Conference theme -Dynamics of Make in India
It is an appropriate time for stakeholders from the entire cotton value chain to discuss, deliberate and understand the complexities of ever changing global, regional and local trade scenario to evolve new strategies and synergize efforts for creating a win-win situation for all in becoming global leaders. Over 45 Million people are directly employed by the garment and textile industry in India alone. This sector is one of the largest sources of employment generation in our country, contributing 14% of industrial production, and 13% to the country′s export earnings. The retail sector has experienced rapid growth in the past decade due to rise in disposable incomes and consumerism, enticing 22 well known foreign investors to set up their manufacturing base in India. With four key agencies identified under the ministry of Textiles and 14 export promotion councils ready to offer assistance in "Dynamics of Make in India", we wish to create an ideal platform for sharing intellectual capital for the growth of the cotton value chain.
Special FocusSince India, Pakistan and Bangladesh produce around 29% and consume around 28.5 % of global cotton; collectively these countries maintain a NATURAL REGIONAL BALANCE. Dialogues and deliberations with stake holders from the value chain of these countries will help others in planning their marketing strategies for developing fresh business relations in this region. Moreover, since cotton, cotton yarn and fabric form a sizable portion of cross border trade between these countries; ICC 2015 will be an ideal platform to personally meet business associates in this region.
- Meet Who′s Who of the Cotton value Chain
- Panel Discussions on key issues
- Acquire knowledge of horizontal and vertical business opportunities
- Align business policies towards “Dynamics of Make in India“ by learning from experiences of stalwarts during interactive B2B sessions.
- Award Ceremony to felicitate outstanding contributors to the cotton value chain
- Form business alliances with international participants from major cotton producing countries
- Ample networking opportunities conducive for conducting on the spot business
Host Society: Indian Cotton Association LtdEstablished as Punjab Cotton Merchant Association Ltd in 1962, ICAL has been tirelessly serving the cotton fraternity since the last five decades. The membership comprises of all sections of the cotton value chain from Farmers to Ginners, Agents, Exporters and manufacturing companies. Besides offering good trade and farming assistance to its members, the association conducts multidimensional activities on national and international level for the benefit of the global cotton value chain.
With an objective of increasing national cotton production, ICAL has also adopted villages in the states of Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan under its pilot project “SANKALP” initiated during the current year. Through this endevour, ICAL educates, offer technological and agronomical assistance, to dynamically enhance farm output and create model farms to attract local farmers. It is our mission to replicate this model on a national level.
Co Host Society: Northern India Textile Mills AssociationNorthern India Textile Mills' Association (NITMA) was established in the year 1958 for Advocacy, Consulting, Market Research, Trade Events, News and Views Analysis, Spotting Trends, Policy Analysis of National Textile Policy of India & Competing Countries, Competitiveness studies of International flows of Textile Machinery, Investment flows across the Globe, and International Networking for its members.
NITMA has an objective to promote and protect the economic interest in relation to production, sales, trade and commerce of textile and textile manufacturers. The membership comprises of 75 textile mills and more than 30 are affiliate members. Some of the members are Asia's largest textile conglomerates. NITMA members post a combined turnover of over Rs. 15,000 crores and represent India's 20% textile production capacity.
NITMA is also a staunch believer that the vision of “Make in India” can be realized very quickly in the Textile Industry, as India has become the most competitive country in the manufacture of cotton textiles. Indian textile industry is the second largest producer of silk and cotton and largest textile manufacturer with 24% of the world′s spindles. India accounts for about 14% of the world′s production of textile fiber and yarn. The sector contributes 14% to industrial production, 4% to India′s GDP and constitutes 13% of the country′s export earnings. With over 45 million people, employed directly, the industry is one of the largest sources of employment generation in the country.