Session on Apparel, Textile & Leather 13 February 2017: 1600 - 1800 Hrs, Kalinga 1 Hall Hotel Lalit Ashok, Bengaluru

“Building Competitiveness and ensuring Employment generation”

India has 5 % share in the global textiles and apparel trade, second largest textile fibre producer in the world and the largest cotton and jute producer in the world. The share of India in world’s leather production of hides/skins accounts for 12.93% While India is the second largest producer of footwear and leather garments in the world, the domestic leather market is expected to double in the next five years from present level and reach USD 18 billion by 2020. Karnataka accounts for 20% of the national garment production and 8% of the national exports. The session will discuss on showcasing India’s strengths and achievements in the textiles & leather sector, its success story and significance to ‘Make in India’ initiative. This session shall also delve into Karnataka’s contribution to these sectors and tapping the state potential.

1530 - 1600 Hrs


1600 - 1610 Hrs

Opening Remarks & Context Setting

J D Giri


Shahi Exports Pvt Ltd

1610 – 1620 Hrs

Address “Catalyzing Make in India through e-Commerce”

Abhijit Kamra

Head – Global Selling India


1620 - 1630 Hrs

Address “Significant role of designs in promoting textiles, apparel & leather industry”

V Ravishankar
Sr Faculty

National Institute of Design, R&D Campus

1630 – 1640 Hrs

Address “Emerging opportunities in Technical textiles industry”

Dr P K C Bose

Vice Chairman & Managing Director

Saertex India Pvt Ltd

1640 – 1650 Hrs

Address “Role of Human resource in driving growth in Textiles industry”

Wilson Y R


Himatsingka Seide Ltd

1650 - 1705 Hrs

Keynote Address "Can India be next China in next 5-10 years”

Adesh Gupta

Chief Executive Officer, Liberty Shoes,

Chairman, CFLA &

Chairman, CII National Committee on Footwear

1705 – 1720 Hrs

Special Address

Babni Lal, IES

Economic Advisor

Minister of Textiles

Government of India

1720 - 1740 Hrs

Special Address

D V Prasad, IAS

Additional Chief Secretary

Commerce and Industries

Government of Karnataka

1740 - 1755 Hrs


1755– 1800 Hrs

Concluding Remarks

J D Giri

Day 1 Concludes


Take advantage of B2B meetings to develop business relationships

Interact with business houses, understand the business needs, develop leads and create new business avenues

Participate in exclusive seminar to gain insights into business trends and untapped opportunities


The National Manufacturing Policy identifies leather as a special focus sector, for growth and employment generation. As one of the leading leather producers in the country, Karnataka offers a huge potential for investors. Huge Production Centres in the form of Mega Leather Clusters (MLC) with all required infrastructure for production to be set-up by government of India in next 5 years

Who should attend?

The C-Suite leadership

Senior members from Leather & Apparel companies and Allid Industries

Heads of Verticals: R & D, Business & Strategy Potential Investors