July 10, 2009
An "International Workshop on “Technology & Marketing of Technical Textiles”, was organised by TecniTex Nonwovens Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore and Texas Tech University, USA in Coimbatore on July 3rd, 2009 with major support from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Textile Management. 170 delegates attended the event, the majority from the industry. The inaugural address was delivered by Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar, Associate Professor at Texas Tech University, USA and also Co-Chair, INDA-India Committee, USA and a global expert on technical textiles and nonwoven technology.
He said, “When the world is in the grips of austerity, this conference is going to talk about prosperity, i.e., growth opportunities in the textiles sector. At the time that this conference is convening here in Coimbatore, reports from international economic bodies and the Government of India project grim pictures on the economy of developed nations and export numbers from India. Recent report from the Government of India shows that the exports in May 2009 dipped by 29.2% from the corresponding month in 2008.