ITMF Adds Nobel Laureate Dr Edmund Phelps As Second Keynote Speaker At Annual Conference

The Switzerland-based International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) has announced that Dr.
Edmund Phelps will deliver a keynote address during the 2009 ITMF Annual Conference, to be held in
Shanghai October 23-25.

Phelps, McVickar Professor of Political Economy at New York City-based Columbia University
and director of Columbia’s Center on Capitalism and Society, received the 2006 Nobel Prize in
Economics. He will deliver his address Sunday morning, October 25, during the conference’s Third
General Session.

As announced previously, Gerhard Schröder, former Chancellor of Germany, also will deliver a
keynote address at the conference. Schröder’s address is scheduled during the Formal Opening
Session Saturday morning, October 24.

ITMF also has added a third workshop to its conference program. An updated program and
additional information about all conference speakers are available at

September 29, 2009