Senior executives involved in sourcing, manufacturing and servicing the global apparel industry are heading to Hong Kong at the end of the month for the fourth edition of Prime Source Forum.

The event kicks off with a series of workshops on 31 March followed by two days of discussions which aim to address many of the issues facing today's industry.

Key note Speaker, Nicholas Kwan, head of research at Standard Chartered Bank will set the scene on the first day of the Forum on 1 April.  

His address is particularly timely given the impact the global financial crisis is having on the fashion industry across the globe.

Mr Kwan's address will be followed by eight discussion sessions tackling topics ranging from sourcing and retail to product safety and sustainability.

Around 400 senior executives from the all over the world are expected to attend. Speakers will include Janet Fox, VP, director of sourcing, JCPenney; Jeff Streader, SVP, global sourcing, Guess? Inc; Thorsten allenstein, MD, Triumph International (India); and Roger Lee, director, TAL Apparel Ltd. 

"The fourth edition of this annual meeting which will take place at the Hong Kong  Convention & Exhibition Centre could not be held at a more appropriate time for  all practitioners involved in this industry facing one of the most difficult periods in the history of apparel manufacture," said Michael Duck, Director of APLF Ltd, organiser of Prime Source Forum.

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