2012 Sustainable Textiles Conference: Hong Kong

2012 Sustainable Textiles Conference
October 4-5, 2012
Hong Kong
Pre-Conference Organic Cotton Round Table - October 3, 2012
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View the photo gallery from the 2012 Sustainable Textiles Conference in Hong Kong.

This year, Textile Exchange is partnering with EcoTextile News, Messe Frankfurt, and Planet Textiles to bring you the premier 2012 Sustainable Textiles conference in Hong Kong, October 4 and 5. This event will be hosted at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, running in conjunction with Interstoff Asia Essential - Autum Fair.

Prior to the conference, Textile Exchange will also be hosting the inaugural meeting of the Organic Cotton Round Table in Hong Kong on October 3; this is a seperate event with limited invitations, click here for complete details about the round table.

2012 Sustainable Textiles Conference – Hong Kong
Innovation, Impacts, Investment, and Integrity
Inspiration for tomorrow’s solutions

This annual conference is a global gathering of key players and industry leaders representing the entire value chain from fiber to fashion discussing sustainability challenges and solutions from raw materials extraction to end of life.
 
The 2012 global event will balance inspiring plenary speakers with action-oriented discussions and forums that cover important aspects of sustainability in textiles. Conference attendees will build their own knowledge, while also contributing to industry knowledge. Through sharing and collaboration, attendees of the Sustainable Textiles Conference can expect to have a role in shaping tomorrow’s solutions. The conference agenda and speakers were designed to inspire the textile sustainability community, and to address their specific needs. The most current issues and solutions will be discussed and debated through plenary sessions and smaller, goal-oriented breakout sessions. For those involved in textile sustainability or would like to be, this is the premier event of the year.




COMPANIES that ATTENDED - Final List as of October 6, 2012
333 attendees from 201 companies joined us for the Hong Kong Conference.

Adarsh Knitwear (P) Ltd Invista
adidas Group Jiaxing Jiecco Fashion Co. Ltd.
adidas Sourcing Ltd. Jockey
Agricultural Commodity & Service Cooperative Journal for Asia on Textile and Apparel
Agrocel Industries Limited Kingwhale Industrial Corp.
Aid by Trade Foundation Kowa Company
Alps International  Lekos Dye & Finishing
Anvil Knitwear, Inc. Lenzing Fibers Ltd.
APLF Ltd Li & Fung (Trading) Ltd.
Appachi Cotton Company/Ethicus Made-BY
Armstrong Spinning Mills Ltd. Mahima Fibres Pvt. Ltd.
Avery Dennison Marks & Spencer
Bang Consortium Marks & Spencer (Asia Pacific) Limited 
Bayer CropScience Mecilla Project
Bergman/Rivera SAC Men Chuen Fibre IND CO.,LTD
Biocoton India Pvt Ltd Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd
BioSustain Tanzania Limited Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH
Biov8tion Migros (HK) Ltd.
Black Diamond Mondial Asia, Shanghai Office 
Blu Skye Consulting Mondial News
Bluesign Technologies AG Mountain Equipment Coop
Bogner Services Hong Kong LTD MP International
Bros Holding Ltd. Muji Global Sourcing Pte Ltd
Brown and Wilmanns Environmental LLC. NatureUSA
Bureau Veritas Hong Kong Ltd. NatureWorks LLC 
C&A Buying Brussels New Balance 
Champion Joy Trading / Gap New Wide Group
Chetna Organic Agriculture Producer Co. Ltd. Nike 360 Holding B.V.
Chetna Organic Farmers Association  Nike, Inc. 
Chia Her Industrial Co., Ltd. Nimkartek Technical Services Pvt. Ltd.
China Water Risk NingBo ShenZhou Knitting Co. Ltd.
Clariant (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. Nordstrom
Clariant Chemicals China Nordstrom Product Group
Clariant Corporation USA Novozymes
Clariant International OEKO-TEX® ASSOCIATION
Control Union Certifications Bangladesh Olah, Inc.
Control Union Certifications China OrganiMark/Organic Freedom Project
Control Union Certifications Far East Orta Anadolu Tic. Ve San. Tas
Control Union Certifications India OTIS College of Art & Design
Control Union Certifications Sri Lanka Otto Group (Otto GmbH & Co KG)
Cotton Incorporated Panoco Trading Co. Ltd.
Cotton Made In Africa Patagonia
CottonConnect China Pickering International, Inc.
CottonConnect Global Polartec, LLC
CottonConnect South Asia Pvt. Ltd. Portico Brand Group/Under the Canopy/FASE
Coyuchi PPR
Crystal Group prAna
CSR Consultancy Ltd. Pratibha Syntex Pvt. Ltd.
Desigual Profits Fund Fashion Manufacturing Ltd.
DFU Publications PT Indorama Synthetics TBK
Dibella B.V. - Netherlands/Germany Puma 
DuPont Quiksilver Asia Sourcing Ltd.
DuPont Industrial Biosciences Ramatex
DuPont Industrial BioSciences/Danisco Singapore Redress
DyStar China Ltd. REI
DyStar Group Remei AG/bioRe 
Easipower Company Limited RESET Carbon Limited
Eclat Textile Co., Ltd. Ryohin Kikaku Co., Ltd.
EcoCert Japan Ltd. Sae-A 
ECOM Agroindustrial Asia Pte. Sanko Tekstil Inc.
EcoTextile News Sapphire International Ltd.
Ecovision / Ecozine  Seatoman Holdings Ltd.
Egedeniz Tekstil A.S. SGS Consumer Testing
Eileen Fisher, Inc. SGS Consumer Testing Hong Kong Ltd.
Esprit de Corp (Far East) Ltd. Shanghai Horizon Garment Co., Ltd
Esprit Europe Services GmbH Sing Shun Knitting FTY. LTD.
Esquel Agrotechnology Soil Association
Esquel Group Solidaridad China
Everest Textile Solidaridad South & South East Asia
Fairtrade Hong Kong Foundation Solidaridad The Netherlands
Fairtrade International Stella McCartney
FITI Testing & Research Institute Suminter India Organics PVT LTD
Freudenberg & Vilene Int. Ltd. Super Spinning Mills Ltd.
Garnietex Sustainable Apparel Coalition
Glen Raven Custom Fabrics Sustainable Fashion Business Consortium
Global Merino TAL Apparel Limited 
Global Organic Textile Standard / GOTS Target Corporation
Goodwill Industries TASTE-Technical Assistance for Sustainable Trade and Environment
Greenpeace East Asia Tchibo GmbH
Greenpeace International Tchibo Merchandising Hong Kong LP
G-Star Raw C.V. Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd. 
H&M Tejidos Royo S.L
HeiQ Materials AG Tesco International Sourcing
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Texanlab Laboratories Pvt., Ltd.
Hemp Fortex Industries Ltd. Textile Exchange
Hess Natur-Textilien GmbH Textiles - The International Magazine of The Textile Institute
HK Clothing Industry Training Authority (CITA) Thai Alliance Textile Co., Ltd.
Hohenstein Laboratories (HK) Ltd. The Asian Textile and Apparel Monthly
Hong Kong Non-Woven Fabric The North Face Inc.
Hoss Intropia The Rajlakshmi Cotton Mills, Pvt. Ltd.
HPO HK LIMITED  Tri-Link Apparel Ltd.
HUEREN OHG Professional Outfits TV Osaka
Huntsman Textile Effects Unifi Textiles (Suzhou) Co., Ltd
Hurriyet Daily News VF Corporation
Hussain Mills Limited Vision International Ltd.
ICCO Volcom, Inc.
ICEA Wendler Interlining Hk Ltd.
Internet Textile San. Ve Tic.A.S. WGSN
InterPolymer Solutions Inc. Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
Intertek Testing Services Hong Kong Ltd. Women's Wear Daily
  Yakaar Niani Wulli

 




SPONSORS  (current as of September 14, 2012)
Thank you to our current 2012 Hong Kong Sponsors for making this event possible:

Cocktail Reception Sponsors

       
           Lenzing Fibers                           Nike, Inc.



Exhibit Room Sponsors 
    
                                       
            Bayer CropScience                      DuPont Industrial Biosciences            Orta Anadolu                         Patagonia                  Pratibha Syntex
 


Friend of Conference Sponsors
                                                                         
Clairant International      Egedeniz Textile         Eileen Fisher         Esquel Group      Fairtrade International     Huntsman Textile Effects     Kowa Company                  

                                 
    Nordstrom             Novozymes               PT Indorama                Remei AG/bioRe           Sanko Textile             SGS SA         Texas Organic Cotton Coop


Conference T-Shirt Sponsor     Conference Bag Sponsor
                            

     NatureUSA                   Disney Consumer Products




CONTACT US
If you have any questions about the conference please contact us today!

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Textile Exchange will be celebrating our 10th anniversary and our evolution from a small nonprofit focused exclusively on the expansion of organic cotton supply and demand to a respected global presence that inspires and equips people to accelerate sustainable business practices in the textile value chain. The conference focus this year is on four key areas: Innovation, Investment, Impacts and Integrity.

Together with our conference partners, Ecotextile News, Messe Frankfurt, and Planet Textile, this conference blends inspiration and strategy based plenaries with problem solving, action-oriented working sessions that highlight opportunities and challenges for industry-wide commercialization and scalability of more sustainable textile and product technologies. Participants will have the opportunity to help shape the future of the textile and product industries.

 

2011 Sustainable Textiles Conference Panel - with Sponsors displayedWe invite your organization to sponsor the 2012 Sustainable Textiles Conference in Hong Kong. By supporting the conference you’ll demonstrate your company’s commitment to developing a market where product integrity and sustainability are essential.

You’ll join many of the world’s key retail and textile brands, and suppliers, who come together to convene, to learn and to share ideas for improving innovation, reducing costs, and greening their collective supply‐chain.

Please see sponsorship levels and benefit details in the attached pdf document.




SPONSORS  (current as of September 14, 2012)
Thank you to our current 2012 Hong Kong Sponsors for making this event possible:

Cocktail Reception Sponsors

       
           Lenzing Fibers                           Nike, Inc.

 


Exhibit Room Sponsors 
                                            
            Bayer CropScience                      DuPont Industrial Biosciences            Orta Anadolu                         Patagonia                  Pratibha Syntex

 


Friend of Conference Sponsors
                                                                        
Clairant International      Egedeniz Textile         Eileen Fisher         Esquel Group      Fairtrade International     Huntsman Textile Effects     Kowa Company                  
                                 
    Nordstrom             Novozymes               PT Indorama                Remei AG/bioRe           Sanko Textile             SGS SA         Texas Organic Cotton Coop


Conference T-Shirt Sponsor     Conference Bag Sponsor
                            

     NatureUSA                   Disney Consumer Products

HOTEL
We are pleased to offer two options for lodging – both at a secured low rate. We are able to provide these options by partnering with a travel agent. Space is limited, so book early!  The hotel options are:

Harbourview: TE Rate SOLD OUT
Harbour view room: HK$1,250 (US$162) per night inclusive of 10% service charge
Optional: HK$110 (US$15) per breakfast (breakfast will not be served at the conference)
Optional: HK$100 (US$13) per 24/hours of access (optional)

 
Novotel Century: TE Rate SOLD OUT
Standard room: HK$1,550 (US$200) per night inclusive of 10% service charge
Optional: HK$140 (US$19) per breakfast (breakfast will not be served at the conference)
Optional: HK$140 (US$19) per 24/hours of access

For assistance in making hotel reservations at one of these hotels or other hotels near the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, contact:
Mr. Toby Chui
Destinations & Events Management
Swire Travel Limited
6/F, Cambridge House, Taikoo Place
979 King's Road, Quarry Bay
Hong Kong
Tel : (852) 3151 8819 (Direct)
Fax :(852) 2590 0099 (General)
E-mail : TobyChui@swiretravel.com

 


LOCATION

This year, Textile Exchange is partnering with EcoTextile News, Messe Frankfurt, and Planet Textiles to bring you the 2012 Sustainable Textiles conference in Hong Kong, October 4 and 5.

This event will be hosted at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, running in conjunction with Interstoff Asia Essential - Autum Fair.


RESERVATION POLICY:
To assure your space at the conference payment must be received before your registration can be processed.


CANCELLATION POLICY:
Before August 31, 2012:
Textile Exchange will issue a full refund until August 31, 2012. Please note, a $200 processing/service fee will be charged for any cancellation received prior to August 31, 2012.

Between September 1 - 15, 2012:
If you cancel your reservation September 1-15, 2012 a 50% refund will be issued.

After September 15, 2012:
No refunds are available for cancellations after September 15, 2012.

Substitute attendees are welcome and encouraged at any time.  Please communicate any changes with Donna Worley.


CONTACT US
If you have any questions about the conference please contact us today!

Exhibit Spaces in Hong Kong are Sold Out (as September 23, 2012)
The following companies will be exhibiting at the 2012 Sustainable Textiles Conference.

Bayer CropScience Kowa Co. 
Clariant International Lenzing Fibers
Dibella B.V. NatureUSA
DuPont Industrial BioSciences Novozymes
Earth Protex (Dalian) Co., Ltd. Orta Anadolu
Egedeniz Tekstil Patagonia 
Esquel Group Pratibha Syntex 
Hemp Fortex PT Indorama Synthetics 
Huntsman Textile Effects Sanko Tekstil
Internet Tekstil SGS Consumer Testing
Intertek Testing Services Textile Exchange
Fair Trade International Vision International Ltd. 

If you are interested to exhibit at a future Textile Exchange Conference, more information is provided below.  Note that one or more company representatives are required to register to attend the conference. For more information please contact Daren Abney.
 


EXHIBIT SPACE COST
Conference Sponsors receive a complimentary exhibit space at the conference.

Regular Rate: $2,000 USD per exhibit

TE Discounted Member Rate: $1,000 USD per exhibit


     
Sample Photos from past Textile Exchange Conferences


EXHIBIT SPACE DETAILS

1 What Size is an Exhibit Space?
An exhibit space at this conference includes one (1) six-foot table and 2 chairs.  The table will include a floor-length table cloth.             

2 When Would I Set Up?  
A) Your company will be responsible for setting up the entire table on Thursday, October 3, between 15:00 and 17:30.
B) Exhibit Spaces will be visible by all attendees starting with the conference cocktail reception beginning at 17:30 on October 3, through the close of the conference at 17:00 on Friday, October 5.

3 – What Materials May I Show at an Exhibit Space?
Your company is welcome to display brochures, a variety of product, and any relevant information for conference attendees.  These materials must fit within the allotted size of the exhibit space. 

4 – Where Will my Exhibit Space be Located?
All exhibit spaces will be located in Room N101 at the Hong Kong Convention Center.  This large room is the main conference room and will host all plenary speakers.  The front half of the room will be set up for all conference attendees in a theater-style seating, with the back portion of the room filled with the six-foot table exhibit spaces.  Your company name will be printed on a Textile Exchange tag and placed at your exhibit space on location.

This is a prime location for exhibitors between the keynote sessions and entrance into the room.  Across the hall from this main conference room will be the three concurrent breakout sessions.

5 – Can I Place a Banner or Posters with my Exhibit Space?
You are welcome to include separate company signage to display next to or behind your company table, this must be a free-standing banner provided by your company.  No posters or signage may be hung on the walls at the Hong Kong Convention Centre.

6 – When Can I Break Down my Exhibit Space?
Your company will be responsible for removing all exhibit space materials between 17:00 and 18:00 on October 5, at the close of the conference.  The exhibit space should not be closed until after the final closing session of the conference.


In order to exhibit in the conference, one or more company representatives are required to register to attend the conference.  We appreciate your consideration of exhibiting at the 2012 Sustainable Textiles Conference and look forward to hearing from you in the near future. 

For more information, please contact Daren Abney.