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September 2020

Source India 2020 Virtual 5.0 – 7-12 September 2020

As you are aware, due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the Council is organizing its 5th edition of Source India 2020 on Virtual platform.  Source India 2020 Virtual 5.0 is scheduled to be held from 7 to 9 September 2020 with the support of Ministry of Commerce & Industry and Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India.  In this platform, around 100 member-exporters of the Council will be exhibiting their latest range of synthetic and rayon textile items including Fibre, Yarn, Fabrics, Home Textiles, Made-ups, Technical Textiles & Covid Protective Fabrics.

The Meet is on virtual platform and the Council has planned to invite over 250 leading buyers of MMF Textiles from around 50 countries including New Zealand to Source India 2020. The buyers will have a unique opportunity to see the latest range of textile items under the virtual platform of SRTEPC, and interact with senior representatives of leading Indian companies and conclude profitable business deals through chat/video conferences during the 3 days of the event.

For more information and registration please click the link - https://sourceindia.srtepc.in

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The First World Solar Technology Summit (WSTS) – 8 September 2020

I am pleased to let you know that the First World Solar Technology Summit (WSTS) is being organized by International Solar Alliance (ISA) on September 8, 2020 from 16:30 to 21:30 hrs IST at a virtual platform. The Summit will be graced by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi. FICCI as the Convenor of the ISA Global Leadership Task Force of Corporates on Innovation has the previlige to be the organising Partner of the Summit.

The Summit will be addressed by a galaxy of speakers including Ministers, Nobel Laureates, Chief Executives of global corporations, and Heads of leading global institutions. The concept note of the Summit is enclosed for your kind reference. We will share updates with you on the final programme closer to the the date of the summit.

The objective of the World Solar Technology Summit (WSTS) is to bring the spotlight on state-of-the-art technologies as well as next generation technologies which will provide impetus to the growth and propagation of solar energy globally. The Summit will provide a global platform for stakeholders to engage on innovations in technology that will catapult the world towards a high solar growth trajectory.

For Registeration : https://registrations.ficci.com/isa-wsts2020/index.html (Click here).

The concept note of the Summit can be accessed (Click here to download).

Should you have any queries you may reach out to the FICCI team for ISA-WSTS at isa-wsts2020@ficci.com.

We look forward to your confirmation.

Virtua Ind–Texpo 2020” from 14 – 18 September 2020

The Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council of India (TEXPROCIL) is organising the virtual edition of its Reverse Buyer Seller Meet (RBSM) called “Ind–Texpo 2020”, an exclusive virtual B2B exhibition of textiles!

The virtual event will be held from 14th to 18th September 2020 and is supported by the Ministry of Textiles and the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India.

Virtual "Ind–Texpo 2020” is a specialized B2B fair in the Indian textile sector offering a one-stop destination for worldwide importers to source Indian Textiles from fibres to home textiles and fashion. The exhibition will have on display textiles like home textiles, fabrics and yarns as well as cotton-rich blended textiles. The virtual exhibition is being held on a EU complaint GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) platform which allows for safe and secure business interactions. With features like Private Meeting rooms, Personalised Schedules and Online Chats available on the virtual platform for overseas buyers and Indian sellers, business interactions will be held seamlessly in a secure and safe environment.

We would be grateful if the Virtual “Ind-Texpo” Show is promoted and disseminated among the textile trade and textile associations that fall within the Mission’s jurisdiction so that buyers who are interested in sourcing textiles from India can register their profile on the virtual platform www.ind-texpo.com. Based on their requirement they can also interact with the registered Indian suppliers and pre-schedule B2B meetings on agreed time slots during the days of the exhibition i.e. 14th to 18th September, 2020.

A step-by-step guide which enables the interested buyers and importers to navigate through the Ind-Texpo website as well as chat and pre-schedule meetings with Indian suppliers is available by clicking here Step by Step Guide

Further, we are also giving the following important links to the Virtual “Ind-Texpo” Show which may kindly be uploaded on the Mission’s website (if possible).  

Website of the Show: www.ind-texpo.com

Virtual Ind-Texpo Promo Film: Ind-Texpo Promo Film

Buyer / Visitor Registration: Visitor Registration

For any clarification on the above, you may please write to us at events@ind-texpo.com

We look forward to your continued support and cooperation.


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FICCI Global Virtual Textile and Home Furnishing Expo, Weaving the Beauty of India

16th to 18th September,  2020

We are pleased to share with you that Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) is organizing the 1st Global Virtual Exhibition -”Global Virtual Textile and Home Furnishing Expo from 16th -18th September, 2020, under the banner of “GLOBIZ”-CONNECTING BUSINESS GLOBALLY.

The three days of Virtual Exhibition Platform commits to provide support to Indian business houses and manufacturers to explore business opportunities and connect with over 7000+ visitors and approximately 500 buyers in the sector from regions - Europe, ASEAN,  Oceania, CIS, Africa, SAARC and Middle East.

The Expo will bring together various stakeholders from the textile sector and other allied sectors on a virtual platform to showcase their products, participate in one on one video meetings, pre – fixed B2B meetings and real time conferences and media interactions. It will provide a one stop solution to connect with desired buyers, traders, distributors, and decision makers.


  • Readymade Garments (Men’s & Women’s); Intimate; Accessories
  • Technical Textiles
  • Yarns & Cotton and fabrics (Raw Materials)
  • Home Furnishing & Home décor (handicrafts, carpets and more)
  • Leather and Shoes
  • Gifts
  • Dyes & Chemicals related to Yarns, Fabrics, Home Furnishing and Printing 


  • Indian & International Exhibitors
  • Interactive Sessions
  • B2Bs Meetings with buyers invited globally(Dedicated matchmaking booth) 



  • Dedicated product specific halls
  • International Exhibitors
  • Dedicated matchmaking booth
  • Live Video chat with visitors & buyers
  • Product & Country based search option for buyers & visitors
  • No limitation in number of participants and attendees
  • Unlimited branding opportunities
  • Opportunity to launch products
  • Free Entry for the visitors
  • Exclusive analytical booth report
  • No Travel & Hospitality expenses
  • No Fabrication & Booth setup Charges
  • Connect with Buyers from Home or Office
  • You just need a good internet & computer
  • Experience the virtual world of exhibitions

With virtual exhibition being the new normal due to prevailing COVID-19 situation, it will be a unique opportunity to brand your organization therefore, we are seeking your support in mobilizing buyers & exhibitors from the above mentioned focus segments under Textile sector. Incase, you would like us to consider any segment related to textiles relevant to New Zealand in this exhibition, please let us know so that we can work for bringing relevant exhibitors and buyers from India.

The cost of participation for the International Exhibitors is $650 + GST and the buyer registration is free of charge. The event flyer attached for reference, and please visit event website www.ficciglobiz.com for more details.

Please visit below link and share your problem with respect to Trade in Goods or Trade in Services with the ASEAN regionhttp://registrations.ficci.in/India-ASEAN/india-asean-trade.asp

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An International Textile & Apparel Fair (7th Edition) from 23-27 Sept, 2020 | VIRTUAL EDITION

Rajasthan State Industrial Development and Investment Corporation Ltd. (RIICO) and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) are jointly organizing the 7 edition of VASTRA viz. “VASTRA- An International Textile and Apparel Fair, 2020” (VASTRA- 2020) scheduled to be held virtually from 23rd to 27th September, 2020. However, the fair portal shall stay live for next 10 days i.e. till 7th October 2020.

This virtual edition of VASTRA-2020 would be an all encompassing trade fair on textiles & apparel. It is aimed at revitalizing existing business ties and forging new business relations. In the current scenario, this Virtual edition will be an ideal platform to enter strategic alliances, partnerships and JVs worldwide. VASTRA-2020 will also provide opportunities to explore new locations for setting up businesses in India, disseminate technology and interaction with experts and R&D Labs for solution in technology and latest trends.

VASTRA- 2020 will be a pure B2B fair. There will be pre ?xed B2B meetings in the expo on all ?ve days of the event besides the on-spot meetings.

A large number of international buyers from across the globe and Indian buying houses / agents have been participating in VASTRA since the very ?rst edition held in 2012. Since then VASTRA has emerged as a prominent exhibition in the international calendar of events in textiles and apparel. VASTRA-2020 will be attended by quality overseas buyers and Indian Buying Houses/Agents.

The Bene?ts are manifold, like:

Quali?ed Leads: It can bring more attendees with quali?ed leads.

Increased Exposure: Gives exhibitors increased Exposure.

Saves Money: Saving on logistics, lodging and boarding.

Interactive: Interaction possible with all the visitors which is not possible at physical events.

Engage: Attendees and exhibitors engage at an unprecedented rate.

Please see the brochure for more details.


Registration & Website link : http://vastratex.in/visitors-registration/index.html

Specialty Chem 2020 (Virtual Conference and Expo) from 29 – 30 September 2020 

The Specialty Chemical Industry has been an important part of the Indian Chemical Industry landscape. As per the recent estimates, India’s Specialty Chemicals market has huge potential and could be closer to $ 100 billion market by the year 2025. The growth is likely to be driven by an average growth of 15% CAGR in the user industries. Additionally, there is a good opportunity for exports across western countries as many chemical consuming countries are now looking at de-risking their supply chain, which is dependent on China. 

Globally, the Specialty Chemicals market is transforming significantly and the sector is becoming more cost-conscious. India has the right manpower, skills, and low costs to make the best of this global opportunity. To become self-reliant (Atmanirbhar) and a net exporter of high-value chemicals, it is important to highlight the true potential of the Indian Specialty Chemical Industry. 

In this regard, the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is organizing “Specialty Chem 2020”, A Virtual Conference and Expo on 29th – 30th September 2020 with Theme “Realizing the Path of Self-Reliance”. 

The objective of the Specialty Chem 2020 is to provide a platform to the Chemicals fraternity to discuss the challenges, highlight the opportunities and understand how India can emerge and establish itself as a World’s preferred manufacturing destination for Specialty Chemicals. Also, the Specialty Chem 2020 Virtual Expo will offer a suitable platform for the exhibitors to showcase their products, services, and strategic collaboration opportunities. 

Focus Sectors of the Events are: 

  1. Dyes & Pigments 
  2. Ingredients, Flavours & Fragrances 
  3. Personal Care Ingredients 
  4. Surfactants 
  5. Textile Chemicals 
  6. Water Chemicals 
  7. Polymer Additives 
  8. Construction Chemicals 

Key Highlights of the Events are: 

  • India - UK Roundtable on Bilateral Trade and Collaboration 
  • Dedicated B2B and B2G Meetings 
  • Networking Opportunity 
  • Virtual Buyer - Seller Meet 
  • 2000+ National and International Delegates 
  • 2 Days Exhibition 

Visitors can access the platform Free of Cost. Companies interested in participating as Exhibitor with stall for showcasing their products can avail this opportunity with payment of USD 500 + 18% GST.  

For more information and visitor registration, please visit event website www.specialtychem.in. 

Very simple and only 3 Steps for Registration: 

  1. Open https://www.specialtychem.in/ 
  2. Click on VISITOR 
  3. Click on Visitor Registration 

Kindly fill & submit the Form Online. 

Visitor registration may also be submitted by clicking directly on website link:  

Once registration is received by us, an auto-generated registration confirmation email will be sent, and closer to the event, a ‘Visitors Guide’ and ‘Access Path’ will be shared for the meetings.  In case of registration confirmation email is not received, or any additional information is sought, my colleague Mr. Manoj Mehta, Director, FICCI may kindly be reached at WhatsApp Number/Calling No.: +91-9891098772, Email ID – manoj.mehta@ficci.com or Mr. Nachiket Basole, Senior Assistant Director, FICCI may kindly be reached at WhatsApp Number/Calling No.: +91-9867312834/9833312834, Email ID - nachiket.basole@ficci.com

I solicit the support of your Excellency in garnering large participation of Chemical Companies from your esteemed Country at Specialty Chem 2020 both as Exhibitors and Visitors. A copy of the Specialty Chem 2020 Brochure is enclosed. 

Thanking you and with highest personal regards.

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Buyer Seller Meet with Special focus on Oceania Market – Virtual Exhibition from 29th September to 1st October, 2020.

The Carpet Export Promotion Council is an apex body set up by Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India for export promotion of Handmade Carpets and other floor coverings. The basic objective of the Council is to promote the exports of Handmade Carpets and other floor coverings from the country. 

As you are aware that the Carpet Export Promotion Council has successfully organized its first Virtual Exhibition for 5 days from 21st to 25th August, 2020 as an alternative to the physical Fairs

As the travel restrictions all over the globe still exists due to COVID-19 pandemic, Virtual Trade Shows seems to be the o­nly viable solution and marketing tool available to both Buyers & Sellers to meet and interact o­nline, understand each other’s requirements and ensure business continuity. 

To keep the momentum going, CEPC is organizing a 3 Day Buyer Seller Meet - Virtual Exhibition with a special focus on Australia and adjoining countries (Oceania Region) from 29th September to 1st October, 2020

Manufacturers & Exporters from key Carpet producing areas viz. Bhadohi, Mirzapur, Varanasi, Agra, Jaipur, Delhi, Panipat, and Srinagar etc. shall be exhibiting their wide range of Handmade Carpets, Rugs, Durries and other floor coverings through this Virtual Exhibition.

This Buyer-Seller Meet - Virtual Exhibition will be held live on www.cepcvirtualbsm.in  from 
29th September to 1st October, 2020 and it is a great and unique opportunity for the overseas Buyers to reach out to Indian Suppliers all over India for ensuring business continuity during COVID-19. 

Main features of the Buyer Seller Meet - Virtual Exhibition: -

  • Anywhere any time the show will run o­n the website and will be accessed at web browser and mobile application including IOS and android using innovative interactive technology creating user friendly 3D immersive virtual experience/environment.
  • Seamless match making opportunity (pre-scheduled/approved meetings). 
  • Availability of Company and product videos to enhance the experience of the buying/sourcing.
  • Chat and video conferencing facility to help easy interactions.
  • Artificial Intelligence Driven Matchmaking for Exhibitors as per their requirements.
  • Private Meeting rooms, personalized schedules & Mobile App support.
  • Products displayed with detailed specifications to facilitate sourcing.
  • Webinars bringing speakers/experts to enhance knowledge and decision making.
  • The online platform is totally secured and all data related to products and Exhibitors will be visible only to the Buyer.
  • Online Chats & meetings with Exhibitors will also be totally secured and visible only to the Buyers.

The Overseas Buyers can register online and thBuyer’s Registration Form is  available on the following Link for Register Online

October 2020

LEADS 2020: Reimagine the world from 12 – 15 October 2020

The inaugural edition of LEADS 2020 : Reimagine the World” is a 4-day global thought leadership initiative from FICCI, spanning the globe and curated as an engagement platform for insights into five fundamental questions that underlie the quest for global economic prosperity, which is inclusive and  sustainable for well-being citizens. This year, the program shall be organised on a virtual platform from October 12-15, 2020 (Mon-Thus.).   

The motivation for the programme arises from the fact that in an interdependent world, effective leadership and genuine commitment is imperative to encourage constructive policy debates, evolve a collaborative approach for achieving the vision of an abundant, ecologically balanced and prosperous world for our future generations. This FICCI initiative is also driven by the need to reaffirm economic solidarity across borders, with optimism for the future in these uncertain times.   

FICCI LEADS is an endeavour to evolve a shared vision among global leaders, to reimagine economic growth founded on the pillars of open regionalism, self-reliance, economic resilience and multilateralism. Global business and political leaders are being invited to share their views on 21st century challenges and take a fresh look at global business value chains.   

The idea of LEADS:  

L - Leadership for global prosperity in the backdrop of disruption  

E - Excellence in everything we do    

A - Adaptability to these VUCA times   

D - Diversity for inclusive growth fabric   

S - Sustainability as a given for economic growth   

FICCI LEADS 2020 will be a confluence of global leaders, influencers and opinion shapers across the world. It will facilitate round clock engagement taking into account time zone differences with East Asia, Central Asia, South Asia, ASEAN & Oceania, Europe, Africa, West Asia, Americas and the Pacific. The virtual event this year will be hosted and managed on a FICCI exclusive platform, specially designed, developed and created with all privacy and data security features.   

We request you to save the date in your scheduleThe Regional Session focusing on Oceania  would be of particular interest for you as it would focus on sectors which have immense potential for collaboration between India and the region.  The Session will focus on how combining Oceania’s significant expertise in renewable energy with India’s manufacturing capacity will help in creating energy collaborations between the two regions. 

Please visit www.FICCILEADS.in for more details on LEADS 2020. Program outline can be accessed from the link: 


To join LEADS 2020, please register at: http://registrations.ficci.com/filead/online-registration-governmentofficial-diplomat.asp 

We hope for your favorable consideration of our requests and look forward to welcoming you virtually to LEADS 2020 – A FICCI-Star Initiative ! 

3rd edition of Renewable Energy Investors' Meet and Expo (3rd RE-INVEST) will be held from 14th to 17th October 2020 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India.

Coinciding with the Third Assembly of the International Solar Alliance (ISA). These two events are likely to be inaugurated by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India in a common function at 1700 IST on 14 October 2020.

The 3rd RE-INVEST is expected to be attended by over 75 International Ministerial delegations, more than 1000 global industry leaders, and 50,000 delegates.

The 3rd RE-INVEST aims at accelerating the worldwide effort to scale up development and deployment of renewable energy and connect the global investment community with Indian energy stakeholders. It will include a 3-day Conference on renewables and future energy choices, and an Exhibition of manufacturers, developers, investors and innovators engaged in the clean energy sector.

The Ministry has engaged the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) as Industry Partner for successful conduct of RE-INVEST 2020. You may like to contact the following officers for any other information.

            Dr Pradeep Chandra Pant, Director, MNRE,E: pcpant@nic.in, T: +91-11-24365496, 91-9891721533
            Mr Prashant A N, Director, CII, E: prashant.a.n@cii.in, T: +91-11-24629994, +91-8129899977

For more details please log on to: www.re-invest.in


14th edition of Agro & Food Tech, 16 - 22 October 2020 via virtual platform – HIVE

The reforms targeted towards ‘one nation-one market’ as well as on farm infrastructure development will create a conducive ecosystem for the growth of agriculture and food sector.  

Focus on agriculture is a must, given that the sector is the mainstay of Indian economy and supports majority of population in terms of their livelihood. With efficient marketing connect as well as value addition at the right stage, the sector can grow manifold, reduce post-harvest wastages and increase farmers’ income substantially.  

Hon’ble Prime Minister’s call for Aatma-Nirbhar Bharat is a progressive concept where India not only can become self-reliant but can also play an enhanced role in the global supply chain. The fact that Agriculture is one of the few sectors that have shown resilience during the COVID19 pandemic resonates the potential the sector has in supporting rural livelihoods. The pandemic has also helped identify new opportunities for India as a global supplier of food in the medium to long term.  

With this background, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is organising 14th edition of Agro & Food Tech, which will be India’s first international food & agri week from 16 - 22 October 2020 via virtual platform – HIVE.   

I have the privilege of leading this initiative as its Event Chairman. 

Agro & Food Tech will have Country Week, Roundtable of International Agri Ministers, concurrent exhibition shows, B2B & B2G meetings, Thematic International Conferences, Hackathon and Training Sessions.  This event is strategically structured to provide its participants a new and enhanced business opportunity by way of interacting not only with the International, Domestic participants and buyers but also with senior government officials and would provide: 

A.    Showcasing Platform
  virtual display on the new tools, technology, processes, research in the field of Agriculture & Food sector 

B.     Interacting Platform
   to engage with the Indian federal & state policy makers 

C.     Partnership Platform
   with Indian Government and private sector firms 

D.    Knowledge Dissemination Platform
  to share best practices 

The key verticals of this week would be Agriculture, Food Processing, Horticulture, Dairy, Fisheries, Poultry, Sericulture, Floriculture, Agri Finance, Farm Machinery, Implements, Water, Sugar, New Technologies and Start-ups, State & International Pavilion.  

In this context, I am writing to you with following special requests:

1.    To kindly block your diary to join us as our esteemed Guest at CII Agro & Food Tech from 16 – 22 October 2020. 

2.    To consider dissemination of the event amongst concerned stakeholders (industry, government agencies and ministries) encouraging them for their participation in the event.

CII Agro & Food Tech 2020 will provide tremendous opportunities to strengthen the bilateral agri trade relationship and help drive new engagements in this important sector of the economy.

For further coordination, your office may connect with Jasdeep Singh at either +91-9815309727 or jasdeep.singh@cii.in.

We sincerely hope you will be able to consider these requests favourably. 

Look forward to hearing from you. 

March 2021

India Chem 2020, 17 – 19 March 2021 in Mumbai

The largest event of Chemicals and Petrochemical Industry in India, in its 11th edition i.e. India Chem 2021 is schedule to be held from 8-10 October at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, India. India Chem 2021 will be jointly organized by the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Government of India and FICCI. The Indian chemical industry is at the threshold of rapid growth and Government of India is keen to provide an atmosphere of support and encouragement under “Make in India” initiative to leverge the existing potential and opportunities.

For more details please see the brochure attached.

India Chem 2021 Brochure

India Chem E-Flyer 2021

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