National Textile University (NTU) Faisalabad organised the First National Conference on Technical textiles (NCTT) from 26th to 27th September 2016 at NTU. This conference was being jointly organized by National Textile University and NUST, Islamabad.
Objective of the conference was to create awareness, share latest knowledge of technical textiles and to enhance interaction between researchers and professionals working in the field. More than 300 participants belonging to Baluchistan, KPK, Sindh, Punjab and Islamabad affiliated with 13 universities, 75 industries, defense sector organizations, HEC, PNAC attended the conference. Industrial participants include more than 50 CEOs and more than 170 technical directors and general managers. Dr. Yasir Nawab (NTU) and Dr. Muhammad Mujahid welcome all the guests. Prof. Dr. Tanveer Hussain, Rector National Textile University gave a key note talk on the market of technical textiles, opportunities for textile industry and way out.
Dr. Arshad Ali, executive director HEC participated in the conference as chief guest. Guests of honor included Mian Muhammad Latif CEO and Mr. Farhan Latif Director Chenab group, Mr. Ahmad Shafi, Mr. Umar Shafi Executive Director CTM, Mr. Navid Fazil COO Interloop Ltd, Dr. Khurram Khawaja Ex. president Sialkot Chamber, Mr. Rehan Nasim Bharara chairman FGCC, Mr. Imtiaz Rastgar chairman HEC innovation steering committee, Dr. Khurram Tariq CEO K&Ms, Mr. Qamar Aftab chairman PHMA, Mr. Sheikh Saeed Ahmad, CEO Kausar Industries, Engineer Rizwan Ashraf, Mr. Ayub Sabir Ex. Presidents FCCI, Ch. Muhammad Nawaz president FCCI, Mr. Shahyar Akhtar CEO, Matrixxco, Mr. Mazhar Naseem Virk, CEO Home Pallets, Mr. Basit Azhar, Director Tanveer Group and Dr. Muhammad Latif Advisor R&D HEC.
Total 28 speakers from academia and Industry presented their research work in five sessions. Conference ended up with a Round Table Discussion for 3 hours on reasons why textiles industry in not shifting to value added technical textiles and the solutions. Seventeen CEOs and representatives of industry, five representatives of defense sector and 18 professors from universities, Rector NTU, Dr. Muhammad Latif, Advisor R&D HEC and Chief Editor Textalks participated in this discussion.