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. 

Mr. V. C. Gupte, Chairman, TAI-Mumbai during his welcome address Dr. K. K. Sangle, Dean Academics,VJTI addressing the gathering

Dr. A. L. Bhongade, HoD. Textile Mfg. Dept. during his address Mr. H. B. Parekh, Convenor, TAI-Mumbai addressing the gathering

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, ITAGroup, 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. 

MOU signing ceremony between VJTI-Mumbai and TAI-Mumbai Unit Mr. G. V. Aras, Strategic Advisor, ITA Group, Germany, Rabatex India  and Yamuna Machine Works delivering his keynote address 

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’

Ms. Seema Shrivastava, Executive Director, India ITME Society giving her Inaugural Address as a Chief Guest of the event

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 PETyarns, 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.

                         

Mr. Sachin Arora, Executive Director, TMMA during his presentation Mr. Sudipto Mandal, Manager-Sales & Marketing,  Oerlikon Textile India Pvt. Ltd during his presentation

                   

Dr. Deepa Raisinghani, Former HoD-Diploma Textiles-VJTI  presenting Vote of Thanks delegates

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.