Annual Convention 2014
Apparel gets you a lowdown on the Annual Convention 2014 organised by the Western Regional Committee of the CMAI.
The Western Regional Committee of The Clothing Manufacturers Association of India Organised their ‘Annual Convention 2014’ on January 27-28, 2014, at Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Alibaug, Alibagh, Maharashtra. A Total of 70 Members from Pune and Mumbai attended the Two Day Convention. Mr Sharad Kalyani, Immediate Past Regional Chairman, Western Regional Committee, in the absence of Mr J T Veera, Regional Chairman, welcomed the Members and thanked Mr Rahul Mehta, President, and other Members of the Managing Committee, for having spared their Valuable Time to Come and Attend the Convention. Mr Kalyani also Welcomed Mr Dimakh Sahasrabuddhe and Mr Dwarka Jalan, the Guest Speakers at the Convention. At the outset, the Members observed a One Minute Silence as a Mark of Respect to Mr Jagannath Kalyani of M/s Vision Sports, Pune, who was the First Regional Chairman of the Western Regional Committee and Mr Nanik Sainani, Father of Mr Naveen Sainani, Member of the Managing Committee of the Association. The Convention commenced with the National Anthem followed by the Lighting of the Lamp by Mr Rahul Mehta, President; Mr Babubhai Ayar, Hon. Gen. Secretary; Mr Jayesh Shah, Jt. Hon. Gen. Secretary; Mr Sharad Kalyani; Mr Santosh Katariya, Past Regional Chairman and Mr Rajiv Agarwal, Hon. Regional Secretary of the Western Regional Committee. Mr Rajiv Agarwal Presented the Annual Report of the Western Region for 20132014 for the information of the Members . The Session began with the Introduction of Mr Dimakh Sahasrabuddhe, CEO of Dimakh Consultants Pvt. Ltd. by Mrs Minal Joshi. The Topic Discussed was ‘Online Business.’ In his Presentation, Mr Sahasrabuddhe stressed on the Importance of Online Marketing and the Revolutionary Change it has brought in the Market Place. It connects the Manufacturer directly to the Consumer and provides one with the convenience to view all Products in a Single Window. The Online Shop is open 24x7, thus saving the Consumer’s time, who can order the Products in their spare time from their homes. He also mentioned about Developing Static and Dynamic Websites, which are essential for Online Business and explained the Pros and Cons of Online Business and other Requirements such as Domain Name, Web Page Designing, Bank Transactions, Return Policies, Online Advertising, etc. Mr Rahul Mehta, in his Presentation, shared his views on Current Market Trends and Updates. He spoke about the changing needs of the Consumers and how Large Format Stores are Upgrading themselves as per the Current Trends. He also stressed on the importance of Participating in various Trade Fairs as the Best Platform to get exposure for their Brand. Mr Mehta also invited Mr Naveen Sainani, of M/s Fritz Gaitri Clothing Co. Pvt. Ltd. (Brand – FRITZBERG), Mr Babubhai Ayar of M/s Challenge Enterprises (Brand - CHALLENGE) and Mr Ashok Shah of M/s Jeaneration Clothing Pvt. Ltd. (Brand – RNC) to join him and introduced them to the Western Region Members. He informed the Members on how these Three started their Business, the Hurdles and Challenges faced by them, the Attitude maintained by them and how they became Successful and established their Brands. Mr Mehta also had an Interactive Session with these Three Members. The Session was well-received and appreciated by the Western Region Members. Mrs Heera Agarwal introduced Mr Dwarka Jalan of Jalan Constructions, Pune. Mr Jalan shared his Experience about Life. The Speech was full of Humour, Ethics, Principles and Attitude towards Life. He also spoke about Stress Management, Relationships and Feelings. His Punch line was ‘ swast raho, mast raho, vyasth raho.’ Mr Rajiv Agarwal, Hon. Regional Secretary, proposed a Vote of Thanks to all the Members who Participated in the Convention and to Mr Sumeet Tejwaney and Mr Jignesh Bheda for conducting the Convention. The Convention was well-received by the Members who attended the same and also Complimented the Western Regional Committee for making excellent arrangements.