Textile worker in ASEAN (Photo: english.vov.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Textile Association (Vitas) will host a number of important events of regional textile industry from October 31 to November 2, said Vitas President Vu Duc Giang. 

The events include the 36th Council Meeting and 34th plenary meeting of the ASEAN Federation of Textile Industries (AFTEX), and an international conference on the strengthening the supply chain in ASEAN textile sector towards sustainable development. 

Giang held that the events are good chances for Vietnamese and regional firms to meet and share experience. 

During the AFTEX’s 36th Council Meeting and 34th plenary session, participants will discuss the current situation of the textile sector in the region, as well as measures to strengthen cooperation as well as improve the capacity in linking production chains among ASEAN member countries. 

Meanwhile, the international conference, which is slated for November 1, will focus on analysing impacts of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), free trade agreements (FTA), the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and the ASEAN Economic Community on the regional textile industry. 

The conference will also seek sustainable solutions to textile supply chain, while seeing experts sharing their experience of environmental management as well as strategy in searching for supply sources of international brands in Vietnam . 

At the same time, Vitas will also organise an exhibition of textile materials and accessories to introduce materials, machineries and equipment as well as latest technologies serving textile production. 

The annual exhibition, which covers an area of 5,000 square metres, is expected to draw more than 190 enterprises from 15 countries and territories, including Vietnam, Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Pakistan, Thailand and China. 

According to the organisation board, the event will enable Vietnamese enterprises to access the markets and most up-to-date technologies, helping them sketch out orientations for investment in technology to increase the local content ratio and seeking new material sources, thus enhancing the added value for their products. 

Within the exhibition framework, a number of seminars will also be held to share the latest news of the sectors and recommendations from specialists.-VNA