SEMINAR ON “Cotton and Apparel Market Updates and How the Industry is moving ahead with Re-Industrialization”

Co-organized by
Hong Kong Association of Textile Bleachers, Dyers, Printers and Finishers
Clothing Industry Training Authority
Textile Council of Hong Kong Ltd.

Start

2018-11-01 - 14:30

End

2018-11-01 - 17:30

Address

Lecture Hall, 1/F., CITA Building, 63 Tai Yip Street, Kowloon Bay   View map

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Seminar
Date 1 Nov 2018 (Thursday)
Time 14:30 – 17:30
Venue 1/F Lecture Hall, Clothing Industry Training Authority (CITA)

63 Tai Yip Street, Kowloon Bay

Language English
Fee Free of charge

Cotton Council International, the HK Association of Textile Bleachers, Dyers, Printers and Finishers, Textile Council of Hong Kong and Clothing Industry Training Authority are co- organising this seminar providing the latest updates on where the cotton market is heading in light of recent trade environment. The seminar will also cover the upcoming fabric and fashion trend, developments of textile supply chain and updates of online commerce operations.

Cotton Council International, the HK Association of Textile Bleachers, Dyers, Printers and Finishers, Textile Council of Hong Kong and Clothing Industry Training Authority are co- organising this seminar. The seminar will share the latest on cotton market developments under current difficult trade conditions, updates on consumer and apparel market trends, how sustainable practice is paving way for organizational success and how Hong Kong Fashion industry SMEs will benefit from re-industrialization

Speakers include:

Karin Malmstrom, Director, China & Northeast Asia, Cotton Council International

Karin joined Cotton Council International (CCI) in April 2006 and is the Director for China and Northeast Asia. She heads up CCI’s trade servicing programs, supply chain marketing activities and government affairs in the region, as well as manages CCI’s offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Seoul and its representative offices in Beijing, Taipei and Osaka.

Karin, an accomplished Sinologist with over 25 years of China-related experience joined CCI from Malmstrom Associates Orient, a business and marketing and communication consultancy. Fluent and literate in Mandarin Chinese, Karin has worked in a variety of fields in China including the auto, steel and travel industries, metals and minerals trading, technology transfers, education, journalism and communications. Immediately prior to establishing Malmstrom Associates Orient, she was Director of Corporate Communications for DaimlerChrysler China, based in Beijing.

Jimmy Rowe, Manager of Strategic Analysis in the Corporate Strategy and Program Metrics Department, Cotton Incorporated

Jimmy manages and analyses Cotton Incorporated’s global consumer and retail research, which examines the attitudes and behaviors of consumers regarding apparel, home, and hygiene products. He is responsible for disseminating Cotton Incorporated’s market intelligence to major mills, manufacturers, brands, and retailers worldwide through presentations, conferences, reports, videos, social media, etc. Jimmy joined Cotton Incorporated in 2007 as Textile Chemist and was a Manager of Textile Chemistry prior to his current position. In his previous positions, Jimmy was instrumental in development and implementation of cotton technologies that are being utilized throughout the apparel industry. Jimmy holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and Masters in Business Administration from East Carolina University.

Prof. Philip Yeung, Executive Director, Clothing Industry Training Authority

Prof. Yeung holds a PhD degree from the Queen’s University of Belfast and has been awarded Fellowship from the Society of Dyers and Colourists and the Textile Institute in the United Kingdom, the Hong Kong Institution of Textiles and Apparel, and Textile Association in India. Prof. Yeung owned a number of patents and published over 130 papers in journal publications and presented at international conferences over the years.

Karen Ho, Head of Corporate and Community Sustainability, WWF-Hong Kong

Karen works on climate and energy issues in Hong Kong and China, engaging with businesses and industries across the spectrum to initiate, lead and oversee the development of climate programmes. Karen assumed a new position as Head of Corporate and Community Sustainability in August 2017. As the Low Carbon Manufacturing Programme (LCMP) and Low-carbon Office Operation Programme (LOOP) continue to grow, Karen will also foster collaboration initiatives that are making the community and corporations more sustainable. An accomplished senior executive, Karen held senior management positions in several Fortune 500 companies prior to joining WWF. Karen holds a Master degree of Business Administration from University of Surrey, UK and is accredited as Chartered Marketer by the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK since 2001.

Tentative Topics and Rundown:

14:30 – 15:10  Global Cotton Supply and Demand      Update and COTTON USA’s Sustainability Story

Ms. Karin Malmstrom, Director, China & Northeast Asia, Cotton Council International

15:10 – 15:45  The Latest Consumer and Apparel Market Updates

Mr. Jimmy Rowe, Manager of Strategic Analysis in the Corporate Strategy and Program Metrics    Department, Cotton Incorporated

15:45 – 16:00  Coffee Break
16:00 – 16:40  How Re-Industrialization Benefits Hong Kong SMEs in Fashion Industry? 

Prof. Philip Yeung, Executive Director, Clothing Industry Training Authority

16:40 – 17:15  Making Zero Impact Fashionable

Ms. Karen Ho, Head of Corporate and Community Sustainability, WWF-Hong Kong

17:15 – 17:30  Q & A Session
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