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Hybrid ITMF Annual Conference 2020

“The Corona-Pandemic: Re-shaping the Global Textile Supply Chain”

co-hosted by KOFOTI

ITMF Annual Conference 2020

Oct 20: live from Seoul + virtual
Oct 21: live + virtual
Oct 22: live + virtual

Preliminary Conference Programme (as of September 29, 2020) Online Registration (will be available on October 1, 2020)


Opening Session

Kihak Sung

ITMF President

Kwang-Woo Jun

Chairman, Institute for Global Economics

1st Session - Korea's Textile Industry

Sang Woon Lee

Chairman, KOFOTI

Tae Jin Kang

Seoul National University, Korea

Aimee Kim

McKinsey, Korea

2nd Session - Management & Data

Thomas Gries

ITA-RWTH, Germany

Gilberto Loureiro

SMARTEX, Portugal

3rd Session - Fiber Session - Cotton

Atul Ganatra

Cotton Association of India

Khaled Schuman

Egypt Cotton Association

3rd Session - Fiber Session - ManMade Fibers

Alexei Sinitsa

Wood Mackenzie Chemicals, Singapore

R.D. Udeshi

Reliance, India

Sharon Chong

Sateri, China

4th Session - Sustainability & Circular Economy

Edwin Keh

HKRITA, Hong Kong, China

Karl-Hendrik Magnus

McKinsey, Germany

5th Session - SLCP

Abhishek Bansal

Arvind, India

Janet Mensink

SLCP, The Netherlands

Darren Chastain


6th Session - The Future of the Chinese Textile Industry

Ruizhe Sun

CNTAC, China

7th Session - Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action

Pernilla Halldin

H&M, Sweden

Rüdiger Fox

Sympatex, Germany

8th Session - Innovation & Technical Textiles

Rick Fowler

Youngone, USA

Abdel-Fattah M. Seyam

Wilson College of Textiles, NC State University, USA

Tigran Vartanian

Isomatex, Belgium

9th Session - Collaboration

Paul Stoneham

Helly Hansen, Norway

Yingxin Xu

CNTAC, China