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Destination Keqiao for the ITMF

Shedding light on big changes for the textile value chain.

4th September 2023

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Zürich, Switzerland


Registration is now open for the 2023 ITMF Annual Conference which takes place in Keqiao, China from November 4-6.

The conference is co-hosted by the China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC) and the Shaoxing Municipal People’s Government and will feature international industry experts from around the world from along the entire textile value chain – from fibres to retail.

Over 500 high-level representatives from the entire textile value chain from China and around the world are expected to attend.

Under the general theme Digitalization and Circularity – Megatrends Shaping the Textile Industry experts from the industry and academia will shed light on how the textile value chain is coping with these trends to help attendees better understand the underlying dynamics and identifying the risks and opportunities. In the various sessions, experts will discuss how the fibre markets will adapt to the increasing demand for recycled fibres, how the textile industry can reduce carbon footprint, how new technologies will accelerate the industry’s transition towards more circularity and how upcoming regulation will impact production around the world.

In addition, ITMF will once again recognise the winners of the 2023 ITMF Start-up, Sustainability  and Innovation and International Collaboration Awards.

Two more events that will take place along the conference in Keqiao – the 10th Belt & Road Textile Conference 2023 (November 2-3) and the 6th World Textile Merchandising Conference (WTMC) 2023 (November 5-6).

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