What took the HFTW event to the next level was the ‘Industry Night’ organised in Panipat, Haryana on 21st-22nd April 2017 at Hotel Swarn Mahal. The special focus, once again, was on bed linen, towels, curtains, blankets, rugs and carpets. The industry leaders were on panel to discuss challenges and how to overcome those to improve on better manufacturing to compete in world market.
Panipat is a hub of home textiles and basically flooring is one very important segment. The industry leaders and experts present at the event, in addition to observing how the organisers did a wonderful job, were of the view that there should have been more interest in participation from the local industry. Panipat’s industry is growing 5-7% per year and progressing each year.
The event was inaugurated by Mr Lalit Goel , Secretary, Panipat Exporters Association , and four other top exporters of the country. The panel, comprising the who’s who of the textile world, saw a solution-oriented focus, which was problem solving and not problem defining.
The exhibitors at the two day industry event included Durst, Tuftco, Magetron, Espritech, Smart MRT, Sontech, Stentex, Sunwin, Staubli, SMS Gartex, Sellers, SP Setia & Associates, Zund, Oerlikon, Handsaeme, Wieland, Pragya Textiles, Jaipur Rugs, Exclusive Fibres, Home Linen, Textech Communique, Floortech Communique, Home Textile Views. Welspun, Trident, Devgiri , Jaipur Rugs, Exclusive Fibres, Riviera Home, Continental Home Furnishings, Raj Overseas, Home Linen, Vintage, Gaba Overseas, OSIL, Mahajan Overseas, Abhitex International, Kapoor Industries, Paliwal, Anand International, Li n Fung, Rangoli Solapur, Shri LakshmiCotsyn and RP Overseas were some of the
prominent names taking part in the dynamic process of the event.