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About CINET 100 Members worldwide Representing 750.000+ companies 3500+ PTC Experts CINET was founded 35 years ago and grew to become a global umbrella association with 100+ members (national associations, international suppliers, research institutes and individual companies). CINET aims to build a global network of experts, stimulate the implementation of innovation by exchanging information and profile the capabilities of the industry (a.o. with Global Awards). To work on these goals CINET executes a yearly research agenda and offers an International Certification Program on best practices through step-by-step e-learning, workshops and on the job training. This leads to accredited (CERTEX®) or non-accredited (CERCLEAN®) certification with ISO and EN (hygiene) standards. https://www.cinet-online.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/CinetMain.mp4 Download the CINET profile: English Chinese German French Portugese Italian Mission statement To be a well-structured, strong and reputed international umbrella organisation for the global professional textile care industry to both consumer and business-to-business applications.     CINET organisational structure Executive Board The 6 Executive Board members meet regularly, they actively support CINET activities around the world and represent international markets or TC/TS market segments Mr. Leonid Bertsev Russia Mr. Pierre Letourneur France      Ms. Zhu Lijun China Mr. Chris Tebbs Canada Mr. P. Wennekes The Netherlands Mr. L. Wennekes The Netherlands   Advisory Board The Advisory Board Committee was installed in 2016, by advising on operational matters, act as a think tank and by reflecting on the long term strategy and other developments, they assist the Executive Board and CEO. Mr. Henk van Dijk The Netherlands Mr. Marcus Taslim Indonesia Mr. Pai Pinchou China Mr. T.P. Chan Singapore General assembly The General Assembly convenes once a year, preferably at an international event, it is the highest authority in the association. CINET Boards, Committees and International Working Groups report on their previous year’s activities. CINET Liaison Officers report on trends and developments in their respective markets and delegates exchange information on significant events in their own countries. Speakers are invited who contribute expert knowledge and advise on selected topics, and exchange views with members.     Liaison officers PTC Professionals that are the contact persons for the CINET secretariat for a specific region, country or project area, consistent with their expertise. Able to inform  on current events & news, provide presentations & educational sessions and represent CINET at conferences & meetings. Mr. J.W. Song China Mr. Pierre Letourneur France Mr. T.P. Chan Singapore Mr. Ken Uchikoshi Japan Mr. Othon Barcellos Brazil Mr. Goran Popovic Serbia Mr. Pan Wei China Mr. Gabrio Renzacci Italy Mr. Gabriel Cuppini Italy Mr. Leonid Bertsev Russia Mr. Geert Böttger Germany Mrs. Zarina Ismail / Mr. Omar Adam Hon Malaysia Ms. Kathy Bowry United Kingdom Mr. Jorge Cristina Argentina Mr. Antonio Fernandez Vaca Mexico Working groups 2 International Working Groups; one for Textile Cleaning and one for Textile Services, set-up and execute projects and activities coordinated by Working Group Coordinators. In their efforts they are supported by the CINET secretariat, which is responsible for the execution.    CINET team Board & committee members, liaison officers, project leaders and other appointed persons can call upon the secretariat to assist them wherever possible.   Frank Aarts   Joris Kragten   Ir. Henk Gooijer   René Jansen Ketelaars   Nicolae Damu   Lieke Elshout   Marianne Wennekes   Léon Wennekes   Peter Wennekes   Member info As a member of CINET you have access to the CINET website ‘Members Only Area’, which is the primary source of information, additionally information is shared by using the following channels: Participation in International Working Group sessions (registration secretariat). By requesting information from the CINET secretariat (on operational issues). Through biweekly E-Newsletters. In CINET Brochures, Reports, Benchmark Studies and other documents. Through Monthly Press Mailings. By advertorial content in international trade magazines. Access to the CINET website/ knowledge database (CINET Library) through an easy, onetime login. Request membership info