AGENDA 2019

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

PRESENTER

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

PRESENTER

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

Anika Passi
Country Manager
Warehouse Group

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

PRESENTER

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

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

PRESENTER

Manu Ahuja
SVP, Branded Fashion & Sportswear
Li & Fung (India)

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

PRESENTER

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

Shirish Srivastava
Head - Apparel Sourcing
Puma Group

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

PRESENTER

Venky Nagan
Group CEO
Asmara International Ltd

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

Tanuja Sinha Roy
South Asia Head
JCPenney

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