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ITM focuses on present situation & future trends in textile industry
Mar '09
Under the Patronage of the Minister of Trade and Industry of the Arab Republic of Egypt, H.E. Mr. Rachid Mohamed Rachid, the Arab Textile Industries Forum convened on the 15th and 16th of March 2009 at the Semiramis Intercontinental Hotel, Cairo.

The 1st Arab Textile Industries Forum took place with the participation of TEMSAD, ALKAN Makina, Tekst Makine, Ekoteks and Textile Technology Magazine from Turkiye.

The Forum, organized by the Arab Federation for Textile Industries (AFTI) and Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal Group in cooperation with the Egyptian Chamber of Textile Industries (ECTI), attracted a wide level of participation, including Arab ministers, government officials and policy makers, private sector leaders and investors in the textile industry, and Arab and international experts, in addition to major European and Asian manufacturers of textiles machinery, equipment and raw materials.

The Forum provided an ideal venue and platform for all parties involved in the Arab textile and clothing industries to meet and discuss outstanding issues in light of the recent economic, financial and technological developments.

The Forum's main objective was to arrive at a clear vision and strategy to develop this important sector by focusing on the following:
• Present situation and future trends in the Arab and global textile industry.
• Success stories in the Arab textile industry in a number of Arab countries
• Financing the Arab textile industry.
• The recent technological developments in the textile industry

Presenting at the forum as a speaker; Adil Nalbant the Chairman of TEMSAD provided information about the role of TEMSAD in the integration of Turkiye with the world and its activities, as well as he invited the whole Arabian world to ITM 2009 International Textile Machinery Exhibition, which will be organized with the cooperation of TEKNIK Ltd, TUYAP and TEMSAD from 6 to 10 June 2009 in Tuyap Beylikdüzü.

In the scope of ITM 2009 purchasing committee and visitors' study, a meeting was realized with Gökmen Sahin from Turkish Republic Egypt Commercial Secretariat. In addition to that, our representative in Egypt as ITM 2009 Project Team made positive negotiations with AFTI, Arab Federation for Textile Industries and Lebanon Trade Chamber about the visitor studies.

Alkan Makine, Tekst Makine and Ekoteks, which have been representing Turkiye in Egypt with the quality of Turkish textile machines for more than 30 years, once again showed through their participation in this forum that they are present in this market.

At the Forum, An Award Ceremony was also held to the following people:

• Eng. Mohammad Sabbagh Sharabati, Chairman, Arab Federation For Textile Industries
• Mr. Mu'taz Sawwaf, Chairman of Mimar Invest
• Mr. Mohamed Farid Khamis, Chairman, Oriental Weavers
• Mr. Galal El Zorba, President, Federation of Egyptian Industries
• Eng. Al Hashimi Al Habib Al Kouali, Vice Chairman, Arab federation For Textile Industries

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