A meeting of the directors of ITMF member associations, associate and corporate members, is slated to be held on September 13. A workshop on 'Managing Innovation Risks' by Dr. William Humphries of Humphries Scientific, Australia and Peter Kreitals of Kreitals Progressive Business Advise, Australia will be held on September 14. IT will be followed by meetings of the Spinners Committee and the Joint Cotton Committee. In the afternoon the traditional Fibers Session on cotton and man-made fibers will take place. The afternoon ends with a meeting of the Fibres & Applications (F&A) Committee.
September 15 will witness a keynote address by Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of Finance of Indonesia, and General Sessions on 1) the textile industry in Indonesia and 2) the textile value chain. Afterwards a meeting of the Home Textiles Producers (HTP) Committee will be held.
The last day of the conference will begin with a General Session on retail and e-commerce and will be followed by a keynote speech by Prof Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, former NATO Secretary General and former Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands. A General Session on technical textiles and nonwovens will also be carried out.
In addition to presentations, panel discussions and Q&A-sessions will make the various sessions/meetings interactive.
ITMF is an international forum for the world's textile industries, dedicated to keeping the world-wide membership constantly informed through surveys, studies and publications, participating in the evolution of the industry's value chain and through the organization of annual conferences as well as publishing considered opinions on future trends and international developments. (KD)
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