World Textile Conference 3 by TAI in Ahmedabad in February 2023

World Conference 3
on “World Textiles – Redefining Strategy”
by The Textile Association (India)
on 25th & 26th February, 2023
at TAI Ahmedabad Unit Dinesh Hall, Ashram Road, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad-380 009


Textiles over thousands of years have been playing a major positive role in the growth of civilization. Wool, Flax and a few other natural fibers took the initiative that was eventually taken over by Cotton. Till 12th Century, India led the path of development of cotton cultivation, textile manufacturing and product development. Egypt, China, Peru and others followed India. In the 16th Century Cotton turned out to be the most important item in world trade. Historians observed “In shaping marketsand serving fashion, Indian cotton prepared global consumer markets for the modern industrial age”.

The first step in Strategy formulation challenging the then leadership came from Britain through the 19th century Industrial revolution. For more than two centuries, textile manufacturing and fashion shifted towards the western world led by Europe and USA. Population growth and availability of raw material took center stage in redefining strategy which happened through development of man-made fibers primarily through commercial emergence of cellulosics.

Two consecutive world wars and particularly World War II brought in radical changes in the product needs and in turn the technology. Man-made Synthetics emerged with the advent of Polyamide followed by Polyester, Acrylics, Polypropylene etc. In the beginning of the 1970s, Polyester took the lead in the global fiber consumption scenario. Thanks to growth in population, limitations of natural raw materials pushed the development to the third stage of defining strategy. The reuse of fibers, yarns, fabrics and garments through recycling played an important role in the circular economy with the intent of containing the growing population needs.

Over the ages, continued defining and redefining of strategy lead to massive growth of Industry giving birth to new raw material, technology, and novel applications. Computer science and lately Artificial intelligence made all the strategic decisions sustainable and highly pervasive.

Commemorating the 75th year of Indian Independence, The Textile Association India’s proposed World Textile Conference (3) attempts to address key strategic changes in manufacturing, marketing, trade, policies & research to redefine the strategy & pathway for Industry to be future ready. The two day “Hybrid” event to connect with the audience globally will have major participation from Industry & Technology leaders, Trade & Industry Associations, Education & Financial Institutions, Policy Makers, Researchers and Economists worldwide.


Key Topics for Deliberation:

  • New World Order in Textile & Apparel Industry
  • Digital Revolution Driving Sustainability
  • Denims Beyond 2025
  • Global Fibre & Yarn Scenario
  • Technology & Product Development across Textile Value Chain
  • Startup Opportunities & Financial Ecosystem
  • Cotton Vs MMF or Cotton & MMF – Pathway to Economic Leadership
  • War & Its Impact on Global Textile & Apparel Industry
  • E-Commerce & Emerging Business Models
  • Developments Beyond Industry 4.0
  • Recycling & Circular Economy
  • Global Trends & Investment Opportunities in Technical
  • Textiles Textile Industry – Path forward to achieving 5 Trillion Dollar Economy.

About The Textile Association (India)

The Textile Association (India) – TAI – is the foremost leading and largest Nonprofit National Professional and Technocrates body in the country having more than 25000 strong memberships of 26 affiliated units at various textile centres in the country. TAI has more than 8 decades of service to the industry to its credit. It has been providing guidance and services of various kinds to the Textile Industry. TAI organizes various National and International Textile Conferences & other activities and also conducts distance textile ATM/GMTA Exams annually.
The Textile Association (India) has been publishing a prestigious bi-monthly peer reviewed technical Journal of the Textile Association since 1940. Journal is devoted to articles and papers of practical interest to technicians of all segments of the textile industry which reaches to around 4600 textile professionals directly and has a readership of more than 23000 readers. Journal of the Textile Association is available online as an e-journal. Journal is being circulated to almost key decision makers in the textile industry across the Textile, Apparel & Fashion sectors and also Textile Educational and Research lnstitutes. To add value to our activities,  TAI has also launched the website:

Diagonal Consulting (India)

Diagonal Consulting (India), a leading Strategic & Management Consulting firm specializes in Textile & Apparel Industry. Headed by Dr. P.R. Roy, a PhD from University of Manchester and the Former Group CEO of Arvind Mills Ltd., the firm and its associates integrate a range of expert knowledge through its wide experience and alliances globally. Some of the key services offered include Market Research, Project and Technology Management, Strategic Partnerships, Business Development and Organizing International Events.

Cheque/Draft to be issued in favour of
RTGS/NEFT Details:
A/c No. 60414113087, Account Type: Savings
Bank Name: Bank of Maharashtra Branch: Mumbai Gadkari Chowk Dadar (16)

Contact Details:
The Textile Association (India) Central Office
702, Santosh Apartment, 7th Floor, Plot No.72-A,
Dr. M. B. Rout Road, Shivaji Park, Dadar (W), Mumbai-400 028.
Ph.: 022-35548619 Email: [email protected],
President: Shri R.K. Vij Mob. 9999910119
Vice President & Conference Chairman: Shri T.L. Patel Mob. 9924852035
Hon. Gen. Secretary: Shri M.G. Patel Mob. 8000440618

Advisory Board

Shri Sanjay Lalbhai
CMD Arvind Ltd.

Shri Sanjay Jayvarthanvelu

Mrs. Sucheta Oswal Jain
VC & Joint MD Vardhman

Shri Reminder Gupta
Chairman Trident Group

Shri Saurin Parikh
CMD Pashupati Cotspin

Shri Rajanikant Bachkaniwala
Chairman Himson Group

Shri S.V. Arumugam
Chairman Bannari Amman Group

Shri Sunder Genomal
Owner Page Industries

Shri Mohit Jain
M.D. Indocount Industries

Shri Mohan Kavri
CMD Supreme Industries Ltd.

Shri Amit Agarwal
CMD CTM Technical Textile

Dr. Yamanadutt Agarwal
Chairman Jindal Worldwide

Shri Deepak Chiripal
M.D. Nandan Exim Ltd.

Shri K.P. Ramaswami
Chairman KPR Mills

Shri P.V. Chandran
Chairman Ambika Cotton Mills

Shri M. Prabhakar Rao

Shri S.N. Modani
Sangam Ltd.

Shri R.L. Nolkha
Nitin Spinners Ltd.

Shri D.R. Mehta
Former Chairman-cum-MD NTC (MH) Ltd

Shri H.S. Patel
President TAI Ahmedabad Unit &
Member of Parliament, Ahmedabad East

Shri Sanjay K Jain
T.T. Textile Ltd.

Shri Subhash Bhargava
M.D. Colorant Ltd.

Ms. Seema Shrivastava
Executive Director India ITME Society

Shri R.D. Udeshi
President Reliance Industries Ltd.

Shri Suresh A. Kotak
Chairman Kotak & Co. Ltd.

Ms. Dipali Goenka
M.D. Welspun India

Shri K.K. Maheshwari
Whole Time Director Grasim India Ltd.

Shri Rajkumar Sekhani
Chairman Pioneer Embroidory Ltd.

Shri Harsh Bassi
M.D. Pioneer Embroidory Ltd.

Shri M.N.S. Rao
CEO Indorama Synthetics India Ltd.

Shri Natubhai Patel
MD Meghmani Dyes & Intermediates Ltd.

Shri Pramod Khosla
Chairman & MD Khosla Profil Pvt. Ltd.

Shri Shiladitya K Joshi
AGM Product & Marketing, Trutzschler

Shri S.K. Singhal
President Textiles, Reymond Ltd.

Shri T. Rajkumar
Chairman CITI

Advisory & Finance Committee

Shri Shalendra Vasudev
Chief Marketing Officer, Inviya

Shri Sanjiv S. Lathia
M.D. Lathia Industries Supplied Co. P. Ltd.

Shri Manjit Singh Saini
Paramount Instruments Pvt. Ltd.

Shri Kulin Lalbhai
Executive Director Arvind Ltd.

Shri S.K. Singhal
President Textile, Raymond Limited

Shri M. Shankar
President Lakshmi Machine Works

Shri Suresh Khurana
Director/CEO Bombay Dyeing

Shri Punit Lalbhai
Executive Director Arvind Ltd.

Shri Sudipto Mandal
Sr. Sales Executive
Oerlikon Textile India Pvt. Ltd.

Dr. Subramanian S.N.
Chairman SNS Group of Industries &
Edu Institute Coimbatore

Shri Sanjay Agrawal
Director Kadamwalal Group of India

Shri Haresh Panchal
M.D. Rabatex Industries

Shri Roberto Giamminola
President International Trading of
Giamminola Shanghai, China

Shri Paresh Dattani
CMD Sanatan Textiles

Shri Piyush Bajaj
CEO IVL Group, Thailand

Shri Sanjay Bhayani
Director Avgol India

Shri Samarth Bansal

Shri Madhu Bhangeria
CMD Filatech India

Shri Ramesh jain
CMD Bhilosa Industries Ltd.

Shri Harsh Bapana
Well Known Industries

Shri Selvaraj

Shri Ashish Vij
PAN Overseas

Shri Narendra Dalmia
Director & CEO Strata Geosystems (India) Pvt. Ltd

Dr. B.K. Behere
Dept. of Textile Technology IIT (Delhi)

Vinod Shanbhag
NISH Chairman
















TAI – Conference Organisers

Shri Dr. Hemant Sonare
President TAI Vidarbha Unit

Shri V. C. Gupte
Chairman TAI Mumbai Unit

Shri D.K Singh
Past President & GC Member TAI Delhi

Shri O.P. Agarwal
Management Consultant

Shri Vilas Gharat
Ex. President TAI Mumbai Unit

Shri S.N. Sodhi
President PHC Unit

Shri Sanjay Garg
Chairman NITMA

Shri Sathya Narayan
Vice President TAI South India Unit

Shri Rajiv Ranjan
President TAI Mumbai Unit

Shri T.K. Sengupta
Harris & Menak Chemical Pvt. Ltd.

Shri Ashokkumar D. Patel
Chairman TAI Ahmedabad Unit

Shri A V. Mantry
Hon. Secretary Mumbai Unit

Dr. P.A. Khatwani
President South Gujarat Unit

Shri K. Gandhiraj
Hon. Secretary South India Unit

Shri J.B. Soma
JTA Publisher

TAI Office Bearers (Central Office)

National President
Shri R.K. Vij

Vice President
Shri T.L. Patel

Past President
Shri Ashok Juneja

Vice Chairman
Shri Haresh B. Parekh

Hon. Gen. Secretary
Shri Mahendrabhai G. Patel

Hon. Treasurer
Dr. V.D. Gotmare

Hon. Jt. Secretary
Shri Kamal Mishra

Hon. Jt. Secretary
Shri S. Shivakumar

Chairman JTA
Dr. V.D. Gotmare

Chairman PAC
Dr. G.S. Nadigar









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