Techtextil India ready to open ninth edition at the new JIO World Convention Centre

International organiser Messe Frankfurt India has announced that the ninth edition of Techtextil India will be held, 12–14 September 2023, and for the first time at JIO World Convention Centre (JWCC), Mumbai.

Organisers say they are planning a series of live sessions around the show to spark debates on important industry topics and high-growth application areas. 

As the leading business event for the Indian technical textile industry, Techtextil India, aims to connect international and domestic players with buyers from 12+ segments and create a one-stop sourcing platform to highlight product innovations in technical textiles.

The Mumbai show marks a comeback after the lockdown. The eighth edition of Techtextil India had, nevertheless, provided a platform for live demonstrations from over 150 companies’ brands and an exclusive German pavilion. Over the course of three days the show attracted 4,087 trade visitors from 25 states and 194 cities. Pramod Khosla, director, Khosla Profil Pvt Ltd, shared: “Despite the unprecedented situation created by pandemic, Techtextil India 2021 saw a tremendous response from visitors. This goes to show the immense interest and trust that industries and people have in the technical textiles sector as well as in Techtextil India.” 

For the upcoming ninth edition, leading Indian players such as Alok Masterbatches, Khosla Profil, Park Nonwoven, Sarex Chemicals, Suntech Geo, Weavetech will be showcasing innovations in high-growth application areas of Geotech, Packtech, Agrotech & Indutech with a focus on products such as specialty fibres, filtration fabrics, functional textiles & advance technology.

The Indian government’s target is to accelerate technical textile sector growth from 8% to 15-20% in the next five years and has earmarked INR 1000 crore (US$130.m) dedicated only for R&D of the Technical Textiles sector, while the Union Budget 2022-23 further allocates INR 100 crore for the National Technical Textiles Mission.

Organisers also say they are in talks with international technology players targeting these application areas to present their innovations at the three-day fair in Mumbai.

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