“Global Sport Business Show-2016”(GSBS 2016)- The first ever sport event organized by Times group witnessed the overwhelming response across the sport value chain. Suvin Advisors Pvt.Ltd. proud to be knowledge partner for the event.

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Times organized “Global Sports Textile Forum” on 22nd December 2016- a half day conference for entire sportech value chain. The conference served a platform for knowledge sharing and bringing together the key stakeholders to discuss latest trends, innovations, technologies, opportunities & challenges in Sportech Sector & serve as a bridgein between manufacturers and stakeholders.

Further the honorable Textile Commissioner of India, Dr. Kavita Gupta delivered a welcome addressed on “Sport Textile Industry in India”. She mentioned in her speech, currently India contributes a very miniscule amount of sport textile to entire globe production and we have huge potential to capitalized this untapped opportunities. Indian manufacturers should consider sport textile as one of the investment opportunities. Mr. AvinashMayekar, MD & CEO of Suvin Advisors Pvt. Ltd. briefed on “Current market size of sport industry, issues & challenges faced and strategy for the growth of sport textile industry” and gave various opportunities to be look into sport textiles from investment point of view.Mr. ArvindSinha, National President of Textile Association of India put light on “Current demand supply gap and huge opportunities for sport textile in international and domestic markets”. According to him Indian players needs to invest in best technology and for larger volume.

In the 2nd session, Mr. RajkumarAgarwal-Managing Director of SVG Fashions discussed on various innovation in sportswear. He briefed on various requirements of sports sector and how the sport wear manufacturers are continuously innovating as per industries demand. Dr. AnupRakshit, Executive Director of Indian Technical Textile Association covered various performance parameters of fibers used in high ends sportech goods. He discussed various properties and norm to be followed in manufacturing of sportech goods.

In 3rd session Mr. E. Sivakumar, Head of Technical Textile at Archroma India discussed on innovative dyes and chemicals for sport textiles. He covered the various properties which make them suitable for sportswear. Further Mr. Edward Menezes-Director of Rossari Biotech Ltd.threw light on the topic “Role of specialized fabric finishes in Sportwear”. He mentioned that sport sector is evolving and there is huge demand in sportswear with properties like anti-odor, anti-sweat and many more. He covered various fabric finishes which help in enhancing the performance of sport textiles.

Further Mr. AvinashMayekar chaired the panel discussion on the topic “how to increase sport textile consumption in India”. And the panelist were Mr. ArvindSinha, Dr. MrunalChoudhari (Director of Wool Research Association), Mr. RajkumarAgarwal and Dr. AnupRakshit. The Panel discussion concluded with agenda to create awareness and identifythe huge potential that lies in sport textiles sector in India.

And 4th session Mr. MakarandRege, Director of Suvin HR Solutions discussed the “Learning of leadership skills through Cricket” .He mentioned that successful teams have effective leaders and importance of this role is evident in all categories of sports.


The event concluded with question and answer session and followed by vote of thanks by Times representative. 

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