ASW, has been conceptualized as the first ever global sourcing platform in India for searching manufacturing partners in Asia. The event offers much more than just sourcing.
1. First of its kind show:
It is the first comprehensive show in India addressing sourcing needs of traditional, emerging and India retail markets. While markets in the US and Europe are constantly on the lookout for new partners offering unique products and competitive prices, for expanding retailers/brands in emerging markets like Japan and India, meeting increasing demands in terms of quantities and product categories is a challenge. There is no credible platform in this region to meet new business partners.
2. Competitive sourcing:
In a dynamic marketplace the opportunity to source competitively is very critical to the success of any retailer or brand around the world. This does not only mean the price points at which one buys the merchandise, but also innovations and selecting the right vendor to deliver the product on time and at a certain quality.
3. Product Diversity:
Why get limited by what manufacturers any one particular country has to offer, at ASW see a wide variety of products in fabrics sourced globally and manufactured by some of the best factories in Asia. Categories include denim, shirts, trousers, lingerie, athleisure, knits, sweaters, suits, kidswear, jackets, innerwear and sportwear.
4. View targeted collections from multiple countries:
The current edition is poised to have 100 garment manufacturers from Bangladesh, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and India display collections that are in line with trends and fashion requirements of different markets.
5. Chance to meet new suppliers with proven performance:
Each of the exhibitors are hand-picked and have a strong reputation in the international market, ready and keen to expand their buyer base. The event will provide a conducive environment to build a long-term relationship, to understand manufacturing capabilities, the quality and timely delivery standards and also identify the ways with which the manufacturers can address your growing needs.
6. See the latest in fashion fabrics and accessories:
Understanding that global buying teams are always on the lookout for new ideas, a special section is being developed for showcasing the latest developments in fabric and accessories. 50 innovative companies from around the world will display new developments in fibre, fabric and accessories.
7. Retail industry focused knowledge platforms:
Thought leaders from the global retail and sourcing industry will debate and discuss current and upcoming issues that are impacting the industry. Seminars, vendor sessions, customer/market talks, trend forecast, innovation zone, will make ASW a platform of the future.
8. Invite only networking interventions:
Many networking opportunities from dinners, lunch and recreational activities are planned to allow networking in a relaxed and informal setting. These exclusive opportunities will provide a platform to meet perspective business partners and unwind even as hectic activities at ASW keep the buzz going.
9. Show backed by 25 years of industry experience:
ASW is organized by Apparel Resources, the publishers of Apparel Online that has dedicated issues for India, Bangladesh and Vietnam. Stitchworld the only fashion technology magazine for the region is also published under the AR platform. With a reputation for credibility, ASW is set on the same benchmarks that the company is known for expect, depth, hospitality and networking.