CHAIRMAN MESSAGE


Hon. Felix Chung Kwok-pan
Member of HKSAR Legislative Council
(Textiles and Garment)

Message from Hon. Felix Chung Kwok-pan

It is my honour to introduce the first unprecedented event “Fashion Summit Hong Kong 2018” which is co-organized by seven organizations in Hong Kong, they are:

  1. Clothing Industry Training Authority (CITA)
  2. Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI)
  3. The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA)
  4. Redress
  5. Sustainable Fashion Business Consortium (SFBC)
  6. World Wildlife Fund Hong Kong (WWF-HK)

And my Legislative Council Office to work together to promote global sustainable fashion industry.

 
Fashion Summit aims to promote Hong Kong as the hub of the global sustainable fashion industry, connecting with the global brand, international organizations, designers, manufacturers, to explore more new directions together for the sustainable development of the fashion industry. Fashion Summit provides an ideal platform not only for fashion industry, but also for global industry which include business, academia and research community and professional leaders gather to exchange opinions and expand the networks for business opportunities.

As a representative of the Hong Kong textile and garment industry, I have witnessed transition from the traditional textile and garment industry to the fashion industry in Hong Kong. The businesses have already surpassed the manufacturing sector and led the global fashion industry to provide the global customer service. Sustainable development is now be the major trend in this mature area of Hong Kong industry, therefore Fashion Summit acts as an interactive platform to help all of you to get more new information, develop new business opportunities and enhance the competitive advantages.

I hope that the Fashion Summit can be the annual event of the global sustainable fashion industry's annual event, which leads the fashion industry and the public to have a better understanding in sustainable development and have a common access to the future development opportunities and challenges.Finally, I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to the support from Government of the Hong Kong Special Region Create Hong Kong, co-organizers, strategic partners, supporting organizations and sponsorship organizations, to make this first Fashion Summit Hong Kong 2018 can be held successfully and create a fruitful result.