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THE FUTURE OF
FASHION TECHNOLOGY

Expo and Conference for Fashion Entrepreneurs

DISCOVER

FASHION
TECH WEEK

FTW is a platform for all companies from the textile value chain to come together and discuss the ever-evolving innovations within the sector’s three key areas – retail tech, manufacturing tech and technical textiles.

The event will give space to two new zones this year - TechTex Exchange and Gen-AI Studio.

The event will also offer an opportunity to participants to network with C-level delegates, discuss & debate on future topics like AI, industry 4.0, alternate material, textile and apparel trends, on-demand, sustainability, building a digital twin, transparency and showcase their products, services & technologies to key decision makers from the apparel & fashion industry.

BENGALURU,
INDIA

Date: 30th-31st May

Venue: ITC Gardenia

GAME OF FASHION CHANGES NOW

40+ SPONSORS
& PARTNERS

To showcase new-age
technologies to fashion
retail and manufacturing
industries

  • Network
  • Collaborate
  • Spotlight

DISCOVER INSIGHTS LIKE NEVER BEFORE

KNOW
LEDGE

SESSIONS

Intriguing discussions
under Tech Panels, Tech
Spotlight, Tech Podium and
Tech Huddle sessions

GROW YOUR VISION

2000+
Attendees

From global fashion retail
houses, brands, manufacturers,
buying houses and technology
industries

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PARTNERS
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ATTENDEES
  • 40+

    SPONSOR & PARTNERS

  • 15+

    KNOWLEDGE SESSIONS

  • 50+

    INDUSTRY SPEAKERS

  • 2000+

    EVENT ATTENDEES

Past Speakers

  • SHANMUGA
    SUNDARAM R

    Founder and MD
    Jeewan Infotech India Pvt. Ltd.
  • VIVEK
    SANDHWAR

    COO, Being Human
  • JOACHIM
    HENSCH

    Founder,
    Joachim Hensch Consulting
  • ANIL
    MENON

    CIO, Lulu Group
  • NIRAJ
    PATEL

    SVP - Product & Engg,
    DAMENSCH
  • KAUSHLENDRA
    NARAYAN

    Director of Operations and Outsourcing
    Silver Spark (Raymond Ltd.)
  • SARTAJ
    SINGH

    Sr. Director - Design and Product,
    Pepe Jeans London
  • VARUN
    RAJWADE

    Vice President,
    Product & Digital CX, ABFRL
  • Dhiraj
    Agarwal

    Co-Founder,
    Campus Sutra
  • Digvijay
    Ghosh

    Partner (Business Consulting),
    EY India
  • Hariharan
    Iyer

    Group CIO, Raymond
  • Hemanth
    Mudadla

    Country Logistics Director,
    DECATHLON India
  • Jatin
    Paul

    CEO, WFX
  • Nishant
    Poddar

    CMO and Head-Retail Experience,
    WROGN
  • Nitin
    Kapoor

    Founder, IBA Crafts
  • Rakesh
    Jallipally

    VP and Business Head,
    AZORTE
  • Saikat
    Mitra

    Sr.VP-Design and Creative Director,
    Van Heusen (ABFRL)
  • Sandeep
    Kaur

    RM - Product Technology,
    KAS Asia
  • Sanjiv
    Kumar

    Technical Head, Triburg
  • Satish
    Panchapakeshan

    SVP and CIO,
    Arvind Fashions
  • Sridevi S

    GM-Design and Product,
    Texport Industries
  • Sucharu
    Uppal

    Joint President,
    Birla Cellulose (ABG Group)
  • Vikram
    R Singh

    CEO, Antier
  • Yusuf
    Saleem

    CEO, MAS Holdings

FTW 2024 Agenda

TECH PANEL

11:00 - 12:00

Join us at FTW to explore and dissect the emerging and disruptive trends in the dynamic world of fashion retail, fuelled by the latest technological advancements. From seamless connectivity to profound insights into consumer behaviour, these trends are poised to revolutionize the industry. As retailers embrace innovation, they stand ready to usher in a new era of fashion shopping experiences, full of exciting possibilities and transformative potential.

TECH HUDDLE

12:05 - 12:25

Debate often sparks in the apparel industry around the implication of technology on human resource. With the rise of AI, this debate has intensified, affecting both users and providers of technology. Join us for an engaging discussion on how AI and other cutting-edge technologies are not the threat but an assistance to human resource in apparel industry.

TECH PANEL

12:30 - 13:00

Utilizing AI and advanced analytics tools to anticipate customer preferences and behaviours allow fashion retailers to tailor marketing strategies and product offerings accordingly. This also helps them map and optimize the customer journey, identify touchpoints, and find out opportunities for enhancing customer experience and conversion rates. The speakers in this session will discuss how AI and data analytics tools are flipping the game for retailers with near-to-accurate retail, inventory and merchandise planning.

MASTERCLASS

14:30 - 14:50

Community building is being looked at as a key driving force of successful fashion brands. They challenge themselves and ask themselves questions – how important is customer acquisition & customer retention for them? What are the steps that need to be taken by them? What is the cost involved? And, how experimental can the brand get in order to acquire more consumers? Join the session to get insights directly from a successful D2C brand.

TECH PANEL

15:00 - 16:00

Retail leaders are leveraging social media platforms not just as sales channels but also to stay connected with customers all the time to understand their expectations from brands. This discussion sheds light on specific insights, tactics, and technological tools that the retail leaders are using to create meaningful connections with customers. The session will discover how tech-driven initiatives can drive customer loyalty and satisfaction, positioning retail leaders at the forefront of an increasingly digital and customer-centric market. 

MASTERCLASS

16:10 – 16:30

Maintaining an active social media presence for a fashion brand is often deemed necessary for success, but alternative marketing avenues are worth exploring. Consumers remain at the forefront in these strategies and that’s where a CMO needs to hit bull’s eye to target right set of audience, region-wise. Because what sells in Tier 1 might not sell in Tier 2. Hear directly from the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) on the strategic approach needed to tackle these challenges and maintain a competitive edge.

TECH PANEL

16:40 – 17:40

Future of retail needs strong growth perspectives from top executives – CEOs and CTOs – and their distinctive approach towards industry’s trajectory. This discussion offers a deep dive into the visionary insights of these leaders and reflecting on emerging trends and cutting-edge technological innovations that are set to redefine the retail landscape in the coming years. From the integration of advanced technologies to the strategic alignment of business goals, this panel unveils the foresight of CEOs and CTOs, providing understanding of the tech-enabled future of retail.

TECH PANEL

11:00 - 12:00

Experiential retailing is becoming a way forward for fashion brands in India and they are leaving no stone unturned to capitalise on the same. The part of the discussion will revolve around how are retailers ensuring a sustainable fashion retail business with the use of technologies such as AR/VR, AI, Smart Mirrors, In-Store Navigation, Inventory Identification and RFID-enabled barcodes/QR codes. This discussion goes beyond the surface, offering a deep dive into the visionary insights of retailers and reflecting on emerging trends and cutting-edge technological innovations that are set to redefine the retail landscape in the coming years.

MASTERCLASS

12:05 - 12:250

Exclusive capsule collections are often launched in limited quantities, offering a unique appeal, while seasonal collections adhere to a broader range of products, appealing to a larger audience. Which performs better and why? Is variety or quality more crucial? Let’s explore in this masterclass.

TECH PANEL

12:30 - 13:30

The influence of Millennials and Gen-Z consumers cannot be overstated in today’s fashion landscape. These two generations are not only the largest consumer demographics but also have unique preferences, values, and behaviours that significantly shape brand success. Understanding and effectively engaging with these demographics are crucial for any brand striving to remain relevant and competitive. In this panel discussion, we will discuss the parameters that need to be considered by fashion brands in order to see business success. The speakers will also explore strategies, challenges, and opportunities for creating successful brand.

MASTERCLASS

14:30 - 14:50

As brands compete for the attention of consumers and think about making profits, they need to lay out well-defined digital campaigns, especially during the times of festivals when market is flooded with brands’ promotions. Also, social media influencers wield considerable influence over consumer behaviour, sparking debates on their responsibility and integrity. Join the masterclass to crack the code of digital campaign strategies of the brands during festivals and normal times.

TECH PANEL

15:00 – 16:0

This session aims to explore the rationale behind the widespread adoption of real-time monitoring in garment manufacturing, addressing key questions such as why it is essential. The session will delve into diverse ways to record real-time production and the strategies for digitizing manufacturing floors.

TECH PANEL

16:10 – 17:10

The session aims to explore the integration of technology in monitoring Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors within the fashion industry. With increasing consumer demand for sustainable and ethical fashion practices, companies are under pressure to demonstrate their commitment to ESG principles. This session will delve into the various technological solutions available to monitor and improve ESG performance across the fashion supply chain.

TECH PANEL

17:15 – 18:15

Reverse logistics has become a significant challenge for the fashion retailers. From handling returns due to customer dissatisfaction to managing excess inventory, retailers are constantly striving to optimize their reverse logistics processes. This panel discussion aims to delve into the complexities of reverse logistics, exploring the pain points faced by retailers and seeking solutions to enhance efficiency, profitability and customer satisfaction.

DAY 1

12:00 - 12:30

Explore how Gen-AI can enhance collaboration between designers and merchandisers for product development, facilitating creative brainstorming, ideation, and concept development.

14:30 - 15:00

Discuss how Generative AI can analyze vast amounts of fashion data to identify emerging trends, empowering brands to stay ahead of market preferences in their creative processes

15:15 - 15:45

Learn how Gen-AI can help brands and fashion companies in their marketing efforts by creating marketing content for digital and social media

16:00 - 16:30

Speaker will throw light on how to effectively use Gen-AI to create visual content on websites

DAY 2

12:00 - 12:30

Generative AI enhances digital shopping experiences by personalizing product recommendations and virtual try-on simulations, revolutionizing the way consumers interact with brands online. Learn more in this session.

13:00 - 13:30

Generative AI streamlines supply chain and logistics operations by predicting demand, optimizing routing, and automating inventory management, resulting in improved efficiency and reduced costs for businesses

15:00 - 15:30

Generative AI improves store operations by analysing customer traffic patterns, optimizing layout designs, and automating inventory replenishment, empowering retailers to enhance in-store experiences and drive sales. Join the session to get more insights.

Past Sponsors

  • Platinum Partner

  • Gold Partner

  • Silver Partner

  • Bronze Partner

Past Exhibitors

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FAQs

A platform for all fashion and technology enthusiasts to unite and discuss advancements in fashion sector across four realms – retail, manufacturing, wearables and marketing.

Participants can showcase:

  • Technologies scaling profitability like AI, AR/VR solutions in manufacturing, retail and marketing domains of fashion industry
  • Omnichannel marketplace solutions for fashion brands
  • Technologies that identify hidden losses in apparel manufacturing business
  • Tech-based tools for inventory control in fashion business
  • Smart Textile technologies
  • Metaverse and Virtual Fashion software
  • 3D software solutions

Fashion retailers, tech/fashion entrepreneurs, supply chain experts, Metaverse tech providers, AR/VR tech companies, fashion software experts, 3D designers and tech-based service providers

FTW will witness over 2000 attendees, all of whom will be fashion and tech enthusiasts. The visitation will include:

Top delegates from renowned fashion retailers, brands and manufacturers

CTOs/CXOs from top apparel manufacturing/retail brands

Investors and entrepreneurs from fashion/technology domain

Pre-Registration Online– Fill up the registration form online to book your pass. As soon as the visitor’s form is approved, an e-pass will be generated and shared with you.

On-the-Spot Registration– Reach at the venue on the day of the event and fill up the registration form. However, pre-registration is recommended to avail discounts, if any. On-site registration doesn’t offer any discounted prices.

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SPOT

FASHION TECH WEEK 2024

Get In Touch

EXHIBITION & SPONSORSHIP

Mayank Mohindra
+91-9810611487
mmohindra@apparelresources.com

Rahul Upadhyay
+91-8287573086

CONFERENCE DELEGATION

Ashish Kumar
+91-8920343245

Aman Malhotra
+91-8851410362

Deepak Singh
+91-8178714476

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