Focusing on the international layout of the industry for “Textile Together － a community of shared future”
Belt and Road Textile Conference 2019 convened on October 17th has received wide attention from all walks of life around the world, attracting over 600 participants from 24 countries and regions to get together in Shengze Town, Jiangsu Province, including more than 100 international guests, to jointly explore and witness the opportunities for the textile and garment industry in the region to move towards prosperity.
Sponsored by China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC), the conference was jointly organized by Marketing Department of CNTAC, International Trade Office of CNTAC, the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT (CCPIT TEX), China Textile International Exchange Center and China Textile Go Global Union. It was also co-organized by People’s Government of Shengze Town and the Management Committee of Eastern Silk Market China, and specially supported by Jiangsu Textile Association and Donghua University. The conference was presided over by Mr. Liang Pengcheng, Director General of Marketing Department, CNTAC and Executive Vice Chairman of CCPIT TEX.
China’s textile and garment industry, as one of China’s most internationally competitive industries, has been playing a pioneering and exemplary role in the Belt and Road Initiative, making remarkable achievements in cooperation. CNTAC, as a unique bridge, also contributed constructive efforts to the great cause of building the “Belt and Road”. Mr. Xu Yingxin, Vice President of CNTAC, and Chairman CCPIT TEX, said in his welcome address that the purpose of this conference is to systematically summarize the achievements of China’s textile industry which is rooted in China but integrating the world. On the other hand, it is also to build a consensus, together with the governments, industry organizations and enterprises of the countries along the Belt and Road, on how to better promote the mutually beneficial trade and investment cooperation of the textile and garment industry in the region.
As a representative from the region, Shengze always adheres to the development concept of openness and integration. With an orientation of ecological and sustainable development, Shengze actively serves the Belt and Road construction to advance the diversified exchanges and cooperation between Shengze and the countries and regions along the Belt and Road. Mr. Wang Yibing, Party Standing Committee Member of Wujiang District, believed that the success of this conference will start a dialogue mechanism of the textile and garment industry among Lancang-Mekong countries. “We hope that Chinese and overseas textile enterprises can share the deep sense of cooperation in the new era under this opportunity, and strive for a sustainable development. Together, cooperation and efforts will build a bright future for the industry.”
Mr. Chen Yanbin, Director General of the Office of the Leading Group for Promoting the Belt and Road Initiative, National Development and Reform Commission of China, summed up the achievements of the Belt and Road Initiative since its inception. Everyone engaged in the global textile industry are expected to work hard to contribute to “building a community of shared future”.
Coordinated development of textile industry at home and abroad is of great significance. Ms. Cao Xuejun, Deputy Director General of Department of Consumer Goods Industry, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China, put out the following suggestions: First, it is to deepen international cooperation and form a group of multinational textile groups with global layout. Second, it is recommended to strengthen domestic and international collaboration in R&D and design, industrial chain organization, new technology application, and new market cultivation. The third is to promote international production capacity cooperation in a safe and orderly manner, creating a better business environment for the international development of industries and enterprises.
Mr. Zhang Liang, Deputy Director of Department of Outward Investment and Economic Cooperation, Ministry of Commerce of China, analyzed the opportunities and challenges of China’s outward investment under the new situation at home and abroad. He also stressed that it is a common expectation of investors from all countries to seize opportunities, meet challenges and seek new developments in international investment cooperation.