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ICAC’s 81st Plenary Meeting to be attended by over 400 delegates


The 81st Plenary Meeting of the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) is set to draw over 400 delegates from 35 countries. Hosted by the Ministry of Textiles at Mumbai's Jio World Convention Centre from December 2 to 5, 2023, the event is held in collaboration with the Cotton Corporation of India (CCI), the Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI), and the Cotton Association of India (CAI). Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Textiles, Commerce & Industry, and Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, will inaugurate the meeting.

The four-day event will bring together government representatives, industrialists, business delegates, scientists, and researchers from various cotton-producing and consuming nations. Themed "Cotton Value Chain: Local Innovations for Global Prosperity," the Plenary Meeting will foster discussions on productivity, climate resilience, circularity, and locally developed cutting-edge technologies for sustainability.

Topics on the agenda include 'Technologies to Increase Productivity,' 'Climate-smart Innovations as Game Changers for Cotton Production,' 'Recent Impactful Technological Advances,' 'Industry 4.0 for Textiles: Smart Manufacturing,' 'Global Efforts in Branding Sustainability and Quality Assurance,' 'Genetics, Diversity to Enhance Cotton Productivity,' 'Cotton and Climate Resilience,' and 'Technological Innovations for Global Collaborations.'

The event provides a platform for the Indian industry to showcase its strength, growth, and resilience. Case studies, success stories, and innovative practices of small and marginal farmers will be shared, emphasizing local initiatives to enhance productivity and sustainability, including breakthroughs in carbon sequestration, pest management, advancements in water management, quality assurance, and traceability. The Plenary Meeting will be followed by a Technical Tour in Ahmedabad from December 06-08, 2023, showcasing the industry's journey from farm to fashion.



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