CITI Announces Global Textiles Conclave 2018 – as part of CITI Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

Thursday, 6th September 2018, New Delhi: Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI) which is one of the leading industry chambers of the textile and clothing sector of India and represents the major leading regional & industry associations and 18 major corporate members, is organisingCITI Global Textiles Conclave 2018 (GTC 2018) on 27th – 28th November 2018 in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. Shri Sanjay K Jain, Chairman, CITI informed that GTC 2018 is part of CITI Diamond Jubilee Celebrations as CITI has completed its 60 years of service to the T&C Industry and to the Nation as well. He stated that the theme of the event is “Disruptions and Innovations for Sustainable Growth”.


Shri Jain further stated that during this two-day long event, interactions with global T&C businessmen, buyer-seller meet, exhibitions, award function, launch of special publication and reports covering the entire journey of the CITI and T&C industry will be showcased. In nutshell, it will cover the entire textile value chain from “FARM to FASHION” and will be one of the largest ever Textile Industry events.


Shri Jain further highlighted that the event will not only offer the participants the opportunity to interact with a very select group of 800-1000 peers from global textile & clothing industry, but will also provide them a platform to brainstorm, share and gain key insights over a period of 2 days into the present and future of this resurging, dynamic sector. He further pointed out that GTC 2018 will be delineating the disruptive ideas, innovative technologies and best practices for a sustainable growth in the textile and clothing industry. It will have separate Sessions with “Partner States”, “Partner Countries” and Senior Government Officials.


Shri Jain stated that CITI has invited Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister to inaugurate the GTC 2018 on 27th November 2018 and Shri Venkaiah Naidu, Hon’ble Vice President to deliver the Valedictory Address on 28th November 2018. 

Shri Jain also informed that Shri Suresh Prabhu, Hon’ble Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation and Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, Hon’ble Union Minister of Textiles have already confirmed their valuable presence for the mega event. Other senior government officials, policy makers & trade experts from Ministries of Textiles, Finance, Commerce, Agriculture, Labour, etc.  are also being invited to deliberate on important policy aspects. Further top speakers from across the globe would be participating in the deliberations. Some of the leading international speakers who have already confirmed, includes Mr. Kihak Sung, Chairman, Korea Federation of Textile Industries (KOFOTI), Republic of Korea, Mr. Han Bekke, President, International Apparel Federation, Netherland, Mr. Mark Green, Executive Vice President, PVH Far East, Hong Kong and Dr. Christian Schindler, Director General, International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF), Switzerland.


Shri Jain concluded by saying that we are expecting a huge turnout of delegates not only from India, Asia but also from other parts of the world. He also stated that more than 72 international associations have been invited, including China National Textile & Apparel Council (CNTAC), Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers & Exporters Association (BGMEA), Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group (VINATEX), and some important MOUs are also expected to be signed.