Euratex held its 5th convention in association with the Marché des Soies on November 25 in Lyon. The event was organised by French members’ federations of the Euratex namely Union des Industries Textiles (UIT) and Union Française des industries de Mode et Habillement (UFIMH).
The convention was dedicated to the role of Europe in servicing creative industries in the presence of more than 110 participants who shared ideas and visions on how the textile and clothing creative industries are tackling the challenges to maintain and support creativity. The event had broad international participation from more than 20 countries (business, research centers, industry associations and media).
In his welcome address, Euratex president Serge Piolat underlined to remain competitive, European companies have to invest relentlessly in innovation and skills to support creativity embedded in highly innovative products and processes. Companies have to continue to invest in such area and to use all legal means to protect those competitiveness assets. He explained the current organisation of Euratex in three poles and gave examples of positives results for the industry in each of them: trade policy, sustainability and R&D.