A principal benefit only available to members of the Federation is taking part in a truly neutral international forum for chief executives and sector leaders, in which problems specific to the industry and its evolution can be openly discussed. The primary platform for such discussion is the annual ITMF conference, which is organized in different locations in one of the member countries. It attracts executives of leading textile companies and industry experts covering the whole textile value chain ranging from cotton growing and shipping, man-made fibre producing and cotton trading via textile machinery and textile chemical manufacturing up to retailing. Issues arising at the conference are followed up via the Federation’s own channels or through private networks and working relationships formed in the course of the conference meetings and events.
About the ITMF:
ITMF Mission Statement
"The International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) is an international forum for the world's textile industries, dedicated to keeping the world-wide membership constantly informed through surveys, studies and publications, participating in the evolution of the industry's value chain and through the organization of annual conferences as well as publishing considered opinions on future trends and international developments."
ITMF's main objectives are
Through ITMF the textile industries cooperate at the international level with organizations representing other sectors allied to their industry.