16th January 2023, Krantijyoti Savitribai Phule Sabhagruh, VJTI, Mumbai
Jointly organized by The Textile Association (India), Mumbai Unit & Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute

The Textile Association (India), Mumbai Unit and Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI) jointly organized a Half Day Seminar on “INDIA ITME 2022 – GLIMPSES” on 16th January 2023 at Krantijyoti Savitribai Phule Sabhagruha, VJTI, Mumbai. The seminar was inaugurated by the Chief Guest Ms. Seema Srivastava, Executive Director, India ITME Society.

Mr. V. C. Gupte, Chairman, TAI, Mumbai Unit in his welcome address welcomed the Chief Guest and Key Note Speaker. He also welcomed the speakers, press, media and delegates.

Dr. K. K. Sangle, Dean Academics, VJTI while addressing the gathering stressed about the need of collaboration between industries and academic institutes. He urged the industry to come forward and contribute to academics in drafting the curriculum as per NEP 2020 and industry requirements. This would enable to improve the admissions in Textile discipline and also provide manpower as per the industry requirement.

Mr. Haresh B. Parekh, Convenor of the seminar while addressing said that this seminar is organised to share the highlights of the much awaited global textile machinery industry’s largest show India ITME 2022 that was held at Greater Noida, UP in December 2022. Those who attended the show were more than
satisfied and those who really missed it, this seminar was the right forum to listen from the experts. TAI, Mumbai Unit and VJTI thought it prudent to highlight on the innovations in textile machineries and products displayed at the exhibition. The seminar will cover advances and Innovations shown in ITME 2022.

Dr. Arvind L. Bhongade, Head, Textile Manufactures Dept., VJTI briefed about various activities of VJTI. He shared brief about the successful participation of VJTI at ITME 2022 and also thanked ITME society for giving this opportunity and support. He further presented his deliberations envisioning the student’s preparations and readiness considering the latest developments and digitalization of textile industry. He appealed the Textile Industry for strong Institute – Industry Interaction for the benefit of student community.

VJTI and TAI, Mumbai Unit signed the MOU for collaborative efforts for enhancing quality learning and research. The aim of this MOU is primarily to establish and encourage both the technological and development activities jointly and perform collaborative programs in the areas of mutual interest of education
and industrial outreach. VJTI and TAI, Mumbai Unit will organize Training programs / workshop / Seminars / Conferences etc. jointly for the benefit of Textile Community.

Mr. G. V. Aras, Strategic Advisor, ITA Group, Germany, Rabatex India and Yamuna Machine Works delivered the Key Note Address. In his address he said that 11th edition of India ITME held at Noida was a great success with 1000+ exhibitors, 118 new product launches and more than 1,10,000 visitors from 73 countries. The venue was excellent in all respects with very good infrastructure and excellent management by India ITME Society. Alongside exhibition- symposiums, workshops, B2B meetings, Technology awards, Wildlife photography exhibition, CEO meet, Alumni meets were successfully organized. He also highlighted on various products launched during the exhibition with their features.

Ms. Seema Srivastava, Executive Director, India ITME Society while giving her inaugural address as a chief Guest congratulated the TAI-Mumbai Unit and VJTI-Textile Manufactures Department for organizing such unique event after post ITME-2022. She acknowledged that such initiatives will definitely benefit the people from industry and students who couldn’t make it to ITME-2022 at IEML, Greater Noida, UP. With examples of trade fairs across the globe, she highlighted the opportunities and significance of exhibitions towards the growth of trade and economy of a nation. She urged the august gathering to take maximum benefit of ITME exhibitions by proactive preparedness and planning to utilize ITME’s global platform facilitating India towards ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’

Mr. Sudipto Mandal, Manager-Sales & Marketing, Oerlikon Textile India Pvt. Ltd. presented the highlights of PET Recycling Technologies exhibited at ITME 2022 by their company Oerlikon as a step towards sustainable solutions. He also explained the importance of sustainability and steps taken by various
countries for manufacturing various types of recycled PET yarns, it’s market and applications.

Mr. Sachin Arora, Executive Director, TMMA presented the Snapshot on Textile Engineering and comparison of Indian and imported machines presented at ITME. He mentioned that India has exhibited significant developments in spinning segment. The industry should tap the potential of excellent technical
knowhow and manpower in the country and work for developments in weaving and processing segment as well.

Also, few participants including delegates from industry and students from the crowd shared their feedback about the organized event. Dr. Deepa V. Raisinghani, Faculty and Former Head Diploma (Textiles), VJTI proposed Vote of Thanks. The seminar was very successful and was attended by more than 175 participants including VJTI students.