AGENDA 2022

The consumer of today is very selective and also conscious of why he/she is making a certain purchase. Customization, quick delivery, price and nature care are factors which are playing on the mind of customers while garment selection.

Understandably, the retailer and the brands are exploring new ways to know their customer more intimately. Buying / Sourcing / Merchandising / Designing teams with the retailers and brands, run by enterprising managers are critical links to the entire process of selecting the right design, right product and right vendor who can connect with the needs of the end customer.

REINVENTING PHYSICAL RETAIL

The Covid pandemic has brought the physical market to a standstill forcing traditional retailers to try the course of the online marketplace. From neighborhood shops to high-end luxury brands, digitization in the retail sector has permeated all the categories of fashion while amplifying their reach to the consumer and giving them an omnipresent identity. With the advent of online & ecommerce, retail has undergone drastic changes and transformations and has evolved a lot. One can purchase everything with a click... Read More
11:00 - 12:00

SPEAKERS

Sanjay Vakharia *
CEO
Spykar Lifestyle Pvt Ltd
Ajay Kapoor *
President, Retail
FABINDIA
Sanjeev Rao *
CEO
BEING HUMAN
Berry Singh *
COO
Ace Turtle
Gurvinderjit Singh Samra *
Chief Business Officer
TATA Unistore Ltd (TATA Cliq)
Ankur Bisen
Senior Partner & Head Retail
Technopak Advisor

FASHION INNOVATION USING AI

In recent times, the retail segment has taken a hit with the pandemic bringing the sector to a standstill. The way we interacted with products has changed significantly giving a push to technology. Of the list of emerging technologies, artificial intelligence has been the forefront of disruption for fashion industry. Thus, one of the most prominent ways fashion and technology have been integrated is the ability to turn a diverse set of data into engaging, enriching information. Why- As the... Read More
12:30 - 13:30

SPEAKERS

Manish Bharti *
Business Director- Garmenting and IB
RAYMOND LIMITED
Hemamalini Padmanabhan *
BD and Customer Success
Stylumia
Nishant Poddar *
CMO & Head Retail Experience
USPL
Nitin Gupta *
Design Lead
Amazon (Private Brands)
Swaminathan R. *
CHIEF SUPPLY CHAIN OFFICER
Aditya Birla

UPCYCLING- THE NEW FRONTIER FOR SUSTAINABILITY

With climate change becoming a growing concern, the fashion industry has come under the microscope for its unsustainable practices. The fashion industry contributed 2.1 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions in 2018 which is 4% of the global total. Based on recent studies, the industry is on a path of exceeding the 1.5- degree pathway set by the IPCC and that was affirmed in the Paris Agreement 2015. To tackle GHG emissions in the industry, abatement steps have been... Read More
14:00 - 15:00

SPEAKERS

Shailesh Kumar Sharma *
Director - Connectivity & Products
SGS India Pvt. Ltd.
Ajay Ravuri *
Head Of Quality & Sustainability
Arvind Fashions
Prasad Pant *
South Asia Director
ZDHC
Suvidha Chopra *
Sourcing Specialist / Merchandizing / DEI / Sustainability
Adidas
Ruchita Chhabra *
COUNTRY PROGRAM MANAGER
The Sourcery
Kaustubh Korde
Senior Director - Product Development & Sourcing
Myntra

SOURCING IN TIMES OF INDUSTRY 4.0

Technological interventions in industry are bringing a transformation giving birth to Industry 4.0. The wave of digitalization has permeated the industry with new developments such as Iot, AI, big data and analytics, PLM, machine learning, automation and robotics, cloud computing, blockchain, 3D printing among many others. Industry 4.0 brings a synergy between machinery, consumers, and products, enabling a highly automated system. Why- With the ever-changing requirements of the global consumer, forcing the brands and retailers to be more agile and... Read More
15:30 - 16:30

SPEAKERS

Tanuj Tuli *
Senior Director, Revenue Operations
Coats Digital
Alekh Kumar *
India Sourcing Leader
DECATHLON Sports India
Gunish Jain *
CEO
Blue Kaktus
Arjun Puri *
Director
KAS Group Asia

BRIDGING SESSION 2: MS. SUPARNA MALHOTRA, VICE PRESIDENT, NEWTIMES GROUP

As the manufacturing and sourcing processes come under scrutiny, brands are rethinking their existing chain and focusing on their expectations and requirements from manufacturers or suppliers in compliance and product capabilities. The Bridging Session 2 - will focus on sourcing, product development, and supply chain management. The notable speaker from the Newtimes Group will talk about the sourcing, product development, and supply chain management of apparel, accessories, and home products for export with specific requirements of brands. Read More
12:30 - 13:00

PRESENTER

Suparna Malhotra *
Vice President
Newtimes

IDEATIVE SESSION 1: MR. SUNIL ARORA, TRACE NETWORK LABS

The interest in Metaverse is seeing exponential growth as industries are joining hands in bringing the new dawn in the digital landscape. With a focus on staying ahead of the trend curve, enterprises have embraced this emerging cyberspace. As the discourse around Metaverse is gaining traction, brands and retailers are jumping on the bandwagon to explore this emerging digital space. Metaverse is the buzzword in all things digital today. Why should fashion be an outlier? The fashion industry is going... Read More
14:30 - 15:30

PRESENTER

Sunil Arora *
Co-Founder
Trace Network Labs

BRIDGING TALK 3: MR. VIKAS BUDHIRAJA, ARISE

ARISE: GDIZ textile park in Benin - A self-sustainable, ecosystem-driven manufacturing platform for Textile and Garment entrepreneurs Owing to a plethora of advantages in terms of low-cost labor, availability of locally produced cotton, proximity to the main markets of EU/UK/USA, AGOA & EBA preferential tariffs, as well as extremely lucrative government policies, various countries in Africa have attracted apparel manufacturers from across the globe. Among such destinations, GDIZ textile park at Benin stands out as the most lucrative & comprehensive,... Read More
16:00 - 16:30

PRESENTER

Vikas Budhiraja *
Vice President Marketing (Textiles & Apparels)
ARISE IIP
11:30 - 12:00

PRESENTER

Neetu Jotwani *
Svp- Sourcing/ Product/ Business
Myntra

MITIGATING RISKS IN SOURCING

Supply Chain Risk Management is becoming a top priority in procurement as 95% of Fortune 1000 companies are seeing disruptions within their supply chains. Organizations are losing millions due to cost volatility, non-compliance fines, and incidents that cause damages such as the risk of natural disasters, or hazards. Many businesses that relied on suppliers based in China had to realign the supply. Coupled with the pandemic and geopolitical disturbances, the significant impacts that supply chains and operations have on the... Read More
12.15 - 13.10

SPEAKERS

Sakshi Dua *
Vice President
LI & FUNG LIMITED
Mohit Mathur *
Chief Sourcing Officer
Ace Turtle
Aanshul Grover *
Sourcing Head
Bestseller (Jack & Jones)
Anindya Ray *
EVP & Chief Sourcing Officer
ARVIND LIFESTYLE BRANDS
Rakhi Vashisht *
Director, Raw Materials
Target
Rakhi Handa
Consultant

COMPLEMENT AND COLLABORATE - SYNERGIES BETWEEN INDIA AND BANGLADESH

While there are a few (rather limited) and existing transactional opportunities with Indian brands sourcing from Bangladesh for the Indian market and also the Global and Indian brands dominating the value chain partners for global supply, larger cooperation could also look at to bridge the trade gap in Textiles between India and Bangladesh. It is to be noted that both India and Bangladesh have a lot to gain from each other in textiles because they have complementary strengths. Why- India... Read More
14.30 - 15.25

SPEAKERS

Faruque Hassan *
President
BGMEA
Anika Passi *
Executive Director
PDS
Debasis Daspal *
CEO
KDS Group
Virender Sharma *
GENERAL MANAGER, SOURCING
KAS GROUP ASIA
Mukesh Bansal *
EVP Marketing
Vardhman Textiles
Syed Tanvir *
Managing Director
Pacific jeans
Sandeep Golam *
Group Operations Director
Armana Group, Bangladesh

D2C OPPORTUNITIES FOR FASHION

The worldwide outbreak of the pandemic has affected the traditional retail market with limitations around the tactile aspects of the model. Covid-19 has changed the way consumers shop and has made the brands realize the importance of the digital-first, direct-to-consumer model. Though several segments in the market have already embraced this transformation, the fashion industry has witnessed the biggest change. The D2C-led market is estimated at ~ $ 1.9 billion contributing close to 1% of the Indian FMCG, home market... Read More
12.10 - 13.05

SPEAKERS

Siddhartha Gondal *
Co-Founder
XYXX APPARELS
Navin Joshua *
Founder Director
GREEN HONCHOS
Kiruba Devi *
Head Category & Sourcing
ZIVAME
Suman Chowdhary *
Co Founder & COO
Clovia
Neeraj Nagpal *
Customer Care Associate and Chief Business Officer
Shoppers Stop
Vipul Mathur *
CBO
Nykaa

IDEATIVE SESSION 1: TOPIC - FUTURE CONSUMER 2024 BY WGSN EXPERTS

Coming July, meet our experts as we deep dive into the Future Consumers 2024 sentiments and profiles, fashion innovations, and what must be done to win the minds and market share of tomorrow. WGSN will also unfold the actions needed for brands to create products that consumers will prioritize in the months and years to come. Read More
12:30 - 13:30

SPEAKERS

Urvashi Gupta *
Director - Account Management (South Asia)
WGSN
Yianni Giovanoglou *
Trend Expert
WGSN
Puneet Dudeja *
Director Business Development, South Asia
WGSN

SPOTLIGHT SESSION 2: MR. MOHD. KAMALUDDIN, BGMEA

Bangladesh’s garment industry is on an awe-inspiring journey with current apparel exports of $36 billion (in apparel exports) and projecting to grow to $100 billion in exports by 2030. Being the second-largest apparel exporter globally, what have been the key catalysts for the growth? Bangladesh also needs to look at adding categories, looking at a higher value addition in garments, expanding to man made fiber-based products while keeping up the efforts on sustainability and productivity improvement and at the base... Read More
14:00 - 14:30

PRESENTER

Mohammed Kamal Uddin *
Chairman
BGMEA Trade fair Standing Committee

ASW - THE PITCH: PRIVATE EQUITY/ VC FOR FASHION START UPS

Venture Capitalists and Investors are keen on investing in individuals or start-ups who are paving the way for new-age business models through best-of-class products or services. If you are on the path to redefine the fashion industry, this is the platform for you! We are looking for entries who are working towards: •   Fashion Automation •   Digitization across the apparel value chain •   Sustainability initiatives with Fashion •   Global linkages for Indian... Read More
15:00 - 16.30
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