The 2019 China International Garment and Textile Fair (CIGF) will be held in Dalian, the main port city in northeast China’s Liaoning province, Sept. 7-9.
This was announced at a press conference held in Beijing on Wednesday by the fair office.
Under the theme of “Quality Fashion,” it will bring together more than 1,000 clothing businesses from around the world, attracting international apparel executives, fashion designers and experts in the textile industry as well as their Chinese counterparts.
A total of six pavilions will be built in the international exhibition zone covering an area of over 4,000 square meters. This will include the pavilions of Asia, Europe, Western Fashion, and Western Life; as well as those of Italy and South Korea, choosing to go their separate ways given their high-profile positions in the fashion world.
In terms of domestic business promotion, some 2,500 professional buyers, brokers and dealers from 300 shopping centers in 80 Chinese cities will attend the promotional events and seek to build business connections during the fair.
As for the characteristic of this event, the role of digitalization in enabling the Chinese textile industry to “go global” should be reinforced in this year’s fair, according to Ren Weida, director of the CIGF office of Dalian Municipal Bureau of Industry and Information Technology, speaking at the press conference.
“As digital technologies continue to develop, this will become the basic infrastructure of the apparel industry in the future, because, for one thing, it will greatly improve the efficiency and enhance the experience of apparel retailing; and, for another, it will build the capacity of enterprises to make decisions relating to digital marketing operations,” Ren said.
Apart from the business promotion activities, three research results will be unveiled during the fair. These are research on the development and future of China’s apparel industry, a white paper about the development of business attire in China, as well as China National Garment Association (CNGA)’s protocols for smart manufacturing of clothing.
Besides, a summit on the integration of information technology and industrialization for China’s textile industry will also be held during the fair.
It will focus on international trade trends, as well as the textile industry’s contribution to the industrial internet, exploring the application of AI and 5G technology in the garment and textile business, in order to further promote information-sharing among related business entities.
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