Hanoi, Vietnam / November 4 - 6, 2012

“Challenges for the Textile Industry – Present and Future”

ITMF Conference 2012


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Conference Programme


15.00 – 19.00 Registration (Function Room 5)
15.30 – 16.45 Directors Meeting (Function Room 7)
Directors of ITMF member associations, associate and corporate members
17.00 – 18.30 Joint Reception and Dinner
ITMF and VINATEX Office Bearers and Directors of ITMF member associations, associate and corporate members - with spouses -

Melia Hotel (Function Rooms 6 and 7)


9.30 – 10.30 Spinners Committee Meeting (Function Room 4)
11.00 – 12.30 Joint Cotton Committee Meeting (Function Room 7)
12.00 – 19.00 Registration (Function Room 5)
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch (El Oriental Restaurant)
14.00 – 15.00 Fibre Session - Cotton  (Grand Ball Room)
Chair: Andrew G. Macdonald, Brazil, ITMF Advisory Board and Consultant, ABRAPA - Brazilian Cotton Growers Association

Global Cotton and Textiles: Friends or Foes?
Robert P. Antoshak, Managing Director, Olah Inc., USA

Cotton vs PSF: Perspectives for Future Consumption
Antonio Vidal Esteve, CEO, Ecom Agroindustrial Corp, Ltd., Brazil and Immediate Past President, ICA

Perspectives on Fiber Branding and Sustainable Cotton
Richard Shaw, Fiber Development Manager, Bayer CropScience, USA

Panel Discussion and Q&A
15.00 – 15.30 Coffee Break (Foyer)
15.30 – 16.30 Man-made Fibres

Review of Global Demand for Chemical Fibres
Peter Driscoll, Managing Director, PCI Fibers, UK

Sustainable Feedstock Supplies to Ease Challenges of the Textile Industry
Madhu Suthanan, Business Analyst, Reliance Industries Ltd., India

Panel Discussion and Q&A
17.00 – 18.30 Fibre/Technical Textiles Committee Meeting (Function Room 7)
19.30 – 22.00 Welcome Reception & Dinner Melia Hotel (Thang Long Ballroom)


9.00 – 9.45 Formal Opening Session (Grand Ballroom)
Bashir H. Ali Mohammad, President, ITMF
Vu Duc Giang, Chairman, VINATEX
H.E. Hoang Trung Hai, Deputy Prime Minister
9.45 – 10.15 Coffee Break (Foyer)
10.45 – 12.15 1st General Session: Vietnam’s Textile and Apparel Industry on the Rise
Chair: Pham Huong Minh, Manager, International Relations Dept., VINATEX
Representative, Light Industry Department, Ministry of Industry and Trade
Le Tien Truong, First Vice President, VINATEX

Vietnam’s Economic Outlook and Investments in the Textile and Garment Sector
Kenneth Atkinson, Managing Partner, Grant Thornton (Vietnam) Ltd.

Panel Discussion and Q&A
12.30 – 13.45 Lunch (El Patio Restaurant)
14.00 – 16.00 2nd General Session:How to Do Business in Times of Uncertainty and Volatility
Chair: Bashir H. Ali Mohammad, Pakistan, ITMF President

Sustainable Development of Chinese Textile Industry and Win-Win Cooperation for Global Textile Industry
Tiankai Wang, President, CNTAC, China

Making a Difference in the Textile and Apparel Industry
Marjorie Yang, Chairman, Esquel Group, Hong Kong, China

U.S. Trade Policy: Presidential Elections Do Matter
Thomas G. Travis, Chairman, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, USA

Panel Discussion and Q&A
16.00 – 16.30 Coffee Break (Foyer)
16.30 – 18.00 Home Textiles Producers Committee Meeting (Function Room 7)
19.00 – 22.00 Gala Dinner (Temple of Literature)


9.00 – 10.00 3rd General Session: From Fibre to Retail - How to Handle the Textile Supply Chain
Chair: Bassem Sultan, Egypt, ITMF Honorary Treasurer

Cotton in the World’s Supply Chain: Now and into the Future
Mark A. Messura, Senior Vice President, Cotton Inc., USA

Sustainability in the Textile Supply Chain - A Chemical Company’s View
Kent Kvaal, Global Vice President, Sales and Technical Resources, Huntsman Textile Effects, Singapore

Panel Discussion and Q&A
10.00 – 10.30 Coffee Break (Foyer)
10.30 – 12.00 4th General Session: Old and New Retail Markets
Chair: Josué C. Gomes da Silva, Brazil, ITMF Vice President

Global Changes in Clothing Consumption by 2020, and their Impact on Fibre-Manufacturer Supply Chains
Arvind Singhal, Chairman, Technopak, India

2020... "Our Journey"... to the Future
Thomas Nelson, Vice President, VF Corporation, Hong Kong, China

Apparel Retail: Consumer Behaviour and the Evolving Global Landscape
Lamine Lahouasnia, Senior Retail Analyst, Euromonitor International, UK

Panel Discussion and Q&A
12.00 – 14.00 Committee of Management Meeting (Function Rooms 1 + 2) - incl. working lunch -
12.00 – 14.00 Lunch (El Patio Restaurant)
14.00 – 15.15 5th General Session: Technical Textiles and Nonwovens
Chair: Walter Simeoni, South Africa, ITMF Honorary Life Member

Challenges and Opportunities for Nonwovens - Global and Regional Market Trends
Jacques Prigneaux, Market Analysis and Economic Affairs Director, EDANA, Belgium

Technical Textiles and Nonwovens
Chris Lawson, Global Technical Director, TenCate Geosynthetics, Malaysia

Textile Technologies for Fiber Reinforced Composites
Thomas Gries, Professor and Director, Institute of Textiltechnik (ITA), RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Panel Discussion and Q&A
15.15 – 15.30 The Global Textile Machinery Market Situation
Christian P. Schindler, Director General, ITMF
15.30 – 15.45 Invitation to the ITMF Annual Conference 2013
15.45 – 16.15 Coffee Break (Foyer)


Spouse Programme


19.30 – 22.00 Welcome Reception and Dinner Melia Hotel (Thang Long Ballroom)


09.00 – 9.45 Formal Opening Session Melia Hanoi (Grand Ballroom)
10.00 – 17.00 Hanoi City Sightseeing
Hanoi Old Quarter / Ngoc Son Temple / Hoan Kiem Lake / Lunch at local restaurant / Quan Thanh Temple / Tran Quoc Pagoda
19.00 – 22.00 Gala Dinner with Entertainment (Temple of Literature)
Built in 1070 and dedicated to Confucius, the Temple hosts the "Imperial Academy", Vietnam’s first National University which was founded in 1076. The various pavillions, halls, statues and stelae of doctors are places where offering ceremonies, study sessions and the strict exams of the Dai Viet took place.


09.00 – 16.00 Nourishment for Body and Soul
Cooking Class at Hoa Sua Cooking School where you prepare and taste your own dishes. After lunch a bus will bring you to the cultural complex Thanh Chuong Viet’s Palace (approx. 30 km3 outside of Hanoi), initially the home nd studio of Thanh Chuong, a celebrated contemporary painter. This cultural complex, opened in 2002, was instantly recognized as a unique cultural preservation resort, a spiritual legacy of Vietnamese art and culture. This is a place to discover Vietnamese tradition, art and lifestyle.







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