Conference Program IAF

by Dunja Hoejenbos

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

This convention is a unique fashion industry event bringing together the entire global industry ecosystem to hear high level industry insights and to jointly discuss concrete actions involving the entire industry ecosystem to create faster industry transition.

The conference program consists of a combination of keynote speakers, panel discussions, interviews and audiovisual presentations that all will elaborate on the various aspects relating to the convention theme ‘Transition of the Global Fashion System’

Time

Session

Overview

Speaker



09:30

10:00






Welcome







Presentation of the theme of transition

- Comments on transition from the perspectives of government and industrial relations and the future of work

- Positioning of the IAF as global federation uniting the entire fashion system with a particular focus on the crucial collaboration between buyers and their suppliers.

Han Bekke, Immediate Past President IAF

Cem Altan, IAF President

Guy Ryder, Director General ILO



10:00

11:00










Panel Session










Supply Chain Collaboration

A global retailer’s objective to move from transactional relations in the supply chain to business partnerships


A perspective on collaboration from a manufacturer creating value. The perspectives of a united manufacturers’ voice.


Discussion about jointly envisioned supply chains dominated by buyer-supplier collaboration

David Sävman, H&M
Haldun Boz*, Nova Fashion Group

Miran Ali, Bitopi Group/BGMEA

Vivek Ramachandran, Serai






11:00

11:30

Coffee Break

11:40

12:30





Panel Session





Digitalisation of the apparel and textile industries. What does digitalization look like now and in five years and how can implementation be accelerated. How does digitalization depend on process change and how do changed processes enable a more value driven and equitable buyer-supplier relationship.

Mehmet Kaya*, TYH

Kristina Nedeljkovic, 3DKN

Dominic Sluiter (moderator), button-up



12:30

14:00

Lunch

14:00

14:45









Interview







E-Fashion in Manufacturing
What is e-fashion versus e-commerce? How do you compete with Shein? Alibaba? Amazon? This session redefines the 4 P’s for global retailers and suppliers: platform, process, product and purpose. Innovation for shared risk and zero waste begins upstream in the retail supply chain. What are the success stories and metrics in European luxury, US retail and Asia manufacturing?

John Thorbeck interviews:

Stanley Szeto, Lever Style

Gonçalo Cruz, PlatformE
Brad Ballentine, Fox River Mills





14:45

15:30





Panel Session





Towards a More Transparent and Circular Supply Chain. The apparel industry cannot anymore operate at arm’s length from the textile industry. The industry needs better grip on the origin and impact of the materials it uses. Through circular models the apparel industry needs to be part of its own raw material base.


Veit Geise, VF Asia
Casey Potenzone,
K3 Business Technologies

Leontien Hasselman-Plugge, SIM

Bülent Özipek*, Istanbul University

15:30

16:00

Break

16:00

16:45


Presenta-tions


Overview of Global Apparel and Textile Business Trends



Saskia Hedrich
, McKinsey

Christian Schindler, ITMF

Michiel Scheffer, Wageningen University & Research

16:45

17:00





Closing Session





Next Convention presentation



Conclusions and closing



Faruque Hassan, President BGMEA


Cem Altan, IAF President



* IHKIB Board Members

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