Stakeholders and veterans can vouch that there is no other event of this nature and stature and in India. TCMM provides a unique platform for machine manufacturers of the textile industry. Even the audience/participants visiting the event received an excellent platform and food for thought as far as ideas and understanding of textiles and their production is concerned.
The wait for the sole home textile and floor furnishing technology event, Home Fashion Technology Week (HFTW India), organised by Tech Communiqué Multi Media (TCMM), will soom come to an end. The fourth edition of the event will take place on two occasions in 2019.
The first season will happen in Karachi, Hotel Ramada, on February 20. Around 80 -100 people are expected to attend this event. Then in September, the second session will happen in 295, Textile Buiding, New York. This would be attended by an even greater strength of more than 200 people. As expected, the niche event will witness handsome participation from the industry leadership.
The unique HFTW 2018 had won all praises and for 2019 too, the companies are very positive on participation at this event where potential clients from all India will be present and will also be provided with a platform where they were able to inform the clients on how they can add value in any part of the value chain in Home textiles and Rugs and Carpets.
Last year’s HFTW event saw the special focus on bed linen, towels and curtains and witnessed participation in large numbers. With fully packed booths, the industry event in 2018 generated $60-70 million worth of technology related inquiries, an enhanced figure in comparison to 2017. A large number of business deals also materialised. It is expected that in 2019, the numbers will be much higher. The next HFTW is expected to generate about $NNNNNNNN billion.
Team TCMM has been talking to previous years exhibitors and are quite hopeful to have them repeat their presence in the show. This will include the names of the likes of Durst, Tuftco, Magetron, Espritech, Smart MRT, Sontech, Stentex, Sunwin, Staubli, SMS Gartex, Zund, The Ideasmith, SP Setia & Associates, Home Textile Views, Textech Communique and Floortech Communique. Some of the prominent visitors included Welspun, Trident, SSM Mills, Indocount, Alok Industries, Rangoli Solapur, Deesan Group, GM fabrics, Li & Fung and GOTS, among others and will be invited again for this prestigious show.
The event is further strengthened by the fact that representatives from various companies, who are veterans in their field, will make presentations before the industry, which provide solid input, outlook, as well as vision for the textile industry and its future. The animated discussions bring about fruitful analysis. The organisers are happy about the fact that the various editions of HFTW fulfil its aspiration and aim to benefit Home and Floor Furnishing Industry of India on a single platform bringing all four segments together – Machinery & Technology Suppliers, Buyers and Consultants, Indian Retailers and Home and Floor Furnishing manufacturers.
HFTW is the only platform that brings together the world’s most influential textile machinery manufacturers and Indian home and floor furnishing producers in presence of niche buyers to know about the best technology available from around the world to help producing Home and Floor Furnishings products at each region of North India, West India and South India with better efficiency in line with ‘Make in India’.
Industry experts opine that such kinds of events are the need of the hour for the Indian home & floor furnishing industry. The industry must invest in the latest technology, given that technology is the base on which the survival of the industry depends. In spite of difficult times, companies having good R&D and an advanced infrastructure are doing good.