Conference Program

Conference Program

by Dunja Hoejenbos
The convention caters to industry leaders and therefore cover a broad spectre of strategic issues, ranging across the supply chain, from raw materials to retail and from sourcing and supply chain management to retail and branding.

'Let’s Grow Together for a More Prosperous and Sustainable Future'

The conference program consists of a keynote speaker who will be giving a general overview of key developments in the industry. The following panel discussions will elaborate on the various aspects relating to the key note speech and, of course, the convention theme ‘Let’s Grow Together for a More Prosperous and Sustainable Future’.

Conference Program

Day 1 – November 12
Registration
08:30 – 09:30
Inaugural session
10:00 – 11:00
Mr. Razak Dawood, Adviser to the Prime Minister Republic of Pakistan on Commerce, Textiles and Industry
Mr. Han Bekke, President of the IAF
Mr. Ijaz Khokhar, Chief coordinator of PRGMEA
Break
11:00-11:20
Kick off Moderator
11:20 – 11:30
Mr. Jan Hilger, Hilger Consulting/PVH
Keynote 1:
11.30 – 12.00
A vision for a development path for the Pakistani apparel industry in a global context
Mr. Wilson Zhu, Chief Operating Officer, Li&Fung
Keynote 2:
12.00 – 12.30
Trade & Investment Opportunities in Pakistan
Mr. Sardar Ahmad Nawaz Sukhera, Secretary of Commerce
Lunch
12:30 – 14:00
Keynote 3:
14.00 – 14.30
Possibilities now and in the future for the digitization and automation of garment production
Mr. Joachim Hensch, Managing Director Hugo Boss Textile Industries
Speaker Panel 1:
14.30 – 15.45
Buyer – Manufacturer collaboration in practice
Moderator: Mr. Jan Hilger
Mrs. Stefani Artmann, Artmann Consulting/Kik
Mr. Musadaq Zulqarnain, Chairman Interloop, Ltd
Mr. Christopher Veit, CEO Veit GmbH
Keynote 4:
15.45 – 16.15
‘Perspectives for Pakistan’s Prêt-a-Porter – The Pathway To Protecting Global Competitiveness’
Mrs. Yvonne Heinen, Gerber Technology
16.15 – 16.30 Conclusions of Day 1
16:30 – 17.30 Closing of Day 1 – Drinks and Snacks
Gala Dinner & IAF, PRGMEA Global Fashion Award at Royal Kitchen, Fort, Lahore (Departure 18:30)
Day 2 – November 13
Kick off Moderator
09:30 – 09:40
Mr. Jan Hilger, Hilger Consulting/PVH
Keynote 5:
09.40 – 10.10
The state of Cotton
Mr. William Bettendorf, Cotton Council International
Speaker Panel 2:
10:10 – 11:40
Education for a prospering industry
Moderator: Mr. Matthijs Crietee, IAF
Pakistan Partnership for Cleaner Textiles (PaCT): Mr. Syed Muhammad Areeb Syed Hussain, ITC
Development of design skills: Mr. Damon Frank Giannocarro, Unido
Success with Digital Transformation – Hacking your way into Industry 4.0: Mr. Azfar Hassan, CEO Matrix Group
Break:
11:40 – 12:10
Keynote 6:
12.10 – 12.45
Think local, grow global – doing business with US & EU brands & retailers
Mr. Sal Khokhar, former EVP of International and Licensing for Ralph Lauren, Adidas and Calvin Klein
Lunch:
12:45- 14:00
 
Speaker Panel 3:
14:00 – 15:30
Innovation in the industry in practice
Moderator: Mr. Mike Fralix, [TC]²
Lulusar, Mr. Fawad Shah and Ms. Muniba Rashid
Tukatech, Mr. Ram Sareen
Juki Corporation, Mr. Shuichi Utena
Keynote 7:
15:30 – 16:00
Global Retail developments and consequences for the apparel supply chain
Mr. Bashir Ali Mohammed, Chairman and CEO of Gul Ahmed
16.00 – 16.30 Conclusions
Moderator Mr. Jan Hilger and panel of previous speakers
16.30 – 16.40 Presentation of the 36th World Fashion Convention
16.40 – 17.30
Closing Drinks
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