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2018 WTMC to be held at Keqiao of Zhejiang in Sept. for deeper integration with B&R

August 29, 2018


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

2018 The First World Textile Merchandising Conference (2018 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.

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

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.

Sun Ruizhe, president of China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC), noted that this conference will focus 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 will also promote the building of a cooperation system throughout textile industry chain under the Belt and Road Initiative and the cooperation on international high-quality projects related to production capacity, so as to facilitate the integrative development of the global textile economy.

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Sun Ruizhe, president of China National Textile and Apparel Council, delivers a speech.

According to Zhang Weijiang, secretary of the Party Working Committee of China Textile City Construction and Management Committee, the conference will release "Keqiao on Silk Road, Textile for the World" action plan, which features east and west routes. The east route is geared towards high-end markets of Europe and America, while the west route will reach out to countries and regions along the Belt and Road.

Shen Zhijiang, party secretary of Keqiao District, Shaoxing City of Zhejiang Province, said that 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.

Shen believed that the conference will help the Chinese enterprises go out and attract foreign counterparts come into China, in order to lay a solid foundation for global cooperation across the textile industry.

Under the guidance of CNTAC, China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Textile and Apparel (CCCT) and China General Chamber of Commerce (CGCC), the conference will be hosted by Shaoxing Municipal Government, Productivity Promotion Division of CNTAC, Working Committee for Foreign Liaison of CGCC, apparel branch and fabric branch of CCCT, and People's Government of Keqiao District of Shaoxing city. (Source: people.cn; edited by Zhang Yuan, zhangyuan11@xinhua.org)


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