第一屆國際皮草論壇大獲成功

HAF ACTIONS EN GR4

第一屆國際皮草論壇總結出卡斯托里亞在全球皮草貿易中獲利。皮草工業各組織都積極參與,也感謝希臘皮草協會發起,並迎接皮草貿易的新紀元到來。

40名講者皆為時尚與貿易產業的重要人物,分別來自俄國、芬蘭、丹麥、英國、荷蘭、美國、加拿大、義大利、土耳其、希臘與中國,提出各種議題包括生產、拍賣、原料的處理與分配、加工、時尚與財務問題。

北美皮草拍賣行主席Tina Jagros說:「在美國,約有80,000,000年輕人為新的目標客群,他們透過科技產品溝通聯繫,並在小東西上花上大把鈔票,若透過正確的管道,他們將會是我們明天的客戶。」他繼續說:「我們的目標是開發新的市場,讓我們從傳統的俄國市場中解放。這是確保我們的貿易穩定與未來的唯一道路。」

北京元隆皮草皮革有限公司副總裁李慶元參與此論壇時,提出卡斯托里亞可與中國的余姚市締結聯盟,一個人口300,000、卻有約有五百間皮草公司的地方。希臘皮草協會將此提議呈給卡斯托里亞市,該市市長Ioannis Tsamisis接受了。

倫敦皇家藝術學院教授兼NAFA工作室創意總監Vasilis Kardasis指出,教育與實作對產業的重要;Thes Tziveli則說明需要實際探索原材料,而不只侷限在織品與服裝工業。Ditsios Bros S.A.公司的Ditsios先生強調皮草與生態密不可分的連繫,以及現今這連結的重要性。

一屆國際皮草論壇在熱烈討論中結束了,並確立此論壇為一年一度的盛事,下一屆將在加拿大舉行,由加拿大皮草機構協助舉辦。

此次論壇的結論:

1. 建立皮草博物館(the Fur Observatory)。

2. 卡斯托里亞與中國余姚締結姊妹市。

3. 協商歐洲、俄國與中國,達到最低關稅。

4. 拓展皮草市場,開發1325歲的新客群。

5. 探討皮草生態環境,為氣候變遷帶來的產業影響作準備。

6. 探索新的科技。

7. 了解經濟危機,讓產業遠離此危險。

希臘皮草協會獨到的計畫與完美的規劃令人印象深刻,扭轉了希臘皮草市場被全球皮草貿易掌控的印象。該協會除了倡導之外,還建立了其重要的發展功能,並以各種方式致力於整體工業的進步。

1st International Fur Forum success

HAF ACTIONS EN GR4

The 1st International Fur Forum concluded with the interest of the international fur trade turned to Kastoria. The participation of all organisations in the fur sector was spectacular, thus applauding the initiative of the Hellenic Association of Furriers and ushering in a new era for the fur trade.

40 speakers, all important personalities from the fashion and trade sector, who came from Russia, Finland, Denmark, Great Britain, Netherlands, USA, Canada, Italy, Turkey, Greece and China, raised issues regarding production, auctions, the processing and distribution of raw materials, manufacturing, fashion, as well as financial issues.

Ms Tina Jagros, NAFA’s Executive Director said: “In the US there is a new target group of approximately 80,000,000 young people who use technology for their daily communication, spend large amounts on gadgets and with the right approach they can become our clients of tomorrow”. She continued: “our goal must be to approach new markets and free our business from the traditional Russian markets. This is the only way to ensure our sustainability and future as a trade”.

During his participation in the forum, Mr Li Qing Yuan, Vice President of the Chinese Fur Federation and Director General of the Chinese company Beijing Yuanlong Fur & Leather Co. Ltd., proposed the twinning of Kastoria and China’s Yuang Yuan, a city of 300,000 inhabitants that is home to approximately 500 fur companies. The Hellenic Association of Furriers conveyed the proposal to the Municipality of Kastoria and it was accepted by the Major of Kastoria, Mr. Ioannis Tsamisis.

Mr. Vasilis Kardasis, professor at the Royal College of Art in London and Creative Director of Studio NAFA, mentioned how important education and know-how are to the sector, while Ms Thes Tziveli referred to the need to also exploit the raw material in fields other than the garment industry, such as interior design. Mr. Ditsios from Ditsios Bros S.A. highlighted the unbreakable bond between fur and ecology, and underlined how current this bond is today.

The 1st International Fur Forum ended in an enthusiastic atmosphere, establishing the Forum as an annual event with the next one scheduled for 2010 in Canada with the support of the Fur Institute & Fur Council of Canada.

The conclusions of the Forum concern:

  1. the creation of the Fur Observatory
  2. the twinning of the cities of Kastoria and Yuang Yuan, China
  3. actions to adjust the duties between the EU, Russia and China with the aim of achieving the lowest possible tariffs
  4. the expansion of fur markets and the approach of a new target group aged 13 to 25
  5. the ecological nature of fur and the backing of the sector in its efforts to fight climate change
  6. the exploitation of new technologies
  7. the economic crisis and freeing the sector from it

 

The far-reaching project of the Hellenic Association of Furriers and flawless organisation of the event have made quite an impression, thus improving the image that the global fur trade had of the Greek fur market. It gave a boost and also established the Forum as an institution of vital importance and an instrument of development that will contribute in various ways to the general improvement of the sector.

 

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