CITI Diamond Jubilee Celebrations Ends on a High Note

Wednesday, 28th November 2018, New Delhi: The Hon’ble Vice President of India Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, inaugurated CITI’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations – Global Textiles Conclave 2018 (CITI GTC 2018) on 27th November 2018, at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The entire textile and clothing industry was overwhelmed with the presence of the Hon’ble Vice President of India who attended the Conclave as the Chief Guest. The Hon’ble Union Minister of Textiles Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani also graced the occasion with her presence and delivered the Keynote Address in the Inaugural Session.

The Hon’ble Vice President addressed the audience by his motivational speech and requested the T&C Industry to carry forward the old age long tradition started by the skilled craftsman of the Indian textile industry. He also stressed that in the ancient time the Indian textile industry had the largest share in the growth of India’s economy, while today, it has been mere reduced to 4% of the GDP.

Speaking at the Session, Hon’ble Vice President of India Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu stated that disruptions lead to innovations and transformations which should be focus area for textiles and apparel sector. Mr. Naidu also advised the industry to focus on backward and forward integration, value addition and diversifying products. He stated that according to the projections, Indian textile and apparel industry has the potential to grow at a CAGR of 14% and reach US$ 300 billion by 2025 from US$ 150 billion achieved in the year 2017. The exports are expected to receive boost in the wake of trade agreements with ASEAN and the proposed agreement with China, he added. He also said that industry should consolidate MSME sector by establishing Hubs and Spoke model of cluster development facilities, give major thrust to skill development, upgrade technology and adopt Industry 4.0. The industry also needs to adopt lean manufacturing systems to remain globally competitive.

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Highlights of the Sessions

  • Global & Indian T&A Industry: Disruptions and Innovations for Sustainable Growth
  • Changes in global consumption of Textiles and Apparel – far reaching implications
  • Sustaining growth for T&A manufacturers in a world of slowing economic growth
  • Domestic Indian Textiles and Apparel consumption the big driver of future growth for India's Textiles Industry
  • Stimulating Investments in Indian Textiles and Apparel Industry
  • Improving profitability of India's Textiles and Apparel industry
  • Giving a boost to Indian Textiles and Apparel Exports
  • Disrupting current paradigms, and reimagining textiles supply chains to make them future ready
  • Diminishing power of WTO in global T&A trade the threat of increasing protectionism and emergence of new preferential trading blocks
  • India's Fashion Apparel Market exciting times ahead
  • Sustainability to improve work environment, reduce footprint and improve costs of manufacturing
  • Opportunities for Technical Textiles in India

Dignitaries

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Shri Venkaiah NaiduHon'ble Vice-President
India
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Shri Suresh Prabhu Hon'ble Union Minister of Commerce & Industry & Civil Aviation
Government of India
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Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani Hon'ble Union Minister of Textiles
Government of India

Speakers

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Mr. Sanjay K JainChairman, CITI
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Mr. Sanjay JayavarthanaveluChairman and Managing Director
Lakshmi Machine Works
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Prof. Thomas GriesITA, RWTH Achen University
Germany
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Mr. Navdeep SodhiPartner, Gherzi Textil Organisation AG
Switzerland
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Mr. Gautam NairManaging Director, Matrix Clothing
India
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Mr. Arvind SinghalChairman, Technopak Advisors
India
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Dr. K.V. SrinivasanVice Chairman, The Cotton Textiles Export Promotion, Council (TEXPROCIL)
India
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Mr. Biswajit DharProfessor, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, JNU
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Mr. Riju JhunjhunwalaMD, RWSM Ltd.
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Mr. Shailesh ChaturvediCEO, Tommy Hilfiger India
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Mr. Felix Antony FernandoChairman, SLAEA
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Mr. Ajay Arora*MD, D'Décor
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Mr. Shishir Jaipuria*CMD, Ginni Filaments
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Mr. R.C. PanwarJoint President Marketing , Birla Century
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Mr. Vipin Tiwari*Senior MD, Target Sourcing Services
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Mr. M.S. Kannan*Director, TJX
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Mr. Ashish Bagrodia*MD, Winsome Textiles
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Mr. Ujjwal LahotiChairman, TEXPROCIL
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Mr. S.N. ModaniManaging Director, Sangam India Limited
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Mr. T RajkumarDeputy Chairman, CITI
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Mr. Han BekkePresident, International Apparel Federation (IAF)
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Mr. Mark GreenExecutive VP, PVH Far East
Hong Kong
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Md. Siddiqur Rahman President, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association(BGMEA)
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Mr. S. K. KhandeliaPresident & Chief Executive Officer, Sutlej Textiles and Industries Ltd.
India
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Mr. Rahul MehtaPresident, Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI)
India
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Dr. K.S. SundararamanChairman, Indian Technical Textiles Association
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Mr. P NatarajChairman, SIMA & MD, KPR Mills
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Mr. Nitin Mohan Founder & Director, Blackberrys Menswear
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Mr. Siddharth BindraManging Director, Biba Apparel
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Mr. S.K.GuptaPresident-Corporate, Raymond Limited
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Mr. Nitin PatilHead of Products, Rieter
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Mr. Ram KaundinyaDirector General, FSII
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Mr. Prasad Pant South Asia Director, ZDHC Foundation
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Mr. Sanjay SinhaIndia/SA Leader, IBM Watson Data & AL Platforms
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Prof. Dr. Prabir JanaNIFT
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Mr. Suresh KotakChairman, Kotak and Co.
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Mr. Prashant Mohota*Chairman, CITI YEG Group
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Mr. Vibhu NathSr. VP, Olam - Cotton Divison
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Mr. D. L. SharmaVice Chairman, CITI
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Mr. Raghvendra SinghTextiles Secretary
Government of India
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Dr. Harsha Vardhana SinghFormer Deputy Director General, WTO
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Mr. Prem MalikVice Chairman, NSL Textiles
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Dr. Christian SchindlerDirector General, International, Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF)
Switzerland
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Mr. G. GherziManaging Partner, Gherzi Textil Organisation AG
Switzerland
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Dr. Ajit RanadeGroup Executive President & Chief Economist, Aditya Birla Group
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Mr. Sri Narain AggarwalChairman, The Synthetic & Rayon Textiles Export Promotion Council (SRTEPC)
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Mr. T S VishwanathPrinciple Advisor, APJ SLJ Law Offices
India
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Mr. Puneet Lalbhai Executive Director, Arvind Limited
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Mr. Venu NairChief Commercial Officer, Tata Trent
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Mr. Govind VenuprasadCoordinator - SITA, International Trade Centre (ITC)
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Mr. Ajay SardanaCSO and Jt. President, Pulp and Fibre Business
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Prof. Abhijeet DasCenter of WTO Studies, IIFT
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Mr. Vayu Garware*CMD, Garware Wall Rope Limited
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Mr. Mohan Kavrie*CMD, Supreme Group
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Ms. Dipali Goenka*CEO & Jt MD, Welspun India Ltd.
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Mr. Rajesh Mandawewala*Group MD, Welspun Group

(*)Yet to be confirmed

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