"Automation in Garment Manufacturing-Its Likely impact on Advanced and Emerging Economies"
The first ever International Conference on "Steering Mature Business: A Leadership Challenge to Textile Industry" held on October 3rd and 4th in Ahmedabad, in the once so called Manchester of the East. There were over 200 plus industry leaders and stakeholders from the textile industry present on the occasion. The conference has been organised by Fibre2fashion, the leading global B2B website for the textile, apparel and fashion industry in association with Ahmedabad Management Association; a pioneer in the management movement.
Prof. Ashwin Thakkar from Department of Textile Technology, L. D. College of Engineering, Ahmedabad began with a presentation which delved at length on the trade shifts in the pre-quota period, i.e. before 1974; Quota period (MFA regime (1974-1994); Quota phase out period, ATC Regime (1994-2004) and finally the post quota period when the present treaty came in to effect from 2005 onwards.