Desk Report: Textile Today Events and ITMA Services Pte organized “ITMA 2019 roadshow & networking session” today on January 26, 2019, at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel aiming to share the new technological innovations of the textile world which will be showcased in the upcoming ITMA 2019, the world’s largest textile and garment technology exhibition from 20-26th June 2019 at Fira de Barcelona, Spain.
Daphne Poon, Marketing and communications director of ITMA 2019 presented the keynote speech in the program where she invited Bangladeshi textile and apparel manufacturers to join at ITMA 2019 exhibition describing it as an innovation center.
She pointed out that ITMA is serving to build a sustainable future through sustainable innovations “that will be advancing textile and garment machineries”.
Every edition of ITMA features a wide range of technologies, machinery, equipment and solutions for each aspect of textile and apparel manufacturing that help key manufacturers meet many of today’s challenges including cost reduction, production increase, sustainable manufacturing etc., she described.
Md. Morshed Sarwar (Sohel), Director, Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers & Exporters Association (BKMEA), said, “If we do not adopt new technology, we can not survive and we can not protect our environment also. In addition to cope with the current wage hike we need to use such technology that will reduce the cost of production.”
Abdullah Al Mamum, Vice President of BTMA, said, “If we want to achieve our government’s $50 bilion target, there is no alternative to produce value added products and, in this regard, ITMA can assist us immensely as it is not just an exhibition, it is an innovation hub.”
The session chaired by Prof. Dr. Engr. Ayub Nabi Khan, Pro Vice-chancellor, BGMEA University of Fashion & Technology where Engr. Md. Shafiqur Rahman, President, The Institution of Textile Engineers & Technologist (ITET); Muhammad Ayub, President, Bangladesh Indenting Agents’ Association (BIAA) were present as special guests.