The Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI) has signed two memoranda of understandings (MoUs) with Dubai Global Connect (DGC), Dubai and The Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SGCCI) on the side lines of the recently concluded diamond jubilee edition of the National Garment Fair.

The MoU with DGC will enable the association’s members to avail of special member benefits, including discounts and other incentives, and ultimately benefit from DGC’s unique showroom ecosystem. It also allows DGC to engage with CMAI’s 20,000+ membership base for knowledge sharing, information exchange, and host and attend special events, the CMAI said.

The MoU with SGCCI is intended to further strengthen the booming textile market in Surat and in its activities to the garment sector. CMAI which is shortly opening a regional office in Surat will be undertaking various activities towards the development of garmenting activities in Surat. SGCCI will be extending its full support to CMAI towards these activities. CMAI will also be undertaking to promote all the activities of SGCCI across its various regional offices and members.

Paul Boots, Head of Business Development at Dubai Global Connect, said: “We are thrilled to be in Mumbai to sign this MoU with CMAI and are pleased the Dubai Chamber International Office – India is present for this occasion. We see great value in partnerships with global entities that recognise Dubai’s unique trade environment and the role that DGC can play to further business growth. We look forward to working with and adding value to CMAI and its members.”

Rajesh Masand, President, CMAI, added, “This is one more initiative taken by CMAI to further the interests of its members. Many of our domestic brands are already supplying to UAE and other GCC countries – and the proposed hub at Dubai can be of immense benefit to these members. We are hoping to provide a very useful platform and opening to the Middle East Market through this initiative.”

Himanshu Bodawala, President, SGCCI, stated, “We at SGCCI are thrilled with the MoU and looking forward to continue the activities for the benefit of our respective Members.”

Underlining this sentiment, Masand added, “SGCCI & CMAI have already worked together for nearly a year in the interest of our members, and I am delighted we have formalised the working with this signing of the MoU.”