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Confederation of Indian Textile Industry's Global Textile Conclave (GTC2021)
February 2021
Organized by the Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI), one of the leading industry chambers of the textile and clothing sector of India, the second edition of "Global Textiles Conclave (GTC2021)" took place on Wednesday 24th & Thursday, 25th February 2021 on a Virtual Platform. Sponsored by the Indian Government, it is one of the largest and most important Textile & Apparel Industry events, and it was an honor to be involved.
The theme of this Conclave was "The India Factor: Transforming Global Textiles & Apparels in 2021-30", and it saw Gherzi's Anton Schumann & Sebastiaan van de Loo having an insightful discussion with Edwin Keh, CEO of The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel Limited (HKRITA) & Gonçalo Cruz, CEO & Co-founder of PlatformE.

Diving into the digitalisation of the industry, topics such as how digital technology can be used to help to sell fashion, connecting the point of sale to the supply chain, how new technologies can help to drastically reduce overproduction and waste in the fashion industry, and tips for those just starting out in the industry were covered.

The theme of this Conclave was "The India Factor: Transforming Global Textiles & Apparels in 2021-30", and it saw Gherzi's Navdeep Singh Sodhi moderating a discussion between Dr. Deborah Elms, Founder & Executive Director of the Asian Trade Centre, Dr. Suresh Babu, Professor at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, Dr. Saikat Sinha Roy, Professor & Coordinator of the Centre for Advanced Studies, Principal Scientist of the RJ JUECON Project on SEZs and Inequality at the Department of Economics, Jadavpur University

Complete library of talks
Watch the rest of the insightful discussions below
Inaugural Session
Session 1:
Apparel Sourcing Trends In The New Normal
Session 2:
Attracting FDI In Apparel Manufacturing In South Asia
Session 2B:
Advanced Textiles Building Blocks For Creating A Strong Technical Textile Eco System
Session 3:
Addressing Climate Change in the Fashion Industry
Session 4:
Digitalization In Textile Manufacturing
Session 4B:
Impact of Emerging Trade Alignments
Session 5:
Global Fiber Situation
Session 5B:
New Business Models In Textiles & Fashion Industry
Session 6:
Sourcing of Home Textiles – Advantage India