Manufacturing strength of textile industry in the Far East including China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Korea and Japan, will be the focus of World Textile Conference-2 (WTC-2), to be held in Mumbai from September 16.

The two-day event with the theme ‘World Textile – Growth & Great Opporutnities’ is being organised by Textile Association of India after the grand success of World Textile Conference 2011.

As a conference to address various issues pertaining to the global textile industry, WTC-2 will see eminent speakers from various countries discuss variety of subjects.  Efforts are being made to invite speakers from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, US, Australia, South Africa and Bangladesh, the organiser sources said.

Various associations from Taiwan, China, Myanmar, Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Bangladesh and Pakistan have agreed to participate in the conference, which is being supported by the government of Gujarat as partner state. Topics like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will be among those to be discussed by experts.

WTC-2 will provide an opportunity to the global participants to get an insight about the international textile scenario of various countries, which in turn will highly benefit textile industry across the world. Most of the participants will also have an opportunity to meet buyers and sellers from various parts of the world.

About 700 delegates from India and abroad are expected to participate in the conference.