Asia-Pacific Textile and Apparel Supply Chain Expo & Summit 2024 (APTEXPO 2024)

Themed, "Re-engineering towards a Resilient, Adaptive and Sustainable Supply Chain", the event is sponsored by the ASEAN Federation of Textile Industries

Re-engineering towards a Resilient, Adaptive and Sustainable Supply Chain

SINGAPORE –  – 28 May 2024 – The Asia-Pacific region stands as the cornerstone of global textile and garment manufacturing. As the industry navigates the rapidly evolving landscape, the inaugural Asia-Pacific Textile and Apparel Supply Chain Expo & Summit (APTEXPO 2024) is poised to be a catalyst to help the stakeholders thrive and overcome the challenges.

Themed, “Re-engineering towards a Resilient, Adaptive and Sustainable Supply Chain”, the event is sponsored by the ASEAN Federation of Textile Industries (AFTEX) and the China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC), and co-organised by MP Singapore Pte Ltd and The Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT (CCPIT TEX). The Singapore Fashion Council (SFC) will also be supporting the event as the host association in Singapore while Foursource, being the special digital partner, will be managing the digital aspect of the event.

Taking place from 13 – 15 November 2024 at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore, APTEXPO 2024 serves as a global platform for industry leaders, stakeholders, and innovators to convene, share best practices, and explore solutions that will propel the region’s textile and apparel supply chain forward.

APTEXPO 2024, the global platform brings the titans of the industry together with strong support from the regional associations that include:

Textile, Apparel, Footwear & Travel Goods Association in Cambodia(TAFTAC)
Indonesian Textile Association (API)
Association of the Lao Garment Industry (ALGI)
Malaysian Textile Manufacturers Association (MTMA)
Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Association (MGMA)
The Confederation of Wearable Exporters of the Philippines (CONWEP)
The National Federation of Thai Textile Industries(NFTTI)
Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association(VITAS)

“Singapore, being a gateway to Asia Pacific, is the perfect country for the inaugural APTEXPO 2024. We look forward to meeting our various stakeholders from the region and internationally at this global platform.”
– Mr. Albert Tan Chairman, ASEAN Federation of Textile Industries(AFTEX)

“APTEXPO 2024 will present unprecedented new opportunities for collaboration between our stakeholders in the region and globally. It will be a good platform to connect the textile and apparel manufacturing powerhouse of Asia Pacific in the pursuit of a decentralised manufacturing model to the global scene and a more efficient and secured supply chain”.

– Mr. Xu Yingxin, Vice President, China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC)
Chairman, The Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT (CCPIT TEX)

It will also focus on the current challenges and opportunities faced by the global supply chain, especially in the context of industrial upgrading and reshaping the international trade pattern. This also includes how we can enhance the security and efficiency of the supply chain through “decentralised manufacturing”.

The accompanying thought-leader’s summit is expected to be attended by over 300 delegates from key brands, large chain retailers, regional and international designers, trading companies, policy makers and technology providers from around the world.

Highlights of APTEXPO 2024 include:

Global perspective: Representatives of key global brands, heads of manufacturing chain enterprises, and executives of fintech companies will be engaged in in-depth discussions on topics such as the development trend of supply chain security and opportunities for regional trade and investment.

Frontier Technology & Digitalisation: Showcase of cutting-edge technologies and solutions to promote innovation, development, operational efficiency, cost and resource optimisation in the textile and apparel industry.

Cross-border trade: Utilising global e-commerce platforms to build a new network enabling cross-border trade between the Asia-Pacific region and the global market. APTEXPO also aims to provide a channel for international organisations and brands seeking to penetrate key markets like ASEAN and China.

Green procurement: Key discussions and showcases on sustainable manufacturing and a green supply chain.

The summit will also feature special investment briefing sessions on the Asia-Pacific Textile Industrial Park to provide greater insights on the promotional and investment opportunities for the participants.

“MP Singapore is honoured to co-organise APTEXPO 2024. We are confident that our global event expertise and experience will make it a valuable addition to the line-up.”
– Jason Ng, Executive Director, MP Singapore

“APTEXPO 2024 is a pivotal event for the Asia-Pacific textile and apparel industry. As the digital partner, Foursource is excited to foster collaboration and innovation, helping to build stronger and more sustainable supply chains. We look forward to supporting this initiative with our technology and global network and driving forward solutions that will shape the future of global manufacturing.”
-Jonas Wand, CEO and Co-founder of FOURSOURCE

APTEXPO 2024 aims to be the key platform, to not only convene the textile and apparel industry, but also to champion the cause of creating a more sustainable ecosystem for the future.

For more information on APTEXPO 2024, please visit ap-texpo.com

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