In conversation with Mr. Hetal Mehta, President & Mr. Ketan Desai , Vice President of The Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Idea for Yarn Expo Surat
Surat is predominantly associated with Fabrics. Raw material of Fabrics is Yarn. Yarn expo chairman and vice-chairman of Madhusudan Group Shri Girdhar Gopal Mundra suggested starting this Expo under the banner of SGCCI. “If yarn quality is good, fabric will be good, so we have first decided to do Yarn Conclave with few Yarn Stalls but with huge response this has been started with full fledge exhibition. We will do this exhibition every year and grow exponentially in some year.”
Different types of yarns are available in the world; Exhibition is awareness activity about the availability of yarn. Only through this kind of expo, we create awareness. Fabric manufacturers can explore different quality of yarns and make a quality and variety of fabrics from it.
Surat is hub of MMF, still many natural fiber manufacturer have displayed their fibers. Cotton fibers are available in Surat in miniscule quantity. World consumption is 60% MMF and 40% Cotton.
We want to integrate the entire value chain; cotton/ MMF fibre is first value chain part & Spinning / Yarn is second part of chain. This both chain covered in this exhibition and weaving is the next step we want to go ahead. Fabric exhibition will do in other market like mumbai, Bangalore etc. not in Surat, as world know surat is manufacture of fabrics and have huge wholesale market. We are thinking to do exhibition in Dubai in near future.
Yarn Expo is expected to felicitate new business alliances, launching of new products and services, expansion of sales network of MSMEs of Textile sector. This event will help the MSMEs not only from Surat or South Gujarat, but also from all over the country to showcase their innovations, quality standards and will broaden their market share in India and Abroad.
Trade associations like SGCCI play a vital role in organizing such Trade Fairs and provide a platform to bring together exhibitors and visitors for overall promotion and development of the textile value chain. It is imperative to organize such Shows not only to face the challenging scenario of global textile industry but to provide a much needed push to the overall value chain of the Textile Industry.
Foreign 140 buyers registered Online for Expo. We are expecting buyers from South and other clusters of textile. Exhibitor we only need Indian companies, no foreign exhibitor focus as of now, due to trade deficit. We want to sell our products, so we will call foreign buyers not exhibitors. Purpose of exhibition is for growth of industry, buyers will come to Surat, as its textile Manchester in Gujarat.
Around 11000 buyers have visited Yarn Expo out of which around 225 buyers were from various cities of India like Bhiwandi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Salem, Tirupur, Guntur, Ludhiana and some of the buyers were from foreign countries like Iran, Tehran, Canada and USA.