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Press Release 15 November 2019

25+ reasons why you should attend the conference sessions at ASW2020

Things are warming up as preparation for ASW 2020 heightens. The line-up of topics for the various knowledge platforms at the upcoming edition are not only relevant to the industry but also very timely. With 9 panel discussions, 6 workshops, 6 open house forums and 4 vendor meets, the itinerary is full to the brim. The aim is to make the knowledge platforms at ASW 2020 bigger and deeper than the much-appreciated platforms of last edition.
Here’s a rundown on what is in store for participants @ ASW 2020.
10 Panel Discussions:
OPPORTUNITY BUYING:
Converting ‘opportunity buying’ into business opportunity
GLOBAL TRADE ENVIRONMENT:
Navigating the uncertainties in global trade today to decide where to source
SUSTAIN BUSINESS WITH
SUSTAINABILITY:
Significance of sustainable practices in the
factory and how to balance cost
NEW PRODUCT CATEGORIES FOR
THE FUTURE:
A discussion on athleisure, activewear and
smart garments
RETAIL DISRUPTION AS WE ENTER THE NEXT
DECADE:
What are the key factors that will disrupt the
market over the next decade
THE CHALLENGES OF A CIRCULAR
ECONOMY:
How reuse, reduce, recycle, repair, share are
creating their own challenges
UNDERSTANDING TIER-2 AND TIER-3
MARKETS FOR FASHION RETAIL:
How to tap growth of fashion retail which is
coming from the interiors
MANUFACTURING SMALL
QUANTITIES:
How to address issues
related to MOQ
SELLING TO OMNICHANNEL
FORMATS
A perspective from the manufacturing and retail side
RETAIL TECHNOLOGY DISRUPTION
IMPACTING RETAIL
Understanding the changing face of retail with
innovative technology interventions
6 Industry Focused Workshops:
1
Trend workshop for Spring/Summer 2021
2
Workshop on ‘Innovative Application of Wool’ by Woolmark
3
Importance of ‘Vendor Score’ in performance assessment
4
Technology workshop on ‘Demand Manufacturing’ by Lectra
5
Workshop on ‘Zero Sum to Win-Win’ talking about solutions for better vendor strategy in sourcing
6
Workshop on ‘Earning Profits Through Sustainability’
6 Open House Sessions:
1
Make Your Brand Heard - A session on ‘Influencer Marketing’ and why brands need it!
2
AI and Blockchain - A session about their impact on retail and manufacturing
3
Designer-Retailer Collaborations - Finding nexus for successful business model
4
Fashion and Retail Quiz - Test your understanding of fashion retail with colleagues from the industry
5
Role of Private Equity in Driving Retail Growth – Why start-ups should first identify its needs and then choose the right private equity firm
6
Decoding the Millennials - Understanding this very difficult but spend friendly section of customers is the key to success in fashion retail today.
4 Vendor Sessions:
1
Deepak Ahuja - Sr. Vice President - Sourcing and QA, Max Fashions India, Landmark Group, largest retail group of UAE
2
Venky Nagan - Group CEO, Asmara International having sourcing offices across numerous locations
3
Alpana Razdan - Country Manager - India and Bangladesh at Falabella, the largest South American department store
4
Arjun Puri – KAS Group Asia, responsible for global sourcing across both Kmart Australia and Target Australia

About Apparel Sourcing Week

Apparel Sourcing Week (ASW) platform is aligned to the changing dynamics of the industry, moving in pace with evolving and shifting world trade of apparel sourcing while also acknowledging the changing needs and wants of the customer.

To facilitate the seamless process of sourcing for greater transparency and reach, the ASW platform offers the industry three independent verticals – Big Show, Marketplace, and V-Expo – to enhance business opportunities for all players in the fashion retail chain, in an environment of networking, knowledge, and inspiration. With the three verticals, the supplier has marketing opportunities all around the year like never before, while the buyer has multiple avenues to search his perfect sourcing partner from South Asia.

About the Organiser

Apparel Resources is well known for its benchmark publications – Apparel Online, StitchWorld and Resource Guide published from India, Bangladesh & Vietnam. These publications have been around in the industry for over 35 years, supporting, guiding and standing by garment exporters and the retail industry globally, providing them a platform to source better.

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