Cotton Council International held a Technical Seminar at Radisson hotel in Dhaka on March 4th 2020.The seminar was titled “Cotton You Trust & Innovation”. 118 production and maintenance executives from 64 mills participated in this event. Several mill owners also attended the seminar.
Inaugurating this unique first ever event held in Bangladesh by any cotton sourcing country, Mr. Shabbir Ahmed Chowdhury, Managing Director- Asana Ventures, CCI’s consultants in Bangladesh, warmly welcomed the guests and pointed out that CCI was providing this single platform wherein mill executives can learn information on both cotton as well as textile machinery. He encouraged participants to learn from the presentation on US Cotton Trust Protocol and its features that would help them to use US cotton as it is equally qualified as organic or BCI cotton.
Mr. Shabbir Ahmed Chowdhury thanked Mr. William Bettendorf, Global Director, Supply Chain Marketing, CCI, for coming from the USA despite the coronavirus danger and joining the event. Mr. Bettendorf gave a presentation on “US Cotton Trust Protocol” and “Traceability”. The Trust Protocol is a new initiative of the U.S. Cotton industry and it is very important for the mills to learn and understand this strong option as the industry is actively pushing towards sustainability in textiles.
Mr. Shuichi Hashimoto -Area Sales Manager, Murata Machinery Ltd., Japan, talked about “Sustainability” and “E-Commerce” in relation to the Vortex. He explained machinery details of the processes in relation to US Cotton in a powerpoint presentation and answered questions on machine speed and efficiency.
Mr. Majibur Rahman, General Manager-Production of Envoy Textiles Ltd., in a PowerPoint presentation on “Why use US Cotton in Production”, highlighted the premium quality of US Cotton and ease in production. Cotton Council is encouraging Bangladeshi mill executives and owners to be speakers at seminars both in Bangladesh and in foreign countries.
Mr. C. Ramanadane, Sr. General Manager, Lakshmi Machine Works Limited, India discussed “Smart Process in Spinning Technology”. He spoke in detail how new machinery is causing a great impact on these processes in terms of productivity and efficiency.
Ms. Proma Paromita and Mr. Jamil Ansar of Asana Ventures conducted the seminar and interacted with all guests.