The International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) annual conference 2013 will be held from September 8 to 10, 2013, in Austria. The conference, with the theme ‘Rebalancing the Power between Manufacturing and Retail’, would focus on the changing relationship between producers and retailers in the difficult business environment faced by the global textile supply chain. It would include sessions on cotton and man-made fibers, e-commerce, Europe’s textile industry, the textile supply chain, technical textiles, non-wovens, the global textile machinery market and China’s textile industry.
The ITMF provides a forum for discussion on matters concerning textile companies. It allows textile trade associations to exchange information on matters affecting the textile industry, consistent with the trade regulation laws of the nations represented, and performs the functions of a liaison agent between textile industries and governments and intergovernmental organizations interested in the textile industry.
Representatives of several textile associations would be speaking at the conference. Some of them are: Terry Townsend, Executive Director, International Cotton Advisory Committee (US), Fritz Grobein, President, Bremen Cotton Exchange (Germany), Josue Gomes De Silva, President of ITMF (Brazil), Kai Hughes, MD, International Cotton Association (Germany) among others.