The International Conference on Apparel and Home Textiles (ICAHT) will be held in New Delhi on September 9, 2017. This is a cross- disciplinary event and the idea is to explore creativity and the creative process through the lenses of imagination and innovation. Renowned speakers from different organizations across the globe will share knowledge in the form of presentations and workshops on various topics connected to the textile and apparel industry.
The theme for this year's conference is ‘People, Purpose and Passion: The Pathway to Success’. The conference is intended to cover all aspects of the apparel industry, including the problems of small-scale enterprises in the developing world, barriers which are hindering the growth of this industry, strengths and weaknesses of manufacturers in different regions, globalization issues, resource and manpower scarcity, quality of the product, trade laws, adopting new techniques to improve productivity, managing the global supply chain and finally changing apparel industry trends with ever-changing fashions.
The conference in October 2016 was attended by over 400 delegates from 110 manufacturing units and 50 academicians from all over the country. More than 70 per cent of attendees were garment industry professionals and 60 per cent of attendees were senior level persons which included 60 owners of garment manufacturing units.