Piyush Goyal To Present AEPC Excellence Honours Award
The Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) has revealed that Union Minister Piyush Goyal will present the prestigious AEPC Excellence Honours Awards on 9th December 2023 in New Delhi. These awards will recognize the exceptional contributions made by Indian apparel exporters in the years 2021-22 and 2022-23, acknowledging their pivotal role in building modern export enterprises and fostering a unique Indian export culture.
The awards ceremony will feature 13 categories, spanning diverse product segments and including both experienced and start-up representations. These awards celebrate the remarkable contributions that exporters have made to the industry and the national economy. Additionally, this year’s awards will also include categories for excellence in environmental and social compliance, the highest exports in Man-Made Fibres (MMF), exports to Free Trade Agreement (FTA) countries, recognition of the most dynamic women entrepreneurs, among others.
Naren Goenka, Chairman of AEPC, emphasized that these awards contribute to the growth of international trade and enhance India’s reputation as a progressive member of the international business community.
Furthermore, Goenka highlighted the ambitious goal of achieving apparel exports of USD 40 billion by the year 2030, aptly named ’40 by 30.’ This target symbolizes their commitment to reach new heights and push their limits in the ongoing decade. To achieve this, he outlined the need to focus on innovation, expand market and product offerings, practice sustainability and responsible business practices, foster strategic partnerships, and empower their workforce.
The 23rd AEPC Excellence Honours for 2021-22 and 2022-23, under the ’40 by 30′ theme, will also host a ‘Power Group Discussion’ to strategize initiatives towards achieving the set goal. The discussion will revolve around themes such as enhancing export competitiveness through factor productivity, digitizing the industry through technological interventions, exploring new frontiers in man-made fibre and emphasizing compliance and sustainability. The ‘Power Group Discussion’ aims to chart a path forward to realize the ’40 by 30′ goal, reflecting AEPC’s commitment to growth and progress in the apparel export industry.