Why APPARELCONNECT 2020?
By 2022, India’s apparel market will be worth $59.3 billion, making it the sixth-largest in the world, and comparable to the UK ($65 billion) and Germany ($63.1 billion), according to data from McKinsey’s FashionScope. Given these dynamics, it is little surprise that more than 300 international fashion brands are expected to open stores in India in the next two years. Therefore, as the business landscape is set to get deeply competitive, with consumers getting more demanding and spoilt for choice hence apparel supply chain industry seeks to revolutionise on its position; it is of foremost importance that logistics leaders at the helm of the apparel supply chain industry stand prepared for the challenges and risks beforehand.
At this important industry gathering, delegates from India’s apparel supply chain sector will be able to rub shoulders, network and exchange their visions with each other. Every one stands a chance of gathering the latest insight and intelligence of the industry. An impressive array of leading industry figures will provide their input on the scopes of fashion supply chain industry right now and what are the best practices which are yet to be adopted.
We expect more than 200 textile and apparel supply chain professionals to attend APPARELCONNECT 2020 from all over the Indian subcontinent. These attendees represent leading Brands, Retailers, Suppliers, E-commerce Industry, Distribution Centers, Logistics Service Providers, Freight Forwarders, Air Carriers, Airports, Shipping Lines, Ports, Warehouse Space Providers, Logistics Parks, Infrastructure Developers, Terminals, Freight Train Operators, Technology Solutions Specialists, Regulators, Government and Media – all seeking to create a more sustainable and responsible apparel supply chain industry.
What Your Peers Have To Say
Sunil Arora, President, The Air Cargo Agents Association of India (ACAAI)
CargoConnect’s entire series of conferences has been deeply knowledge focussed and so was APPARELCONNECT. I congratulate the organisation for binding logistics and all other sectors to bring out efficiencies in business by focussing on overall industry related issues.
Pankaj Sehgal, Senior Sales Manager, Gandhi Automations Pvt Ltd
APPARELCONNECT is a superior industry event in itself, and personally I have found the 2019 edition quite beneficial since I was able to meet and greet a lot many officials from apparel and retail industry as well as a lot many logistics service providers from the segment. The overall value addition is going to boost apparel supply chain business, supporting India’s apparel market growth.
Dinakar Malladi, Vice President- Corporate Affairs, Kerry Indev Logistics
I see it as a valuable platform for textile manufacturers, merchandisers and associated industries, such as logistics and airport authorities to come together and concentrate on fine lining the supply chain aspects and prospects of the apparel industry. The conversations will always be worthy and help us understand what the industry wants.
Animesh Saxena, Managing Director, Neetee Clothing
Always good to hear and learn from the industry professionals and veterans based on the skills and experience they have gained over the years. Attending APPARELCONNECT 2019 was immensely fruitful and much satisfactory for me. I hope to be part of it next year as well.
Sheetal Kapoor, Joint Managing Director, SHR Lifestyles
Definitely, it is a good platform and opportunities were created to realise that as industry members, we need to help each other and be more organised, creating more lanes for apparel business in the country.
Ratnesh Singh, Retail Head, Perfect Lifestyles
All the big names from the Apparel industry were here and therefore a good platform to interact with them. Seeing the kind of responses this year, I am sure the next edition of APPARELCONNECT will come up bigger.
Varija Bajaj, Founder, Varija Lifestyles
Undoubtedly, a brilliant platform wherein stakeholders from the entire apparel sector are converging together, so as to find solutions to tackle the prevailing hurdles. And, to succeed in pushing for Government participation is definitely boosting the strategy to get more and more people onboard from the industry.
T K Sen Gupta, President, The Textile Association (India)
I found this as a remarkable movement. The year’s edition has shown improvement as compared to last year. Participants are enthusiastic. They are able to view and feel the industry; understand and analyse the issues and raise voices to find the best of solutions for a cumulative growth.
Komal Gangaramani, Sr Logistics Analyst – Origin Planning & Operations, Gap Inc. Global Supply Chain
I believe APPARELCONNECT has emerged as a great initiative in this sector because there are only a few such events catering to the industry’s concern by bringing all stakeholders from different segments of logistics on a common platform to talk about their experiences and the challenges they foresee. I presume it will be wonderful if these kinds of events happen more frequently.
Dr Anil Chinnabhandar, Senior VP- Retail Planning & Supply Chain, Landmark Group
It’s quite satisfactory to see industry professionals managing time to come together on one single platform. Also, I am heartened to know that Indian apparel companies are implementing global best practices and standards and fast catching up with the rapid pace.
Sanjay K Jain, Managing Director, TT Ltd
To curate and organise APPARELCONNECT has been a good initiative. It has proved a resourceful medium where industry people converge to discuss on the issues and potentials of India’s auto supply chain. Personally, I learned a few new things during the panel discussions which I was not aware of.