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CITI Textile CEO Delegation Strengthens Global Ties at Techtextil 2024

April 2024, New Delhi:- Since the signing of the EFTA agreement by India, CITI has been working on
strategies to promote business collaborations between India and Switzerland, an important textile
trade partner for India. Under a partnership agreement, CITI has been working closely with the
National Textile Association of Switzerland for greater engagement.
In this context, the Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI) mounted a delegation to Techtextil
2024, the premier international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, held in Germany from
April 23 to 26, 2024. Led by Dr. S.K. Sundararaman, the CITI delegation actively participated in a series
of engagements, especially with Textile companies and associations of Switzerland aimed at fostering
collaboration and advancing the global textile industry.
A B2B meeting was organized on the sidelines of Techtextil for CITI members to delve into the full
spectrum of technical textiles, nonwovens, functional apparel textiles, and textile technologies. It
served as a hub for exploration, knowledge exchange, and the formation of strategic partnerships.
The B2B interactions and tour of the Swiss Textiles booth, facilitates by Chairman of Swiss Textiles
offered insights into the latest innovations and developments in the textile industry, fostering
networking and knowledge-sharing opportunities among industry leaders.
The CITI delegation was the first of many such engagement programs planned for enhancing strategic
partnership between the members of Confederation of Indian Textile Industry and Swiss Textiles
towards their shared commitment to advancing the textile sector.
The partnership between CITI and Swiss Textiles was formalized through a Joint Declaration signed on
November 23, 2023, during the 19th Joint Economic Commission (JEC) between India and Switzerland.
This declaration underscores the dedication of both parties to fostering collaboration and enhancing
trade relations, marking a significant milestone in the textile industry.
Mr. Dinesh Nolkha, Vice Chairman of CITI, played a pivotal role in the JEC session, articulating the
strategic objectives of the Joint Declaration and outlining plans for deeper engagement with the
Swiss Textile Industry.
The participation of CITI members in Techtextil 2024 reaffirms the organization’s commitment to
leveraging international platforms for driving innovation, collaboration, and growth within the global
textile indust