"The conclave was very well managed with a strong participation by the captains of the industry. It ended up achieving all its objectives. The quality of speakers and panelists was very high. They provided a lot of thought provoking insights and analysis. We were particularly impressed with the Telangana Government. They should be an inspiration to other states on how to professionally attract investments and create jobs and opportunities for their people. Just one suggestion, it would be better to start the event a little later as it would enable everyone to plan their arrival and departure without missing anything " — Arvind Mathur, CEO, Raymond UCO Denim
"It was a pleasure to attend this event. We thank DFU for their kind hospitality" — Debabrata Ghosh, Oerlikon Textile India Pvt Ltd
"It was a great experience to meet so many Industry stalwarts under one roof discussing about how to drive the developments in Textile industry as a whole. The overall conference arrangements were excellent,kudos to you and your team . Support from Government was clearly visible which is essential for any industry to grow in a state. The conference lived up to its theme by giving valuable ideas to the audience and creating the need of disruptive thinking which is essential for the survival and growth of textile industry " — Charan Singh Vice President and Regional Director – Softlines
"The event was wonderfully organised with a lot of efforts to ensure smooth logistics and event flow. However multiple powerpoint presentations in panel discussions were not required as most of the stuff was repetitive. Also the last panel discussion was too big, had 8 panelists along with moderator." — Ashish Dhir-Sr. Consultant, Technopak
"The key element in the conclave was industry government connect which would work for the development of the industry. Global and domestic opportunities in the sector were also deliberated upon. The event also held several meaningful interactions" — Prashant Agarwal - Jt. Managing Director Wazir Advisors Pvt. Ltd.
"We would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your entire team for arranging an excellent gathering of top leaders, stalwarts and legends of the textile Industry for the CEO Conclave held at HICC Hyderabad on 19 & 20th Feb 2019. We have been fortunate to have been associated as a host association with you for this program and would like to extend a heartfelt thanks for the excellent event with an apt theme been conducted. Telangana as an emerging state and keen to attract investment would definitely benefit from this event and we are sure that local textile industry would also stand to gain. We would also like to thank Textile Association of India (TAI) for having been part of this memorable event. " — RK Agarwal - Chairman, Telangana Spinning & Textile mills Association TSTMA, Hyderabad, Telangana.
"Congratulations for the success of the CEO conclave. It was very well-organised and ran very smoothly." — Sanjay K Jain - Chairman, CITI
"Kudos to you and your team for pulling up a glitch free event of this magnitude. The mid night oil burnt by the team has been vindicated. However, participation at the event was skewed towards North and West. Representation from south too was skeletal. East was conspicuous by its absence. Around 20 more a lister owners/ CEO s should have been at least 20 odd for better effectiveness. The panelist focussed more on past and stats, which were repeated by few pannelists. Such statistics should be presented only once by some consultant/ institution head. The theme could have been ways and means to double the industries size by 2030. The menu of the food and so called High Tea needed much improvement." — Amit Jain - Amtex Ventures
"The entire logistics planning and execution of the event was near perfect. The level of discussions during all the sessions were top notch and many insights emerged from the extremely experienced panel members. It also proved to be a great platform for showcasing Telangana’s initiatives in the textile sector to the industry. We look forward to making this an annual event and enhancing the scope and outreach of the programme." — MIHIR PAREKH - Director, Kakatiya Mega Textile Park
"The event had some great quality speakers from the industry & the day was full of knowledge intake about the industry in general , current scenario & way forward . DFU has been a veteran in the industry for almost 3 decades and its valuable contribution & efforts to bring the industry together is priceless. Wishing you and the DFU team a lot of success and may you grow stronger and stronger as the voice of the industry." — Manish Mandhana - MD, Being Human
" I had the pleasure of attending the previous two panels on February 20, 2019. They were all wonderfully organized and provided a lot of relevant information to all the textile industry participants. Even in the panel in which I was a participant, it was wonderfully moderated by Dr Koshy and thanks a lot for him to have pitched the market part in the panel appropriately. He was a wonderful moderator covering various topics and coordinating the interests of a large panel. I strongly suggest that the same format should be replicated in the key textile cities such as Ahmedabad, Surat, Coimbatore/Tirupur, etc. My suggestions for further improvement of the format are as goes below: - Timeliness of the panels/discussions and limiting the presentations to one key presentation by the moderator – that may provide background information and highlight the questions that the moderator may delve upon - Each participants shall be handed over two to three key topics around which his entire discussion shall be oriented and the moderator my align them to the overall panel theme - Presentations such as by Dr Pradhan which were so meticulously prepared shall be stand-alone presentations which could have been provided a separate slot Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed being part of the audience and as part of the panel discussion as well. Once again, we thank you for having kindly provided us the opportunity to be the knowledge partner of the event." — Dr. Venkatachalam Shunmugam - MCX/Research
"We at MCX remain committed to the Cotton Industry in particular and Commodity Markets of the country and look to future opportunities to partner with you. I would also take this opportunity to thank you and the government of Telangana for the felicitation. I truly missed this event but had to due to some unforeseen circumstances." — Mrugank M. Paranjape - MD & CEO, Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd.
"The conference was really well planned with different topic about Revive/ Rethink, which is really needed for the industry. Almost all speakers have given well justice to the topic given, shared their open views for the industry and its growth. Everyone has appreciated it and had a happy faces ..! Well Done..!! Wish you good luck for all future projects..!"
"It was a wonderful experience of attending the Conclave last week. In fact your reporter had a long discussion with me and i had given my views to him. On the whole it was a very useful program."
"It was a challenge to organise such an event in non textile location. Well done. Selection of topics, panel discussion and speeches were very useful and relevant. "
"Thank you so much for your kind words. Congratulations to you and your team efforts for making successful event “CEO Conclave” at Hyderabad on February 19-20, 2019. The sessions and panel discussions were very informative and interactive. Networking dinner on February 19th was very good. Overall, your planning, execution, timing and selection of speakers, invitation of participants, stay arrangement etc were excellent, which has resulted into huge success event." — Badruddin Khan - Sr. Manager, Multi Commodity Exchange of India Limited
"It was fantastic event. We would suggest you to keep only four people for one panel discussion"
"We congratulate Team DFU for successfully organising the CEO CONCLAVE- Investment & Partnership Summit on February 19 - 20,2019 at Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC), Hyderabad. We wholeheartedly appreciate the hospitality provided to all the CITI Members for participating in the Conclave. We would like to cover the report and photographs of the CEO Conclave in the forthcoming issue of Textile Times. We request you to kindly share high resolution photographs and report of the event for post event coverage in our magazine." — Dr. S. Sunanda - Secretary General, CITI
"The event as very well planned and executed. The most inspiring thing was the never ending passion shown by the DFU team members. Hat's off to you all for keeping it up for such a long, tiring, trying and testing duration. The difference between dedication and passion was very clearly explained and that's what enabled you hit the bull’s eye." — KDS Tanwar - Sai Siddhi Trends
"It was an excellent event very well organised." — Dr. Anup Rakshit - Executive Director, INDIAN TECHNICAL TEXTILE ASSOCIATION,
"Let me take this opportunity to thank you and team on behalf of delegation from Ludhiana for putting up such a great show. Moreover being such a great support on every front. Particularly for me it was very difficult to make to this conclave because of very tight schedule but after visiting hydrabad it gives feel of containment and satisfaction. Thank you once again."