LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom — October 4, 2012 — The final speakers for the International Cotton
Association’s (ICA) ‘Hong Kong 2012’ trade event have now been confirmed, completing the event’s
two day programme. Four more presenters will take to the stage, joining the seven speakers already
Mr C K Chow, Chairman of Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Limited, will discuss ‘The
changing economy & its impact on global markets’. Speaking ahead of his presentation, Mr Chow
says “This is the first time in its 170 year history the ICA is holding its annual trade event
outside its home country, the United Kingdom, and Hong Kong is pleased to have the honour of
hosting this important event in our city. I look forward to meeting guests from many overseas
countries and participating in the thought provoking discussions on the issues impacting the global
financial, commodities and textile sectors”.
Khalid Tiwana (Levi Strauss Global Trading Company Limited); David Hasanat (VIYELLATEX group
in Bangladesh) and Richard Pollard (Ecom Cotton Group) will take part in a session entitled ‘Supply
chain working together’. The session will be moderated by David Rosenberg (Ecom) and will focus on
how relationships in supply chains are changing.
Speaking ahead of the session, David Rosenberg says “The cotton industry is changing and
relationships in supply chains are changing. There is more attention to how products are made –
from farm to finished goods – which requires coordination. Markets are more volatile than ever
before, which means that procurement and risk management strategies need more collaboration and
exchange of information in supply chains. What do brands, mills and merchants see as new ways of
working in cotton supply chains?
“In this session we will explore with executives from Levi Strauss, VIYELLATEX and Ecom the
trends that are driving changes in their businesses and the new strategies they are pursuing to
work together differently in the supply chain.”
The full programme is now available at www.ica-hk.org.
Hong Kong 2012 takes place on 1 & 2 November in the ‘Hong Kong Convention &
Exhibition Centre’. It is set to be the ICA’s biggest event yet. More than 950+ have already
registered for the event, including some of the industry’s top names and, with registration due to
close on 12 October, the message from the ICA is “book now to avoid disappointment.”
To register online and book your accommodation, please visit www.ica-hk.org.
Posted on October 5, 2012