Blog: A meeting of minds
Leonie Barrie | 25 March 2007
I was disappointed not to make it to the inaugural Prime Source Forum in Hong Kong last year – but am delighted to be visiting this year’s event later in the week. Feedback from previous delegates suggests this is one of the few round-table discussions that doesn’t pander to nationalist interests but instead truly focuses on the international garment trade.
More than 300 delegates have signed up from some 20 countries – including senior executives from retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers and other suppliers – and the list of speakers looks like a ‘who’s who’ of the apparel industry. In fact there are more than 35 speakers from companies including Liz Claiborne, Marks & Spencer, Esquel Group, Mexx, VF International, Levi Strauss, Tesco, Metro – including several contributors to just-style – discussing topics ranging from sourcing and trade to social responsibility and retail.
The organisers describe Prime Source Forum as a “learning and networking event – which has no equivalent.” It’ll be interesting to see if this really is the case, and I’m excited to be taking part. Of course I'll be reporting back, but if you're there too, do pop over to say hello.
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