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The Retail industry in India is evolving and with it are the people who are managing Indian retail. These enterprising managers are experimenting with new formats and also finding new ways to entice customers with diverse and quality products at relatable prices. Apparel Sourcing Week with its 6 targeted Seminars, 2 Vendor Sessions and 2 Trend Forecast Seminars will address many issues that are challenging and creating opportunities in retail irrespective of which retail format they are sourcing for or from which country and why.

THE GO-TO DESTINATIONS....Where & Why?

Expert speakers from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and India will unfold the strengths of each country as a sourcing destination and why a particular product is best sourced from a specific country in terms of range, price, quality and manufacturing excellence.

11.15 - 12.10

SPEAKERS

Hande Diltemiz
Regional Country Manager Production
H&M
Jasdeep S. Sahota
Executive Director
Gravity House
Tanuja Sinha Roy
South Asia Head
JCPenney
Venky Nagan
Group CEO
Asmara International Ltd

THE FUTURE OF FASHION RETAIL IN INDIA- The Challenges and Opportunities

The session will have experts of Indian retail talk about the challenges and opportunities in fashion retail, as also product categories that are growth segments, consumer demographics and changing preferences that are/will influence Indian Retail.

12.40 - 13.35

SPEAKERS

Anita Dongre
CEO
House of Anita Dongre
Devangshu Dutta
Chief Executive
Third Eyesight
Manish Mandhana
CEO
Being Human Clothing/Mandhana India
Sharad Venkta
CEO
Toonz Retail India Pvt. Ltd.

TREND FORECAST - Workshop on Spring Summer 20 by Fashion Snoops

The 1-hour workshop by Ms. Melissa Moylan, VP, Creative Director - Womenswear at Fashion Snoops and a recognized expert in trend forecasting, is centred on SS20 Women's/men’s trend forecast. The workshop will deep diving into the essential trends, key apparel items, patterns, graphics, materials, design details, colour and colour combos. This would give the audience a solid idea about their product direction including takeaways relevant to designers/ manufacturers/ exporters/ brands. Also, it would give them a clear insight of forecast and the connection with culture and product development.

11.25 - 12.20

PRESENTER

Melissa Moylan
VP and Creative Director-Womenswear
Fashion Snoops

WINNING AT E-COM- Balance Online & Offline Manufacturing

With the retail scenario now becoming Omni-Channel, it is very important for manufacturers to gear up their systems and manufacturing capabilities to supply both bricks & mortar and online stores. The session will also address the growth potentials and challenges from a retailer`s perspective.

16.05 - 17.00

SPEAKERS

Vipul Mathur
COO
MUFTI
Anurag Rajpal
Founder
Avnide
Nathasha Kumar
Founder & CEO
Vajor.Com
Narendra Kumar
Creative Director
Amazon

VENDOR SESSION- Requirements of Sourcing for Indian Retail by Reliance Trends

Reliance Trends Ltd the apparel & accessory specialty format of the Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), India`s largest private sector company was conceived with a vision to deliver fashion, selection and quality of products and experience at great prices to its consumers. Reliance Trends has more than 300 stores across the length and breadth of the country. With presence in more than 160 cities, Reliance Trends today is India’s largest fashion destination, selling 2 lakh garments a day!

14.30 - 15.25

PRESENTER

Rajesh Lalla
VP Sourcing
Reliance Trends

RE-ENGINEERING SOURCING - Sourcing Strategy for Indian & International Retailers and Brands in India

A panel discussion on the products, quantities, sourcing strategies and delivery expectations of both the Indian and International brands sourcing for Indian stores focus on new challenges and also growth areas like Opportunity Buying.

12.15 - 13.10

SPEAKERS

Purvi Joshi
VP
Being Human Clothing/Mandhana India
Ramesh Ramalingam
AVP, Sourcing Operations
Arvind Lifestyle Brands
Wicrant Gambhir
Head of Sourcing
Jockey India
Mohit Dhanjal
Director Retail
Raymond Limited

EASE OF FASHION IMPORTS- Steer your way through Logistics, Banking, Customs and Visa

Professionals and experts handling imports and exports will identify and address the pain-points. As also provide advice to manufacturing looking at working with India on the Dos and Don'ts of exporting to India. Issues specific to Logistics , Banking and Customs to be discussed.

14.30 - 15.25

SPEAKERS

Nisha Taneja *
Professor
ICRIER
Ashish Gujral
Manager - Supply Chain Finance
Aditya Birla Finance
E. S Shankar
MD
Synergy Express Logistics
Naagendra Srinivasa
Head Supply Chain & Sourcing
Raymond Apparel Limited

TREND FORECAST- Workshop on Spring Summer 20 by Fashion Snoops

The 1-hour workshop by Ms. Melissa Moylan, VP, Creative Director - Womenswear at Fashion Snoops and a recognized expert in trend forecasting, is centred on SS20 Women's/men’s trend forecast. The workshop will deep dive into the essential trends, key apparel items, patterns, graphics, materials, design details, colour and colour combos. This would give the audience a solid idea about their product direction including takeaways relevant to designers/ manufacturers/ exporters/ brands. Also, it would give them a clear insight of forecast and the connection with culture and product development. 

12.10 - 13.05

PRESENTER

Melissa Moylan
VP and Creative Director-Womenswear
Fashion Snoops

RETAIL TECHNOLOGY TRENDS- Driving Smart Retail and sourcing with New Technology in 2019

The session will talk about the technologies that are supporting retail growth and making the industry more organised with technologies like AI/Data Analytics, Twin Digital, AR and VR. 

15.30 - 16.25

SPEAKERS

Sanjay Sinha
India / SA Leader
IBM Watson
Ankur Dinesh Garg
Founder & CEO
Hotify & Co
Robert Lobo
Consultant, AI Applications
Venture Partner at Z Nation Lab
Prabir Jana
Professor, NIFT
Apparel Resources

VENDOR SESSION- Requirements of Sourcing for Indian Retail by Myntra Jabong India

Myntra operates as a standalone brand under Flipkart ownership, focusing primarily on "fashion-conscious" consumers. By 2014, when Flipkart acquired Myntra, its portfolio included about 1,50,000 products of over 1000 brands, with a distribution area of around 9000 pincodes in India. The online giant has exlusive sourcing rights for many of the brands on its platform including celebrity brand HRX. In September 2017, Myntra negotiated the rights to manage Esprit Holdings's 15 offline stores in India. Myntra reported a net loss of ₹151.20 crore in in the financial year 2017-18.

11.15 - 12.10

PRESENTER

Neetu Jotwani
Vice President - Sourcing and Product Development
Myntra

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