Berhampore & Serampore
Alumni Association (North India Chapter)

   Past seminars organized by Tantu

The Fifth TANTU seminar on Performance Textiles: Athleisure and Active Sportswear was held on 16th September 2017 at India International Centre, New Delhi. There was an exciting gathering of industry experts, academicians, professionals and Govt. officials from all over India discussing on Athleisure and Active Sportswear. Dr. Prabir Jana, President, TANTU and seminar chairman in his brief welcome address, mentioned the seminar as a watershed event in the Athleisure and Active Sportswear segment in India with experts from nine brands represented in the panel discussion and as many as seven brands are Indian. He pointed out that probably for a change, Indian manufacturers are thinking and working proactively matching up the pace with global growth pattern. Read the Full Story

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Seminar Year 2016: The Technical Textiles: The Next Big Opportunity

The fourth TANTU seminar on The Technical Textiles: The next Big Opportunity was held on 25th September 2016 at India International Centre, New Delhi. There was an interesting gathering of industry experts, academicians, professionals and Govt. officials from all over India discussing on medical and protective textiles. Dr. Prabir Jana, President, TANTU and seminar chairman in his brief welcome address, set up the right tone by giving an overview of the seminar theme and pointed out that though India has lots of nonwoven roll goods manufacturer, there are few good professional organizations to convert these into the final product. And to value add in the supply chain India needs more such manufacturers of technical textile products. Read the full story.

Seminar Year 2015: Technical Textiles: The Next Big Opportunity

TANTU organized the third seminar refocusing on “Technical Textiles: The Next Big opportunity” India International Centre, New Delhi on 11th October 2015. The seminar addressed the fledging yet un-addressed manufactured technical textile sector comprising car seat cover, build-tech, etc.  The welcome speech was delivered by Rabishankar Chattopadhyay, President, TANTU and the introduction to the seminar was done by Prabir Jana, Vice President, TANTU.

The first session on Manufacturing and Challenges was moderated by Arindam Saha, Associate Director, Wazir Advisors and panelist were Anurag Jaichand, Consultant, Woodland Worldwide; Sanjay Goel, Business Manager, Vibrant Technik; and Sanjay Chawla, Director, Sales, North India, Groz Beckert . The second session discussed about Markets and Opportunities with panelist Samir Gupta, Managing Director, Buniness Co-ordination House; Shubhomoy Banerjee, Senior Manager, Freudenberg; Anant Srivastav, TsTech India and Chandan Saha, Retd. Joint Advisor, Planning Commission of India. The diverse sector under technical textiles was the key points of discussion and session was moderated by Prabir Jana.

The presentation by Dr. Rabi Chattopadhaya, Professor, IIT, Delhi discussed on Textile for protection from low intensity impact, the interesting concept of Fabric Joining by Stitchless Technology was presented by Anshuman Dash, Director Marketing, H&H and Zips and Thread for Technical Textiles was discussed by Winston Devasirvatham, Technical Services Manager, Coats India.


Seminar Year 2014: Future of Indian Textile & Apparel Industry

The seminar on “Future of Indian Textile & Apparel Industry” was 2nd in series held on 21st September 2014 at India International Centre, New Delhi. The welcome speech was delivered by Rabishankar Chattopadhyay, President, TANTU and the keynote address was delivered by Harkirat Singh, Managing Director, Woodlands Worldwide.

There were two very interesting session of panel discussions. The first discussion on Future of Apparel Manufacturing in National Capital Region has seen manufacturing stalwarts like J. D. Giri, Director, Shahi Exports; Vimarsh Razdan, Vice President, Orient Craft;  Anurag Jaichand, Woodland Worldwide and Sanjay Anand, Director, Blackberrys are discussing current scenario, challenges and ways forward. The session was chaired by Deepak Mohindra, Editor-in-chief, StitchWorld.

The second panel discussion was on Increasing Importance of India as Sourcing Hub and the panelists were Hitesh Mittal, Divisional Merchandising Manager, GAP; Nihar Kanti Das, Divisional Manager, Li & Fung and Nafisur Rehman, Group Leader, Triburg Home Division. The panel was chaired by Arindam Saha, Associate Director, Wazir Advisors and had lively discussion debating and re-emphasizing the value addition that the intermediaries do and the blurring line of separation between export and domestic manufacturing.

The advertorial presentation was on Chemical Discharge Risk Management in Apparel Industry by Suvodeep Mukherjee, Bureau Veritas; on Automize to optimize and objectivity in measurement and evaluation by Dakshesh Desai, Premier Colorscan Instruments and on Topsheet Finishes - Enhanced Properties in Nonwovens for Hygiene Application by Sibaji Dasgupta, Pulcra Chemicals.


Seminar Year 2012: Technology Innovation in Textiles Products and Garments 

embarked on its maiden journey by organizing the seminar on Technology Innovation in Textiles Products and Garments on 13th October 2012 at India International Centre, New Delhi. The chief guest was Deepak Mohindra, Editor-in-chief, StitchWorld. The first session was chaired by Sailen Chaudhury and Prashant Agarwal spoke on ‘Growth Paradigms for Indian Textile & Apparel Industry’, Pradip Bhattacharya spoke on ‘Product Safety’, Minazuddin spoke on ‘Comply with regulation: iComply. The second session was chaired by Dilip Gianchandani and speakers were Pallab Banerjee speaking on ‘Business & Strategy’, JD Giri speaking on ‘Innovation in Human Resource Development’, Ronit Basu speaking on ‘Technical/chemical compliance standards’, Mrinal Kanti Datta speaking on ‘Combat Protective Clothing. Debabrata Ghosh from Orlinkon presented on ‘Spin Dyeing Technology’ and Apurba Das from IIT, Delhi speaking on ‘Objective Evaluation of Fabric feel’.

The Sixth TANTU seminar on The Art of Shirt Manufacturing was held on 15th September 2018 at India International Centre, New Delhi. There was an exciting gathering of industry experts, academicians, professionals and Govt. officials from all over India and abroad, discussing the technical and aesthetic aspects considered at the time of shirt making. The seminar theme was chosen based on audience suggestion – the technology of shirt making - the core apparel area. He explained the uniqueness of the TANTU seminar where information & knowledge is extracted from the experts to maximise value to the audience.

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