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  PRIMESOURCE FORUM - Hong Kong - 31 March-2 April 2008
 
 

Venue: Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Centre

Speakers Profile

Outline programme

Workshop - 31 March 2008
Venue: 4/F, Hong Convention & Exhibition Centre

Room 407 Room 408
1430-1600 Workshop 1a

Developing Colours to Meet Both Design and Consumer Requirements
• By Doug Bynum, Clariant Corporation, Charlotte

Differentiate and Add Value to Your Textiles - New Functional Effects and Marketing Concepts
• By Keith Parton, Clariant, Hong Kong

The Business of Colour
• By Tod Schulman, Vice President, Pantone Fashion & Home, Pantone, Inc
Workshop 1b

Avery Dennison's Sustainable Product Strategy
• By Danny Wong, Director, Corporate Sustainability, Avery Dennison

1600-1630 Coffee break

1630-1800 Workshop 2a

The Impact of Transacting in a Value Network
• By Kurt Cavano, CEO, TradeCard, Inc
Workshop 2b

Utilisation of RFID Technology has Become a Reality
• By Matthew Man, General Manager of Schmidt RFID, Schmidt & Co (H.K.) Ltd

1800-1930 Workshop networking in Theatre Foyer


* This programme is subject to change and the organisers reserve the right, in its discretion, to modify, add or remove portions of the programme at any time without prior notice.

DAY 1 (Morning) - 1 April 2008
Venue: Theatre 1, Hong Convention & Exhibition Centre

0830-0900 Continental breakfast sponsored by Huntsman
Theatre foyer

0900-0910 Introduction

0910-0930 Master of Ceremonies
• Peter Liu, Chairman, Textile & Apparel Committee, The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong; Global Supply Chain Practice, Heidrick & Struggles

0930:1015 Keynote address: “The World May Be Flat But the Terrain is Rough: Global Sourcing in The Next Three Years”
• Dr William Fung, Group Managing Director, Li & Fung Limited
1015:1045 Coffee break sponsored by Dystar
Theatre foyer

1045:1200 Session 1: Free trade or fair trade?

Moderator:
• Dr Harry Lee, SBS JP, Chairman, Textile Council of Hong Kong; CEO, TAL Group
Panelists:
• Tom Glaser, President, Supply Chain Europe/Asia, VF International
• Myengkeun Ha, Vice Chairman, Korea Federation of Textile Industries
• Mary E. Kissel, Editor, Editorial Page, The Wall Street Journal Asia
• Scott Quesenberry, Special Textile Negotiator, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Executive Office of the President, USA
• Henry Tan, President & CEO, Luen Thai International Group
1200-1330 Lunch sponsored by Avery Dennison
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong

Special address
• Hon. Frederick Ma, JP, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Hong Kong SAR Government

DAY 1 (Afternoon) - 1 April 2008
Venue: Theatre 1, Hong Convention & Exhibition Centre

1330-1445 Session 2: The interaction between trade associations and governments in shaping globalisation policies

Moderator:
• Kevin Burke, President & CEO, American Apparel and Footwear Association
Panelists:
• Dr John Cheh, Vice Chairman, CEO, Esquel Group of Companies
• Jan Eggert, Secretary General, Foreign Trade Association, Belgium
• William Lakin, Director General, European Apparel & Textile Organisation
• Stephen E. Lamar, Executive Vice President, American Apparel and Footwear Association
• Rakesh Vaid, Chairman, Apparel Export Promotion Council, India
1445-1515 Coffee break sponsored by Bureau Veritas
Theatre foyer

1515-1630 Session 3: Business improvement in retailing – to expand or to consolidate?

Moderator:
• Britton Russell, Principal, Kurt Salmon Associates
Panelists
• Nikhil Hirdaramani, Director, Hirdaramani Group of Companies, Sri Lanka
• Anthony Keung, President & CEO, Fenix Hong Kong Ltd
• Helen Khoo, Executive Director, Wing Tai Retail Pte Ltd
• Prof Dr Helmut Merkel, KarstadtQuelle Konzern-Einkauf GmbH, Representative Office, Hong Kong; Executive Board Director Group Buying, Arcandor AG, Germany/Hong Kong

1630-1700 Coffee break sponsored by SAP
Theatre foyer

1700-1815 Session 4: Traceability, product safety and sustainable environmental protection

Moderator:
• Dr Sarah Liao, Former Secretary of the Environment, Transport and Works Bureau, Hong Kong SAR Government
Panelists:
• Willie Beuth, 3p Institute for Sustainable Management e.V.
• Justin Huang, Secretary General, Taiwan Textile Federation
• Jürgen J. Maas, Senior Vice President, International Affairs, Metro AG; Vice President, Foreign Trade Association, Belgium
• Dean Turner, Senior Vice President, Cotton Incorporated
• Pat Nie Woo, Manager, Central Textiles (Hong Kong) Ltd
1815-2000 Cocktail reception sponsored by Cotton Inc

DAY 2 (Morning) - 2 April 2008
Venue: Theatre 1, Hong Convention & Exhibition Centre

0830-0900 Continental breakfast sponsored by Michael Page International
Theatre foyer

0900-0910 Master of Ceremonies
• Peter Liu, Chairman, Textile & Apparel Committee, The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong; Global Supply Chain Practice, Heidrick & Struggles

0910-0940 Special address
• Rufus Yerxa, Deputy Director General, World Trade Organisation
0940-1020 Coffee break sponsored by Core Solutions
Theatre foyer

1020-1135 Session 5: “When is a brand not a brand? When it is also a retailer.” The changing retail scene in the Western world and the potential in emerging countries

Moderator:
• Devangshu Dutta, Chief Executive, Third Eyesight, India
Panelists:
• Shuman Chatterjee, CEO, Levi Strauss (India) Pvt Ltd
• Edward A Gribbin, President, Alvanon Consulting Group, Alvanon, Inc
• So Hee Kim, Editor in Chief, Malcom Bridge, Korea
• Carlo Rivetti, Member of the Board of SMI-ATI, President, Sportswear Company, Italy
• Fernando Urrea, President, Leonisa S.A., Columbia
• Fritz Winans, Senior Vice President – Corporate, Global Manufacturing/ Sourcing, Liz Claiborne Inc

1135-1205 Coffee break sponsored by SBS Zipper
Theatre foyer

1205-1320 Session 6: How do you define social responsibility today?

Moderator
• Åke Weyler, Director, Textile Importers Association in Sweden
Panelists
• Maren Böhm, Corporate Responsibility Representative, OIA Shanghai, Otto Group Asia
• Steven A. Jesseph, Vice Chairman, President and CEO, Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production
• Ted Sattler, Group Executive Vice President, Foreign Offices, Phillips-Van Heusen Corp
• Ruizhe Sun, Vice President, China National Textile & Apparel Council
• Jon White, MD, Omega Compliance, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the William E Connor Group

1320-1450 Lunch sponsored jointly by Clariant and Pantone
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong


DAY 2 (Afternoon) - 2 April 2008
Venue: Theatre 1, Hong Convention & Exhibition Centre

1450-1605 Session 7: Sourcing and logistics – changing elements in the supply chain

Moderator:
• Julie Hughes, Senior Vice President, The United States Association of Importers of Textiles and Apparel
Panelists:
• Felix Chung, Chairman, Hong Kong Apparel Society Ltd
• George Goldman, Vice President and Managing Director, Hong Kong & South China, APL Co Pte Ltd
• Jack Kipling, Chairman, The Export Council for the Clothing Industry in South Africa
• Robert McKee, Industry Strategy Director, Fashion, Lawson Software, Inc
• Karen G. Smith, Vice President, Eastern Hemisphere Sourcing, Jockey International, Inc

1605-1635 Coffee break sponsored by Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production
Theatre foyer

1635-1750 Session 8: Capacity building and career progression – technical know how is the key to employability

Moderator
• Dr Kenneth K.K. Wang, Managing Director, Sterling Group; Former Chairman, Clothing Industry Training Authority
Panelists
• Roger Nelson, Senior Vice President, Thomas Group Hong Kong
• Prof Edward Newton, Chair Professor of Fashion Design, Institute of Textiles & Clothing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
• Angela Peers, Principal Lecturer (External Affairs), Department of Clothing Design & Technology, Manchester Metropolitan University
• Andrew Sia, Chairman and CEO, Ace Style Intimate Apparel Ltd; Chairman, Hong Kong Intimate Apparel Industries' Association
• Prof Philip Yeung, Kwok Wing, Executive Director, Clothing Industry Training Authority, Hong Kong

1750-1805 Summary
• Devangshu Dutta, Chief Executive, Third Eyesight, India
1805-1810 Closing


* This programme is subject to change and the organisers reserve the right, in its discretion, to modify, add or remove portions of the programme at any time without prior notice.

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