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Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI) is organizing the second edition of "Global Textiles Conclave (GTC2021)" on Wednesday, 24th & Thursday, 25th February 2021 on Virtual Platform to brainstorm about the trends and showcase the potential of Indian textile industry, highlighting its ability to play a much bigger role in the world market in the next decade. The theme of the Conclave is "The India Factor: Transforming Global Textiles & Apparels in 2021-30"

International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) and International Apparel Federation (IAF) are the Co-Partners and Gherzi Textil Organisation is the Knowledge Partner of Global Textiles Conclave 2021.

Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI) being one of the leading industry chambers of the textile and clothing sector of India, represents the major leading regional & industry associations and 18 major corporate members, thus, covering the entire textile value chain from farm to garments & made-ups and the textile machinery industry.

1st edition of the Global Textiles Conclave organised by CITI on 27th & 28th November 2018 in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi as part of its Diamond Jubilee Celebrations was a grand success. Mr. Venkaiah Naidu, Hon'ble Vice President of India inaugurated the CITI Global Textiles Conclave 2018 on 27th November 2018.

The global textile industry has been undergoing structural transformation and consolidation, which has accelerated in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The changes are influenced by mega trends dominated by digitalization and sustainability and characterized by shifting patterns in demand and supply. International buyers are keen to diversify the sourcing of textiles and clothing leading to reorganization of the supply chains. There is no doubt that these trends throw up opportunities as well as challenges for the Indian textile industry. The government policy has recognized this and is committed to help improve its competitiveness. The industry is vital for India's economic growth and employment generation.

2nd edition of GTC, the virtual event, will in nutshell cover the entire textile value chain from "FARM to FASHION" and will be one of the major Textiles Conclave on Virtual Platform. The event will not only offer the participants the opportunity to interact with a very select group of peers from global textile & clothing industry, but will also provide them a platform to brainstorm, share and gain key insights over a period of two days into the present and future of this resurging, dynamic sector. We would be delineating the disruptive ideas, innovative technologies and best practices for a sustainable growth in the textile and clothing industry amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. We are also having separate Sessions with "Partner States", "Partner Countries" and Senior Government Officials.

On this spectacular occasion, we are inviting Shri Narendra Modi, Hon'ble Prime Minister of India to virtually inaugurate the CITI Global Textiles Conclave 2021 on Wednesday, 24th February 2021.

Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, Hon'ble Union Minister of Textiles and Women & Child Development has kindly accepted our request to deliver Keynote Address in the Inaugural Session of 2nd Edition of CITI's Global Textiles Conclave 2021 scheduled on Wednesday, 24th February 2021 at 2:00 PM.

Other senior government officials, policy makers & trade experts from Ministries of Textiles, Finance, Commerce, Agriculture, Labour, etc. and related departments will also be invited to deliberate on important policy aspects. Further top speakers from across the globe would be participating in the deliberations.


Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani

Hon’ble Union Minister of Textiles and
Women & Child Development


Mr. Upendra Prasad Singh
IAS Secretary, Ministry of Textiles Govt. of India

Ms. Roop Rashi
IA & AS Textile Commissioner, Ministry of Textiles Govt. of India

Mr. T. Rajkumar
Chairman CITI

Mr. SK Khandelia
Deputy Chairman – CITI

Mr. R. L. Nolkha
Vice Chairman, CITI

Mr. Sanjay K. Jain
Chairman Organizing Committee, CITI GTC2021

Navdeep Singh Sodhi
Partner, GherziTextil Org

Dr. Christian Schindler
Director General, ITMF

Mr. Matthjis Crietee
Secretary General, IAF

Dr. Yves Gloy
Partner, GherziTextil Org

Mr. Anton Schumann
Partner, Gherzi Germany

Mr. Loek de Vries
Managing Partner, Bombyx Capital

Mr. Robert Antoshak
CEO Textile Projects LLC

Ms. Priyanka Khanna
Fashion for Good

Ms. Julia Hughes
President United States Fashion Industry Association

Ms. Deepika Rana
Chief Customer Officer & President of Supply Chain Solutions, L&F

Mr. Andrew Olah
CEO, Olah Inc

Mr. Alex Helander

Mr. Kihak Sung
Chairman & CEO
Youngone Corporation

Mr. Hendrik van Delden
Senior Partner, Gherzi Germany

Mr. Cherian Thomas
CEO, Welspun Advanced Textiles

Mr. Bob Assenberg
Fund Director, Good Fashion Fund

Ms. Karla Magruder
President, Accelerating Circularity and CEO, Fabrikology

Ms. Mridula Ramesh
Founder, Sundaram Climate Institute

Mr. Rajiv Sajdeh
Founder & CEO, Indo German Yarn & Fibres LLP

Ms. Pernilla Halldin
Public Affairs and Engagement, H&M Group

Mr. René Krebs
CEO, Side Effects AG

Dr. Michela Puddu
CEO & Co- Founder, Haelixa AG

Mr. Prasanta K. Deka
Head Market India Rieter India Private Ltd

Dr. Saikat Sinha Roy
Professor & Coordinator
Centrefor Advanced Studies

Dr. Deborah Elms
Founder & Executive Director Asian Trade Centre

Dr. M Suresh Babu
Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras

Dr. Kai Hughes
Executive Director, ICAC

Mr. Uday Gill
ED & Chief Strategy Officer Indorama Ventures

Mr. Robert Van de Kerkhof
Chief Commercial Officer, Lenzing

Mr. Edwin Keh MH
Lecturer,The Wharton School

Mr. Sebastiaan van de Loo
Director, Color Digital Gmb

Mr. Gonçalo Cruz
Co-Founder, PlatformE

Mr. Kailash Lalpuria
ED & CEO, Indocount Industries

Mr. Calvin Woolley
Global Supplier Dev Leader Textiles Cat Area, Inter IKEA Group

Mr. Abhishek Kaul
VP of Product Development & Merchandising Hollander Sleep Products, LLC

Mr. Raman Khanna
Head of Category (Home & Hard Goods) John Lewis, India

Dr. J.V. Rao
CEO, Textile Sector Skill Council

Mr. Giuseppe Gherzi
Managing Partner, Gherzi Textil Organisation, Zürich

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