation & discussed collaboration with Institutes paving way for new partnership in sharing knowledge between India & Kenya. This also shall create avenue for students to explore placement opportunities with multinational companies functioning in Africa.
India ITME Society is not only about Textile & Textile Engineering, but functions as a culturally conscious organization promoting all aspect of India as a traditionally rich nation. To showcase rich textile heritage encaptured in our Postal stamps, India ITME Society organized philately exhibition for the invited guests from pan India & across the globe. Ms. Swati Pandey, Postmaster General, (Mumbai Region), Govt. of India, made a scintillating presentation on “History of Indian Postal Service”, educating audience about the services rendered by the Indian Postal Department even in the toughest of the tough conditions & how India Post plays a part not only in our heritage but also in our day to day lives even in today’s digital times.
Every invited guest, whether from India or overseas had a take away from India ITME Society’s 40th year programme. The various Textile & Textile Engineering Associations renewed their collaboration with India
ITME Society through MOUs & also shared their experiences, suggestions & way forward to improve trade relations with their respective countries & organisations in a highly interactive Global Connect session in the afternoon session. The panel of speakers consisted of Industry leaders from India & across the globe.
Source: Isaac AIDOO, thefinderonline