Numerous events to be held for textile promotion

Thursday, Oct 27, 2016 11:43

The Viet Nam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS) will host the ASEAN Federation of Textile Industries (AFTEX) and an international conference related to the textile industry. — Photo PVTEX
HA NOI (Biz Hub) — The Viet Nam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS) will host the ASEAN Federation of Textile Industries (AFTEX) and an international conference related to the textile industry.

The conference's theme is "Strengthening the supply chain in the ASEAN textile sector towards sustainable development."

The events will take place from October 31 to November 2 in Ha Noi.

VITAS Chairman Vu Duc Giang said AFTEX 2016 is an opportunity for textile businesses in the country and the region to meet and exchange experiences.

Participants at the AFTEX conference will discuss the situation of the textile and garment industry and solutions to enhance ASEAN cooperation to strengthen links in the production chain of the member countries.

At the conference, which is on November 1, attendees will focus on analysing the impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, free trade agreements, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership and the ASEAN Economic Community on the regional textile industry.

Sustainable solutions for the textile supply chain, sharing of experiences of experts in environmental management and strategies for seeking supply sources of international brands in Viet Nam are also on the conference's agenda.

On this occasion, VITAS will organise an exhibition of textile raw materials featuring raw materials, accessories, machinery equipment and modern technology serving the textile industry.

The exhibition is held annually and professionally on a large scale, with the participation of over 190 companies from 15 countries and territories, such as Viet Nam, Germany, Japan and Korea, as well as Pakistan, Thailand and China, with a total of 5,00sq.m. exhibition area.

According to the organiser, the exhibition is an opportunity for Vietnamese garment enterprises to gain access to markets and the latest manufacturing technology, which will provide them a vision for technology investment to increase the ratio of homemade parts in their production, thus enhancing the value of their products. – VNS

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