|Trade associations have always played a key role in enhancing business opportunities for a particular industry or sector they represent - their chief focus being on establishing strong collaborations between companies and countries. Some of the significant functions of such associations - also known as industry trade groups, business associations and sector associations - include developing and boosting networking opportunities; building business relationships; enhancing exchange of ideas through various workshops and similar knowledge forums, and establishing consumer confidence in the products or services at display.|
|Since its inception last year, it gives us immense pleasure to share that the concept of ASW 2020 - built on the four pillars of Opportunity, Knowledge, Inspiration and Networking - has attracted the attention of various country associations that are looking at the Indian subcontinent either as an emerging market or as a potential window to Asia.|
|Encouraged by the enquiries coming in from various trade associations and with an aim to enhance our portfolio of exhibitors and visitors to ensure a memorable, eventful and lucrative experience for all stakeholders involved, we have already partnered with trade associations from Japan (Japan External Trade Organization), Brazil (Indo Brazil Chamber), and Turkey (Turkish Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry), which are supporting us in bringing in visitors from their respective countries.|
|One more prominent name we would like to highlight here is the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA). It is one of the largest trade associations in the country representing the readymade garment industry, particularly the woven garments, knitwear and sweater sub-sectors with equal importance. A large contingent of members from the association are exhibiting at the show.|
|Also, to mention here, ASW2020 is offering special perks for the visitors who are registering for the upcoming show through these trade associations. Early registrations will get an opportunity to gain access to some exclusive benefits from Apparel Resources, the organiser of the forthcoming event. From complimentary hotel accommodation, airport transfers, to an opportunity to attend a networking dinner alongside a number of illustrious industry players from the world over -- lucky visitors can avail it all. The only catch is -- the sooner trade associations get these visitors to register for ASW2020, the higher are their chances to grab all the aforementioned benefits.|
|Thus, we invite more trade associations to take advantage of the platform and explore the best of interests for their countries' textile and apparel sector.|
|What are the major attractions of the upcoming show, you might ask! Well, ASW2020 will host 9 seminars, 6 workshops and 8 open house discussions with industry experts, as well as 4 vendor sessions b 2 each from global as well as Indian retailers. Touted to be much more extensive and interactive in its second edition, the event will take place at Bengaluru's Sheraton Grand Whitefield Hotel & Convention Center, from 18 to 20 June 2020.|
|For more information about ASW 2020, kindly visit: www.apparelsourcingweek.com|
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.