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Exclusive seminar programme offered only at Interstoff
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Mar '10
Meet with some of the worlds industry heavyweights at one of the many tailor-made seminar programmes offered at Interstoff Asia Essential, running from 17 – 19 March 2010 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. Besides sourcing quality fashion, functional and eco-textiles from 269 suppliers – a massive 65 percent increase from 2009 – attendees can listen to sustainable presentations, trend forecasts, technology updates and even join in the discussions.

Seminar programme highlights include:
The Debut Planet Textiles Conference
- Changing the Culture – Placing Sustainability at the Heart of the Organisation.

Some of the confirmed speakers include:
Brands:
- Cara Chacon, Director of CSR, Patagonia, USA.
- Lyn Ip, adidas Group, Social and Environmental Affairs Department, Hong Kong.

Fibre Manufacturer:
- Geoff Collins, Lenzing, Austria.

Retailer:
- Petra Katzenberger, Head of CSR at KIK, Germany.

Industry Associations:
- Phil Patterson, Chairman, RITE Group, UK.
- Liang Xiaohui, China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC), Office for Social Responsibility, China.

Chemical Company:
- Lode Vermeersch, Huntsman Textile Effects, Switzerland.

Trends Seminars hosted by top forecasters include:
- Fashion Trends – Colours & Fabrics for Spring / Summer 2011 by I.S.Planning.
- Promostyl's Sport & Street Trends Forecasts for SS2011 oriented towards the impact of eco-textiles and sustainability on Sportswear by Promostyl.
- SS2011 Womenswear Forecast with Eco Material Direction by Stylesight.
- Pantone View Colour Planner Summer 2011 Symmetry – a Timely Point of Focus Leading to Beautiful Expressions for Spring / Summer 2011 by Pantone.
- Global Trends Update SS2011 & AW2011/12 Colour and Textile Directions by WGSN.

Eco Certification Seminars
- Ecological Certification Schemes – Which Suits You Best? by Testex.
- Integrity of Organic Textile Through Certification by Control Union and GOTS.

Functional Textile Product Seminars
- Unique Business Opportunities Created by the Use Innovative Functional and Eco-friendly Textiles by Taiwan Textile Federation.
- SFBC Champions Causes for Environmental and Green Philosophies in Creating Sustainable Businesses Through its Members by Sustainable Fashion Business Consortium.
- BASF's Finishing Technologies for Functional Effects by BASF.
- Advanced Functional Surface Treatment Technology for Textile Materials by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

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