Garment Technology Expo (GTE), is one of the biggest and most comprehensive B2B expos for apparel machinery. The next edition of GTE ’18 will take place in Bengaluru from August 18 to 20, 2018 at Dr Prabhakar Kore Convetion Centre. This is the 8th edition of GTE to be held in South India. The three-day expo will showcase technologies related to making fine garments under one roof. The exhibits encompass technology dedicated to apparels, embroidery, laundry and steam finishing, knitting, digital printing and accessories. The first GTE Bengaluru was held in 2006 and since 2008, the expo is being held every alternate year.
Many first time exhibitors will showcase their latest products and technologies at GTE ’18 to help the industry gear up for the future. These include exhibitors showcasing embroidery machinery, lazer cutting machines etc. They will launch innovative machines to cater to the domestic and export market. The three-day expo will host customers and international participants from over 22 countries.
The nerve centre of the garment industry, home furnishing fabricators in South India, Bengaluru, is also the region’s biggest readymade garment production and export hub with over 1,500 factories employing 500,000 workers. The metro is conveniently connected with neighbouring states in the South. All major garment brands have set up production bases in the city while many big Indian garment exporters operate from the city.
Wide array of products on display
GTE ’18 will showcase a wide range of products including sewing machines, knitting, embroidery and digital textile printing machines, laundry & steam finishing equipment, quilting, spreading & cutting and leather garment machines, CAD/CAM, finishing & testing, fusing and dyeing machines, dyes & chemicals, spares & attachments, accessories & trims, fancy yarns, fabrics, IT enabled services, software solutions.
The biggest industry show in the subcontinent, GTE is patronised by trade professionals including manufacturers, exporters, institutions and other volume consumers. Numerous brand owners, CEOs, MDs, production heads and the like visit the expo to negotiate deals for new machinery while designers, technical supervisors, shop floor managers, etc, update themselves on new technologies, materials etc. The expo attracts visitors from all over Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat and more. Designers, manufacturers, dealers, traders, distributors and agents are the target visitors.
Ensuring a good footfall
A promoter of value addition shows, GTE ’18 will ensure record footfall of genuine visitors. The expo is being publicised through all industry related trade magazines, media, emails, SMS messages etc to stakeholders in the garment industry. Prior to the expo, the organiser ensure extensive branding on autos, advertisements in all leading newspapers in India and hoardings in vantage locations.