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HITF to hold textile machinery expo in Coimbatore

Our Bureau  |  Chennai/ Coimbatore 

In a bid to give a fillip to the textile industry, Hitech International Trade Fair (HITF) is organising an International Textile Technology & Machinery Expo (ITGME 2006) from March 3 to 6 in Coimbatore.
Products or machineries priced between Rs 1,000 and Rs 1.25 crore, which cater to the needs of the textile industry, would be showcased at the event.
Over 300 participants, including 80 firms from abroad, would exhibit their products and services. The exhibition is likely to generate business enquiries worth Rs 1,000 crore. The ITGME will display a wide range of cutting-edge technologies and products pertaining to the different sectors of textile industry.
There will be an exclusive 'China Pavilion' which would have 60 participants from China. The Chinese participants will display machineries and products for spinning and related functions, weaving and knitting. Leading Chinese like Shanghai Machtronic, China Texmatech, Jingwi and Picanal would display their products at the expo, a release said.
The fair will also have Spintex 2006, a concurrent event where innovative products developed by textile technology students would be displayed. Besides, seminars and interactions on various topics of interest, handled by technocrats and experts, will be held on all the four days of the expo.
M A Rayappan, chairman, HITF, said in the release that HITF expects around 40,000 business visitors and 50,000 general visitors at the exhibition.
About 50 per cent of the business visitors would be from the adjoining textile belt of Coimbatore and 30 per cent would be from other regions of the country.
The remaining 20 per cent will be from neighbouring countries like Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Africa and Gulf region.

First Published: Thu, March 02 2006. 00:00 IST