October 20, 2006
October 20, 2006 -- "Wool must be promoted in India" was the key message made during the International Wool Textile Organization (IWTO) Country Summit India meeting held on Oct. 11-12, 2006, at the Bombay Exhibition Center.
The event was held parallel to the two textile fairs TEXWORLD India and HEIMTEXTIL India, both organized by Messe Frankfurt.
The Honorable Minister of Textiles of the Government of India, Shri. S. Vaghela, as well as various presentations made by speakers from India, China, Germany, Belgium, United Kingdom and other countries, emphasized the importance of the wool industry in India and its bright future in terms of being a part of the key export industry for this country.
Delegates from 16 countries participated in the summit's sessions covering: the Indian situation in the global textile market; textile human resources and education; innovations in the field of textile machinery; processing, spinning and weaving; and testing and services.
The American Sheep Industry Association is the official representative of the U.S. wool industry to the IWTO. The meeting provided a chance for the four U.S. delegates to interact with participants from other parts of the world. Reprinted from IWTO Press Release