"Showcasing ways to improve productivity, save costs, enhance quality, cut down turnaround time, and much more, the 26th edition of Garment Technology Expo (GTE) ’18 will be held from January 19-22, 2018 at NSIC Exhibition Complex, New Delhi. This edition promises to be bigger and grander compared to the previous editions with an array of fresh offerings. The key highlights are enhanced area, close to 70,000 sq. mt. with more than 350 exhibitors. The trade expo is expected to attract more than 21,000 visitors during the four-day power-packed show."
Showcasing ways to improve productivity, save costs, enhance quality, cut down turnaround time, and much more, the 26th edition of Garment Technology Expo (GTE) ’18 will be held from January 19-22, 2018 at NSIC Exhibition Complex, New Delhi. This edition promises to be bigger and grander compared to the previous editions with an array of fresh offerings. The key highlights are enhanced area, close to 70,000 sq. mt. with more than 350 exhibitors. The trade expo is expected to attract more than 21,000 visitors during the four-day power-packed show. This is Indian subcontinent’s largest show for apparel technology, with unparalleled representation from all segments of the sector, representing over 800 companies and brands from over 20 countries. All the industry stalwarts are present at this platform under one roof. GTE is Indian subcontinent’s largest show for apparel technology, with representation from all segments of the sector. Apparel 4.0 Conference, the latest buzz in apparel technology world, is the key highlight.
The exhibition is known for showcasing latest machines and processes. Nearly 85 per cent participants in the initial editions of GTE continue to be steadfast. New innovations, product launches, product upgrades, live demonstrations, new materials, etc., are the cornerstone of each successive show. Companies from every sphere of textile and garmenting would be a part of this show. Key categories on display are: sewing machines, dyes & chemicals, home furnishing Machines, embroidery machines, equipment & supplies, laundry equipment, spares & attachments, digital textile printing, accessories & trims, spreading & cutting fancy yarns/fabrics, quilting/packaging, IT-enabled services, leather garment making, software solutions, finishing & testing, fusing/dying, etc.
At the exhibition, one would find companies and brands from the wide spectrum of textile sector. These include garment exporters, domestic manufacturers, ordinance factories, home furnishing manufacturers, job workers, traders and suppliers institutional and government bodies, merchandisers, textile designers fashion institutes, shop floor managers, retail chains, etc. The organisers also expect a strong overseas visitor participation.
A successful track record of shows
GTE has a strong history of successful shows. Some show stealers at GTE 17 included printing machines that can successfully work with disperse, reactive and pigment; high speed Industrial Digital Textile Printer for 24-hour printing with daily output of 1000-3500 mts; latest Mimaki & Roland DG Printing Machines; Flat Circular Knitting Machines; Embroidery Machines with Laser cutting technology; Go Green Technology in fabric finishing by Ramsons; Automated sewing machines by Robotech and elastic sewing machine by Supreme, among others.
Most exhibitors were very happy with the response they got at GTE 17. China’s Jack Sewing Machine makers were one of them. As Lucian, Regional Manager (South Asia), opined, “We are one of the largest Chinese manufacturers of sewing machines and our experience has been excellent at this show. I have been told by our various agents that they have received serious inquiries from many buyers. We are fully satisfied with our participation at GTE 2017.”
Bangalore-based Madhu Kapoor, MD, Apparel & Leather Technics, observed, “We have been participating at GTE since its first edition. Our objective behind participating at a show is to do research and development. We have lots of technicians at our booth. We encourage buyers to share their ideas as well as challenges and we turn those ideas into reality. This is the reason our booth is always jam-packed.” On similar lines, R Gopal Kukreti, GM, Juki India, said, “All four days of the show were excellent. We met a lot of new buyers, particularly those manufacturing for the domestic market. We also noticed there was more number of genuine buyers in this edition than in earlier ones. This year, the show has also been better organised.”
“There has been increase in visitor footfall and also increase in number of genuine and new buyers who visited our stall,” says Kartik Kapoor, Project Manager, IIGM. Anil Anand of Hari Chand Anand & Co, observed, “The footfall of genuine visitor/buyer was huge from all over India, especially Bengaluru and Tirupur. On the same lines avers, Akshay Sharma, CEO, Magnum Resources Pvt. Ltd., “Quality of buyers was much better than in the earlier editions, visitors from Kolkata were a big surprise for us.” Many leading exhibitors like Viraf Turel, EH Turel & Company and Manjeet Singh of Paramount Instruments appreciated the professional organization of the show and exhibitors at Tukatech went on to say this the best show in this part of the world!
Leading participants on board for GTE 2018
Among other regular leading players, GTE 2018 has new additions who have confirmed very big presence in GTE-18 the likes of Stalwart Engineering Co. (Smartex Laundry & Finishing Machines), Mobase Product (SWF Embroidery Machines), Starwhites (Laundry & Finishing Machines), Juki – India and Aalia Fashions (Fabrics).
The annual Garment Technology Expo’s is the flagship event of GTE New Delhi and is held in spring. The maiden show started in 2001 hosting 87 participants and 4,700 visitors. GTE’s journey of progressive growth and patronage spans 25 editions. The 2017 New Delhi edition attracted 350 participants, from over 800 companies and brands from 18 countries. This hugely popular show was attended by over 21,700 trade visitors. The show covered all segments of the industry, from latest technology machines to machine spares & consumables, from infrastructure set-up to latest processes & systems, from raw materials to trimmings & embellishments, from logistics & packaging solutions to trade communication & documentation services.
The biggest industry event in the subcontinent, GTE New Delhi is hailed by trade professionals including manufacturers, exporters, CEOs, MDs and Production Heads, besides, institutions and other volume consumers, who attend to update themselves about latest technologies, materials, product launches and new innovations.