|With less than 40 days to go, the Apparel Sourcing Week 2019 is drawing attention from all quarters. While the booth space for the niche event has been filled up, visitor registration is increasing by the day. The interest it has generated is phenomenal and this only goes to prove that the concept behind the show – regional collaboration – is indeed a strong direction as also the need of the hour.|
|The latest to support this exquisite show is the Ministry of Commerce. The Honourable Minister for Commerce and Industry, Suresh Prabhu has consented to be the Chief Guest at the inaugural session on 15th March. Prabhu understands the significance of developing strong trade relations in South East Asia. In fact, India and Bangladesh are already working on a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) which would set an example for giving a boost to regional trade in South Asia.|
|No doubt, given the cultural and linguistic affinities between both the countries, there is immense potential for trade and co-operation. Acknowledging this prolific opportunity and supporting the need for greater synergy in the garment industry, the newly appointed Commerce Minister of Bangladesh Tipu Munshi is also excited to be at the Apparel Sourcing Week, consenting to be the Guest of Honour.|
|Coming from a garment manufacturing background, Munshi not only understands the significance of ASW ’19 platform from a business perspective, but also sees India as an important market of the future. Talking to the Editor-in-Chief of Apparel Online, Deepak Mohindra soon after his appointment, the Commerce Minister of Bangladesh shared that one of his major focus areas was to develop better trade relations with India and among the prime product categories that could improve the trade deficit was garments.|
|With over 20 top Bangladeshi garment exporters like Standard Group, Pacific Group, Laila Styles, Giant Group, Apex Industries, Armana Group, Sonia Sweaters, Energypac Fashions, NIPA Group, Anowara, Pakiza, Well Group exhibiting at the show, the retailers and brands in India will be privy to products from companies that have already earned the respect of buyers in the West. Representing a wide product range from denimwear to kidswear, sweaters, suits, jackets, athleisure, casual fashion and bottoms, there is something for every retailer.|
|Scheduled for 15-16 March 2019 at the ITC Gardenia in Bengaluru, the hype around the event is getting stronger and with the Governments of both India and Bangladesh supporting the platform, the excitement is mounting. The organiser of the event Apparel Resources is happy to be the facilitator of business among South Asian players in a relaxed atmosphere. The exhibition is supplemented by a series of 6 retail-focused seminars by industry experts, 2-trend forecast workshops by Fashion Snoops and one gala networking dinner on the first night that will bring together the who’s who of the Indian Retail industry.|
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.
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.