Dear Colleagues,

On Behalf of the Organizing Committee, I am honored to invite you to the Textile and Apparel SEA Summit 2019(TASEA 2019). The summit will be held on October 28-29 , 2019 in Phnom Penh , Cambodia.

Southeast Asia is playing an extremely important role in textile and apparel industry. SEA has Strong comparative advantages for manufacturers (market access, low labor costs, investment incentives and existing industrial basis). In the meanwhile, Rising wages, unskilled labor force and international completion are the main challenges. Textile and Apparel Industry is developing rapidly in Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Bangladesh, India and other countries in Asia. Cambodia's textile and apparel industry has become a main pillar of its economy. Figures indicate that FDI in this industry reached USD 248 million. Cambodia’s apparel exports are mostly shipped to Western countries, with the European Union (EU) holding the lion’s share (40% ), followed by the United States (25%).

The summit aims provide the opportunity for industry chain stakeholders to win textile and apparel business and ensure growth in SEA Region. It will grasp the latest opportunity and trends, together with good practice sharing to accelerate industry upgrade and development. Relevant high-level leaders will discuss the highlights on Policy , Market Access ,Sourcing Strategy, Local Factories, Labors , Production, Supply Chain , Logistics and Testing.

An excellent platform will be provided to the Government , Associations ,brand owners, factories and service providers for learning, communication and cooperation. It will discover the road to drive the innovation and development of the textile and apparel industry in SEA Region.

We sincerely look forward to meeting you in Phnom Penh , Cambodia !

Best, Regards

Organizing Committee of Textile and Apparel SEA Summit 2019

Agenda Overview

Session 1: Policy , Current Situation and Opportunities in SEA Countries

Session 2. Sourcing Strategy for International Brands and Retailers

Session 3 . Local Factories, Labors and Production

Session 4 . Sustainable Development of Textile and Apparel Industry in SEA