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  • 1. Interstoff Asia Autumn 2003 – Seminar Programme 7 October 2003 (Tuesday) – Business Strategy Seminars “Regional integration and supply chain management in the global textile and apparel industries” Professor Gary Gereffi, Duke University, USA Regional integration has been a major trend in the organisation of the global textile and apparel industries since mid 1990s. This seminar will outline the impact of both the regulatory and market-driven forms of regional integration on the sourcing activities of major textile and apparel firms. Formal models of regional integration include the European Union (EU) and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Informal models of regional integration include East Asia, where Hong Kong serves as a sourcing hub for much of southern China (the Pearl River Delta) and an emerging pattern of regional integration involving the ASEAN countries in Southeast Asia. Regional integration also involves new roles and responsibilities in global supply chain management. These shifts include a
  • 2. rationalisation of supply chains….find out more in this seminar! “The new demand chain – global strategies for growth in a consumer- driven demand chain” Mike Delaney, Unifi Asia Limited, USA Profit pressures, shorter lead times, advances in information technology and changes in global trade legislation have led to more sophisticated apparel buying, increasing the focus on hard-to-measure costs. The apparel industry no longer fits the definition of the traditional supply chain, but rather it is now a consumer-driven demand chain requiring an inter-related matrix of suppliers working together, making things better, faster and cheaper. Unifi’s global growth strategies focus on maximising the demand chain, resulting in unique partnerships, joint ventures and alliances designed to create new value-added products, processes and services assisting customers in creating “what’s next” in the marketplace. “Now is the best time to build your brands in Hong Kong with the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA)” Felix Chung, HK Apparel Society, HK
  • 3. Now is the best time to build your brands through Hong Kong! The recent signing of the ‘Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement’ (CEPA) means that there is now zero import tariff for exports from Hong Kong to China. As well as being an important step in the economic development of Hong Kong and China, CEPA helps the Hong Kong based textile and garment manufacturers develop their business in the mainland. Hong Kong fashion brands can now consolidate their bases in mainland China. In addition, the lifting of restrictions on some professional services will further improve the communication between Hong Kong and China. CEPA creates a world of business opportunities for Hong Kong businesses, but the benefits are not only limited to Hong Kong brands - overseas brands can benefit from this new agreement as well. CEPA makes Hong Kong an even more attractive platform for overseas companies doing business in China, strengthening Hong Kong’s position as Asia’s international trade hub. Find out more in this seminar! 8 October 2003 (Wednesday) – Design and Trend Seminars
  • 4. “Colours, fabrics, trend directions A/W2004/05” Ornella Bignami, Elementi Moda srl, Italy Exclusivity and Originality define the season A/ W2004/05. A subtle research imbued with contemporary spirit leads to the innovation of textures and effects of the recent past. The main direction is to water down the limits between business, relaxation and decoration. The need for trust takes us back to beautiful traditional materials, to the pleasure of spontaneity and generosity that natural materials can express. It is important to recognise and consolidate the qualities and the performances that make a product UNIQUE. “WGSN fabric and colour trends for A/W 2004/05 round up” “ Spring/Summer 2005 colour and materials direction” Catrona MacNab, Textiles Editor, Worth Global Style Network Ltd, UK WGSN presents the importance and influence of colour in terms of lifestyle trends, highlighting the power of colour in retail and marketing plus WGSN’s take on 2003 real-time trends on the street and at retail.
  • 5. “Body Care by LYCRA®” Meg Burich, Global Apparel Business Development Manager, DuPont Textiles & Interiors " Well Being" is becoming a global trend that is going to revolutionize the garment industry. Discover how LYCRA® and technology is pioneering the trend by enabling cosmetic benefits through textiles.
  • 6. Entrance fee for Design & Trend Seminar Fee: Interstoff Asia Seminar Club Members : HK$50 per Package price : seminar HK$100 for all trends seminars Non-members : HK$100 per Package price : seminar HK$250 for all trends seminars Payment Cheque payable to “Messe method: Frankfurt (HK) Ltd” Address: Room 1608 China Resources Building, 26 Harbour Road, Wanchai, HK Attention : Ms. Annie Ma Please make your payment immediately in order to secure your registration. Tickets for trend seminars will only be sent upon receipt of your payment and subject to seat availability.
  • 7. 9 October 2003 (Thursday) –Technology Seminars on functional fabrics “Innovative effects: adding value to textiles with BASF Performance Chemicals” Mr Hubert Hawlik/Dr. Joachim Burger, BASF BASF is one of the world’s leading suppliers of textile chemicals. BASF’s leading expertise provides strategic advantages in innovative applications and efficient solutions for the entire textile market. Lurapret is a new range of products for textile coating. These water-based products give the textile industry an environmentally compatible alternative for textile coating effects. Find out how the Lurapret range of products provides very innovative effects to the market, e.g. formaldehyde-free thermal regulation and self-cleaning surfaces on technical textiles. “Reinventing Classic Apparel” Robert Kirkwood, DuPont Textiles & Interiors Study of modern citizen's lifestyle and how functional fibre make classic apparel such as woven bottoms, knit tops, and shirtings better meet today's consumers needs.
  • 8. “Creating competitive advantages through value-added yarns” Brian Moore/Derek Gunn, Unifi Asia Limited Consumers in every part of the world are expecting – even demanding – improved comfort, fashion and performance from the clothing they buy. Unifi Asia’s value-added synthetic yarns go beyond the inherent limitations of natural yarns delivering unique benefits to apparel brands and retailers, including stretch, moisture management and aesthetic effects. Unifi will present the technical features and competitive advantages of serveral value-added yarns now available in Asia. [Contact Us] [Privacy policy] [Terms of trade] [Webmaster] ©2003 Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd.