18 - 20 JUNE 2020, BENGALURU  |  #ASW2020

AGENDA 2020

The consumer of today is very selective and also conscious of why he/she is making a certain purchase. Customization, quick delivery, price and nature care are factors which are playing on the mind of customers while garment selection.

Understandably, the retailer and the brands are exploring new ways to know their customer more intimately. Buying / Sourcing / Merchandising / Designing teams with the retailers and brands, run by enterprising managers are critical links to the entire process of selecting the right design, right product and right vendor who can connect with the needs of the end customer.

CHANGES IN GLOBAL CONSUMER TRENDS

DIRECTIONS THAT WILL IMPACT FASHION RETAIL
Fashion retail has been at the forefront of most consumer-led businesses globally. There have been shifts in the consumer demographics over the last few years. With the addition of the Millennials and the Gen Z, the new consumer is more discerning, wants to experiment and therefore looks for newness in products. Global consumer also demands more convenience and expediency. They want it now and they want it here. They are present on all types of social media and are greatly... Read More
11:00 - 12:00

SPEAKERS

VV
Vipin Vattal *
Regional Director
Sainsburry Asia Limited
AD
Ashish Dikshit *
Managing Director
Aditya Birla Fashion And Retail Ltd.
SD
Steve Dykes *
Leader
Decathlon
Mayank Shivam
Director - Strategic Partnerships(Softline)
Amazon India
AT
Aditi Tihara
General Manager
Joyline Fashions LLC
Ankur Bisen
Sr. Vice President
Technopak
Angela Chan
President & Managing Director
Chargeurs PCC

GLOBAL TRADE ENVIRONMENT

NAVIGATING THE UNCERTAINTIES IN GLOBAL TRADE FOR SOURCING DECISIONS
Global trade in Textile and Apparel in 2018 was around US $ 820 billion of which Apparel trade constituted about US $ 473 billion and was expected to grow by 4.5 per cent. Traditionally, decision on where to buy was based on price alone and hence apparel manufacturing has continuously shifted to low cost countries in last few decades. However, now other factors like FTAs (Free Trade Agreements), trade policies, political stability, currency exchange rates, inflation rates effect the trade... Read More
12:00 - 13:00

SPEAKERS

ML
Mridulla Lall
Global Sourcing Manager
Indiska
Pallab Banerjee
Group President
Pearl Global
SR
Salim Rahman
Managing Director
KDS Group
MB
Marielle Bostrom
Managing Director - India Sourcing
Ralph Lauren
Sanjay Thakur
Division Manager - Global Sourcing
Superdry
BS
Bipin Sehgal *
General Manager, Sub Continent
Tesco International Sourcing
Manish Bharati
Business Leader
Bhartiya International
Gaurav Singh
CEO
Creative Garments

SUSTAIN BUSINESS WITH SUSTAINABILITY

SIGNIFICANCE OF SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES IN THE FACTORY AND HOW TO BALANCE COST
Sustainability is perhaps the most used word in the Fashion value chain these days, but how many people really understand what the concept stands for. Is there any standardisation on the concept? Sadly the answer is no. We all know today’s consumer is more conscious and more demanding for sustainable fashion, so the importance. But the big question is - how to achieve sustainability? Is it a cost, and if yes, who bears the cost of sustainability? Some people have... Read More
13:45 - 16:45

SPEAKERS

AO
Aksoy Ozgur *
Head of Sustainability
H&M
Prasad Pant
South Asia Director
ZDHC, India
RS
Ranjeeb Sarma *
Head of Compliance, CSR
Plan A-M&S
NH
Nikhil Hirdaramani *
Director
Hirdaramani Group
FS
Faisal Samad
Senior Vice President
BGMEA
AS
A Sukumaran
Managing Director
Star Garments
Anant Ahuja
Head Organizational Development
Shahi Exports
RJ
Raphel Jose *
Social Compliance Manager-Eastern Hemisphere
Carhartt
Srihari Balakrishnan
Managing Director
KG Fabriks

OPEN-HOUSE SESSION

EXPERTS TALK ON TRENDING TOPICS OF TODAY
In its endeavour to provide knowledge sharing opportunities in different formats addressing the needs of different audiences ASW 2020 has created a wide range  While panel discussions are debate platforms where serious issues that impact the industry are deliberated upon, an open house session is a free flowing, interactive format where there is constant ‘to and fro’ of ideas between the presenter and the audience. The idea is to exchange thoughts and talk experiences. This format of knowledge sharing appeals... Read More
12:00 - 13:00

PRESENTER

Ankur Bisen
Sr. Vice President
Technopak

VENDOR SESSION

FACILITATING BUYER-SUPPLIER UNDERSTANDING
Understanding what a fashion buyer wants is one of the most critical factors to succeed in global fashion business. The importance is accentuated by the fact that the dynamics of the business is changing very fast and manufacturers are always on the lookout for opportunities to meet and understand what retailers/brands are looking for in a preferred supplier. ASW 2020 will facilitate a buyer seller interaction with Vendor Sessions, conducted by Sourcing Heads of top companies in the business. Read More
16.00 - 17.00

PRESENTER

Deepak Ahuja
Sr. Vice President, Sourcing & QA
Landmark Group

COLLABORATIONS IN SOURCING

LEVERAGING SYNERGIES BETWEEN DOMESTIC BRANDS AND MANUFACTURERS
The diversity of India makes the Indian fashion retail unique, in more ways than one. Hence, the requirements of Indian brands are also in sync - to cater to the uniqueness of Indian consumers. Two such unique aspects of domestic brands are ‘Requirement of smaller MOQs (Minimum Order Quantity)’ and ‘Opportunity Buying’. Indian brands demand more designs in smaller order runs at a faster pace from their suppliers. Fusionwear has become a big trend in India and new product categories... Read More
11:00 - 12:00

SPEAKERS

Akhil Duggar Jain
Executive Director
Madame (JACPL)
MM
Mohit Mathur *
Sr. Vice President - Sourcing
Landmark Group
SS
Shirish Srivastava
Head Sourcing
Puma
ZS
Zahir Sait
CEO
ITC, Tirupur
RR
Ramesh Ramalingham *
Vice President
Arvind Fashions Limited
SG
Sandeep Golam *
Director
Operations, Denimac
JB
Jitendra Bhatia *
Head of Sourcing
Reliance Brands Limited
Anshul Grover
Head Sourcing
Jack & Jones

SOURCING IN TIMES OF INDUSTRY 4.0

USING TECHNOLOGY TO MAKE SUPPLY CHAIN MORE AGILE
The latest buzzwords in manufacturing supply chain are Industry 4.0 and Automation. What is Industry 4.0 and how is it impacting apparel value chain? The key impact on the apparel value chain comes through effective use of PLM software for concept initiation, integrating it with Time and Action calendars, costing, merchandising and order processing, creating transparency in supply chain, etc. It’s important to understand how such tools can be implemented in the fashion supply chains to simplify the processes and... Read More
14:30 - 15:30

SPEAKERS

Wicrant Gambhir
Sourcing Head
Page Industries
Rajesh Lalla
Vice President
Reliance Trends Ltd
Neetu Jotwani
Vice President - Sourcing & Product Development
Myntra
RH
Renuka Hardasani *
Associate Vice President -Sourcing & Product Development
Bestseller- Only & Vero Moda
Rakhi Handa
Sr. MD
Target Sourcing Services
Anindya Ray
EVP & Chief Sourcing Officer
Arvind Lifestyle
Gunish Jain
CEO
Blue Kaktus

THE CHALLENGES OF CIRCULAR ECONOMY

HOW REUSE, REDUCE, RECYCLE, REPAIR, SHARE ARE CREATING THEIR OWN CHALLENGES
In the fashion context, the circular economy is usually achieved by designing long-lasting, timeless pieces (versus fast fashion’s seasonality) and many ‘REs’ such as Repair, Reuse, Recycle and Refurbish to extend the lifetime of an item i.e. from single use to multiple uses. There is however a catch in this process - some of these lead to a disruption in the human angle. For example, if we were to reuse extensively, there is a pressure on producing less which in tun will lead to loss of... Read More
16:00 - 17:00

SPEAKERS

KK
Kaustubh Korde
Director Sourcing
Myntra
SG
Sudhir Gupta *
Head Global Procurement
ITC
Nohar Nath
Founder
Kiabza
Naresh Tyagi
Chief Sustainability Office
Aditya Birla Fashion & Retail Ltd.
AG
Abhishek Ganguly *
Managing Director
Puma India
Dolly Thay
Managing Director
CLOTHS R US
Pranav Khanna
Business & Creative Head
Frajorden.com
Anoop Nautiyal
Founder
Social Development for Communities Foundation

OPEN-HOUSE SESSION

EXPERTS TALK ON TRENDING TOPICS OF TODAY
In its endeavour to provide knowledge sharing opportunities in different formats addressing the needs of different audiences ASW 2020 has created a wide range  While panel discussions are debate platforms where serious issues that impact the industry are deliberated upon, an open house session is a free flowing, interactive format where there is constant ‘to and fro’ of ideas between the presenter and the audience. The idea is to exchange thoughts and talk experiences. This format of knowledge sharing appeals... Read More
12:00 - 13:30

VENDOR SESSION

FACILITATING BUYER-SUPPLIER UNDERSTANDING
Understanding what a fashion buyer wants is one of the most critical factors to succeed in global fashion business. The importance is accentuated by the fact that the dynamics of the business is changing very fast and manufacturers are always on the lookout for opportunities to meet and understand what retailers/brands are looking for in a preferred supplier. ASW 2020 will facilitate a buyer seller interaction with Vendor Sessions, conducted by Sourcing Heads of top companies in the business. Read More
11.30 - 12.30

PRESENTER

Venky Nagan
Group CEO
Asmara International

RETAIL DISRUPTION AS WE ENTER THE NEXT DECADE

FACTORS THAT WILL DISRUPT THE MARKET IN COMING DECADE
Changing consumer shopping preferences, digitally transforming businesses, on-demand approach, rise of millennials as consumers, more technology integration and customers’ shifting loyalty towards brands are key factors which will further pose great challenges to the retailers in the upcoming decade. In short, Technology; E-commerce; Sustainability; Millennials; Omnichannel; Value Fashion; Emerging Market Segments, are expected to be some of the biggest influencers for the Indian fashion retail. While consumers will play a major role in deciding when and what should be produced,... Read More
11:00 - 12:00

SPEAKERS

AKG
Aman Kumar Gupta *
Director Retail
Levis Strauss & Co.
Rajesh Jain
Managing Director
Lacoste
SC
Sandeep Chugh *
Managing Director
Benetton
Vineet Gautam
CEO
Bestseller India
Vasanth Kumar
Managing Director
Landmark Group
VM
Vivek Mehta
CEO
MAS Brands
RS
Ravi Seshadri
Vice President
Indian Terrain Fashions Limited
Satyen Momaya
CEO
Celio

NEW PRODUCT CATEGORIES FOR THE FUTURE

DISCUSSION ON ATHLEISURE, ACTIVEWEAR AND SMART GARMENTS
Casualisation has been a key trend over the last few years. Consumers have been shifting from formal clothing to occasion-based clothing primarily for comfort. In the recent past, various other parameters got added like staying fit, staying healthy, wearing active clothing which is sharp and comfortable, leading to a whole new category of business – Athleisure. There has also been an increase in lifestyle-oriented products leading way to Smart garments. Athleisure has rocked the fashion world in recent years by... Read More
12:30 - 13:30

SPEAKERS

RK
Rajat Khurana *
Managing Director
ASICS India
AK
Arif Khan
Founder
MGactivewear.com
BS
Bhupinder Singh
Chief Product Officer
Wildcraft India Pvt. Ltd.
TR
Tiasha Renganathan *
Head of Spoke - US Operations/ Wearable Technology
MAS Innovation
AU
Atul Ujagar
Country Director, Sri Lanka & Pakistan
Nike
NS
Neelendra Singh *
Managing Director
Adidas
TG
Tushar Goculdas *
Managing Director
Under Armour, India
SM
Sartaj Mehta
Chief Product Officer
BigPhi (Turms)
Mohan Kumar
Director
Digital Fasion Factory Labs

UNDERSTANDING MARKETS BEYOND THE METROS

SIGNIFICANCE OF TIER-2, TIER-3 AND TIER-4 MARKETS IN FASHION RETAIL
The top 24 cities (Metros, Mini-Metros and Tier-1) account for 60-70 per cent of sales for most of the major fashion retailers and brands. Going forward, the growth will be led by Tier-2, Tier-3 and maybe Tier-4 cities and towns. This is evident from the faster growth of some of the value brands in fashion, which have stronger presence in Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities already. However, the nuances of consumers and retail market are different in Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities.... Read More
14:30 - 15:30

SPEAKERS

JP Shukla
CEO
Nysaa Retail
Lalit Agarwal
CMD
V-Mart
MC
Manohar Chatlani
Co-Founder
Soch
SV
Sharad Venkta *
MD & CEO
ToonZ Retail India
HS
Harkirat Singh *
Managing Director,
Woodland
VT
Vipin Tyagi
Sr. Vice President
Reliance Trends
VM
Vipul Mathur
Mentor
Brand Launch & Start-Ups
MD
Mohit Dhanjal
Business Head- Shirting (B2C)
Raymond Limited

OPEN-HOUSE SESSION

EXPERTS TALK ON TRENDING TOPICS OF TODAY
In its endeavour to provide knowledge sharing opportunities in different formats addressing the needs of different audiences ASW 2020 has created a wide range  While panel discussions are debate platforms where serious issues that impact the industry are deliberated upon, an open house session is a free flowing, interactive format where there is constant ‘to and fro’ of ideas between the presenter and the audience. The idea is to exchange thoughts and talk experiences. This format of knowledge sharing appeals... Read More
12:00 - 13:30

VENDOR SESSION

FACILITATING BUYER-SUPPLIER UNDERSTANDING
Understanding what a fashion buyer wants is one of the most critical factors to succeed in global fashion business. The importance is accentuated by the fact that the dynamics of the business is changing very fast and manufacturers are always on the lookout for opportunities to meet and understand what retailers/brands are looking for in a preferred supplier. ASW 2020 will facilitate a buyer seller interaction with Vendor Sessions, conducted by Sourcing Heads of top companies in the business. Read More
14.30 - 15.30

PRESENTER

BP
Bibuti Pradhan
Regional Capacity Assurance Manager
KAS Pty. Ltd.

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