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Techtextil India hybrid edition postponed to November 2021

May '21
Pic: Techtextil India
Pic: Techtextil India
India’s leading trade fair in technical textiles, nonwovens and composites, Techtextil India, to be held in September 2021, has been postponed to November 25-27, 2021. On account of the current COVID situation and its impact on the safety and well-being of business, Messe Frankfurt India has taken this decision in consultation with industry stakeholders.

Even as companies look forward to economic revival, the continued difficulties posed by the pandemic makes it necessary for industries to recover, plan and prepare before they can get down to business. The organisers feel that moving the show ahead will allow this additional time and is a necessary step that will in-turn create a healthy business environment when the industry can finally come together, Messe Frankfurt said in a press release.

During the critical stages of lockdown when global trade came to a grinding halt, the medical textile industry proved its resilience in meeting demand for protective textiles while also providing a much-needed boost to the economy. From being a primary importer of PPE kits to becoming its second largest producer in just two months, India had exported over 20 million PPE kits and more than 40 million N-95 respirators around the globe including countries such as the US, the UK, the UAE, Slovenia and Senegal, by the end of 2020. Even in these challenging times, the industry remains future-focused and prepared to meet vital demand for med-tech, agri-tech, geo-tech, sports-tech, and infra-tech, home tech among others.

A key exhibition in the business calendar, Techtextil India will continue its critical role in highlighting solutions and innovations that are need of the hour across twelve key application areas. With a comprehensive safety concept under the ‘MFISafeConnect’ standards, Techtextil India will open its doors in November 2021 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. This will be the first-ever hybrid edition as the trade fair will be held as a physical expo in conjunction with its online event on the same dates, according to Messe Frankfurt.

“We are glad to have the support from the industry and our exhibitors whose interests are at the centre of this decision. Exhibitors, just like organisers, are working around undefined parameters which require adequate planning flexibility. Right now, our focus is on the well-being of our exhibitors, visitors, employees and all stakeholders and we pray for everyone to be safe and in good health. In the coming months, our efforts will be strongly focused on meeting the safety imperatives and working in co-operation with venue authorities and service providers to implement a comprehensive safety concept, aligned with government guidelines,” Raj Manek, executive director and board member, Messe Frankfurt Asia said.

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