International Denim Conference Being Held At Ahmedabad – India

Denim Conference 

An international conference on Denim is being held at Ahmedabad – the denim capital of India- on October 29th and 30th, 2010 . Organized by Fibre2fashion and the Textile Association of India  , the conference will have the who’s who of India’s denim industry as well as a number of overseas delegates in attendance – making it a very interesting event  for the denim industry professionals to learn about the intricacies of Indian denim industry  as well as for networking.

The conference shall be chaired by Dr P. R . Roy  – the  Ex- Chief Executive of Arvind Mills (also known as the father of Indian Denim Industry )  and and shall have a number of speakers from the  industry . Some details on the  topics and discussions at the conference :

Inauguration & Keynote Address:

Topic Speaker
Strategic Issues in managing Global Denim Business:
 Sanjay Lalbhai,* CMD, Arvind Ltd.
India’s potential in the International Market for Denims & Jeans vis-a-vis China, Bangladesh, Pakistan & Srilanka. Robin Anson, Managing Editor, Textiles Intelligence, UK

Other Speakers

Topic Speaker
Global Brands entry into emerging Indian Market Shumone Chatterjee – Head Marketing, Levi’s  ( Asia Pacific Region)
Premium Denims & India – Branding & Retailing Darshan Mehta – CEO, Reliance Brands
Overview of Indian Denim Business Rajiv Dayal – MD, Mafatlal Denim
Panel Discussion on Jeans* Chaired by J Suresh – CEO, Arvind Brands
US Denim & Jeans Industry Jenna CaccavoCotton INC, USA
Functional Denims Prof. Yi LiHong Kong Polytechnic, HK
Overview of Indian Jeans Business Chakor JainVF Corp
Organic Cotton & Denims Mahesh & Alok Dubey – Arvind Ltd
New Product Development in Denims Dr. PR Roy, Dr. JJ Shroff & Mr. MK DebMalwa Group
Marketing Strategies of Indian Denim Players to compete Rajesh Narkar – Malwa Group
Sustainable Denims Manish BasleDystar
Garment Finishing Sai Prasanna – Dystar

List of sponsors include companies like Arvind Ltd , Levi Strauss Aarvee Denims , Malwa Group , Mafatlal Denims  , Chiripal Group , Suryalakshmi , Bhaskar Denims , Jupiter Comtex , Raymond Uco Denim , Dystar , Kunal Organics , LNJ Denims , Jaytex , Toyoda , Morrison , Tsudakoma etc.

The conference will be held at Indian Institute of Management – the premier Management Institute of  India .  For more details on the conference , contact :

Nirav Shah : or visit


About the Organisers :
Textile Association of India : TAI – Textile Association (India), is a large professional body and has membership from top executives, textile manufacturers and technocrats from the textile and allied sectors with 27 units spread over all major textile hubs in the country. The Ahmedabad Unit is the second largest with more than 4000 members. Seminar, Lectures, Group Discussion, Road Show and organizing conferences and exhibitions are some of the major activities undertaken  by the Ahmedabad unit of TAI.
Fibre2fashion : Fibre2Fashion is the worlds largest B2B platform for global Textile  industry. It updates about  the latest developments taking place globally in the textile, apparel and fashion industry.Fibre2fashion strategically facilitates the sourcing and marketing requirements for the Textile & Apparel Industry.

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