NINE SEMINARS WILL be held at this year's Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter and World Boutique, with designers and industry experts forecasting trends and discussing issues affecting trade. One of those issues is trade agreements, to be tackled at the seminar 'The Impact of the EU-China Agreement on their Respective Textile and Garment Industries'. The seminar will be hosted by Michalis Rokas, first secretary, trade and economic affairs for the Office of the European Commission in Hong Kong. Other seminars cover a range of topics from brand building for profit, trend directions for spring/summer 2007, the reinterpretation of fur, and nanotechnology for textiles and apparel applications. The nanotechnology seminar will be hosted by John Xin from the Institute of Textiles & Clothing at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. It will cover state-of-the-art technologies and the application of nanotechnology to textiles and apparel. It will also examine new developments in nanotechnology potentially applicable to the textile industry.