Yesterday, the 2018 China ( Dalian ) International Clothing and Textile Expo, hosted by the Ministry of Commerce and the Dalian Municipal Government, opened in the World Expo Plaza. Wang Bingnan ,Vice Minister of Commerce delivered a speech and announced the opening of the exhibition. Li Chunsheng, Deputy Director of the Agriculture and Rural Committee of the National People's Congress, attended the opening ceremony. Wang Mingyu, Vice Governor, Mayor Tan Chengxu, Xia Min, Vice President of China Textile Industry Federation, Mr. Rahul Mahta, former President of the International Fashion Union and President of Indian Fashion Manufacturers Association, Xiao Shengfeng, director of the Standing Committee of Dalian Municipal People's Congress, Wang Qiyao, chairman of the municipal committee of CPPCC, Yi Qingtao, secretary general of the municipal government, and other participants attended the event. The opening ceremony was presided over by Vice Mayor Jin Guowei.
In addition, Yang Jinchun, vice president of China Garment Association, Yang Jian, vice chairman of China Fashion Designers Association, Ni Jing, vice president of China Animal Products Circulation Association, and the Commercial Counselor of Ethiopian Embassy in China, Nicholas Cobb Jin Rongde, Kim Yong-Duk, president of the Korean Exchange Association, Kim Ki-Sun, vice President of Korea Garment Association, Katia Saeti, Secretary General of the Italian Modena Garment Association, Pavel Brzezina, President of the Czech Central Cooperative Alliance, Tae Ashida, the famous Japanese designer, as well as 26 national and regional industry associations, clothing companies, exhibitors, buyers, designers and industry association representatives from domestic provinces and cities, invited to attend the opening ceremony.
On behalf of the Ministry of Commerce, Wang Bingnan welcomed the guests at home and abroad. He said that the fundamental reason for the development of China's textile and garment industry in the past 40 years was reform and opening up, and the biggest institutional bonus was China's accession to the WTO and its successful integration into the international market. In the future, China's textile and garment industry will continue to expand exposure to the outside world. Dalian is the first batch of coastal open cities in China as well as a famous clothing city and fashion capital. The China ( Dalian ) International Clothing and Textile Expo is a window for China's textile industry to reach out to the rest of the world and a stage for the publication of fashion ideas and trends. This year's Clothing and Textile Fair is an important commemoration of the 40th anniversary of China's textile industry reform and opening up, and will surely become a wonderful clothing and textile event, and will play an important role in promoting the opening up of China's textile industry to the outside world and enhancing Dalian's opening-up level.
On behalf of the provincial government, Wang Mingyu expressed congratulations on the convening of the Garment and Textile Expo. He said that Liaoning is accelerating the construction of the Dalian International Shipping Center in Northeast Asia, actively integrating into the development pattern of the Belt and Road Initiative and realizing a new round of revitalization and development. Clothing industry is a traditional advantage industry promoted by Liaoning and an open and cooperative industry created by Liaoning. Under the guidance of Xi Jinping's thought of socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era, Dalian will follow the trend of the deep integration of Internet information technology and the textile and garment industry and take the " Made in China 2025" pilot demonstration as opportunity to further promote innovation drive and accelerate the development of the garment industry in the direction of intelligence, high - end, fashion and internationalization. It is hoped that domestic and foreign traders and exhibitors will take advantage of the Expo to deeply participate in the innovation and transformation of Liaoning's garment industry and offer suggestions for the development of Liaoning's garment industry.
In his speech, Tan Chengxu welcomed the guests attending the Expo on behalf of the Municipal Party Committee and the municipal government. He said that the Dalian Municipal Party Committee and the municipal government have always placed the garment industry in an important position for revitalization and development, vigorously implementing the strategy of " increasing varieties, improving quality and creating brands" and continuously stimulating the independent innovation of enterprises. In the first half of this year, the output value of garment textile enterprises above the city's scale increased by 21.9 % year on year, and the garment textile industry showed a good situation of accelerating transformation and upgrading and high-quality development.
Dalian has always regarded innovation and development of the Expo as its mission and responsibility to strengthen the " big platform" and serve the partners. It hopes that domestic and foreign exhibitors, traders and buyers can achieve cross-border cooperation and win-win results through the Expo, and welcomes domestic and foreign garment and textile enterprises to invest in Dalian and make great plans for cooperation and development.
Xia Lingmin, on behalf of the China Textile Industry Federation, congratulated the opening of Expo. He said that the exhibition mode of the Expo has been constantly innovated, the level of participating brands has obviously improved, and the international atmosphere has become increasingly strong, and the Expo has become an important platform for business cooperation and trade exchanges at home and abroad. It is hope that, with the location, policy and brand advantages of Dalian, Dalian will further strengthen the idea of internationalization, specialization, marketization and branding, continue to strengthen exchanges and cooperation with domestic and foreign textile and garment enterprises, and make greater contributions to the realization of the dream of a powerful textile country.
Rahul Mahta hopes that the the Organizing Committee of the Expo would step up its promotion efforts to promote the exhibition to more countries and promote the transformation and upgrading of China's textile and clothing industry through cooperation and exchanges.
The theme of the Clothing and Textile Expo is " Down Clothes" which will last for three days, with 26 countries and regions and 200 international brands participating, and 30 overseas friendship associations participating. More than 10 events such as " Dalian Publishing", Dalian Autumn Fashion Week, and " Dalian Cup" International Youth Clothing Design Competition will be held during this period.