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Date: 17th August, 2022 | Wednesday

Venue: Hotel Shangri-La Eros, New Delhi

- 10th ATEXCON is LIVE here -

- About ATEXCON -

Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI) organized the 10th Asian Textile Conference (ATEXCON) on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, in Hotel Shangri-La Eros, New Delhi. The one-day event focused on the prospects and challenges of the Textile Industry in the next decade. Union minister commerce and industry, consumer affairs, food, and public distribution, and Textiles Shri Piyush Goyal inaugurated the 10th ATEXCON and delivered a Keynote address at the conference. Smt. Darshana Vikram Jardosh, Minister of State for Textiles & Railways was the Guest of Honour for the event. Shri Piyush Goyal, in his keynote address, called upon the Textile industry to focus on innovation and sustainability to drive growth. According to him, India’s textile industry can achieve $1 trillion in 5-6 years if it focuses on the 5-point mission — Innovation, Sustainability, Digitization, Newer Products, and Utilization of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs).

The theme session on “Reimagining the Textile and Apparel Industry for the Next Decade” was addressed by Smt. Darshana Vikram Jardosh, Minister of State for Textiles & Railways. She urged the industry stalwarts to prepare themselves to face the challenges of a structural shift in the global textile market. Shri T. Rajkumar, chairman of the Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI) in his welcome address said that the global textile industry is witnessing a reshuffle of the entire supply chain including the countries from which apparel is sourced. Terms like ‘China Plus One’, re-shoring, onshoring, etc are being commonly heard in interactions across the textile value chain. He said that the value of global textile and apparel exports stood at $828 billion in 2021, registering a growth of 8 percent over $770 billion in the previous year.

CITI and Egyptian Cotton also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in the presence of the Minister, Shri Piyush Goyal. Both the industry bodies will work together for mutual benefits.

The Conference also received good support from the textile industry as LMW being the Platinum Sponsor, RIETER - Gold Sponsor, INDIA ITME Society - Silver Sponsor, MCX Awareness Partner, etc.

Southern India Mills Association (SIMA), Denim Manufacturers Association (DMA), Tiruppur Exporters Association (TEA), The Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council (TEXPROCIL), UAE-INDIA Business Council, Ahmedabad Textile Industry Research Association (ATIRA) and Northern India Textile Research Association (NITRA) were the supporting partners.

- About the Organiser -

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. It is the only National Association which covers the entire spectrum of the Textiles & Clothing Industry spanning both domestic and export market.

- About the Knowledge Partner -

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- Highlights -

Reimagining the Textile and Apparel Industry for the Next Decade
Rebuilding India’s Textile & Apparel Industry
Changing Trends in Asian Textile & Apparel Trade
Digitization, Automation & Innovation in Textiles & Apparel Industry
India’s Trade Agreements with Major Economies
Scaling Up Cleaner Production with Sustainable Textile Solutions


Chief Guest

Shri Piyush Goyal

Hon’ble Union Minister of Textiles,
Commerce & Industry, Consumer
Affairs and Food & Public Distribution

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Guest of Honour

Smt. Darshana Vikram Jardosh

Hon’ble Minister of State for
Textiles and Railways

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Shri Upendra Prasad Singh, IAS,

Secretary, Ministry of Textiles

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Shri Vijoy Kumar Singh, IAS

Additional Secretary Ministry of Textiles

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Smt Prajakta L Verma

Joint Secretary Ministry of Textiles

Ms. Roop Rashi, IA&AS

Textile Commissioner
Government of India

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Smt. Shubhra

Trade Advisor Ministry of Textiles

Mr. Parameswaran Iyer

Chief Executive Officer NITI Aayog

Mr. Deepak Bagla

Managing Director and CEO, Invest India

Shri T. Rajkumar

Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI)

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Shri Rakesh Mehra

Deputy Chairman Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI)

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Mr. Ashwin Chandran

Vice Chairman, CITI & MD, Precot Ltd.

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Mr. Arvind Singhal

Chairman, Technopak Advisors

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Mr. Manoj Kumar Patodia

Chairman, The Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council (TEXPROCIL)

Mr. Narendra Goenka

Chairman, Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC)

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Mr. Dhiraj Raichand Shah

Chairman, The Synthetic & Rayon Textiles Export Promotion Council (SRTEPC)

Mr. Amit Agarwal

Chairman, Indian Technical Textile Association (ITTA)

Dr. Harsha Vardhana Singh

Chairman- IKDHVAJ Advisers LLP Former Deputy DG - WTO

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Dr. Christian Schindler

Director General, International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF)

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H.E. Mr. Pham Sanh Chau

Ambassador, Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, New Delhi

Mr. Masanao Kambara

President, Japan Textile Federation

Mr. Sang Woon Lee

Chairman, Korea Federation of Textile Industries (KOFOTI)

Mr. Faruque Hassan

President, BGMEA

Mr. Sharad Amalean

Chairman, Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAFSL), Sri Lanka

Mr. Hagai Cohen

N.S.C. Nanosono cooperation LTD

Mr. YU Jeoung Yeol

President & CEO, Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA)


Chairman, UAE India Business Council (UIBC) Vice Chairman - Sharaf Group

Ms. Sangeeta Vashishth

Federation of Buying Agents (FBA)

Mr. Navdeep Sodhi

Partner, Gherzi Textil

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Mr. Prabir Jana

Shahi Chair Professor, Industry 4.0 at NIFT

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Dr. Akshay Kumar Sardana

Technology Leader, South-Asia Biomaterials, Dupont

Mr. Rohit Singh

Director & India Board Member, UK INDIA BUSINESS COUNCIL

Mr. Tim Yeend

Associate Secretary, Australia-India Council

Mr. Dirk Vantyghem

Director General The European Apparel & Textile Confederation (EURATEX)

Ms. Priyanka Khanna

Manager - International Expansion, Fashion for Good

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Ms. Pernilla Halldin

UN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action

Ms. Mridula Ramesh

Executive Director Sundaram Climate Institute

Mr. Tyler Bak

India Managing Director IDFL Laboratory and Institute

Dr. Shatadru Chattopadhayay

Managing Director Solidaridad Network Asia

Mr. Prasad Pant

South Asia Head, Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC)

Shri. Bhadresh Dodhia

Vice Chairman, SRTEPC Director, Dodhia Group

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Mr. Sunil Patwari

Vice Chairman, The Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council (TEXPROCIL)

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Shri Prashant Agarwal

Jt. Managing Director, Wazir Advisors

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Shri Prasanta Deka

Head Market India & Head Market & Product BG RMS, Rieter India Private Limited

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Mr. Gautam Nair

Chairman – Export Promotion Committee, Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC)

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Mr. Aroon Hirdaramani

Chairman Sri Lanka Apparel Exporters Association Executive Director Hirdaramani Group

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Mr. Rakesh Vazirani

Head - Sustainability Services, Business Unit Products

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Mr. Shivendra Parmar

Senior Manager- Technical,
Softline TUV Rheinland

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Mr. Joachim Hensch

CEO, Mentor, Joachim Hensch Consulting, Germany

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Mr. M. Sankar

President – Textile Machinery Division Lakshmi Machine Works Ltd.

Mr. TVK Chaitanya

Head-PMT Agri Department Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd.

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Shri Sanjay Jayavarthanavelu

Chairman & Managing Director Lakshmi Machine Works Ltd. (LMW)

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Shri H.K. Agarwal

Managing Director Grasim Industries Ltd Aditya Birla Group

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Ms. Dipali Goenka

CEO & MD Welspun India Ltd.

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Ms. Suchita Oswal Jain

Vice Chairman & Joint Managing Director Vardhman Textiles Limited

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Shri Updeep Singh

President & CEO Sutlej Textiles & Industries Ltd.

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Mr. T.S. Vishwanath

Principal Adviser
APJ-SLG Law Offices

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Dr. Ram Singh

HOD (Trade Operations & Logistics) Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)

Mr. Tatheer Zaidi

General Manager-Pollution Management in MSMEs Solidaridad Network Asia

Mr. Farhad Vania

Senior Portfolio Advisor GIZ India

- Contact Us -

CITI Secretariat

Confederation of Indian Textile Industry
6th Floor, Narain Manzil, 23,
Barakhamba Road,
New Delhi-110 001

Contact Persons
Mr. Manoj Sharma
Joint Secretary
M: +91-9013386941,
Mr. Santosh Atre
Executive Assistant
M: 9999492541,