2011 - What the Press Said?

DFU's Inside Fashion, India: Prime Source Forum Hong Kong'11
Designed as a unified platform for major stakeholder of the global apparel industry, Prime Source Forum (PSF) has helped promote open dialogue across different segments in the supply chain to address major concerns and explore growth opportunities. The event was held from March 30 to April 1, 2011 in Hong Kong. Over 400 delegates from 21 countries and regions attended the forum. The event's forum sponsor was Swarovski Elements.  Read more

IAF Newsletter: April 2011
(April 25, 2011) Prime Source Forum (PSF) 2011 discussions centred on the theme of “challenges and solutions” faced by today‟s global apparel industry. A global standardization workshop started the 2011 Forum, followed by panels on the balance of trade, lessons learned and alternative sourcing in Asia. Sessions also delved into the impact of currency fluctuations on the supply chain and the rising prices of raw material. 
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WGSN: Prime Source Forum 2011
(April 19, 2011) This year’s Prime Source Forum discussed many of the challenges currently facing the global apparel sourcing industry, with major topics including talent management, future sourcing destinations and strategies for rising costs. Read more

Just-style: How to retain talent in the clothing industry?
(April 15, 2011) In their quest for low labour rates and low garment costs, apparel firms are increasingly coming up against a range of problems on the talent front, from a lack of skilled workers to poorly motivated employees and a high turnover of staff.  What's more, concerns are now extending to the future, and how to encourage the next generation into the industry. 
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Fashion Net Asia: HK: Hong Kong Forum Provides a Unified Platform for Global Apparel Industry to Explore Issues, Find Solutions
(April 14, 2011) Designed as a unified platform for major stakeholders of the global apparel industry, the Prime Source Forum (PSF) has helped promote open dialogue across different segments in the supply chain to address major concerns and explore growth opportunities.
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Fashion Net Asia: HK: A preview of Prime Source Fashion held to answer designer labels’ need for quality products and garments
(April 14, 2011) This year’s Prime Source Forum (PSF) featured a preview of Prime Source Fashion, which was developed as an extension to PSF to answer designer labels’ need for quality products and garments. The full-scale Prime Source Fashion will make its debut in 2012, in conjunction with the seventh edition of PSF. Read more

SCMP: Global apparel industry tackles main concerns at Hong Kong forum
(April 13, 2011) It is at this critical juncture that the sixth Prime Source Forum (PSF) has brought together over 200 stakeholders, representing different segments in the supply chain and from 21 countries and regions, to address major issues and leverage one another’s expertise in formulating strategies for long-term sustainable developments. 
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Just-style: PSF 2011: Is Africa the next apparel sourcing hotspot?
(April 5, 2011) While industry executives speaking over the past few days at the Prime Source Forum in Hong Kong admit the continent is unlikely to present a major opportunity in the foreseeable future, they seem to agree it's definitely worth watching.
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Just-style: The week ahead on just-style…
(April 4, 2011) Taking a look at the week ahead for the footwear and apparel industry, here is a snapshot of just-style's latest news and insights agenda. Also featuring this week will be further coverage of last week's Prime Source Forum in Hong Kong, so check back for insights on 2011's supply chain issues. Read more

Just-style: PSF 2011: China continues to be key to apparel sourcing
(April 4, 2011) China will continue to be key to the sourcing strategies of apparel retailers and brands, according to industry executives speaking at the Prime Source Forum in Hong Kong over the past few days.
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Just-style: PSF 2011: Efficiencies essential to offsetting rising prices
(April 4, 2011) But while the bad news is that higher costs look set to stay, the good news is that there is still plenty of room to offset them by introducing new efficiencies into the apparel supply chain, according to industry executives speaking at the Prime Source Forum in Hong Kong over the past few days.
"It's a good thing to challenge companies to think differently," believes Kevin Burke, president and CEO of the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA).
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Just-style: Prime Source Forum 2011: Quote/unquote - day 1
(April 1, 2011) Apparel industry issues tackled on the first day of the Prime Source Forum in Hong Kong included the challenges facing the apparel supply chain, including inflation, China's shift from major supplier to buyer, and labour issues. Here is a roundup of comments from some of the speakers at the event.
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Just-style: HONG KONG: Natural leather campaign gains momentum
(March 30, 2011) Asia-Pacific Leather Fair (APLF), which organises the two events as well as the Prime Source Forum meeting of apparel industry executives, also has a role to play, "acting as a catalyst for information coming in and where the campaign is going," its director Michael Duck explained.
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Just-style: JAPAN: Business as usual for leather goods firms
(March 30, 2011) Fashion Access runs alongside Materials Manufacturing & Technology (MM&T), with the two exhibitions showcasing leather and synthetic fabrics used in fashion, leather and accessories, as well as finished products. Also taking place in Hong Kong this week is Prime Source Forum, the annual meeting of apparel industry executives. 
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Shippers Today: Focusing on Supply Chain Management for the apparel industry
(March – April) Prime Source Forum 2011 (
www.primesourceforum.com
) on 30 March – 1 April at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre will see a gathering of senior executives and industry leaders to discuss all aspects of the supply chain servicing the global apparel industry. Read more

WGSN: Apparel Supply Chain Exes to Discuss Key Issues at Hong Kong's Prime Source Forum
(February 23, 2011) The three-day event will see over 50 lead speakers and panellists take part across seven sessions, covering topics such as challenges and competition, balance of trade, currency and labour issues, raw materials shortage, sourcing alternatives and talent management.
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TTISFashionBiz.com: The Overdue Shaking Up of Supply Chain Management
(February 15, 2011) Mr. Edwin Keh, former Senior VP, COO at Wal-Mart Global Procurement, now lectures at Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania, will speak on "Supply Chain Challenges and Opportunities for the Next Decade". Read more

JustStyle - HONG KONG: Prime Source Forum to shed new light on sourcing
(February 14, 2011) Senior executives from across the global apparel industry supply chain will be heading to Hong Kong at the end of March for the annual Prime Source Forum, which this year aims to help companies tackle the big issues taking pole position as the economic recovery builds up speed. Read more

FashionMag: Prime Source Forum 2011 on 'Supply Chain Management'
(February 14, 2011) Senior executives from all aspects of the supply chain servicing the global apparel industry will be in Hong Kong for Prime Source Forum 2011 – the definitive annual meeting of this industry. The event runs 30 March – 1 April and will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Read more
 

Textile Asia: Prime Source Forum
(February 11, 2011) Prime Source Forum that APLF Limited organizes annually in Hong Kong will take place this year from March 30 to April 1 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center. A seres of workshops will fill the first day and the following two days will be devoted to the Forum proper. Read more

Journal of The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
(June, 2011) The global supply chain of the garment industry is undergoing unprecedented changes. The low-cost labor in China's Pearl River Deltra - upon which the industry has relied and thrived for decades - is coming to an end. With China accounting for nearly 70 percent of global garment production, the industry is caught in a dilemma of searching for a new "China" or relocating production to other areas in the country that can keep their production costs low.
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