The ITMF Annual Conference 2017 will be held in Bali/Indonesia from September 14-16, 2017 hosted by the Indonesian Textile Industry Association (API). The general theme of the conference “Technology, Trade, Climate – Orientation in Disruptive Times” indicates that the global textile industry is facing a variety of challenges resulting from changes that are often described as disruptive because their consequences are fundamentally changing the way textiles are produced, sourced, sold or bought. With a long and complicated supply chain the textile industry as a whole – from fibre to retail – is required to look holistically at these disruptive challenges as most of them require a comprehensive understanding and often a cooperative approach to develop an efficient and sustainable supply chain. In disruptive times, a better understanding of the entire textile supply chain is becoming more important than ever. Therefore, the ITMF Annual Conference is inviting experts from the entire textile value chain. Approximately 250 participants from around the world will attend.
ITMF is much honored that Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of Finance, Republic of Indonesia, will deliver a keynote address at the Opening Session of this year’s ITMF Annual Conference. On the second day, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, Professor of International Relations and Diplomatic Affairs, former Secretary General of NATO and former Foreign Minister of the Netherlands, will deliver a keynote speech with the title “Technology, Trade, Climate: Reshaping the Geopolitical Landscape”.
Since the conference will be held in Indonesia, a special focus will be on the Indonesian fibres, textile and apparel industry. In this context, ITMF is delighted that both the Minister of Industry, Erlangga Hartarto and the Minister of Trade, Enggartiasto Lukita, will address the conference.
Prior to the Annual Conference, ITMF offers a Seminar on “Cotton FR Finishing – How to Add Value” on September 12th in Bali. The Seminar is conducted by Prof Marc van Parys (UNITEX, Belgium), Marcel Prinsen (Metal BV, Netherlands) and Loek de Vries (TenCate, Netherlands).
For more information about the conference and the seminar, please see: http://www.itmf.org/conferences/annual-conference-2017.