On September 19, the 2020 China (Dalian) International Clothing and Textile Expo sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce and the Dalian Municipal People's Government opened in Dalian World Expo Square. Vice Minister of Commerce Wang Bingnan delivered a speech and announced the opening of the Expo. Tan Zuojun, member of the Standing Committee of the Provincial Party Committee and secretary of the Municipal Party Committee, Wang Mingyu, vice governor, and Sun Ruizhe, president of China Textile Industry Federation, attended and delivered speeches. Percy Gilbert, President of Yingsheng Education, an international art education platform, attended and delivered a speech. Chen Shaowang, deputy secretary of the municipal party committee and mayor, presided over. Xiao Shengfeng, director of the Municipal People's Congress Standing Committee, attended the meeting.
On behalf of the Ministry of Commerce, Wang Bingnan congratulated the Expo on its holding. He said that the Expo has been held for 31 consecutive sessions and is an international exchange platform for the textile and clothing industry and an important window for displaying Chinese brands. It has made significant historical contributions to the development of China's textile and clothing industry and has continuously strengthened its international influence as the fashion capital and romantic Dalian. We welcome international textile and garment enterprises to enter China, expand the import of high-quality textile and garment, and carry out all-round cooperation in brand and technology to meet the needs of the people for a better life. Wang Bingnan said that Dalian is the window for the Northeast to open to the outside world. The Ministry of Commerce will conscientiously implement the strategy of revitalizing the Northeast, support Dalian to play a leading role in the opening up of the Northeast, build an international trade center and shipping center, build a free trade experimental zone, and carry out pilot projects for innovative development of service trade. It is hoped that Dalian Service Expo will build a first-class platform for international economic and trade cooperation, with a high level and results.
On behalf of the Municipal Party Committee and the Municipal Government, Tan Zuojun welcomed the domestic and foreign guests to the Expo. He said that the textile and clothing industry is in the best tune with Dalian's fashionable and romantic temperament and tastes the best. Since its establishment in 1988, the Expo has always adhered to the aim of organizing the Expo with the aim of promoting industrial development and has played an important role in strengthening cultural exchanges, boosting industrial development, promoting international cooperation and improving the quality of the city. Dalian will take this fair as an opportunity to accelerate the transformation and upgrading of the textile and clothing industry, make every effort to build a modern industrial chain and supply chain system, and make the textile and clothing industry bigger and stronger. We will continue to push forward the opening up of the textile and clothing industry to the outside world, promote service trade negotiations and economic and trade cooperation and exchanges, and let more Dalian creations and Dalian brands go to the world. Actively use various open platforms, including the Expo, to pave the way for international textile and clothing industry and cultural exchanges. We will do our best to do a good job in all kinds of service guarantee work, so that everyone can feel Dalian's charming charm again and reap different splendor. We sincerely welcome businessmen at home and abroad to invest and start businesses and create a bright future for the vigorous development of textile and clothing industry.
On behalf of the provincial government, Wang Mingyu congratulated the Expo on its holding. He said that the textile and clothing industry is a traditional advantageous industry that Liaoning focuses on upgrading and an open cooperation business card that Liaoning focuses on creating. We will further implement the innovation-driven strategy, conform to the development trend of the deep integration of Internet information technology and the textile and clothing industry, and accelerate the development of the clothing industry towards intelligence, high-end, fashion and internationalization. It is hoped that domestic and foreign traders and exhibitors will make use of the international and diversified exhibition and trade platform of the Expo to carry out exchanges, deepen friendship and win-win cooperation.
Sun Ruizhe said that in recent years, Dalian's textile and clothing industry has continuously strengthened the link between manufacturing and service. Industrial innovation has developed vigorously and fashion consumption has become a common practice. In particular, the development of new formats such as personalized customization and intelligent manufacturing is remarkable. As a national professional exhibition and trading platform, Dalian Service Fair has become a brand and symbol of Dalian's fashion development. This exhibition will help promote the docking of supply and demand, the linkage of commerce, the integration of design strength and brand resources, the promotion of design innovation and mode innovation, and the growth of the new regional economy.
Percy Gilbert said that China (Dalian) International Clothing and Textile Expo is a well-known international professional exhibition, hoping to strengthen in-depth cooperation and achieve mutual benefit and win-win in future development.
Xu Shaoda, deputy secretary of the municipal party committee and propaganda minister, and Xiong Boli, Jin Guowei and Wang Lingjie, city leaders, attended the meeting. Also invited to attend the opening ceremony were Wu Zhengping, director of the Foreign Trade Development Bureau of the Ministry of Commerce. Cao Xuejun, Deputy Director of the Consumer Goods Industry Department of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Chen Dapeng, vice president of China Textile Industry Federation and president of China Garment Association, Xie Fangming, Vice Chairman of China Fashion Designers Association, Cui Zongxi, Consul General of the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Shenyang in Dalian Office, Chong Gangchun, Director of Dalian Representative Office of Japan's Trade Promotion Agency, and representatives of government departments, trade associations, exhibitors, purchasers and designers of brother provinces and cities in China.
After the opening ceremony, the leaders and guests watched the first costume performance of the Expo and visited the Expo venue.
The theme of this clothing fair is "Wisdom Clothes". It lasts for 3 days and covers an exhibition area of 36,000 square meters. It invites more than 1,000 enterprises and businesses at home and abroad, of which overseas clothing brands account for nearly 30%, domestic independent clothing brands account for 50%, and textiles and clothing accessories account for 20%. During the Expo, activities such as "Dalian Release", Dalian Autumn Fashion Week and "Dalian Cup" International Youth Fashion Design Competition will be held in China's textile and clothing industry. For the first time, this year's Expo also went to the cloud, opening a brand-new online and offline integration mode.