The 2nd edition of ‘Source India’, a three-day mega event organised by Silk & Rayon Textile Export Promotion Council (SRTEPC) was held in Surat from September 21-23, 2018 at the Surat International Exhibition & Convention Centre. The mega textile show, backed by the Union Ministry of Commerce, was organised under the MAI Scheme of the Central Government. “It is an opportunity to amalgamate the force and talent of the young,” said Smriti Irani, Minister of Textiles. “The theme pavilion has been designed by The National Institute of Fashion Technology and displays future trends and colours,” she added.
Source India 2018, the flagship export promotion programme of the Council, offered an excellent platform to SRTEPC member-company to meet and discuss business with around 200 potential foreign buyers under one roof by developing long-term and mutually beneficial relationships with them. Around 200 leading buyers from 40 countries have been invited to source their requirement of Indian man-made fibre textile products from member exporters.
Exhibitors included 150 manufacturers/exporters of man-made textiles from 35 countries. They will showcase their latest range of synthetic and rayon textile fabrics used for making men’s and ladies outfits, made-ups and other products.
SRTEPC also invited leading international buying houses, retail chains and agents based in India to visit the event for discussing business with prospective textile suppliers. “The council adopted a scientific approach to reach out to around 12 countries by personally visiting and speaking to industry bodies. They studied the import capacities of various nations, trends that Surat can service in those countries, and then extended invitations to those trades,” Irani explains. The three-day mega textile show is a ‘not- to-be-missed opportunity’ for apparel manufacturers to meet future suppliers.