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
09:00 – 10:00
Inaugural session
10:00 – 12:00
Minister of Commerce of the Republic of Pakistan (TBC)
President of the IAF, Mr. Han Bekke
Chief co-ordinator of PRGMEA, Ijaz Khokhar
Lunch
12:00 – 13:30
Keynote 1
13.30 – 14.00
A vision for a development path for the Pakistani apparel industry in a global context
Wilson Zhu, Chief Operating Officer, Li&Fung, Hong Kong
Panel 1
14.00 – 15.30
Buyer – Manufacturer collaboration in practice
Stefani Artmann, Kik, Germany
Pakistani manufacturer
Foreign manufacturer
Christopher Veit, CEO Veit GmbH
Break
15:30-16:00
Keynote 2
16.00 – 16.30
Possibilities now and in the future for the digitization and automation of garment production
Joachim Hensch, Managing Director Hugo Boss Textile Industries, Germany
16.30 – 16.45 Conclusions of Day 1
16:45 – 17.30 Closing of Day 1 – Drinks and Snacks
Day 2 – November 13
Panel 2:
09:00 – 10:30
How the apparel industry can work with textiles to create value
Fabrizio Calenti, Aquafil (TBC)
Rizwan Shafi, owner CBL (TBC)
Bruce Atherley, Cotton Council International (TBC)
Break:
10:30 – 11:00
Keynote 3:
11.00 – 11.30
Sustainability and value addition
Erbu Debbag, Executive Director-Global Sales and Marketing at Soorty Enterprises, Turkey
Keynote 4:
11:30-11:50
Global apparel industry developments and Pakistan’s opportunities
Forest Hou, McKinsey, China (TBC)
Panel 3:
11:50-13:00
Creating the right environment for a prospering industry
Education and the future of work: Roopa Nair of ILO Better Work
Development of design skills: Unido (TBC)
Global trade policy environment versus Pakistan’s priorities, Amfori (TBC)
Investments in Pakistan’s apparel industry, Azfar Hassan, CEO Matrix Group (TBC)
Lunch:
13:00-14:00
Panel 4:
14.00 – 15.00
Retail, including E-commerce
Mr. Bashir Ali Mohammad, owner of Gul Ahmed (TBC)
International retail group
Break:
15.00 – 15.30
 
Panel 5:
15.30 – 16.00
Successful new business models/startups, young entrepreneurs.
Circular fashion example
Machinery company
Lulusar, Pakistan e-commerce brand
16.00 – 16.15 Presentation of the 36th World Fashion Convention
16:15 – 16.30 Conclusions
16.30 – 17.30
Closing Drinks
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