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Acclaimed List of Speakers @ Apparel Sourcing Week 2023

18 July 2023

Apparel Sourcing Week 2023, the leading global sourcing platform for the fashion supply chain, is delighted to announce the highly anticipated lineup of speakers for the third edition of the event.

Set to take place at the iconic Hotel Sheraton Grand in Bengaluru on 20th and 21st July, this year's event promises to be an exceptional convergence of industry experts, thought leaders and visionaries from diverse backgrounds.

The impressive roster of speakers comprises renowned names from across the value chain spectrum. They will delve into a wide range of topics, exploring trends, innovations, sustainability, manufacturing, sourcing and retail as they shed new light on the ever-evolving fashion retail paradigm.

  1. Aamir Ashraf, Director, Timex Garments (Private) Ltd.
  2. Aanshul Ved Grover, Sourcing Head, Jack & Jones (Bestseller India)
  3. Akhil Duggar Jain, Executive Director, Madame
  4. Anant Ahuja, Head - Organisational Development, Shahi Exports
  5. Andy Kharkongor, Founder, STYL-O Label
  6. Arjun Puri, Director, KAS India
  7. Arun Paryadath, Head – Retail & Lifestyle Vertical, South Asia, Maersk
  8. Ashish Dhir, Executive Vice President (Consumer and Retail), 1Lattice
  9. Ashwini Seth, Co-Founder, Dennison India
  10. Benjamin Sainsbury, Country Manager, IDFL China
  11. Bharathi Menon, Integrated Sales Manager for Retail & Lifestyle, Maersk South Asia
  12. Bruce Atherley, Executive Director, Cotton Council International
  13. Buddhi Paranamana, Sustainability and Innovation Director, PDS Group
  14. Chaitsi Ahuja, Founder, Brown Living
  15. Chippy Mehta, COOBombay Shirt Company
  16. David Hillen, GM and Director, Gildan Brands
  17. Devangshu Dutta, Chief Executive, Third Eyesight
  18. Devender Gupta, Founding Partner, Asmara International
  19. Dr. Karthik ND, Regional Managing Director -South Asia, Eurofins Product Testing, Eurofins Group
  20. Dr. Naresh Tyagi, Chief Sustainability OfficerABFRL
  21. Dr. Prabir Jana, Professor, NIFT Delhi
  22. Ganesh Kasekar, Representative South AsiaGOTS
  23. Garima Bhat, Co-Founder, Creatnet Services
  24. Gaurav Sachdeva, Retail HeadBestseller India
  25. Harsh Kumar, Business Development Manager, CLO Virtual Fashion
  26. Harshendra Maheshwari, National Head - Visual Merchandising & Store Experience, Max Fashions (Landmark Group)
  27. Jayesh Kothari, President (Sourcing and Merchandising), V-Mart
  28. Maashed Rumman Abdullah, Director, Dressmen Ltd.
  29. Madhura Mitra, Executive Director - Climate Change, Carbon Markets & Sustainability, PwC
  30. Malik Ahamadeen, CGO, MAS Holdings
  31. ManMohan Singh, Chief Marketing Officer, LIVA
  32. Manorath Dhillon, CEO, OKHAI
  33. Mousmi Sejpal, Business Head-Hemp Fabric Lab, BOHECO
  34. Mridul Dasgupta, GM - Sourcing and Quality, KAS Asia
  35. Mukesh Bansal, EVP, Marketing, Vardhman Textiles Ltd.
  36. Nandini B S, Co-Founder, Pure Cloth
  37. Narendra Babu VP (Outsourcing), Jockey IndiaPage Industries
  38. Neerja Lakhani, Co-Founder, Inner Sense
  39. Neha Kabra, Founder, Maati
  40. Pranav Jha, Director of Sourcing, Myntra
  41. Priya B, Director, EY India
  42. Puneet Dudeja, Director - Business Development, South Asia, WGSN
  43. Raja Harbinder Singh, Vice President of Sourcing, Quality, Technology & Procurement at Pantaloons, MGL, Style Up - ABFRL
  44. Rajiv Bajaj, Head of Design and Product, Jack & Jones India
  45. Rakhi Handa, Consultant
  46. Raksha Tated, Founder, REVERCE
  47. Ram Agarwal, CMD, V2 Retail
  48. Richesh Samantaray, Manager - Sustainability and Chemical (India and Sri Lanka), M&S
  49. Ruchika Sachdeva, Founder & Creative Director, BODICE Studio
  50. S Kannan, CEO, Eastman Brands
  51. Saikat Mitra, Sr. VP - Design and Creative Director, Van Heusen
  52. Sandeep Das, President - Global Softlines and Hardlines & Regional Managing Director, Intertek
  53. Shabnam Bassi, Deputy CEO-cum-Secretary & Treasurer, GRIHA Council
  54. Shirish Srivastava, Head of Apparel Sourcing, PUMA India
  55. Shreyans Kokra, CEO, Canvaloop
  56. Shreyaskar Chaudhary, Managing Director, Pratibha Syntex
  57. Shruti Gautam Baruah, Brand Head, WROGN
  58. Shweta Gupta, Co-founder & CEO, Smukk
  59. Swikruti Pradhan, Founder, Rustic Hue
  60. Tushar Kapoor, MD, Kapsons
  61. Ujjawal Asthana, Co-Founder, Zymrat
  62. Uwe Hennig, Senior Director (Market Development), Avery Dennison
  63. Vinay Advani, GM (IT), Texport Industries
  64. Vivek Adhia, EAD - Climate and Sustainability, BCG
  65. Wicrant Gambhir, Head – Sourcing, Product Integrity & Quality, Babyshop Concept, Landmark Group
  66. Zubaid Raz, Founder, SOS Streetwear

Don’t miss this grand opportunity; be a part of ASW 2023 to take your business to new heights!

Look forward to seeing you all in Bengaluru on 20th and 21st July!

About Apparel Sourcing Week 2024

Apparel Sourcing Week 2024, a two-days 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.

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.