Union Minister of Textiles, Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs and Food & Public Distribution Shri Piyush Goyal lauded industry bodies of the textile sector for their initiative in organising Bharat Tex 2024- the world’s biggest ever textiles event in the world.
He announced the mega event in a curtain raiser event for the show at Vanijya Bhavan.
Speaking at the event Shri Goyal emphasized that Bharat Tex 2024 Expo is not just an event but a testament to India’s commitment to becoming a global textile powerhouse.
With innovation, collaboration, and the Make in India spirit at its core, this expo is the embodiment of India’s 5F vision – Farm to Fibre to Factory to Fashion to Foreign, making products not just for India but for the entire world, he said adding that India is not afraid of global competition now. He exhorted the industry to build their brands that are globally recognised and simultaneously build India is a brand.
Shri Goyal expressed the hope that the marquee event, Bharat Tex 2024 Expo, would propel the industry’s growth and showcase India’s potential as a mature, competitive global sourcing destination in the global textile industry.
He asked the organizers to make the fair compelling and engaging for the visitors.
Textile Minister also launched the fair logo, website and video at the event. He urged the industry to use this event to highlight India’s global strengths, its sustainability initiatives as well as its strengths across the value chain.
“Bharat Tex 2024” is scheduled to be held from 26-29 February 2024 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. It is envisaged to be the biggest textile event at the global level, with exhibitors and buyers from over 40 countries.
With over 1,000 exhibitors and more than 30,000 visitors from 40 countries, this mega event would include knowledge sessions, seminars and conferences, CEO roundtables, B2B & G2G meetings, besides strategic investment announcements, product launches and collaborations that would redefine the textile industry on a global scale.
Live demonstrations, cultural events, and fashion presentations will provide an exceptionally creative and engaging environment, providing insights into the realms of textile, fashion, sustainability, and style originating from the heart of India.
Designer as well as brand exhibitions, fashion shows, sustainability workshops and expert talks shall be the other highlights of the event. Bharat Tex 2024 is being planned as a consolidated and unique platform to position and showcase India’s entire textile value chain and also highlight strengths in fashion, traditional crafts and sustainability initiatives.
Speaking on the occasion, Smt Rachna Shah, Secretary, Ministry of Textile said that there is a huge opportunity for Textile industry to increase its exports and hence Bharat Tex 2024 comes at the right time. It would not be just an exhibition, but an immersive experience, she added.
It would also represent a unique platform for global investors and buyers to explore India’s strengths as a global manufacturer and consumer market, she said
The event is an industry led initiative and is proposed to be organised jointly by the 11 Textile related Export Promotion Councils (EPCs) and other industry bodies. Shri Naren Goenka, Chairman Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) and Shri Bhadresh Dodia, Chairman Manmade and Technical Textiles Export Promotion Council (MATEXIL) made detailed presentations on the activities proposed in the fair.
The curtain raiser event was attended by industry associations, textile sector industry leaders besides senor officers from ministries.
The Minister expressed that Bharat Tex 2024 will go down in posterity as the one that tilted the scales and brought the world to recognise India as a truly global player in the textiles sector.
“Our contribution to international trade may be small today but this is going to be the event that will set the benchmark for the future that will show to the world our true capabilities and strengths, our capacity to provide large scale of supplies, to have a large variety and ecosystem,”
Goyal said, adding that will an exhibition area spread across 2,00,000 meters, it will be the world’s largest textiles exhibition.
He hoped that by the time the Bharat Tex Expo event draws near, the ‘Handmade in India’ can also become a vibrant website with a large number of stakeholders connected to it.
Besides, the Minister also launched the website of Kasturi Cotton Bharat. “This website provides a digital platform for necessary information and updates on this initiative and highlights the registration process for ginners to produce Kasturi Cotton Bharat Brand and its processes that make the branded Indian cotton unique,” an official statement said.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister remarked that “with the Kasturi Cotton Bharat Initiative, we are not just launching a brand, we are sharing India’s rich heritage with the world.