CMAI Signs MoUs With Dubai Global Connect, SGCCI


The Clothing Manufacturers Association of India organised its Diamond Jubilee Edition of the National Garment Fair, 75 straight fairs, coinciding with India’s 75th year of Independence.

On the side lines of this historic event, CMAI has signed two important MoUs – with Dubai Global Connect, Dubai and with The Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SGCCI).

The MOU with Dubai Global Connect will enable the Association’s members to avail of special member benefits, including discounts and other incentives, and ultimately benefit from DGC’s unique showroom ecosystem. It also allows DGC to engage with CMAI’s 20,000+ members for knowledge sharing, information exchange, and host and attend special events.

Paul Boots, head of Business Development at Dubai Global Connect, said, “We are thrilled to be in Mumbai to sign this MOU with CMAI. We see great value in partnerships with global entities that recognise Dubai’s unique trade environment and the role that DGC can play to further business growth. We look forward to working with and adding value to CMAI and its members.”

Rajesh Masand, President, CMAI, added, “This is one more initiative taken by CMAI to further the interests of its members. Many of our domestic brands are already supplying to UAE and other GCC countries – and the proposed hub at Dubai can be of immense benefit to our members. We are hoping to provide a very useful platform and opening to the Middle East market through this initiative.”

The MOU with SGCCI is intended to further strengthen the booming textile market in Surat and its activities in the garment sector. CMAI which is shortly opening a regional office in Surat will be undertaking various activities towards the development of garmenting activities in Surat. SGCCI and CMAI will promote and extend all support to the various activities of the two partners to strengthen the textile and apparel industry in the city.

Himanshu Bodawala, President, SGCCI stated, “We at SGCCI are thrilled with the MOU and looking forward to continue the activities for the benefit of our respective members.”

Underlining this sentiment, Rajesh Masand said, “SGCCI and CMAI have already worked together for nearly a year in the interest of our members and I am delighted we have formalised the working with this signing of this MOU.”


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