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15th Prime Source Forum

The Annual Meeting Place for the Global Fashion Industry

 

13-14 October 2022

Cologne, Germany  |  Hybrid

 

Prime Source Forum Over Years ...

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The Signature Event of the Global Fashion Industry

Initiated in 2006, Prime Source Forum (PSF) echoed the implementation of quota elimination in the apparel industry, with support of three founding organisations, American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA, formerly USAITA) and amfori (formerly FTA) in Brussels.

 

Since its debut, the brand Prime Source Forum has been further developed and is nowadays considered to be one of the prime annual meeting places for senior executives to discuss challenges and opportunities that manufacturers, suppliers, brands and e-/retailers are facing in the industry.

 

With its status as an independent forum, PSF is able to gain endorsement and serve members of 40+ industry organisations from 20+ countries.

 

PSF is not limited to the sourcing aspect of the fashion supply chain, but is a prime source of information for the industry.  Engaging delegates for interaction and contribution is the most important element – the core – of its success.

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Snapshots

  • Debut in 2006

  • Located in Hong Kong initially

  • Expanded to India, ASEAN, China since 2012

  • Attended by 4,500+ industry leaders from 1,500+ firms over the last 14 editions

  • Catering to senior executives of the entire range of stakeholders along the global  fashion supply chain

  • Attracted some 350 senior executives from 20+ countries to attend annually

  • The 15th anniversary in hybrid comes again in 2022

Who're Attending ...

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Delegate Business Profiles

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Past Keynote Speakers

Other key speakers include but not limited to ...

  • Mr. Josef-Albert BECKMANN†, Former President, Confederation of the German Textile and Clothing Industry

  • Mr. Jaswinder BEDI, President, African Cotton & Textile Industries Federation

  • Mr. Han BEKKE, President, International Apparel Federation

  • Hon. Mr. Felix CHUNG Kwok-pan, Chairman, Hong Kong Apparel Society; Textile & Garment, Member of the Legislative Council, HKSAR

  • Ms. Anne-Laure DESCOURS, Chief Sourcing Officer, Puma Group

  • Mr. Amadou DIALLO, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding, Middle East and Africa

  • Mr. Christian EWERT, Director General, Foreign Trade Association, Belgium

  • Mr. FENG Dehu, President, China Textile Planning Institute of Construction

  • Ms. Janet FOX, SVP, Director of Sourcing, JCPenney; Chair, U.S. Association of Importers of Textiles & Apparel

  • Mr. Ronald FROMM, Chairman of Brown Shoe

  • Hon. Mr Stuart HARBINSON, Former Senior Advisor Office of the World Trade Organisation, Geneva

  • Ms. Julia K. HUGHES, President, United States Fashion Industry Association

  • Hon. Mr. J. Krishna KISHORE, CEO, Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board; Ex-officio Secretary to Government of Andhra Pradesh, India

  • Mr. William H. LAKIN, Director General, European Apparel & Textile Organisation

  • Mr. Stephen LAMAR, SVP, American Apparel & Footwear Association

  • Hon. Mr. David LEE Yuen-hoi, Industrial Development Officer, Agro-Industries Technology Unit, Agri-Business Development Branch, United Nations Industrial Development Organisation

  • Dr. Harry LEE, SBS JP, CEO, TAL Group; Chairman, Textile Council of Hong Kong

  • Hon. Mrs. Sophie LEUNG Lau Yau-fun, GBS, JP, Textile & Garment, Member of Legislative Council, HKSAR

  • Mr. Willy LIN, SBS, MBE, JP, Chairman, Hong Kong Productivity Council & Hong Kong Shippers' Council; MD, Milo's Knitwear (Intl) Ltd

  • Hon. Ms. Nancy A. NORD, Commissioner, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

  • Mr. Ashroff OMAR, CEO, Brandix Lanka Ltd

  • Dr. Peter PFNEISL, President, European Apparel & Textile Organisation

  • Mr. Matt PRIEST, President & CEO, Footwear Distributors & Retailers of American

  • Hon. Mr. Scott QUESENBERRY, Special Textile Negotiator, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Executive Office of the President

  • Mr. Carlo RIVETTI, Vice President for International Promotion, Italian Federation Textile and Fashion

  • Mr. Yuttana SILPSARNVITCH, President, Thai Garment Manufacturers Association

  • Hon. Mr. David SPOONER, Former Assistant, U.S. Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration

  • Mr. SUN Ruizhe, Vice President, China National Textile & Apparel Council

  • Ms. Anne Patricia SUTANTO, Deputy Chairman, Foreign Trade, Indonesian Textile Association; Vice CEO, PT Pan Brothers Tbk and Group

  • Mr. Michael TIEN, Chairman, G2000 Group

  • Mr. Rakesh VAID, Chairman, Apparel Export Promotion Council, India

  • Dr. Kenneth WANG†, Founder & Chairman, Alvanon; Chairman, Clothing Industry Training Authority, Hong Kong

  • Mr. ZHANG Xi'an, Secretary General, China Chamber of Commerce for Import & Export of Textile and Apparel

  • Heads of Trade and Economic Section, European Union, Office of the European Commission in Hong Kong & Macau

  • Secretaries for Commerce and Economic Development, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

  • And many more ...

What the Participants Said

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Mr. Jay BURDETT

MD & VP

Sears Holding’s Corp

2016: "... PSF, attended with industry leaders, is one of the most important conferences of its kind in Asia. This event is a good combination of delegates from cross-regions (from EU, America and other regions) and cross-stakes of the fashion supply chain ... provided with excellent opportunities to interact with each other ... moderators controlled discussion subjects very well with the right tempo ... lively and

interesting."

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Review on 2019


Programme


Speaker profiles
Exciting Moments

Conversation flows … ideas spark … new and noteworthy to share ...


Recording Videos