The first-ever V-Expo at ASW Marketplace, which concluded recently, has turned out to be a big hit – winning accolades and praise from the industry.
The mega theme of the virtual event was ‘Sourcing Beyond China’.
The 2-day live V-Expo conference was the talking point majorly for offering valuable insights into trends, business directions, sourcing, technology, supply chain management and market intelligence – and all through 14 global industry experts.
While the sessions by individual speakers were instant hits at the event, what stood out were the engaging and interactive panel discussions on both days.
The panel discussions on Re-Inventing Supply Chain Collaborations Between Bangladesh And India and Preferred Supplier in The New Normal were the biggest attractions of the show.
The first discussion saw participants unanimously agree that collaboration in textile value chain between India and Bangladesh is necessary to put up a joint front to lure global buyers as a region, so as to exploit the emerging opportunities.
Moderated by Senior Vice President of Technopak Advisors, Amit Gugnani, the panel consisted of experts like Mukesh Bansal (Senior Vice President of Vardhman Fabrics), Arshad Jamal (Chairman of Tusuka Group), Srihari Balakrishnan (MD of KG Fabriks) and Sandeep Golam (Group Operations Director, Denimach Ltd., Armana Group).
The second discussion too was as big a success as the first one. It reiterated that besides agility, flexibility, adoption of the latest technology and focus on every aspect of sustainability, exporters need to be financially sound as well to face all challenges.
Anika Passi, Global Sourcing Expert, as a moderator, kept the thoughts flowing among the panellists of the second discussion.
The panellists included who’s who of the industry from Mridula Lall, Global Sourcing Manager, Indiska and Sanjay Thakur, Sourcing Director, Ethical Sourcing to Venky Nagan, Group CEO, Asmara and Alpana Razdan, Country Manager (India and Bangladesh), Falabella.
The speakers agreed that the majority of Indian apparel exporters are on the right track as preferred suppliers to their respective buyers and they have to continue with this momentum as challenges in global apparel trade like bankruptcies, buying closer to the season, smaller MOQ and tight costing, etc., will be there in 2021 also.
So, if you have missed all the panel discussions, then come and register at ASW Marketplace to hear the recorded versions of the same.