April 22, 2024

ITME Africa 2023: A Milestone Event For Textile Business Expansion Into Africa

If you are in the textile business, this is an event to watch out for, especially if you wish to connect with the Kenyan textile industry and the rest of the African nations. It is the first time hosted in Nairobi, making this Textile Technology & Engineering sector-specific international business event a crucial platform for connecting the world to Kenya and Africa.

This open and unique forum is for textile manufacturers, exporters, cotton farmers, investors, entrepreneurs, agents, and distributors looking to expand their business in textiles or explore diversification into textiles. ITME Africa 2023 is a platform to reboot, reinvent, and rejuvenate the textile industry of the continent with innovative solutions across spinning, weaving, processing, and accessories segments. The show features a wide range of innovative and sustainable solutions for eco-friendly and top-in-class textile chemicals and finishes.

The event is a must-visit for yarn and fabric weavers, fashion designers, textile-integrated plant owners, and processors to gain insights into the state-of-the-art textile and yarn processing industry. The new era of digital print technology is also on display. The spinning solutions at ITME Africa & ME are your best fit to upgrade and spin huge profits. The weaving and knitting advanced technology will help in adapting mass production and also reduce the consumption of water and power, ensuring profitable business fabrication.

Event Highlights

  • The event features top companies from textile technology-dominated countries, with around 60 exhibitors from India. To name a few, Lakshmi Machine Works Ltd, Lakshmi Card Clothing Manufacturing Company Pvt. Ltd., Laxmi Shuttleless Looms Pvt Ltd, Lathia Rubber Mfg. Co. Pvt. Ltd., Colorjet India Ltd, Yamuna Machine Works Ltd, Simta Machinery Pvt Ltd., Erhardt+Leimer (India) Pvt. Ltd., Elgi Electric And Industries Ltd., Krsna Engineering Works, A.T.E. Enterprises Pvt. Ltd., The Indian Card Clothing Co Ltd. Kaeser Compressors Ltd.
  • 9 Italian Companies exhibiting at Italian Pavilion organized by ACIMIT & ITA viz., Siatex Srl, Ferraro Spa, Bianco Spa, Reggiani Machine SpA and many more.
  • 24 Companies from China bringing cost competitive solutions.
  • 21 Companies from Turkey, Egypt, Kenya, Germany, Austria, Ethiopia & Taiwan.

Expression of Interest from the participants: What they expect from the Kenyan Textile Industry

“We are quite enthusiastic to participate in ITME AFRICA 2023 exhibition. We trust it will give us immense and enormous opportunities to explore the business potential across the African market, all under one roof. With the second version in its series of ITME AFRICA, we anticipate this exhibition will give us a perfect platform to expand our business prospects in the AFRICA TEXTILE MARKET.” Says Jagadeesan of Lakshmi Card Clothing, India.

“ITME society to hold the 2nd edition of ITME Africa in Kenya. We believe Africa would be THE production hub for textiles in the next decade. We look forward to a successful event and wish the best.” says Mangesh Chaudhari, V.P. Marketing of Peass Industrial Engineers Pvt. Ltd., India.

“Excited to be part of ITME Africa 2023, showcasing our HTHP Yarn & Fiber Dyeing Machines for textiles and contributing to industry progress through technology.”, says Manoj Shirsat of Manoj Engineering, India.

Academic & Innovative Technology discussion for 360 degrees development of Textiles

  • Addressing the need of Kenyan Industry is the Technical session on 1st December 2023 on Good Practices of cultivating quality cotton fibre. Importance of Physical properties of cotton in textile industry by Dr. Asha Rani, Secretary cum Chief cotton breeder from The SIMA Cotton Development & Research Association who is the chief scientist and well reputed in her field. It is imperative that Kenyan cotton farmers get full advantage of this seminar and interact with technocrats and experts during this seminar.
  • Listen to Ideas & Best Practices for spinning profits in Textile Industry by Ramanadane, CEO Global Operations, Lakshmi Machine Works Ltd (LMW), a flagship spinning machinery manufacturer from India and one of the top companies in the world, sharing their market expertise especially useful for developing economies on 30th November 2023.
  • Other eminent speakers representing Kenya – A Success story Textile Business & Investment Mr. Jas Bedi, KEPSA | Chairman- Kenya Export Promotion & Branding Agency | Managing Director-Bedi Investments Limited (BIL)
  • Speaking on Kenya- The Next Big Destination for Textile Manufacturing, Richard Cheruiyot, Board Chairman, Export Processing Zones Authority (EPZA).
  • Presenting Financial Scheme for Investment & Capital Goods Sourcing; focus – India by Naveen Joon, Resident Representative, East Africa, Exim Bank India.
  • Session on Financial solution for Start-ups, Entrepreneurs in Textile Segment by Vinay Kumar Rathi, Bank of Baroda, Kenya.
  • Other reputed speakers & Panelists are Benjamin Chesang, Manager, Research, Planning and Innovation- Export Processing Zones Authority (EPZA), Prof. Thomas Kipkurgat, Managing Director, Rivatex East Africa Limited, Hitesh Wadher, Vice President (International Business & B2B), Head of Marketing, Neochem Technologies Pvt. Ltd, Arun Varshney, VP & Business Head- Textiles, Color Jet India Ltd – India, Updeep Singh, – Textile Expert- India, Roberto Cortinovis, Area sales Manager, Business Unit Warp Preparation, Karl Mayer Rotal S.r.l. – Italy, Rajeev Johari, C.E.O. – Global Operations, Lux Industries Ltd – J.M. Hosiery Division – India

Intermingle and network with likeminded entrepreneurs and business delegates from 38 countries to expand your network across the African continent and other parts of middle east under one roof.

Register now https://ems.india-itme.com/#/visitorregistration/1 to visit, explore, network and expand your world to the multitude of opportunities paving way to your future prosperity.

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