|India’s premier sourcing event, Apparel Sourcing Week (ASW), recently opened its online visitor registration and the response has been phenomenal. In less than a week of going live, over 500 visitors have registered to visit the show. Expectations are high for the upcoming edition as the show is bigger and also has many new features to keep the visitors engaged.|
|The second edition of the 3-day event – to be hosted in Bengaluru from 20 to 22 February 2020 – will be in line with the vision to become the ‘Go-To Sourcing Platform’ for retailers and brands looking for apparel manufacturers from the Asian region. While the previous edition boasted of more than 3,000 visitors attending the show for a period of 2 days, ASW 2020 remains confident about hosting even more visitors, keeping in view the vastness of the upcoming show and the interest being generated well in advance.|
|ASW 2020 will not only open the doors to around 100 manufacturers from India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and China, but will also have a specially designed accessory and fabric section, featuring around 50 innovative companies. These 50 manufacturers/suppliers will display their collections, facilitating visitors to visualise and plan future assortments with ease. The product range in the apparel segment will include lingerie, denims, shirts, trousers, sweaters and jackets, among other categories.|
|The excitement for ASW 2020 is also heating up because not only has the exhibitor expanse been increased, but also the visitation of the event will be extended beyond Indian and international retailers/brands working in Indian market to include buyers from traditional markets like USA and Europe, as also the non-traditional markets like China, Japan and Australia, where we believe lies the future.|
|The second edition’s potpourri will give visitors access to 6 seminars, 6 workshops and 8 open house discussions on new and current topics amongst a reputed panel of experts. In addition, there will be 4 vendor sessions – 2 each from global retailers and Indian retailers. It will also be a great opportunity for fashion start-ups to build healthy and strong business relationships with renowned and established international fashion enterprises and accelerate their journey in the segment they are dealing with.|
|To support larger buyer visitation, an international buyer’s programme has specially been created to invite and host 200 international buyer delegates who will be accorded special privileges and will be made to visit all the manufacturers. Significantly, these buyers and visitors from across categories will, while attending India’s biggest sourcing event, become part of its US $ 45 billion market.|
|CEOs; designers; sourcing heads and sourcing teams of Indian and international retailers and brands from USA, UK, Europe, Australia and Japan; buying houses in the Southeast Asian countries, sourcing for global brands and retailers; wholesalers and importers from across the world looking at importing products from Southeast Asian countries; manufacturing firms looking at collaborations with other manufacturers, are invited to register for ASW ’20.|
|Since the entry to the fair is by invitation only, we would require the visitors to complete the registration process which will give an access code to a login that will unlock a host of facilities including seminar slots, workshop slots, networking dinner, fashion show and awards, among other things.
With few months left for the sourcing extravaganza, Apparel Resources requests you to register for the event at the earliest possible to enable us to offer our best services as per your requirement to make ASW’s second edition yet another memorable experience.
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.