A Report on the Conference on “Synergistic strategies for enhancing Textile value chain” held on 12th May 2023 (Friday) at the K. V. Auditorium, ICT-Mumbai
Department of Fibres and Textile Processing Technology, Institute of Chemical Technology-Mumbai, in association with The Textile Association (India), Mumbai Unit organized one-day conference on “Synergistic strategies for enhancing Textile value chain” on 12 May, 2023 (Friday) at the K.V. Auditorium, ICT-Mumbai. Smt. Roop Rashi Mahapatra (Textile Commissioner-Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India), was the Chief Guest for the conference.
Prof. Ravindra D. Kale, HoD of the dept welcomed the participants and gave a welcome address. Mr. V. C. Gupte, Chairman, The Textile Association (India), Mumbai Unit briefed the audience about the need of the event and different activities undertaken by The Textile Association (India), Mumbai Unit for the larger good of the Indian Textile Industry.
Prof. A. B. Pandit, Vice Chancellor of the ICT set the tone of the conference by stressing the need for synergy in the Textile Processing field.The conference featured speakers from various textile sectorscovering a wide range of topics related to the entire textile value chain. It was indeed glad to witness such a huge audience of about 120 attendees consisting of professionals, academicians, and industry stakeholders from various textile industries. Speakers were namely Mr. Laxmish Prabhu (BASF India Ltd.), Mr. Anjani Prasad (Archroma India Pvt. Ltd.), Mr. Somes Bhaumik (TRADC, Grasim), Mr. Arindam Dasgupta (Hearth Textiles), Mr. Tirthankar Mukherjee (Welspun India Ltd.). Mr. Kinshuk Dasgupta (BARC) and Mr. Gaurav Agarwal (Grasim Industries Ltd.). Along with their beneficial talk, the conference had a very interesting panel session led by Mr. Umasankar Mahapatra (Pulcra Chemicals India Pvt. Ltd.) with a team of very experienced and diversified industry people as well as an academician namely Dr. Dileep Wakankar (ChemAssist Knowledge Partners LLP). Mr. Gurudas Aras (Unitop Chemicals Pvt. Ltd), Mr. Manoj Jhaver (DuPont), Mr. Sandeepan Majhi (Pantaloons) and Prof. Ashok R. Athalye (ICT-Mumbai).
Dr. Saptarshi Maiti, Assistant Professor of the Textile Dept, ICT and coordinator proposed the vote of thanks and acknowledged the sponsors of the event, Azelis India, CHT (India) Pvt. Ltd and Archroma India Pvt. Ltd.