Everyday Indian apparel and textile industry is witnessing cancellation or postponement of a trade show.
After the postponement of Gartex Texprocess India, Mumbai, now The Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council (TEXPROCIL) has cancelled the 2nd edition of its flagship event, Ind-Texpo 2020, owing to the health risk posed by the deadly Coronavirus.
It was a specialised Reverse Buyer Seller Meet and scheduled to take place at Coimbatore, from 17 to 19 March 2020. The new dates for the event are yet to be announced.
The event, which was supposed to have over 70 exhibitors showcasing top quality yarns, apparel fabrics, denim fabrics and choicest of home textiles with over 100 quality importers, expected a visitation from over 25 countries/regions.
Many international buyers have also expressed apprehensions regarding travel to India due to the prevailing situation during this period. Several countries, from where the buyers were planning to visit, have also issued travel advisories along with quarantine regulations on buyers’ return from an overseas trip.
Dr. K.V. Srinivasan, Chairman, TEXPROCIL informed, “We have to understand the public safety and health risk posed by the virus to all our esteemed Indian exhibitors and buyers coming from abroad and so, given the nature of this unpredictable situation and knowing that all this is well beyond our control, we were left with no option but to cancel the event.”