Kushal Textile Institute (KTI) hosted a meet of young textile entrepreneurs of Surat & Mumbai region on 12th April 2018. Standon Consulting (Mumbai) conceived this idea to have interaction amongst young generation of textile industry.
The meet created history in Surat as a first of its kind in many ways like Theme of Meet, Age group of participants & Organizational Body. Kushal Textile Institute, better known as KTI, is an eminent Professional Textile Institute based in Surat, the city that is known as the capital of Synthetic Textiles in India. KTI was established in 1993 and this year is a very mile stone year i.e. Institute is celebrating 25th year of its establishment. The Mission of KTI is to Strengthen Entrepreneur and/or Trader in continually advancing business competition at national & international level.
The objectives of the meet were as follows:
To know the position of business & industry in very nearby geographically located area of textile industry.
To interact with like-minded people of industry
To create good contacts to enter in Textile 4.0 revolution
To discuss opportunities & problems from the eyes of youngsters of industry
The meet was restricted for 24 – participants with an average age of 28 years - 12 from Surat and 12 from Mumbai region.
Kushal Adhvaryu was the seminar coordinator. He gave a start of meet by prayer which is the tradition of Kushal Textile Institute. Minesh Adhvaryu , Director of KTI, delivered the welcome speech. In his address he mentioned that this kind of young entrepreneurs meet is first of its kind in western region of India & even perhaps first in India, to share knowledge of two biggest centres of textile industry working with different base of textiles.
He referred to Textile 4.0 revolution and said that this group of young, like-minded textile entrepreneurs uses WhatsApp / Facebook / Linked-in extensively for exchange of information. They depart from the unwritten rule of not sharing information even among nobles engaged in similar business. This group is no longer unwilling for discussing company-related issues, which their forefathers or elders never indulged in. They were fearful about the competition from within.
“This 2nd generation perceives this differently. Our effort is to make a bridge between you people and thereby to take this industry to much greater heights. He also noted that things have changed drastically in past few years. Each one should be open for sharing views and taking advice from others; this will put you on the platform where you will be able to understand your strengths and weaknesses. Your focus should be on manufacturing excellence and product innovation. The ultimate measure of an entrepreneur is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy,” he said.