GLOBALSPIN TRADE CONCLAVE, MUMBAI
GlobalSpin Trade Conclave 2022 - Mumbai
GlobalSpin Trade Conclave on Eco-handlooms, Eco-textiles, and Apparels held from March 25-26, 2022 at World Trade Center, Mumbai, and was jointly organized by National Institute For Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (NI-MSME), Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India, IAMKHAADII FOUNDATION (IAMKHADI) and WORLD TRADE CENTER MUMBAI in association with NIFT Foundation for Design Innovation (NFDI), an organization, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India and All India Association of Industries. The Ministry of MSME supported the GlobalSpin Trade Conclave, the Government of India under the International Cooperation Scheme.
Dr. Vijay Kalantri, Chairman, WTC Mumbai; Mr. Yash Arya, Founder IAMKHADI; Dr. Gloryswarupa Director General NI-MSME; Dr. Pavan Godiawala Director NIFT Mumbai, accompanied by our Chief Guest the Hon’ble Governor of Karnataka, Shri. Bhagat Singh Koshyari on the dais during the inaugural ceremony. The speeches delivered by all delegatory on the dais the ceremony concluded with a vote of by Dr. K. Visweswara Reddy, Faculty, NIMSME.
GLOBALSPIN TRADE CONCLAVE, MUMBAI - Agenda
Chairman, WTC Mumbai emphasized on the need of coming up with eco-friendly textile parks with Center of Excellence on sustainable textile. He further highlighted the need for Industry and academia collaboration wherein NFDI is playing an instrumental role providing an incubation support to budding entrepreneurs who aim to convert their academic achievements to business milestones. He further encouraged the initiative taken up through GlobalSpin, an initiative of IAMKHADI and insisted on organizing many more such industry events, trade fairs and exhibitions to create awareness about age-old eco-friendly textile craft of India. Furthermore, he highlighted the need of the modern textile ind ustry to shift towards environment friendly practices and become more acceptable in the global market.
The inaugural session was graced by the presence of Honourable Governor of Maharashtra and many of international delegates from Kuwait, Mauritius, Zimbabwe, Egypt, UAE, South Africa, etc… The audience constituted of guests from MSMEs, Start-ups, Women Entrepreneurs, Exporters, Traders, Government Officials, students and faculty of NIFT Mumbai.
The inaugural session was followed by welcome address delivered by Mr. Yash Arya, Founder, IAMKHADI and a brief introduction of NFDI by Dr. Ajit Nigam, CEO, NFDI. Thereafter a technical panel discussion moderated by Dr. Ajit Nigam with panel members Ms. Sakina Ansari, Mr. Ramez Basmaji, Mr. Sachin A. Punekar, Ms. Dolly Bhasin (SMARTEDGE) and Mr. Ganesh Kasekar (GOTS). Later the floor was open for audience interaction and was found to be immersing with deliberation and discussion on Sustainable fashion, Organic textiles, Technology intervention in Textile and Apparel Business, and many more. Leveraging the artisans towards accomplishing their business in compliance with global standards was one of the focus area where the panellists discussed in detail.
The start-up presentations were given by Ms. Sakina Ansari, Co-founder Maalgaadi, Mr. Kartik Raichura, CEO, InstaWeb Labs Pvt. Ltd., Ms. Bhavini Parikh, Founder, Bunkojunko, Mr. Sourabh Wagh, CTO SATATSOUK (a unit of IAMKHADI Export Pvt. Ltd.) and Ms. Tasneem Merchant, Creative Director, Tasneem Merchant Label. All these start-ups shared their ethos behind the Vision and Mission which they hold for their company and brands. Audiences were enlightened with business strategy of this business directly from the entrepreneurs. Interestingly two out of three presenters for the start-up presentations were from Woman entrepreneur, further strengthening the initiatives on woman empowerment.
The Mr. Seewraj Nundlall, Counsellor (Trade and Investment), Embassy of Mauritius gave a presentation about country Mauritius and talked about business opportunites between both the countries and urged if the trade delegation by Mr. Yash Arya, CEO IAMKHADI can be planned to Mauritius to promote investment in textile sector, start-up exchange program and cultural ties between both countries.
Foreign Delegates Dr. Rumbidzayi Masina, Professor from University of Textiles, Zimbabwe; International Acclaimed influential Fashion icon Mr. Ramez Basmaji, Founder FABUSSE and International Fashion Designer from Zimbabwe Mr. Ishmael Humphrey Tsakatsa shared their vast experience about Textile, Fashion and Technology and invited Indian Designers, Startups and Exporters to their countries for cross country knowledge exchange and other tie-ups.
Ms. Rupa Naik, Executive Director WTC Mumbai assured to provide all necessary support towards making India achieve $1 trillion dollar exports by 2030. Ms. Sangeeta Jain, Senior Director, AIAI assured to start a new verticial under AIAI that will comprise of Micro Entrepreneurs focussing Youth and Women, who wants to enter into exports and looking for micro loans.