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TCMA to organize Istanbul Fashion, Textile & Apparel Conference

Apr '08
The Turkish Clothing Manufacturers' Association (TCMA), a leading NGO of the industry, is organising an international conference, titled, “Istanbul Fashion, Textile and Apparel Conference and Exhibition with the theme of “Bridges of Fashion, where design and production meet” on June 26-27th, 2008, in Istanbul, Turkey.

The Conference aims at bringing together the global key players of the fashion, design and apparel manufacturing industry, in order to share information, new practices and guidelines for the future of the industry, especially in the Euromed zone, the neighboring countries. The conference targets to attract attention to Turkey and Istanbul as a center of fashion, textile and apparel industry.

Why Turkey?
• Turkey is the 1st provider of organic cotton of the world
• Turkey is the 5th textile and apparel producer of the world
• Turkey is the 7th largest cotton producer of the world
• Turkish producers enjoy a relatively cheap, flexible and skilled workforce
• Turkey belongs to Customs Union together with the European Union
• Compared to developing nations, Turkey has a superior information technology
• Turkish businesses have a large variety of designs and colors, quick response, on time delivery, flexible payment terms

There will be a total of seven sessions in the 2-day Conference.
The main topics are; “New Global Trade Order”, “Tour Around the Sourcing World”, “Innovation and New Technologies”, “Design' in the Future and New Trends – Looking Ahead”, “Future of Apparel Production in Turkey”, “Always Faster Fashion”, “Textiles Design and Fashion Culture in Anatolia” and “Education for the Industry”.

Turkish Clothing Manufacturers Association

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