SRTEPC ‘Source India Virtual 5.0’ Starts with 400 Overseas Buyers And 100 Indian Exhibitors


The Synthetic and Rayon Textiles Export Promotion Council is organizing “Source India Virtual 5.0” from 7 to 9 September 2020. “Source India” is the flagship event of the Council which has been organised every year since last five years. This time it is being organised through online platform due to social distancing and travel restrictions maintained globally in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic. Around 400 overseas textile importers, buyers, agents, stockers, wholesalers, etc. from nearly 70 countries have registered to participate in the three-day online exhibition. About 100 Indian leading manmade fibre textile producers and exporters are participating, showcasing their latest range of products in the entire MMF textile value chain from fibre, yarn, fabrics to made-ups, home textiles, technical textiles, etc.

Smriti Zubin Irani, Union Minister of Textiles, Women and Child Development inaugurated Source India. She congratulated team SRTEPC for creating a platform wherein over 100 member companies will be able to interact with over 350 buyers from over 65 countries. She thanked the council for this endeavour.

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Ravi Kapoor, Secretary (Textiles), in his message said, “Reverse Buyers Sellers Meet – Source India 2020 5.0 Virtual is the pioneering show in the manmade fibre textiles segment.  The event which was first held in 2010 has since 2016 been an annual event and each year has crossed many a milestones. This unique event has been highly successful as it gives both the exhibitors and buyers an opportunity to interact and discuss business on a single platform. I’m sure this year too exhibitors will be successful in clinching business deals in the comfort of their workplace.”

Ronak Rughani, Chairman, SRTEPC, Anil Rajvanshi, Convener, Export Promotion, Dhiraj R. Shah Vice-Chairman, SRTEPC, Sri Narain Aggarwal Immediate Past Chairman, SRTEPC and the Committee of Administration of the Council welcomed the overseas buyers to the maiden online show of the Council and expect that they will be able to find their desired products and clinch successful business.

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In his inaugural message, Ronak Rughani, Chairman, SRTEPC said, “Covid-19 pandemic has created challenging times, but we decided to move ahead with business as usual. The virtual platform is the new normal for meetings between the suppliers/exporters and buyers/importers. Due to global reach of the internet the virtual event has no geographic limitations and time zone constraints.”

The special features of the Source India Virtual 5.0 are dedicated B2B platform, matchmaking, private interaction through chatting, video call, phone call, flexible timings, etc. The overseas visitors have started visiting the online show in good numbers and began their discussions with their Indian counterparts/participating companies. “It is hoped that the online event will substantially help the Indian exporters in establishing contacts, networking, and negotiating business, etc. with potential and leading overseas buyers/ importers/ agents from the major manmade fibre textile consuming and converting countries globally,” said Rughani.

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