The Ethiopian Institute of Textile and Fashion Technology, Bahir Dar University began its 9th International Conference on the theme “Cotton, Textile and Apparel Value Chain in Africa.”
Dr Abera Kechi, Scientific Director of the Institute in the opening session of the program has made his warm welcoming speech to the participants involving honoured guests, dignitaries, technologists, researchers, the faculty, and students.
Dr.Tesfaye Shiferaw, the Vice president for Research and Community Services of Bahir Dar University has made a comprehensive opening remark that details the development that the University has gone so far towards realizing its prime objective of becoming a research-intensive University.
The opening speech was followed by the speech of the guest speaker of the day, Mr. Seleshi Lemma, Director General of Ethiopian Textile Industry Development Institute. The guest has explained about the homegrown economic reform that underscored the vital contribution of the textile and leather industry implicating the expected hard word. The conference is set to be held for two days. In these two fruitful days, about 21 papers are expected to be presented. The program will be accompanied by Exhibitions, Fashion shows and Awards of certificates.