Trade Promotion Activities conducted by India ITME Society in the F.Y. 2020-21

Event Info

14, 15, 16, FEBRUARY 2020


Daywise Itinerary

Tentative ITME Africa 2020 – Day wise program

Day 1 - 14th FEB 2020 ( Friday )
8.30 AM onwards Visitor Registration Millennium Hall
9.00 AM – 5.00 PM Exhibition Millennium Hall
8.45 AM - 10.40 AM Inaugural Program Axum Hall
11.15 AM to 11.50 AM Investment Seminars
Africa’s Textiles And Apparel Sector – Opportunities For Investment And Technology Upgradation And Related Financial Solutions
Introduction & Welcome - International Trade Centre (ITC)
Setting the scene
Mr. Navdeep Sodhi, Partner, Gherzi, Textile Organization, Switzerland
Investment and Technology Upgradation in Africa’s Textiles and Apparel sector – Opportunities and Challenges
Axum Hall
11.50 AM – 12.50 PM Panel discussion
Mr. Govind Venuprasad, Coordinator – SITA, ITC
Panellists :
Mr. Sudatta Mandal, Chief General Manager, Lines of Credit Group, Exim Bank of India
Ms. Phyllis Wakiaga, CEO, Kenya Association of Manufacturers
Ms. Antje Steiner, DEG Invest, Regional Office East Africa
Mr. Sanjeeva Ileperuma, Director/CEO, Strathmore Apparel Manufacturing PLC, Eth.
Mr. Pankaj Bedi, Chairman, United Aryan (EPZ) Ltd, Kenya
Mr Liton Chandra Sarker, General Manager, Corporate Affairs, DBL Industries PLC (tbc)
Dr. Philip Osafo-Kwaako, Chairman, Akosombo Industrial Co Ltd, Ghana
Mr. Haileyesus Bekele, President, Development Bank of Ethiopia (tbc)
Axum Hall
12.50 PM to 12.55 PM Questions & Answers Axum Hall
12.55 PM to 1.00 PM Vote of Thanks
Mr. S. Hari Shankar, Chairman, India ITME Society
2.00 AM - 5.00 PM B2F Meetings for Financial Solutions
B2G Meetings with Govt. Officials from African Nations
Meetings with Legal Consultants for Business Visitors
Lalibela Hall
Day 2 - 15th FEB 2020 ( Saturday )
8.30 AM onwards Visitor Registration Millennium Hall
9.00 AM – 5.00 PM Exhibition Millennium Hall
9.30 AM - 10.00 AM Presentations by ETIDI :
Mr. Rajat Srivastava, Director & Regional Director, Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC INDIA), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India. - India Africa Trade with focus on doing business with India
Axum Hall
10.00 AM – 10.30 AM Dr. Venkata Krishnan Cotton Expert, Texcoms Textile Solutions & ETIDI - Global Cotton Scenario Vs Africa Axum Hall
10.30 AM to 11.00 AM Mr. Teshome Zeleke Senior Expert, ETIDI - Ethiopian Textile Industry: Constraints and Opportunities Axum Hall
11.00 AM – 11.30 AM Tea Break Axum Hall
11.30 AM - 12.00 PM Mr. Eshetu Shanko Senior Textile Engineer, ETIDI - Ethiopian Scenario in Textile Machinery: Current Status and Future Prospects Axum Hall
12.00 PM – 12.30 PM Mr. Arivarasu K Senior Partner, Texcoms Textile Solutions & ETIDI - African Textile Industry: Strategy and Operational Excellence Axum Hall
2.00 PM – 2.30 PM Technical Seminars :
How To Increase Cotton Productivity In Ethiopia? Best Practise And Innovative Technologies From India Mr B Lakshminarayana, Southern India Mills Association – Cotton Development & Research Association (SIMA CDRA) Cotton Value Chain in India – Key Learnings for Ethiopia
Axum Hall
2.30 PM – 3.00 PM Dr Asha Rani, Chief Cotton Breeder, SIMA CDRA
Development, multiplication and distribution of seed varieties in Southern India – best practice from CDRA
Axum Hall
3.30 PM – 4.00 PM Mr Rishabh Verma, IIT Madras, 4th Year Undergraduate, Project Head and Mr Ashutosh Kumar, IIT Madras Automatization in farms: Aerial spraying using drone technology Axum Hall
4.00 PM - 4.05 PM Q & A Axum Hall
4.05 PM – 4.10 PM Vote of Thanks
Axum Hall
10.00 AM – 1.00 PM B2B Meetings with Delegations Fasiledesse Hall
2.00 PM – 5.00 PM B2B Meetings with Delegations Fasiledesse Hall
Day 3 - 16th FEB 2020 ( Sunday )
8.30 AM onwards Visitor Registration Millennium Hall
9.00 AM - 5.00 PM Exhibition Millennium Hall