58TH NATIONAL GARMENT FAIR
The 58th National Garment Fair was held between January 6-8, 2014, at Bombay Exhibition Centre, NSE Complex, Goregaon (East), Mumbai 400063. 164 Brands showcased their Spring/Summer Collections 2014 in 146 Stalls, Covering a Gross Area of over 1,00,000 Sq. Ft. The 58th National Garment Fair was Inaugurated by Mr Rahul Mehta, President of the Association, in the presence of Office Bearers, Chairman and Members of the Fair Sub-Committee and Managing Committee of the Association.
CMAI’S IVY LEAGUE MEETING
The 7th IVY League Meeting of the Association was held on January 6, 2014, at the Westin Mumbai Garden City, Goregaon (East), Mumbai. 60 Members attended the Meeting. The Topic for Discussion was ‘ Indian Brands – Their Success Stories’.
Two Leading Brands — 109ºF and Manyavar made Presentations on their Success Stories for the Benefit of the IVY League Members.
The Presentations were followed by a Q&A Session.
The Presentations were well-received by the Members who attended the Meeting. The Meeting was followed by Dinner.
TEX TRENDS INDIA 2014
Tex Trends India – 2014 Incorporating the 52nd India International Garment Fair was held from January 20-22, 2014, at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The Fair was Inaugurated by the Hon’ble Minister of Textiles, Dr K S Rao, in presence of Smt Zohra Chatterji, IAS, Secretary (Textiles), Members of the IGFA, Executive Committee Members of AEPC and other Garment Associations, Exhibitors, Buyers and the Media.
There were 802 Overseas Buyers and 731 Buying Agents who visited the Three Day Fair.
87 Exhibitors Occupying an Area of 1,779 Sq. Mts. Participated in Tex Trends India – 2014 through the Association.
‘CMAI’s Placement Mela’ to give the Members an Opportunity to Meet and Recruit Fresh Talents from Leading Fashion Institutes in Mumbai and Pune will be held on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, between 10.00 am and 6.00 pm at the Hall of Knowledge, Nehru Centre, Dr Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai 400 018. 62 Members have so far Confirmed their Participation in the said Mela. 5 Leading Fashion Institutes who have Confirmed their Participation in the ‘Placement Mela’ have sent the Enrollment Forms of the Students of their Institutes, which would be disseminated to the Members who have Confirmed their Participation in the said Mela.
59TH NATIONAL GARMENT FAIR
The Association has decided to Organise the 59th National Garment Fair from June 23-25, 2014, at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, NSE Complex, Goregaon (East), Mumbai 400 063. A detailed Circular pertaining to the 59th National Garment Fair has been sent to all Members of the Association. The same has also been Uploaded on the Website, www.cmai.in The Booking of Stalls will Commence on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. All Applications will be Accepted on a First-come-First Serve Basis. However, the Last Date for accepting of Bookings is Monday, May 12, 2014, Subject to the Availability of Stalls.
The Association has submitted the Pre-Budget Memorandum for the Domestic Garment Industry for the Financial Year 2014-2015 to the Hon’ble Finance, Commerce & Industry and Textile Ministers.
SALAAM BAALAK TRUST
The Association has, so far, sent 456 Children Garments to Salaam Baalak Trust for Distribution of the same to the needy Street Children in and around Delhi.
VISIT OF INDIAN TEXTILES DELEGATION TO MAURITIUS
We have been informed by the Ministry of Textiles, Govt of India, that a Trade Delegation led by Dr K S Rao, Hon’ble Minister of Textiles, will be visiting Mauritius from February 23-26, 2014, to hold Ministerial Level talks and firm up Issues of the Textile Sector arising out of the MoU signed between both the Countries. Mr Mohan Sadhwani, Executive Director, has been Invited to join the said Trade Delegation.
NORTHERN REGIONAL OFFICE
We are glad to inform you that the Association set up the Northern Regional Office on January 1, 2014, in New Delhi and has Appointed Mr J K Arora as Regional Secretary of the Northern Regional Office.
The Association has Sponsored a Trophy for the ‘Best Commercial Viable Collection’ at the Annual Fashion Show ‘TVASHTAR 2014’ Organised by Dress Designing & Garment Manufacturing Dept. of Sophia Shree B. K. Somani Memorial Polytechnic, Mumbai. The Association has also Sponsored a Trophy for the ‘Most Promising Student of the Year’ at the Annual Fashion Show ‘CHRYSALIS 2014’ being Organised by Apparel Manufacture and Design Dept. of S.N.D.T Women’s University, Mumbai.