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Press Release 28 October 2020

V-Expo @ASW Marketplace - Theme based Virtual Exhibition cum Conferences

What could be a better way to stay in touch with business partners, while searching for new contacts and business opportunities than going virtual! ASW V-Expo is conceived within the Marketplace to host theme-based boutique 2-day-sourcing shows for the industry while also being a platform for updating on knowledge through webinars, master classes, open house discussions and workshops.
With technology allowing people to be at diverse locations yet attached, going virtual for all sourcing and knowledge needs is definitely the way forward. Sitting in the comfort of one’s office or home, a buyer can assess the manufacturing and product strength of factories in any country and initiate detailed discussions on specific queries and needs.
Similarly, a supplier can attend buyers from anywhere in the world sitting in his office, sharing collections, price details, sending samples and negotiating on quantities. While the exhibitors at Marketplace are automatically participants, fresh exhibitors can register for the 2-day V-Expo based on how they align with the theme of the event like athleisure, sustainability, denim, Japan Market to name a few.
The first V-Expo is being held under the theme ‘Moving beyond China for apparel sourcing’, which will see apparel manufacturers from South Asia displaying their products for global buyers, networking with buyers, suppliers and peers. The webinars at the V-Expo will debate on issues like - Why is it important to move sourcing out of China or beyond China; Regional collaboration (Indian Sub-continent) is critical today; Preferred supplier in new normal; And Winners of the shift from China and why.
Once registered, a visitor gets access to all activities happening during the show, including the various knowledge sessions on subjects that matter to the trade. Know more about the manufacturing countries, the retail markets and shifting directions that are influencing the sourcing business.
For an exhibitor virtual shows are the perfect way to get your product out in the market with less investment, at a time when saving on expenses is a priority. There are no expenses of travel, putting collections in place and maintaining booth, but the responses are immediate and interactive.
ASW V-Expo has all the answers to why go digital!
Connection
There is no better way to connect with people from across the world than to go virtual. Save on time and money, get instant reactions. Connect to update, seek business opportunities and remain visible.
Value
Coming from the stable of AR, the organisers of the acclaimed ASW Big Show and the publishers of flagship magazines AO and StitchWorld, the ASW V-Expo will be about value and content in all its offerings.
 
Possibilities
Technology has made the virtual world a playground of possibilities that never existed before. Enjoy the endless options to learn from industry experts, meet buyers, suppliers conduct business from your comfort zone.
Depth
The medium may be virtual, but the content has depth. At ASW V-Expo the various dimensions of the business of fashion retail are highlighted, discussed, debated and creating business opportunities is the goal.

About Apparel Sourcing Week

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.

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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