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ITMA Africa - Prosperity for Africa Through Textile Technology

ITMA Africa


14th – 16th February 2020,

Millennium Hall Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Prosperity for Africa Through Textile Technology


India ITME Society, the apex non-profit industry body from India organized India Business Networking Programme” at Botswana in collaboration with Botswana Textile & Clothing Association & Botswana Trade & Investment Centre, coinciding with Botswana Global Expo 2019.


Chief Guest H.E. Dr. Rajesh Ranjan, High Commissioner of India, Gaborone Botswana & Guest of Honour Mr. Krishna Chinniah, BTCA Chairperson along with representatives from BITC & other Associations, Companies & Media Personnel graced this business gathering.  This was India ITME Society’s first ever collaboration with Botswana, which happened due to the proactiveness of Botswana Textile & Clothing Association & Botswana Trade & Investment Centre.  The intention of this first interaction is to lay the foundation for a long-term relationship between India ITME Society and BTCA.


India ITME Society is a non-profit apex industry body established in 1980 to support and serve the Textile Engineering Industry through exhibitions, Events, Trade Promotion Services, Education Scholarships, Student Placements, and Consultancy etc.  India ITME Society plays a pivotal role in strengthening the domestic as well as international Textile Industry by facilitating exchange of knowledge, technology transfer & encourages Foreign Direct Investments & Joint Ventures and Botswana Textile & Clothing Association (BTCA) formed in July 2014 as part of the five-year Textile & Clothing Strategy of Botswana.  The Association is a symbol of Public Private Partnership, between Government of Botswana and the Private Sector Textile and Clothing Companies.


This partnership between India ITME Society & BTCA shall not only enable trade & industry of Botswana but also shall benefit students, Technical Institutions, Women entrepreneurs to connect globally and updated on latest Textile Technology & research, participate in Webinars, access to latest technology news etc. through the business portal of the society


Mr. S. Hari Shankar, Chairman, India ITME Society, extended invitation to Botswana business community to take part in the upcoming exhibitions organized by India ITME Society i.e.


With specific objective of connecting to Africa, India ITME Society is organizing this international business Exhibition.  The exhibition focuses on business opportunities in the textile sector across entire Africa initializing technological revolution for textile industry, thereby creating new market opportunities for textile & textile engineering industry.


ITME Africa 2020 has 220 Exhibitors from 13 countries including India, South Africa, Turkey, United Kingdom, Asutria, Belgium, Egypt, Ethiopia, China, Turkey, Switzerland, Italy & Ghana showcasing Spinning, Weaving, Processing, Wastewater Technology, Knitting, Dyestuff and Engineering pavilions.


This prestigious International Textile engineering exhibition is supported by Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Engineering Exports Promotion Council (EEPC, Government of India), Federal Republic of Ethiopia, Ethiopian Textile Industry Development Institute, International Trade Centre (ITC), Botswana Textile & Clothing Association (BTCA) & Botswana Trade & Investment Centre (BITC), apart from many Indian and overseas Industry associations from Ethiopia.


The concurrent activities planned during the exhibition are


  • B2B meetings
  • Technical Seminar
  • Investment Seminar
  • Business financial solution Seminar