India's traditionally strong textile sector is making a pitch to etch its rich and diverse creations in the itinerary of global buyers, consumers and trade with a mega event planned in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, from June 30 to July 2.

Textiles India-2017 will bring together the best of Indian textiles as well as global participants. To be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the show hosted by the Ministry of Textiles, is being positioned as an annual textile trade show in India that would feature in the calender of global events also.

About 1,000 international and domestic exhibitors and 2,500 buyers from various countries are expected to take part, says Pushpa Subrahmanyam, Additional Secretary in the Union Ministry. It will showcase India's strength in the textile and apparel value chain, from farm to fibre and fibre to fashion, she told newspersons.

The ministry hopes the event will help establish India as a global sourcing and investment destination. Big players from the US, China, the UK, Japan, Germany, Australia, Brazil, South Korea, Bangladesh, Singapore, Malaysia, the UAE and Mexico are expected at the event.

About 65 players from the textile sector participated in the promotional show organised by the Ministry in Hyderabad on Monday.