Amidst a glittering foundation meeting of Asia Dyestuff Industry Federation (ADIF) held on 10th April 2018 at the Pullman Shanghai Skyway Hotel, Janak Mehta, was selected as the first ever chairman of ADIF for the next five years tenure.
The event coincided with the centenary celebrations of China Dyestuff Industry. From DMAI, four vice chairmen are also confirmed in addition to its executive secretary having designated as the deputy secretary general.
ADIF is an apex body and conglomerate of dyestuff and pigment manufacturers of Asian countries having a combined production of about USD 20-25 billion. In the present context of an apparent shift of the power-centre of the colorant manufacturing and consumer segments towards Asia, ADIF was conceived to represent and promote the interests of dyestuffs and colorant industry in this part of the world. Its headquarters would be in Beijing and only branch office in India functioning from DMAI Secretariat.
The basic function of the federation is to promote communication and exchange information among the members, create opportunities and conditions for bilateral and multi-lateral co-operation for holding seminars, exhibitions etc for the development of the Asian colorant industry.
In his maiden address, Mehta, the newly appointed Chairman, expressed his optimism that with the support and co-operation of all the stake holders, ADIF would be able to perform its activities to the benefits of all concerned to usher better days for the Asian Dyestuff Industry. He appealed to all the members to come together and join all their efforts in this direction.