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2018 WTMC to be held at Keqiao, Zhejiang in Sept. 20-21

August 3, 2018


Abstract : 2018 The First World Textile Merchandising Conference (WTMC) will be held at Keqiao District, Shaoxing City of east China's Zhejiang Province in September 20-21, 2018.

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Press conferece of 2018 The First World Textile Merchandising Conference held on Aug. 3 in Beijing

BEIJING, Aug.3 (Xinhua) – 2018 The First World Textile Merchandising Conference (WTMC) will be held at the Keqiao District, Shaoxing City of east China's Zhejiang Province in September 20-21, 2018.

Nearly 1,000 leaders and representatives in the well-known enterprises of the textile industry, top fashion organizations, industrial associations, and design colleges from more than 20 countries including Italy, the United States, France, the Republic of Korea, India and Japan will attend the conference, where they will discuss the status quo and future trends of the global textile industry and share their opinions on the development of the industry.

This conference will include an opening ceremony, a theme conference, roundtable sessions, parallel forums and site visits. 

The theme conference will witness the establishment of the WTMC Council. The four parallel forums respectively themed as “Opening-up, Science & Technology, Fashion, Green Growth”, will see participants share their ideas on the development trends and cutting-edge technologies of the textile industry in the future, highlight the development momentum of the global textile fashion industry, explore the transformation of China’s textile industry and search for the new forms for the sustainable development of the industry.

Under the Belt and Road Initiative, this conference focuses on new hot spots and new trends in the development of world’s textile industry to establish a top platform for exchanges and cooperation around the world. It also promotes the building of a cooperation system throughout textile industry chain under the BRI and the cooperation on international high-quality projects related to production capacity, so as to facilitate the integrative development of the global textile economy.

Keqiao District is the largest textile industry base in China. It has a complete textile industry chain covering raw materials, textile machines, fabrics, home textiles and garments. It also has the China Textile City, the largest textiles hub with the most complete products in the world. In 2017, the export value of textiles in Keqiao District reached 62.1 billion yuan, making it the first district in Zhejiang Province with the export value of a single industry exceeding 10 billion U.S. dollars. (Edited by Ma Xin, maxin11@xinhua.org)


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