The Southern Gujarat Chambers of Commerce & Industry (SGCCI) is organising the first edition of Yarn Expo 2018 from August 4-6, 2018 at the Surat International Exhibition & Convention Centre (SIECC), Sarsana, Surat. There will be around 80 exhibitors, all of whom are renowned yarn producing companies from all over India. Yarn Expo 2018 will see participation of yarn producers like Reliance Industries, Bhilosa Industries, Wellknown Polyesters, Perfect Filament, Shahlon Group, Grasim Industries, RSWM Ltd, Indian Rayon, Nimbark Fashions, Century Enka, Arvind Ltd, Madhusudan Group and many others.

These exhibitors will be showcasing a wide variety and the latest developments in yarns in natural as well as manmade like cotton, polyester, wool, silk, linen, viscose, ramie, spandex, etc. Yarns on show will also include various types of fancy and specialty yarns like elastic, metallic, embroidery, textured, slub, special effects fancy mélange, dope dyed spun, low torque, space dyed and hundreds of other yarn varieties.

The exhibition will be inaugurated by Smriti Zubin Irani, Hon’ble Minister of Textiles, who is also the Chief Guest, while Dr Kavita Gupta, Textile Commissioner and RD Udeshi, President, Polyester Chain, Reliance Industries are Guests of Honour. SGCCI has also planned several events, which will run concurrent to Yarn Expo 2018 exhibition. On August 4, from 12-1.30 PM there will be a conclave, whose topic is ‘Future Opportunities – Yarn and Fabrics.’

The conclave will see participation of RD Udeshi, President (Polyester Chain), Reliance Industries, J Raghunath, Vice President (Polyester Chain), Reliance Industries and Rahul Mehta, President, Clothing Manufacturers’ Association of India (CMAI). There will also be a fashion show which will be jointly presented with the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) on August 5, 2018 from 6-8 PM.

Additionally, there will be a seminar on August 6, which will see discussions on several topics. Topics include ‘Developments in Nylon Yarn’ by Sanjay Mehrotra, Vice President (Marketing), Century Enka Limited and Manish Daga, Director; Cotton Association of India (CAI), who will share his views on ‘Cotton and Yarn Market Trends in 2018-19’.

There will also be a presentation by YES Bank on ‘Facilities provided to MSME’s’, DIC will give a presentation on ‘Gujarat Government Schemes for MSME’s’, while; there will be another presentation by NSIC on ‘Central Government Schemes for MSME’s’.