Mr. S Hari Shankar, Chairman of India ITME Society, has been recognized as the Innovative Leader of the Year for his exceptional contributions in fostering innovation in the textile engineering industry. With his visionary leadership, India ITME Society has become a renowned platform for convening customers and innovators in the field. Let's explore the skills required for addressing innovation, the impact of India ITME events on the textile industry, strategies for exhibitor success, and the global reach of India ITME Society.
He says ‘An innovative leader must possess a range of skills to effectively address the idea of innovation. They should have the ability to generate insight and knowledge through non-traditional approaches like experimentation, improvisation, and rapid prototyping. Critical thinking skills are crucial for meticulous problem-solving and risk management. Additionally, a leader should be able to identify unnoticed opportunities and drive growth by delivering new products and value to customers.’
About Convening Customers and Innovators - India ITME 2022, organized by India ITME Society, served as a platform for customers and innovators in the textile engineering industry. The event aimed to strengthen the industry, attract foreign investment, and establish India as a global destination for textile machinery manufacturers. With participation from 74 countries, the exhibition showcased over 3,130 live textile machineries and witnessed the launch of 144 innovative products exclusively for the Indian market. The event facilitated interactions between exhibitors and 110,000 business visitors and buyer delegations from 13 countries.
India ITME Society's events have made significant contributions to both the domestic and international textile industry. The Reverse Buyer Seller Meets promoted India as an affordable and high-tech sourcing solution for textile machinery and components. Technical conferences featuring industry stalwarts discussed topics such as sustainability, innovation in the textile value chain, and circularity in apparel. The CEO Conclave provided a unique forum for high-level decision-makers, industry leaders, and stakeholders to interact. The Technology Awards recognized exceptional contributions, while academic interactions and alumni meets facilitated knowledge exchange and career development.
India ITME Society ensures the success of exhibitors by organizing concurrent programs alongside exhibitions. These include B2B meetings, technical conferences, CEO Conclave, and interactions with government officials. By engaging participants in multiple forums over several days, India ITME events facilitate business leads and intellectual takeaways, fostering growth and innovation within the industry.
The India ITME Series, held once every four years, serves as a platform for Indian and overseas companies to demonstrate live textile machinery and innovative technologies. India ITME Society also launched the Global Textile Technology & Engineering Show (GTTES) to connect international investors and businessmen with small and medium businesses in India. The society's ITME Overseas series aims to showcase strengths and encourage business prosperity in various destinations across Africa and the Middle East.
Under the leadership of Mr. S Hari Shankar, India ITME Society has played a pivotal role in fostering innovation and bringing together customers and innovators in the textile engineering industry. The society's events have made a significant impact on the domestic and international textile industry, providing a platform for knowledge exchange, business networking, and technological advancements. With its global reach and commitment to excellence, India ITME Society continues to drive innovation and contribute to the growth of the textile engineering sector.