Session: 1
Time: 3.15 – 3.45 PM IST
Investment Opportunities in West Africa through TOGO Government supported Arise Textile Park

TSR Rajaguru Raja
Arise Textile Parks Division
Arise IIP, TOGO & Benin

Speaker Profile: Rajaguru Raja has 37 years of experience managing textile plants globally. He has advised leading mills in India, Indonesia, Africa and Bangladesh to develop growth strategy and execute. He has planned, developed business models, raised capital, built large scale textile plants in Africa, Indonesia and Bangladesh.

Session: 2
Time: 4.00 – 4.30 PM IST
Investment Opportunities in Eravur Fabric Processing Park, Sri Lanka

Niranjali Weerasekera
Assistant Secretary General
Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF)
Sri Lanka

Speaker Profile: Niranjali Weerasekera, is the Assistant Secretary General of the JAAF the apex body that represents the entire textile and apparel industry in Sri Lanka. Before joining the JAAF, Niranjali was an Executive Director of the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka.

Session: 3
Time: 4.45 – 4.55 PM IST
Emerging Investment Opportunities in Sri Lanka – Textile Manufacturing

Juliana Bora Kang
Business Development Manager
KOTRA (Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency),
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Speaker Profile: Bora Kang joined KOTRA Colombo in the year 2018. She is a specialist and looks after business development matters at KOTRA’s office in Sri Lanka.

Session: 4
Time: 5.00 - 5.30 PM IST
Emerging Textiles Ecosystem in India

Suresh Kotak
Kotak Commodity Services Pvt Ltd.

Speaker Profile: Mr. Suresh Kotak has been serving Cotton and Textiles Business & Industry & its research in various capacities since last sixty years. Mr. Kotak is currently Chief Mentor of Textile Forum, Indo-American Chamber of Commerce.

Session: 1
Time: 02.15 - 02.45 PM IST
Ensuring Credibility and Customer Confidence for Sustainable Manufacturing all around the World

Martin Cieslik
CMO & Head of Marketing & Sales,

Speaker Profile: Martin Cieslik has been with Hohenstein since 2013 and directs Strategic brand management. Since 2019, he holds the position of Chief Marketing Officer, Head of Marketing & Sales, where he is responsible for the sales strategy and align global sales and marketing activities.

Session: 2
Time: 3.00 PM – 4.00 PM IST
Fabrics & Colour Trends for Autumn / Winter 22/23 for Menswear & Womenswear

Cinzia Gremmo
CEO, Mktg. & Sales Manager
Italtex Srl

Speaker Profile: Cinzia Gremmo is the CEO of Italtex, the leading Italian trend studio specializing in colour and fabric fashion trends set up by her father in 1959. Italtex trend books help fabric designers and stylists plan their new collection providing the latest inputs on colours, constructions, materials, patterns and finishes.

Session: 3
Time: 4.15 PM – 4.45 PM IST
Sustainability & Transparency for the Textile Value Chain

Peush Narang
Representative - India & Sri Lanka

Speaker Profile: He has been associated with Cotton Council International since 10 years. He has more than 20 years of work experience span across various domains - Textiles, Renewable Energy, Consumer goods, Food and Ag products and business consulting. In his earlier role with Textile mills in India, he has marketed cotton fabrics to the leading brand/retailers in India, U.S. and Europe.

Session: 1
Time: 12 Noon – 12.30 PM IST
Quality and Compliance Solutions for Textiles and Apparel Industries

Renzo Bazzarini
Key Account Manager
Hong Kong

Speaker Profile: Renzo Bazzarini is currently a Key Account Manager at QIMAone. In this role, he assists European Brands & Retailers create new global QC/CSR strategies, helping to implement and control them in the most efficient and costeffective way with the help of QIMAone resources and technology.

Session: 2
Time: 02.15 – 02.45 PM IST
Moving towards a Fashion Circular Economy - Challenges and Opportunities

Charo Izquierdo
Fashion Journalist

Speaker Profile: Non-Executive Director, Advisor and Consultant. Former General Manager in Prensa Ibérica Group, former General Manager of Madrid Fashion Week and Fashion and LifeStile Trade Shows in IFEMA. She was also founder and director of several magazines, like Yo Dona or Grazia.

Session: 3
Time: 3.00 PM – 3.30 PM IST
Functional Fashionable Sustainable Textiles for the Fashion Industry

Dr. Austin Au
Managing Director,
Ocean Lanka
Sri Lanka

Speaker Profile: Dr. Austin Au was drawn to the textile manufacturing and apparel industry from the very beginning of his professional career. While completing his tertiary education at University, he received a comprehensive academic background in textiles.

Session: 4
Time: 3.45 PM – 4.15 PM IST
Athleisure & Activewear - The Future of Apparel Demand

Mr. Ritesh Sharma
Head Retail,

Speaker Profile: Mr. Ritesh Sharma is the Head Retail - R|Elan™: Fabric 2.0, the next generation fabric range from Reliance Industries Ltd. He is responsible for spearheading the R|Elan™ initiative encompassing performance and sustainability concepts and forging partnerships with various global and domestic brands. He has 20+ years of experience in the Textile Industry working in fiber, fabric and apparel sectors.

Session: 1
Time: 4.30 – 5.00 PM IST
Certain T: Supply Chain Traceability and Authentication Solution

MeiLin Wan
Vice President, Textile Sales
Applied DNA Sciences

Speaker Profile: MeiLin leads the team to create commercial solutions under the CertainT platform for products that utilize materials such as cotton, synthetics, recycled PET, wool, viscose, leather, down andfeather, and specialty coatings.