SGCCI to organise the first-ever ‘Global Textile Trade Fair’ in three states of the US from June 9

Exhibition chairman of the Global Textile Trade Fair, Amish Shah and co-chairman, Harshal Bhagat meeting Consul General of the Consulate General of India in Atlanta, USA, Swati V Kulkarni

Surat (Gujarat) [India], April 22: For the first time, the Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SGCCI) has organised a four-day-long ‘Global Textile Trade Fair’ in Atlanta, New Jersey, and Los Angeles in the United States of America (USA) starting from June 9.

The first-of-its-kind Global Textile Trade Fair has been conferred with the official logo endorsement of the Ministry of Textile, Government of India, and backed by the Consulate General of India in Atlanta and various American institutions and organisations.

The Global Textile Trade Fair will open in Atlanta, Georgia, on June 9. A three-day textile show will include a diverse array of products, including polyester, nylon viscose, Indo Ethnic wear for ladies, Kurti and Kurtas, home textile, medical textile, clothing and garments, handicraft and handloom, and Khadi. The exhibition will have the attraction of a fashion show depicting the fabrics and fashion from Surat and across the country.

The Atlanta exhibition will be followed by a B2B and B2C exhibition in New Jersey on June 17 and the B2C Table Top Buyer-Seller meeting being organised in Los Angeles on June 19. The exhibition will be attended by the buyers, sellers, and manufacturers of textiles from across the globe to seal the business deals with the textile manufacturers and traders from Surat.

Ashish Gujarati, president, of SGCCI said, “A delegation under the leadership of exhibition chairman of the Global Textile Trade Fair, Amish Shah, and co-chairman Harshal Bhagat met the Consul General of Consulate General of India in Atlanta, Swati V Kulkarni. The Consul General showed her preparedness for providing all required assistance, organising meetings for the visiting delegation with the buyers in the US, and involving all the textile associations in Atlanta.”

Gujarati stated that the delegation members met Nishant Patel, chairman of the Asian-American Hotel Owners’ Association (AAHOA) in America’s Baltimore, and other hoteliers. Patel is a native of Surat and has recently been appointed as the chairman of the AAHOA. The exhibition will be featuring home textiles; therefore all the hotel owners and agents associated will also visit the exhibition and cooperate to make it a huge success.

Himanshu Bodawala, vice-president, of SGCCI said, “This is the first time that the SGCCI is organising a textile trade fair in the US. There are many companies around Atlanta manufacturing technical textile and the exhibitors will have an opportunity to develop direct bilateral trade relations with the manufacturers.”