Showcasing ways to improve productivity, saving costs, enhancing quality, cutting turnaround time, and much more, the 26th edition of Garment Technology Expo (GTE) 18 will be held from January 19 to22, 2018 at NSIC Exhibition Complex, New Delhi. This edition promises to be bigger and grander with an array of fresh offerings. GTE would be inaugurated by HKL Magu, Chairman, AEPC. This is Indian subcontinent’s largest show for apparel technology, having an unparalleled representation from all segments of the sector, representing over 800 companies and brands from over 22 countries. New country additions this time are Sweden and Switzerland.
A major highlight is that a global educative seminar on 'Apparel 4.0' is co-located with this edition jointly organised by GTE & DFU Publications inviting global experts and stakeholders from across the trade and supply chain. This will be held on the 2nd day i.e., January 20. Apart from this, new sections in this edition are fabrics, laser cutting, flat knitting, etc. The event would be held under the enhanced area of close to 70000+ sq. mt. with 350+ exhibitors exhibiting their products and services. The trade expo is slated to attract more than 21,700 visitors during the four days power-packed event. The event has got association tie-ups from GGMA Ahmedabad; GEAR, Jaipur; OGTC, GMMSA, LDH, Knitwear LDH & Textile club. Their delegates would also grace the event.
The show is known for showcasing latest machines and processes. Nearly 85 per cent of the participants in the initial editions of GTE continue to be steadfast. New innovations, product launches, product upgrades, live demonstrations, new materials, etc. remain the cornerstone of each successive show.
Companies from every sphere of textile would be a part of this show. Key categories on display are: sewing machines, dyes and chemicals, dyes and chemicals, home furnishing, embroidery machines, equipment and supplies, laundry equipment, spares and attachments, digital textile printing, accessories and trims, spreading and cutting fancy yarns/fabrics, quilting/packaging, IT enabled services, leather garment making, software solutions, finishing and testing, fusing/dyeing, etc. Major brands lined up to display their products in this edition are: Juki, Swf, Tolkar, Smartex, Red Square & many more. As far as new players are concerned, Stalwart and Star White will be making their entry into the Indian market through this event while making a comeback in this edition are JN Arora, Cheran, Texmart.
Growth in visitors expected
One would find companies and brands from a wide spectrum of textile at the exhibition. This 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, etc. Organisers are expecting a large number of overseas participants with a region wise breakup as follows: Overseas 5 per cent; East India 11 per cent; South India 15 per cent; North India 51 per cent; and West India 18 per cent.