#1 Given the economic and political changes that have occurred in the past year, such as Brexit, the new presidency, and conflict in the world, how do you think this will affect the intra-region and extra-region EU trade relationships, specifically in the textile and apparel sectors?
#2 Will it be a missed opportunity for the textile and apparel industry if the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) negotiation fails?
#3 With one of the greatest challenges facing the EU textile industry in developing new textile and clothing being competence, such as fewer young people showing an interest in entering the textile and clothing industries, what can the EU as well as other countries do to encourage the next generation of engineers and innovators to come into the textile industry? How can the industry appeal to the next generation? How can schools and universities educate and excite students to be a part of it?
#4 Digitization has taken off in the EU textile and apparel industry, giving them the opportunity to change their products with the touch of a button. Digitization is something that will speed up the value chain a lot and even cause some retailers to stop producing in countries like Bangladesh, and start bringing production back to Europe. Do you think this is something that developing countries should fear for the future? Why or why not?
#5 Many developed EU members remain leading apparel producers and exporters. What lessons can the U.S. apparel manufacturing sector learn from its EU counterpart?
Please indicate the question # in your comment.