|Connecting with relevant people from a specific industry or sector can lead to meaningful business relationships in the long run. Industry events can be a great platform for establishing such liaisons, as these expose one to multiple networking opportunities by providing various platforms to exchange views and ideas, learn the nitty-gritties of the industry, and thus, broaden one’s horizons and expand industry knowledge – leading to stronger chances of growth.|
|Apparel Sourcing Week (ASW) strives to be one such opportunity with special focus on Indian retail while bringing international retailers from across the globe to source from the region. The first-of-its-kind event is set to bring together the decision-makers from the Indian and international retail industry to connect with the top manufacturers from Asia.|
|The growing list of partners and the continued confidence that they have shown to ASW2020, even in difficult times, is a big motivation to the team of ASW to make the event a win-win for all. The latest to join the already impressive list of partners is NeoGrowth Credit Pvt. Ltd. The company is a pioneer in SME digital lending in India and collaborates with ASW2020 as Finance Partner. NeoGrowth provides finance to small business owners to drive business growth that matches their ambitions. The hassle-free loans are powered by technology innovations and leverage the digital payment ecosystem. NeoGrowth provides retail and supply-chain finance to several industries.|
|Apparel is a flourishing sector in India and NeoGrowth caters largely to this industry. The company has provided business loans to several apparel industry merchants in the last 7 years across pan-India locations, providing them a strong support in building up their business or expanding it further. Customised repayment solution, no collateral requirement, doorstep service and easy top-ups are some of the key features of NeoGrowth business loans.|
|Some of the other special partners to ASW2020 include the following:|
|Committed to sustainable development, Kingdom Holdings uses advanced textile equipment from countries like Germany, France and Italy to produce worldclass linen and hemp yarn. The total scale of linen and hemp yarn production of Kingdom has reached 150,000 spindles with an annual production capacity of more than 22,000 tonnes of wet spun linen yarn and 5,000 tonnes of wet spun hemp yarn and it is currently one of the largest linen yarn manufacturers in the world.|
|A leader in finishing machinery for the global textile industry, the US-based Navis TubeTex designs, engineers and manufactures the world’s leading machinery for the global knit, woven, non-woven, technical and geotextile industries. The team of expert engineers and sales associates at Navis TubeTex work on a solution to best fit its client’s economic budget and ecological environment to ensure a successful implementation of the latest technology.|
|TrendWatching is the world’s leading independent trend firm, scanning the globe for the most promising consumer trends, insights and related hands-on business ideas. Its Premium Service counts 750+ of the world’s leading brands and agencies as clients (Chanel, Coca-Cola, Deloitte, Dentsu Aegis, Johnson & Johnson, Lego, L’Oréal, Leo Burnett, Mastercard, Microsoft, Samsung and Spotify among others), while its free trend and innovation newsletters go to over 150,000 subscribers in 180 countries. Nathania Christy, Head of Global Insight Network at TrendWatching, will be presenting a session on ‘Future Consumer – Influence on Retail’ at ASW2020.|
|Since its inception in 1998, WGSN has disrupted the market with a pioneering online trend library, and went on to become the first to combine high-end technology with human ingenuity to meet the unique needs of the global creative industry. Insights and inspiration from around the globe can now be accessed at the click of a mouse. They will be at ASW 2020 with forecast for Spring/Summer 2021 and much more!|
|All these partners make ASW2020 an exciting platform for networking. The show – scheduled to be held at Bengaluru’s Sheraton Grand Whitefield Hotel & Convention Center, from 18 to 20 June 2020 – will hold 9 seminars, 6 workshops and 6 open house discussions on new and current topics amongst a reputed panel of industry experts, besides 4 vendor sessions – 2 each from global and Indian retailers.|
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.
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.