An Upcoming Seminar on Performance Textiles: Athleisure and Active Sportswear

TANTU announces Fifth annual seminar on “Performance Textiles: Athleisure and Active Sportswear” to be held at India International Center, Max Muller Marg, New Delhi on 16th September 2017.

Interested professionals and students can participate in this one-day seminar. Contact the concerned person for registration.

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The performance sports apparel market is expected to generate revenue of $184.6 billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 4.3% during 2015-2020. According to research by Morgan Stanley, the athleisure sector has seen a huge increase of 42% over the last seven years and is now worth over $270bn globally – not only that, but athleisure is also predicted to grow another 30% by 2020, especially in Asia and the US. According to The NPD Group, US activewear apparel sales totalled US $ 45.9 billion in 2016, up 11% from last year and far outperforming the traditional apparel sector overall.

According to Euromonitor report, from 2015 to 2016, the Indian sportswear market grew 22%, outpacing the segment's global increase of 7%. By 2020, it is expected to grow an additional 12% CAGR with sales expected to reach US $ 8 billion. By 2018 Asia Pacific would emerge as the largest sports apparel market. While most of the international brands are already present in India, Indian start-up brands have already made their mark. To discuss on challenges and India's preparedness in this segment this year's TANTU seminar on “Performance Textiles” will focus on Athleisure and Active Sportswear.

The TANTU seminar format sans the usual speaker presentation and rather there will be two focussed panel discussion by national and international experts from the field. The keynote address by Ram Sareen will elucidate the dynamic world market and what India should do. The attraction of the seminar will be the high profile panel discussion on "Manufacturing Challenges" and "Markets and Opportunities", which will present who’s who of Athleisure and Active Sportswear from India and abroad on stage. The confirmed panellist are:
  • Anurag Jaichand, Head Technology & Innovation, Woodlands, India
  • Bhupinder Singh, Head Creation Centre & Sourcing, Wildcraft, India
  • Bijesh Todi, Managing Director, T10 Sports, India
  • Deepak Singh, Director, Shiv Naresh Sports, India
  • Deepankar Sekhri, Production Process Manager, Decathlon India
  • Indu Sharma, Director Production, Activewear, Delta Galil, USA Inc.
  • Mohit Singhal, Managing Director, Aurro, India
  • Roshan Baid, Managing Director, Alcis, India
Experts from Reliance Performax and Puma are also likely to join the panel discussion. The panel discussions will be moderated by Kingshuk Pandit, Partner, Kalpataru Impex Pvt. Ltd and Arindam Saha, Associate Consultant, PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Dr. Prabir Jana, President, TANTU and Seminar Chairman says, "The seminar will be a rare congregation of experts and practitioners of Athleisure and Active Sportswear domain, never seen before. The seminar will be attended by brands, the manufacturers, the technology providers, the fabric and accessories suppliers will join together to discuss the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats in manufacturing and marketing domain. The deliberations of the experts will share and solve the problems and facilitate the newly created yet high growth segment to establish as India's strength”.

Tukatech is associated with the seminar as Gold Partner and will present the cutting edge solutions to get efficient with technology. H&H Asia is associated as Silver Partner and will display a unique stitchless collection of Athleisure and Active Sportswear merchandise for the first time in NCR that will make you speechless.

TANTU is the alumni association (North India chapter) of two textile colleges of West Bengal. As a group of core professionals serving textile and allied industries, TANTU brings together experts and working professionals on a common platform to discuss, debate and deliberate on issues related to textile industry so that the industry accrue optimum benefit from the services of professionals and sustain in the competitive market.

Tukatech is garment and apparel industry's leading provider of fashion technology solutions. Founded in 1995 by garment industry veteran Ram Sareen, Tukatech offers award winning 2D and 3D pattern making, design, and manufacturing software designed specifically for garment makers of all sizes and skill levels, as well as garment plotters, and automatic spreaders and cutters for production. Credited with successfully bringing digital pattern-making to dozens of countries, the company is known for its insatiable desire to simplify and improve fashion practices.

H&H Asia Group Ltd was established in 1993, are specialised in thermoplastic technology for sew free production. The solution ranges from waterproof seam sealing, sew free pocket adhesive, zipper bonding, front zip sealing, fabric joining, line bonding, overlay taping, and also adhesive backing for woven label and embroidery... The company constantly focuses on feedback, analysis and working model to reach new heights in innovation and have several hundred customers and installation sites all over the world.
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