Co-organizers Germany-based Internationaler Messe- und Ausstellungsdienst GmbH (IMAG) and
India-based Fair Design India Pvt. Ltd. (FSI) recently announced the next edition of Texmac India
will be held March 16-19, 2011, at the Bombay Exhibition Center in Mumbai. The second edition of
the show originally was scheduled for 2009, but was postponed after an opinion poll indicated a
later show date was preferred because of the difficult economic climate
India Postponed Until After 2009,” www.
TextileWorldAsia.com, June 16, 2009). Organizers plan to return to a biennial
schedule going forward.
The premier edition of the show in 2007 hosted approximately 200 exhibitors and attracted
6,000 visitors. Organizers hope to improve these numbers to around 300 exhibitors and 12,000
professional visitors in 2011 and have planned a series of press conferences across India and
neighboring countries; will post advertisements in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh;
conduct extensive public relations work with key media partners; and extend invitations through
textile industry associations and the media.
Texmac India 2011 will run concurrently with the Asian Textile Conference (ATEXCON), which is
organized by IMAG’s India-based partner, Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI). Texmac
exhibitors and ATEXCON delegates will be invited to a joint gala dinner, which will provide a
networking platform for members of the industry.
Exhibits, which organizers hope will fill at least 11,000 square meters (m
2) of space with an additional 9,000 m
2 available if needed, will cover the following textile categories: spinning
preparation, man-made fiber production and spinning; winding, texturing and twisting; web
formation, bonding and finishing of nonwovens, and felting; weaving preparation, weaving and
tufting; knitting and hosiery; braiding and embroidery; washing, bleaching, dyeing, printing,
drying, finishing, cutting, rolling and folding; dyestuffs and chemicals; making-up industry;
laboratory testing and measuring equipment; transport, handling, storing and packing equipment;
recycling, waste reduction and pollution prevention equipment; design, data-monitoring, processing
and integrated production software; associated equipment and products for the textile and making-up
industry; and services for the textile and making-up industry.