The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and Synthetic & Rayon Textiles Export Promotion Council (SRTEPC) organised an India Pavilion at the textile and light industry expo, the 49th International Textillegprom, Moscow, from August 29 to September 1, 2017, where 95 Indian companies showcased their products, stated Anand Kumar Singh, Secretary, Union Ministry of Textiles.

Pankaj Saran, Ambassador of India to Russia, inaugurated the India Pavilion at Textillegprom 2017, along with Minister of Textiles from Karnataka and the Secretary Textiles, in Moscow. Nonna Kagramanyan, Vice-President Business Russia, Alexander Kruglik, CEO RosLegProm, Anil Rajvanshi from Reliance and Vivekanand Kodikal from FICCI were also present and spoke about how India and Russia can collaborate in the field of textiles.

The delegation from India, headed by the Minister of Textiles, Government of Karnataka, RM Lamani and Secretary Ministry of Textiles, Anand Kumar Singh, including representatives of leading Indian textile companies, marked the largest participation till date at this global platform.

Textillegprom 2017 brings together industry leaders from India, Russia, Central Asia and other countries on a single platform to interact and discuss collaboration in the textile industry. The prime objective of the participation is to realise the complementarities between the textile industries of India and Russia, and the CIS region in general as well as explore business partnerships through B2B interactions.

Ambassador Pankaj Saran, during his address wished the Indian participants all success at the expo. “There is great potential for enhancing trade relations between India and Russia. The textile industry from India is well represented at the expo, which showcases the range and quality of India’s textile industry. The Government of India will provide all help for the promotion of investment in this sector,” Anand Kumar Singh said.