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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 2020

Apparel Sourcing Week 2020, a three-day Sourcing Show not only provides the Asian manufacturers a platform to showcase their products & manufacturing capabilities to the Brands & Retailers from all over the world including India, but also extends them a chance to attend the multiple seminars (headed by industry experts), workshops, open-house discussions and networking opportunities organised during these three days, which would help the manufacturers get a better understanding of Indian and International Retail and evolving dynamics of sourcing in various markets and retail formats.

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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