Smart Manufacturing: Chemical & Environmental Vigilance for Textile Industry

environment factory manufacturing sustainability

workshop info

This workshop aims at promoting reindustrialisation and encourage SMEs to setup production facilities in Hong Kong with a focus on environmental consideration in the textile industry. Eurofins|AQM, the key training provider, is an international quality service provider in textile industry with expertise in providing services such as textile factory inspections, textile lab tests and audit.
Workshop in English and Cantonese languages.

About the Workshop

Environmental risk and chemical management are critically essential in running factory plants, given the increased awareness in environmental protection globally. Textile industry, with huge chemical usage and waste discharge, will need to possess risk management knowledge. 

This workshop aims at providing participants a good understanding of the requirements to control and reduce environmental risks in different aspects of textile wet processing units, and on how to implement a system to get rid of the most hazardous chemicals used in textile production. Critical case studies in textile production facilities and the facilities with effluent treatment plant will also be included.



9:30AM – 12:30AM
Terminology and basic concepts
– Environmental Management System (EMS)

– Water and energy
Introduction of different wastes in textile industry

12:30PM to 2:00PM

2:00PM – 5:00PM
Emergency environmental preparation
Chemicals in textile industry

Factory management awareness, knowledge and responsibility for chemical management


9:30AM – 12:30AM
Key requirements of chemical management
– Documents and records, storage, handling and disposal

12:30PM to 2:00PM

2:00PM – 5:00PM
Ways to eleminate the most harzardous chemicals in production
Introduction of lab testing capabilities in HKPC

*Workshop content subject to change without prior notice

About the Speakers

Francesca GIOMETTI, Senior Environmental Advisor and Training Manager, Eurofins Scientific and AQM

A graduate in Environmental Sciences and Policy from the prestigious Sciences Po Paris, Francesca has become a specialist in environmental & social issues after several years of experience in the CSR departments of international retailing and industrial companies. Located in Bangladesh for the last 4 years, Francesca is at the origin of AQM’s environmental assessment approach & environmental training services. With a commitment on the ground, with factories, partners, NGO, brands and international retailers locally present, she wants to participate (and to make you participate) in the implementation of a more sustainable supply chain.

Leo CHEUNG, Chi Hang Consultant, Surface Technology in Smart Manufacturing & Mainland Business Division, HKPC

A Ph.D. degree holder in Physics with 15 years experience in material characterization, Leo specialised in material R&D and testing. Leo has led different R & D teams (USA, China, Hong Kong) for scientific and technological innovation in material development with more than 6 patents for his innovations. In recent years, he joined HKPC to be the head of materials testing laboratory, overseeing the daily operation of laboratory and maintain its HOKLAS accreditation. He also led the surface technology team in HKPC for different R & D study, with gold medal rewarded in 47th Geneva international Invention Exhibition.

About the Organiser

The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) is a multi-disciplinary organisation established by statute in 1967, to promote productivity excellence through integrated advanced technologies and innovative service offerings to support Hong Kong enterprises. 

HKPC is the champion and expert in facilitating Hong Kong’s reindustrialisation empowered by i4.0 and e4.0 – focusing on R&D, IoT, big data analytics, AI and Robotic technology development, digital manufacturing, etc., to help enterprises and industries upgrade their business performance, lower operating costs, increase productivity and enhance competitiveness.

The Council is a trusted partner with comprehensive innovative solutions for Hong Kong industries and enterprises, enabling them to achieve resources and productivity utilisation, effectiveness and cost reduction, and enhanced competitiveness in both local and international marketplace. It offers SMEs and startups immediate and timely assistance in coping with the ever-changing business environment, accompanying them on their innovation and transformation journey.

In addition, HKPC partners and collaborates with local industries and enterprises to develop applied technology solutions for value creation. It also benefits a variety of sectors through product innovation and technology transfer, with commercialisation of multiple market-driven patents and technologies, bringing enormous opportunities abound for licensing and technology transfer, both locally and internationally.

Additional Information

*This course is subject to approval under the Resindustrialisation and Technology Training Programme (RTTP) with up to 2/3 course fee reimbursement upon successful applications. For more details

*Co-organiser and supporting organisation members are entitled to HK$ 300 discount!

*Original Training Fee: HK$4,500 – US$580
*RTTP Savings: HK$3,000 (Maximum saving, with final grant subjects to approval) – US$386
*Final fee with RTTP approved: HK$1,500 – US$193

– Please dial +852 2788 5529 (Dr Leo CHEUNG) or email to: [email protected]
– Please dial +852 2788 5556 (Ms Yuki LAM) or email to: [email protected]

If you are facing any difficulties to register online, please complete this enrolment form.

Date and Time
Two-day Workshop

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

09:30AM – 05:00PM EDT


1/F, HKPC Building

78 Tat Chee Avenue

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