Textile machinery exhibitors protest lack of publicity

Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: Irked by the poor publicity and lack of facilities, exhibitors participating in the Eighth India International Textile Machinery Exhibition (India-ITME 2008) staged a protest at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) here on Tumkur Road on Thursday.

The event, inaugurated on November 15, is being organised in the city for the first time in which around 600 industrialists are participating.

However, on Thursday, exhibitors alleged that the India ITME failed to provide proper publicity and infrastructure and urged the organisers to refund the entry fee.

“ITME 2008 is a significant event that gives an opportunity to the participants and business visitors to access the new technology and developments in textile production and operations. At least 600 industrialists from throughout the country have paid Rs. 1.5 lakh each as entry fee.

But organisers have not provided proper infrastructure and publicity,” said Ashok Charia, who is representing Savio Texcone Pvt Limited of Mumbai.

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