VDMA, Germany’s Mechanical Engineering Industry Association, is set to host textile machinery conference and B2B forum for decision-makers from the Indian textile and nonwoven industry, on May 15 and 16, 2018, in Mumbai. Registrations are now open and are available at www.germantech-indiantextile.de, and the deadline for the registration is April 30, 2018. The VDMA organises the event in close co-operation with the VDMA India Office, important media partners, and Indian textile associations such as CITI. More than 30 well-known VDMA textile machinery and component manufacturers will hold 36 application-oriented presentations about spinning, knitting, weaving, finishing, dyeing, and embroidery. Other important cross topics, such as automation, digitalisation (Industry 4.0), and smart production technologies will show all kind of Indian textile manufacturers how to improve their competitiveness.

State-of-the-art technology will be presented in three sessions namely; Textile machinery & components for the fibre and yarn industry on May 15, 2018; Textile machinery & components for the technical textiles and nonwovens industry on May 15 and 16, 2018; and Textile machinery & components for the apparel, home textile and carpet industry, on May 15 and 16, 2018. Networking among the participants and experts will also be reached through a B2B meeting area. In addition, a training seminar at Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI) will take place on May 17, 2018. Regina Brückner, chairperson of the VDMA Textile Machinery Association said, “The knowledge needed to keep up in the textile business is changing at a faster rate, which makes lifelong learning a must. The knowledge transfer at the VDMA event will improve the competitiveness of the Indian textile industry not only in the short but also in the medium and long-term. The students of today are the decision-makers and technical managers of tomorrow.”