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SGS India associates with Apparel Export Promotion Council as the Gold Sponsors of the prestigious AEPC Export Awards 2016-17

SGS is pleased to associate with Apparel Export Promotion Council as the Gold Sponsors of the prestigious AEPC Export Awards 2016-17 ceremony held in New Delhi on December 18, 2017.

AEPC Export Awards is the most prestigious awards in the industry instituted to recognise the success and innovative approaches adopted by the Indian Apparel Export houses. These awards aim to recognise the efforts of the exporters and encourage them to increase their export capacities and at the same time, enhance the competitiveness among the firms to capture the global markets.

The Guests of Honour for the evening were some key Union and State Ministers as well as bureaucrats of India.

• Mr. Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu – Union Minister of Commerce and Industry

• Mrs. Smriti Zubin Irani – Union Minister of Textiles and I&B

• Mr. Ajay Tamat – Minister of State for Textiles

• Mr. Amitabh Kant -  CEO, NITI Aayog

The awards ceremony was preceded by a session of Pre POWERgroup and POWERgroup discussions. The Pre-POWERgroup discussion saw participation by senior industry representatives who made submissions to the Powergroup of Ministers on key reforms required for growth of the Indian Apparel industry. Ms. Monika Sharma, Business Director – Consumer and Retail represented SGS for this session and contributed to the discussion on the topic: Compliance and Sustainability - Could this be India's competitive edge?

The POWERgroup discussion with the chief guests focussed on few key concerns of the apparel export industry and the initiatives that the government is undertaking to address these.

The event was moderated by business news channel CNBC TV-18 and telecast on their channel on January 6, 2018.

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