TAIEX Multi-country Workshop Euro-mediterranean conference on Creativity, Innovation and IPR in Textile and Clothing Industry in the Euro-Mediterranean Area 24-25 March, 2014. Florence-Italy

The TAIEX Instrument of the Institution Building Unit of the European Commission is organizing in cooperation with DG Enterprise and Industry a Multi-Country Workshop under the title of “Euro-Mediterranean Conference on Creativity, Innovation and IPR in Textile and Clothing Industry in Euro-Mediterranean Area“. It will be the 10th anniversary of the Euro-Mediterranean dialogue on textile industry. The workshop will take place on 24-25 March 2014 in Florence, Italy.

For this workshop we would like to invite five representatives from the following countries: Albania, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, Israel, Kosovo, Lebanon, Jordan, Montenegro, Morocco, Palestinian Authority, Serbia, Tunisia, Turkey, Croatia, and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

As for the profile of the participants to be invited for the conference we are looking for representatives of:

  • National/regional administrations/ministries of industry involved with textile and clothing,
  • industrial associations in textile and clothing,
  • textile and clothing companies/enterprises
  • chambers of commerce involved with textile and clothing
  • fashion and design schools in textile and clothing,
  • education and research centres specializing in innovation in textiles and clothing

The main objective of the conference is to exchange experiences regarding policies, practices and programmes about creativity innovation and IPR as substantial economic lever to improve brand image, sales and profitability of companies in textile and clothing sector in the Euro-Mediterranean Area. For more details, please find the agenda of the workshop enclosed (EN and FR). Final details are still subject to change. The working language of the workshop is English and French, for both languages simultaneous interpretation will be offered.

As regards the five representatives from your country please be informed that DG Enterprise has suggested the following person and kindly asks that you nominate the following participant as a speaker:

 Ms Sladjana Milojevic, manager FACTS – Cluster fashion and Serbian Clothing industry. Her presentation will be the best practice example Cluster FACTS organisation in South east Europe.