Cairo, (PTI) Egyptian textile makers have been invited to the largest international machinery and accessories exhibition to be held in Mumbai in December this year.
The 10th edition of India International Textile Machinery Exhibition (ITME 2016) is expected to witness a footfall of 1,50,000 visitors from all around the world.
"Completing four decades, the 10th edition of this once in four years mega exhibition has garnered much interest, excitement and anticipation amongst the national and international business community government officials, students academicians alike, Seema Srivastava, Executive Director of India ITME Society, said at a press briefing here.
"Riding high in the background of 'Make in India' campaign, this B2B expression has attracted big and small companies from across the globe," she said.
Srivastava said that the exhibition to be held from December 3 to 8 is the most awaited business event of the year for the textile industry and a must visit exhibition for the best textile engineering, innovation, customised.
An Indian textile exhibition, entitled INTEXPO, was held last year in Egypt where textile companies showcased the latest range of yarn and fabrics in a bid to strengthen the trades between the two countries, particularly in the fast growing area of modern textiles.
"The exhibition aimed at forging win-win partnership among the Indian and Egyptian companies for effective forward and backward business linkages in the near future," she said.
The exhibition is supported by Department of Heavy Industry, Textile Ministry, Government of India and INDEXTB, Government of Gujarat as state partner, making this is the only privately organised exhibition supported by central and state government besides 77 international industry associations, universities and media partners across the globe, Srivastava said.
Visitors and delegations from countries like Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Middle East have already registered.
All the trend setting and catalystic activities combined with high market opportunities makes India ITME 2016 an ideal and must visit business event of the year especially for companies looking at Indian market to invest or expand existing base, Srivastava added.