ITMF Annual Conference 2014: “Shared Responsibility – Shared Opportunity”

ZURICH, Switzerland — The ITMF Annual Conference 2014 will be held in Beijing/China from October 16-18 hosted by the China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC). The general theme of the conference “Shared Responsibility – Shared Opportunity” indicates that the global textile industry cannot be looked at and analyzed in an isolated manner. With a long and complicated supply chain the industry as a whole – from fiber to fashion – is responsible to develop an efficient and sustainable supply chain. This in return offers enormous opportunities to all stakeholders. Therefore, a better understanding of the entire textile supply chain and closer partnerships are becoming increasingly important as compared to isolated analyses of individual markets or industries. That is why every stage of the textile value chain from fiber to retail are always represented at ITMF conferences and respective speakers from all textile areas are invited. Approximately 400 participants from around the world will attend. The conference will cover the following areas in open general session:

  • Fibers
  • Textile Supply Chain
  • Retail
  • Technical Textiles & Nonwovens
  • Textile Machinery

Since the conference will be held in Beijing a special focus will be on the Chinese fibers, textile and apparel industry.

The Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Mr. Roberto Azevedo, has provisionally accepted the invitation to be the keynote speaker. In addition, the Vice President of the Development Research Centre of the State Council, Mr. Liu Shijin, will give a keynote address about the global economic situation and outlook. Speakers from the following companies and organizations have confirmed their participation:

  • China Cotton Association
  • ACSA, Australia
  • IHS Chemical, Singapore
  • China Chemical Fiber Association
  • Birla Cellulose, India
  • CNTAC, China
  • Coteminas, Brazil
  • Development Research Centre of the State Council, China
  • Luthai Textile, China
  • Jiangsu Jinsheng Group, China
  • Gildan Active Wear, Canada
  • Alibaba Group, China
  • Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel
  • IKEA, Sweden
  • Aimer Lingerie, China
  • Esquel, Hong Kong
  • Poly Nederland, Netherlands
  • China Nonwovens and Industrial Textile Association (CNITA)
  • TenCate, Netherlands
  • Formosa Textiles, Chinese Taipei

Posted August 25, 2014

Source: ITMF