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 take place in the summer of 2018. The 3rd edition of HFTW will take place in Delhi on 27, 28, 29 June, 2018 and on 1 July, 2018 at Karur. As expected, the niche event will witness handsome participation from the industry leadership.
Last year’s HFTW event saw the special focus on bed linen, towels and curtains and witnessed participation in large numbers at The Renaissance Hotel, Mumbai. With 12 fully packed booths, the industry veterans were very positive about the outcomes of the 2017 event, which generated $50-60 million (Rs 350 crore) worth of technology related inquiries. A large number of business deals also materialised.
The 2018 HFTW is expected to generate about USD 1 billion. 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, estimated to be about 3000 in numbers for 2018, will receive an excellent platform and food for thought as far as ideas and understanding of textiles and their production is concerned. The exhibitors for this event will be companies from all over the globe which are manufacturing machines/ provide support to serve the Home textile and Rugs and Carpet industry. The companies were very positive on participation in this event where potential clients from all India were present and were also 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 & Carpets.
Team TCMM has been talking to previous years exhibitors and are quite hopeful to have them repeat their presence in the show. This will includethe 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.