TEXMAC Premieres

everaging India’s growing strength in the global textile industry, TEXMAC India 2007
International Textile Machinery Exhibition will premiere Jan. 17-20, 2007, at the Pragati Maidan
Exhibition Centre in the country’s capital of New Delhi. The more than 15,000 registered visitors
expected at the show’s first edition will view the latest machinery, products and services from a
wide range of exhibitors — situated among 15,000 square meters of hall space.

According to the show’s organizers — Internationaler Messe- und Ausstellungsdienst GmbH
(IMAG), Munich, and Fair Design India Pvt. Ltd. (FDI), New Delhi — TEXMAC capitalizes on the high
manufacturing capabilities and growth potential of India’s textile industry. Accounting for 3
percent of the country’s gross domestic product and 24 percent of all Indian exports, and as the
second-largest employer behind the agriculture sector, the textile and apparel industry is a
significant contributor to India’s economy. Factors that may further strengthen the industry
include investments in new technologies and planned modernization of certain subsectors, the
removal of European Union (EU) and US import quotas, the reduction of import duties for textile
machinery, and economic reforms — such as the 10th Five Year Plan of India (2002-07) and the
privatization of government-owned enterprises. India’s textile production has increased by 33
percent since 2003, and total production value by 2010 is projected to be US$85 billion, the
organizers report.

IMAG and FDI have touted the exhibition as a centralized marketplace for textile machinery.
Products on display will include: washing, bleaching, dyeing, printing, and finishing machinery and
accessories; spinning, weaving, knitting, nonwovens, and make-up machinery and accessories; and
other machinery and accessories. Vendors of dyestuffs and chemicals, testing and recycling
equipment, transport and handling machinery, software, and other goods and services also will be
present. Germany, Italy, Great Britain, Turkey, China, Korea, Belgium and the United States are
among the countries and locales that will take part in the exhibition’s national pavilions.


Worldwide Support

Textile Industry (CITI) and its 16 affiliated member associations, as well as from the
Milan-based Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, has contributed to the
organizers’ outreach efforts to textile representatives in India and in neighboring countries. In
addition, the India Trade Promotion Organisation has approved the show; and the British Textile
Machinery Association; Indo-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi; Swissmem Textile
Machinery Division, Switzerland; and Textile Machinery Manufacturers and Accessories Manufacturers
Association, Turkey, have consulted with organizers.


IMAG and FDI have promoted the event to potential attendees from India, Sri Lanka,
Bangladesh and Pakistan through press conferences, media partners including trade journals and the
daily press, direct mailings, and travel packages tailored to visitors from significant textile
manufacturing hubs in India and abroad. Major companies in the textile industry have included the
show in their exhibition programs, the organizers note. Among the targeted visitor groups are
representatives of textile, spinning, weaving, knitting and dyeing mills; clothing machinery
manufacturers, wholesalers and importers; wholesalers, distributors and retail associations; the
textile machinery industry; trades and crafts; and services, research and education. As of

Textile World Asia
’s press time, 206 companies from around the world had expressed interest in exhibiting at
the show.

According to organizers, TEXMAC will be scheduled biennially and the exhibition space of
future editions may grow.


CITI’s Asian Textile Conference (ATEXCON) will occur concurrently with TEXMAC on January 18
and 19 at the Hotel InterContinental, New Delhi. The conference’s second edition will build on the
success of the December 2005 edition. Inaugural event attendees — including suppliers and buyers
from India, Bangladesh, China and other Asian countries; European machinery manufacturers and
consultants; and industry representatives from the United States and Europe — gathered to trade
information about trends, prospects and the future of the Asian textile and apparel industry. Fiber
and yarn, technical textiles, technology developments, home textiles, and garments and
international trade were the subjects of business sessions addressing the premiere edition’s “
Emerging Trends in Asian Textiles” theme.

The theme of ATEXCON 2007 will be “Competing Through Productivity Gains.” On the first day,
as part of that theme, attendees will hear speaker presentations and examine case studies about
managing productivity in the textile industry, and productivity and cost competitiveness in the
apparel sector; and will partake in discussions about those topics. A second business session will
concentrate on technology developments, including smart fibers, the future of spinning capacities,
technical textiles, weaving and processing innovations, and smart garments. Asian textile and
apparel corporations also will present their findings and will lead discussions about growth
through value addition during the third session.

On the second day of the conference, capacity building trends and requirements will be the
focus of the fourth session. Attendees will discuss and listen to presentations about investment
trends and financing requirements. The textile and apparel industries in Asia, the United States
and EU; and the trends and prospects of intra-Asian trade flows will be among the topics examined
during the final business session, focusing on international trade.


ITEMA Group Participation At TEXMAC India 2007

Italy-based ITEMA Group brands Savio, Promatech – comprising Somet and Vamatex – and Sulzer
Textile will participate at TEXMAC India in New Delhi. Representatives will be available to discuss
and demonstrate to visitors the company’s complete production program and machinery.

Products to be highlighted at the show include Savio’s total splicing/knotting technology –
Airsplicer, Twinsplicer, Watersplicer, Heatsplicer and Knotter.

Savio’s FlexiRotorS 3000 Duo-Spinner features a piecing, doffing robot.

The group wishes to demonstrate its commitment to the Indian textile market with
an efficient sales service and after-sales support. In 2005, Itema established Itema India, opening
a new head office in Coimbatore that features a showroom, after-sales service and spare parts, an
electronic circuit repair facility and end-user training center. Itema India also has branch
offices in Delhi, Mumbai and Guntur. The organization employs 120 associates, 82 of whom are
dedicated to customer service for the region.

For more information about TEXMAC, contact Catherine Schultheiss (international visitors)
+49-89-949-22-124/-128; schultheiss@imag.de; or Shyam Sundar (Indian visitors) +91-120-258-9473;
fdi@vsnl.net; www.texmacfairs.com. For more information about ATEXCON, contact the Confederation of
Indian Textile Industry +91-11-23325012; mail@citiindia.com; www.atexcon.com.

November/December 2006