Shanghai, P.R. China / October 23 - 25, 2009

“Structural Adjustments in the World Textile Industry”

ITMF Conference 2009


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Conference Programme (as of October 6, 2009)


9.00 – 16.00 Visit of Intertextile Shanghai 2009 (Apparel Fabrics Fair)
13.00 – 18.30 Registration International Delegates (Drawing Room II, PL2)
13.30 – 16.00 Meeting of ITMF Honorary Officers, Past Presidents and Advisory Board (Polaris, 53rd Floor)
16.45 – 18.15 Directors’ Meeting (Crystal Ballroom III, PL2)
ITMF member associations, associate and corporate members
19.00 – 19.30 Joint Reception (Piano Bar, 53rd Floor)
for ITMF and Host Association Office Bearers and Directors of member associations, associate and corporate members - with spouses -
19.30 – 22.00 Dinner (Piano Bar, 53rd Floor)
for ITMF and Host Association Office Bearers - with spouses -
19.30 – 22.00 Dinner (Crystal Ballroom I, PL2)
for Directors of member associations, associate and corporate members - with spouses -


9.00 – 10.30 Meeting of the ITMF Spinners Committee (Boardroom, PL2)
10.30 – 12.00 Meeting of the ITMF Joint Cotton Committee (Crystal Ballroom I, PL2)
13.30 – 19.30 Registration International Delegates (Drawing Room II, PL2)
14.00 – 15.00 Fibre Session - Cotton  (Crystal Ballroom I, PL2)
Chair: Andrew G. Macdonald, ITMF Advisory Board and Consultant, ABRAPA - Brazilian Cotton Growers Association

Positioning Cotton for Success in the 21st Century
Terry Townsend, Executive Director, ICAC Washington, DC, USA

China’s Cotton Market during the World Economic Crisis
Fang Gao, Secretary General, China Cotton Association (CCA) Beijing, China
15.00 – 15.30 Coffee Break
15.30 – 16.30 Man-made Fibres

Marketing, Innovation and Sustainability in Accordance
Friedrich Weninger, Member of the Management Board, Lenzing Group Lenzing, Austria

Outlook for the Global Synthetic Fibers Market
Karen Jones, Director, Fibers Service Leader, CMAI Houston, USA

19.00 – 22.00 Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner (Grand Ballroom, PL2)


9.00 – 9.40 Formal Opening Session  (Grand Ballroom, PL2)
Chair: Tiankai Wang, Vice President, CNTAC

Kuangdi Xu, President, Chinese Academy of Engineering
Han Zheng, Mayor, Shanghai
Halit Narin, President, ITMF
Yu Zhou Du, President, CNTAC

9.45 – 11.15 Keynote Address
Chair: Halit Narin, ITMF President

Gerhard Schröder, Former Chancellor of Germany (1998 - 2005)
by special invitation of the Turkish Textile Employers’ Association
11.15 – 11.45 Coffee Break
11.45 – 13.00 1st General Session:
The Impact of the Financial Crisis on the Global Economy in General and on the Global Textile Industry in Particular
 (Grand Ballroom, PL2)
Chair: Bashir Ali Mohammad, ITMF Vice President

The World Economic Crisis and China
Stephen Green, Standard Chartered Bank Shanghai, China

Implications of the World Economic Crisis for the Global Textile Industry
David Yuen Hoi Lee, Industrial Development Officer, Textiles and Leather Unit Agri-Business Development Branch, UNIDO Vienna, Austria
13.00 – 14.30 Lunch (Restaurants, 56th Floor)
14.30 – 16.00 2nd General Session:
Interdependence of the Textile and Retail Industry
 (Grand Ballroom, PL2)
Chair: Douglas T. Hsu, ITMF Honorary Life Member

Customer Centricity and the Need of Developing Integrated Relationships with the End-market
Giuliano Noci, Professor of Marketing, Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering Politecnico di Milano Milan, Italy

Responsible Sourcing
Chieh Chen, Fabric Director, Wal-Mart Global Procurement, Softline Team Shenzhen, China

Brand Market Adaption with Regard to Quality and Marketing
Badis Kouidrat, CEO, Devanlay Lacoste Asia Supply Shanghai, China

The Growth of Value Retailing - Implications for Textile & Clothing Producers
Arvind Singhal, Chairman, Technopak Gurgaon, India
16.30 – 13.00 Workshops

Workshop 1  (Grand Ballroom I, PL2)
Ways to Innovation
Peter Kreitals, Managing Director, Kreitals Consulting Group Balwyn VIC, Australia

Workshop 2  (Grand Ballroom II, PL2)
Innovative Textiles - A Challenge for Knowledge Oriented Management
Thomas Fischer, Professor and Director, Center for Management Research German Institutes for Textile and Fibre Research (DITF) Denkendorf, Germany

Workshop 3  (Grand Ballroom III, PL2)
Better Cotton Initiative - A Mainstream Approach to Improve Cotton Production
Allan Williams, Technical-Environmental Coordinator Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) Narrabri NSW, Australia

Evening Harbour Cruise and Buffet Dinner


8.00 – 8.45 Early Morning Session  (Grand Ballroom, PL2)
Portable Instrument Measuring Toxicity Levels in Cotton
Jiri Militky, Professor, Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic

9.00 – 10.10 3rd General Session:
Adjustment and Revitalization of the Chinese Textile Industry
 (Grand Ballroom, PL2)
Chair: Tiankai Wang, Vice President, CNTAC

The Status Quo and Outlook of the Textile Industry
Kunyuan Xu, Vice President, CNTAC Beijing, China

Scientific Development and Brand Strategy to Revitalize China’s Textile Industry
Dekang Gao, Chairman, Bosiden International Holdings Ltd. Jiangsu, China

Shanghai Textile Industry in Adjustment and Development
Shiping Xi, President, Shangtex Holding (Group) Corporation Shanghai, China
10.15 – 11.15 Keynote Address
Chair: Tiankai Wang, Vice President, CNTAC

Edmund Phelps,Professor, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA Nobel Prize in Economics (2006)
11.15 – 11.45 Coffee Break
11.45 – 13.15 4th General Session:
Technical Textiles: Growth Segment of the Future?
 (Grand Ballroom, PL2)
Chair: Jürg Rupp, Executive Editor, Textile World

Technical Textiles - Areas and Examples of Above Average Growth
Hendrik H. van Delden, Managing Director, Gherzi van Delden Krefeld, Germany

Promotion of High-Quality Service and Upgrading of Technical Textiles
Shunnian Shen, Director of Administrative Committee, Haining China Warp Knitting Zhejiang, China

Globalization of the Technical Textile Industry
Loek de Vries, President & CEO, Royal Ten Cate Almelo, Netherlands

The New Development Trend of Man-made Fiber Industry and Outlook of New Technical Fiber Materials
Fengjian Pang, Chairman of the Board, Shangdong Helon Co., Ltd. Shandong, China
13.15 – 13.30 The Global Textile Machinery Market Situation: Investment Trends
Christian P. Schindler, Director General, ITMF
13.30 – 13.45 Invitation to the 2010 ITMF Annual Conference in Brazil
14.00 – 15.30 Meeting of the Committee of Management (Grand Ballroom III, PL2) - working lunch incl. -
14.00 – 15.30 Lunch (Restaurants, 56th Floor)
15.30 – 19.30 Sightseeing
Lupu Bridge with a bird’s eye view of the Expo 2010 Area
and a visit to the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall


Whole Day Mill Visits in Shaoxing County, Zhejiang

China Textile City is located at Keqiao, Shaoxing County. Markets here amass all kinds of fabrics including those for garments, home textiles and industrial textiles. It is a textile distributing center of the largest scale which operates the most various kinds of textile products in China. In addition, it is the largest textile professional market in Asia, and the biggest trade center around the world.

After over 20 years’ development, it has basically formed four distinctive textile trade platforms:
• the Traditional Trade Zone in the south part
• the International Trade Zone in the middle part
• the Market Innovation Zone in the north part and
• the Textile Raw Materials Trade Zone in the west part.

Covering a construction area of over 3.2 million square meters at present, China Textile City has more than 20,000 business rooms and 19,000 operators/companies. It makes transactions for tens of thousands of fabrics; the daily customer flow is over 100,000 persons. There are over 3,500 permanent overseas purchasers and more than 700 permanent overseas representative agencies. Goods here are sold to 187 countries and regions, a quarter of global chemical fabrics are transacted here. At present, it has also established business relations with nearly half of all national textile enterprises. Therefore, China Textile City has achieved an annual market turnover of over RMB60 billion Yuan.

The market is also the first to implement intellectual property protection, to carry out modern financial services, to guide and foster technological innovation, brand building, fashion creation and new model of company system that integrates industrial chain business, and all these yield well.

It is scheduled to visit the following facilities:
• Zhejiang Tiansheng Holding Group Co. Ltd.
• SALSA Home Textile
• Shaoxing Water Treatment Development Co. Ltd.


Social Programme


19.00 – 22.00 Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner
Grand Hyatt Shanghai (Grand Ballroom, PL2)


9.00 – 11.45 Formal Opening Session and Keynote Address (Grand Ballroom, PL2)
Gerhard Schröder, Former Chancellor of Germany (1998 - 2005)
12.00 – 17.30 Sightseeing: A Taste of Old Shanghai (incl. lunch) Shanghai Confucius Temple - Yuyuan Gardens - Old Shanghai Town Market
Evening Harbour Cruise and Buffet Dinner


8.30 – 14.00 Excursion to Zhujiajiao Water Village (incl. tea ceremony and lunch)
15.30 – 19.30 Sightseeing: Lupu Bridge with a bird’s eye view of the Expo 2010 Area and a visit to the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall


Whole Day Mill Visits in Shaoxing County, Zhejiang



  • Invitation of Keynote Speakers

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