Registration is now open for the International Cotton Association’s (ICA) next major event - ‘Hong Kong 2012’. Taking place on 1st and 2nd November in the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, the event is expected to attract 1,000+ delegates, making it the ICA’s biggest event yet.
“This is the first time we have held our annual trade conference and dinner event outside of the UK,” explains ICA President, Mr Antonio Esteve. “We chose Hong Kong based on industry feedback. We are confident that this new, central location will attract big numbers and provide better scope for delegates to network and do business with a diverse market - one that represents all links in the supply chain.” In 2010 and 2011, the ICA met industry demand by hosting spin off events in Singapore and Dubai.
Both events were a sell-out and reinforced the ICA’s decision to host its traditional annual event in Hong Kong. Hong Kong 2012 has already attracted lots of interest, with 25 cotton companies signed up as sponsors and an influx of registrations from ICA members, who were treated to priority booking and a discounted ticket price. Mr Antonio adds: “At a time when the trade needs to stick together and stand firm on contract sanctity, we have chosen a very significant theme for Hong Kong 2012 - ‘Growing Together’.”
“We are currently working on the event programme, but can confirm that it will focus on the need for the cotton community to be united, with common aims, business objectives and business practices. There will be a selection of topical presentations and plenty of opportunities for delegates to network in the fabulous surroundings of the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. We want Hong Kong 2012 to be accessible to all and we hope that you will join us.”
Hong Kong 2012 is open to anyone with an interest in the cotton trade. For more information and to register online visit: www.ica-hk.org.