2012 ITMF Annual Conference Program


Saturday, November 3


13:00 – 15:30: Board Meeting

15:00 – 19:00: Registration

16:45 – 18:15: Directors’ Meeting   

Directors of member associations, associate and corporate members

19:00 – 20:00: Joint Reception   

ITMF officers; directors of member associations, associate and corporate members


Sunday, November 4


09:00 – 10:30: Meeting   

ITMF Spinners Committee   

11:00 – 12:30: Meeting  

ITMF Joint Cotton Committee   

12:00 – 19:00: Registration

12:30 – 14:00: Lunch   

Fiber Session

14:00 – 15:00:


Cotton

  • Global Cotton and Textiles: Friends or Foes? — Robert P. Antoshak, managing director, Olah
    Inc., New York City
  • Cotton vs PSF: Perspectives for Future Consumption — Antonio Vidal Esteve, CEO, Ecom
    Agroindustrial Corp. Ltd., Brazil, and president, International Cotton Association (ICA), United
    Kingdom
  • Brent Crossland, Fiber business development manager, Bayer CropScience, Research Triangle Park,
    N.C.
  • Panel Discussion/Q&A

15:00 – 15:30: Coffee Break

15:30 – 16:30:


Man-made Fibers

  • Review of Global Demand for Chemical Fibers — Peter Driscoll, managing director, PCI Fibers,
    United Kingdom
  • Reliance Industries, India
  • Panel Discussion/Q&A

17:00 – 18:30: Meeting             

Fiber/Technical Textiles Committee   

19:30 – 22:00: Welcome Reception and Dinner   


Monday, November 5


Formal Opening Session

09:00 – 09:45:


Welcome Addresses

  • Vu Duc Giang, chairman, Vinatex, Vietnam
  • Bashir H. Ali Mohammad, president, ITMF
  • Ho Thi Kim Thoa, vice minister, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Vietnam (to be confirmed)
  • Hoang Trung Hai, deputy prime minister, Vietnam (to be confirmed)

09:45 – 10:15: Coffee Break

10:15 – 10:45

State and Outlook of the Global Economy

First General Session

10:45 – 12:15:


Vietnam’s Textile and Apparel Industry on the Rise

  • Phan Chi Dung, director, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Vietnam (to be confirmed)
  • Le Tien Truong, vice general director, Vinatex
  • Panel Discussion/Q&A

12:30 – 13:45: Lunch   

Second General Session

14:00 – 16:00:


How to Do Business in Times of Uncertainty and Volatility

  • Sustainable Development of Chinese Textile Industry and Win-Win Cooperation for Global Textile
    Industry — Wang Tiankai, president, China National Textile & Apparel Council (CNTAC),
    China
  • Making a Difference in the Textile and Apparel Industry — Marjorie Yang, chairman, Esquel
    Group, Hong Kong
  • U.S. Trade Policy: Presidential Elections Do Matter — Thomas G. Travis, chairman, Sandler,
    Travis & Rosenberg, Miami
  • Panel Discussion/Q&A

16:30 – 18:00: Meeting   

Committee of Home Textiles Producers

Evening: Gala Dinner        

Temple of Literature   


Tuesday, November 6


Third General Session

09:00 – 10:00:


From Fiber to Retail – How to Handle the Textile Supply Chain

  • Cotton in the World’s Supply Chain: Now and into the Future — Mark A. Messura, senior vice
    president, Cotton Incorporated, Cary, N.C.
  • Sustainability in the Textile Supply Chain: A Chemical Company’s View — Huntsman Textile
    Effects, Singapore
  • Panel Discussion/Q&A

10:00 – 10:30: Coffee Break

Fourth General Session

10:30 – 12:00:


Old and New Retail Markets

  • Global Changes in Clothing Consumption by 2020, and their Impact on Fiber-Manufacturer Supply
    Chains — Arvind Singhal, chairman, Technopak, India
  • Thomas Nelson, vice president, VF Corp., Hong Kong
  • Apparel Retail’s Future and the Implications for Supply Chain Partners — Colin Funnell,
    executive vice president, Global Supply Chain, Gap Inc., United States
  • Panel Discussion/Q&A

12:00 – 14:00:  Meeting

Committee of Management (includes working lunch)   

12:00 – 14:00:  Lunch   

Fifth General Session

14:00 – 15:00:


Technical Textiles and Nonwovens

  • Technical Textiles for Infrastructural Applications in Asia – Wally Moore, global group
    director, TenCate Geosynthetics, Pendergrass, Ga.
  • Challenges and Opportunities for Nonwovens: Global and Regional Market Trends -Jacques
    Prigneaux, market analysis and economic affairs director, EDANA, Belgium
  • Panel Discussion/Q&A

15:00 – 15:15:


The Global Textile Machinery Market Situation

  • Christian P. Schindler, Ph.D., director general, ITMF

15:15 – 15:30:  Invitation    

Invitation to the 2013 ITMF Annual Conference

15:30 – 16:00:  Coffee Break

16:00 – 18:00: Workshop   

Offered by Huntsman Textile Effects


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July/August/September 2012
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