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THE FUTURE OF
FASHION TECHNOLOGY

Expo and Conference for Fashion Entrepreneurs

DISCOVER

FASHION
TECH WEEK

The way forward for fashion retailers, brands and manufacturers today is to deliver innovation with speed through the use of technology in the entire supply chain.

Leveraging AI, data analytics and social platforms to spot trends and understand consumer preferences, along with incorporating AR/VR/3D rendering solutions to convey designs, amps up the collaborative game between manufacturers and brands. This not only speeds up decision making but also accelerates the production of products.

DHAKA,
BANGLADESH

Date: 15-16th May

Venue: Radisson Blu

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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  • 40+

    SPONSOR & PARTNERS

  • 15+

    KNOWLEDGE SESSIONS

  • 50+

    INDUSTRY SPEAKERS

  • 2000+

    EVENT ATTENDEES

FTW Dhaka 2024 Speakers

  • Sandeep
    Golam

    Director of Operations
    Armana Group
  • Ziaur
    Rahman

    Regional Country Manager,
    H&M Bangladesh
  • Usama
    Maqsood

    Director,
    Experience Group
  • Neela
    Hosna Ara

    Chairperson,
    Crony Group
  • Fazlul
    Hoque

    Managing Director,
    Plummy Fashions
  • Rehan
    Rahman

    Director,
    Being Human Bangladesh
  • Sanjeev
    Mishra

    Director,
    Floreal Bangladesh
  • Helal Uddin
    Ahmed

    Chairman,
    JCL Group
  • Zarin
    Rashid

    Director and Head of R&D,
    TRZ Garments
  • Maashed R.
    Abdullah

    Director and CMO,
    Dressmen Ltd.
  • Sharif
    Zahir

    Managing Director,
    Ananta Group
  • Miran Ali

    Managing Director,
    Bitopi Group
  • Asif Ibrahim

    Vice Chairman,
    Newage Group and Past President, DCCI
  • Engr. Shafiqur
    Rahman

    President - ITET,
    Managing Director - Hams Group
  • Akib Rahman

    Director,
    Hams Group
  • Amer Salim

    Director,
    Aurum Sweaters Ltd.
  • Navneet Paul

    Managing Director,
    Blue Ruan
  • Shah Adeeb
    Chowdhury

    Director,
    Evince Group
  • Corinne Dogra

    Managing Director,
    ORYX Bangladesh
  • Mainuddin Ahmed

    Director,
    Anowara Group
  • Vidiya Amrit Khan

    Deputy Managing Director,
    Desh Group

FTW Dhaka 2024 Agenda

TECH PANEL

11:00 - 12:00

In this session, the speakers will explore traceability and authenticity solutions aimed at enhancing transparency and accountability within the supply chain. The technologies include forensic biomarkers and blockchain, amongst others.

FIRESIDE

12:05 - 12:25

The apparel industry aims for a greener future by prioritizing fabric sustainability, encompassing biodegradability, responsible forestry, and reduced resource consumption. Key sustainable materials include viscose from wood pulp, recycled polyester from PET bottles, and responsibly grown cotton. These materials align with circular economy principles, offering eco-friendly alternatives to synthetic fabrics. The session will feature industry leaders as they explore the advantages, challenges, and innovations of these sustainable materials in fashion.

TECH PANEL

12:30 - 13:30

Garment factories around the globe are increasingly embracing real-time production monitoring. This session aims to explore the rationale behind the widespread adoption of real-time monitoring, addressing key questions such as why it is essential and what the concept of ‘real-time’ entails in this context. The session will also go deep into the strategies for digitising manufacturing floors on a global scale.

TECH PANEL

14:30 - 15:30

Bangladesh’s RMG industry is redefining their textile sourcing strategies – thanks to push coming from brands. However, from tapping into international markets such as India and China for high-end textiles to developing in-house capabilities, the country still needs to delve deep into the global trends, challenges, and innovative solutions that will further make its textile procurement more valuable and efficient. Gain valuable insights from speakers as they unveil the strategies behind sourcing high-end fabrics from overseas markets.

WORKSHOP

15:00 - 15:20

Masterclass by Prabir Jana

The solo-session will discuss application case scenarios of AI/ML, AR/VR, Robotics and 3D Printing in Apparel Manufacturing.

WORKSHOP

15:40 - 16:10

The emerging trends in textile industry are keeping the industry on its toes. From innovations in denim, subtle and immersive colours to eco-friendly and high-end textiles, the trends are changing every month. The speakers in the session will discuss the global trends that Bangladesh should keep pace with.

FIRESIDE CHAT

16:15 – 16:35

With the rapidly changing retail landscape globally, it’s obvious the allied industries also get impacted. Management of ports, warehouses, orders, vendors, inventories are being digitalised and redefined today to eliminate manual errors. How use of tech can drive excellence and help eliminate manual errors in warehouse operations, will be the focus area of this panel discussion.

TECH PANEL

16:40 - 17:40

Virtual fitting rooms enable trying on clothes digitally, while ML algorithms enhance e-commerce by maintaining constant connectivity with customers. Retailers leverage technology to analyse foot traffic, enabling real-time decision making. Join fashion tech experts as they discuss the impactful role of technology in reshaping traditional retail and e-tail businesses.

TECH PANEL

11:00 - 12:00

Bangladesh is home to 200+ LEED certified green factories, the maximum globally. The factories are simply prioritising sustainability as the core value. This session will discuss tech solutions and tech materials that help make factories green. The experts will discuss solutions for water management, energy management, renewable energy in the factory. They will discuss usage of products and chemicals in sync with European Eco regulations.

FIRESIDE

12:05 - 12:25

The fashion industry is actively pursuing sustainable alternatives, including eco-friendly dyes, chemicals, and packaging! These alternatives require fewer resources like water and pesticides than what traditional materials do. This session will bring experts together to explore the benefits and challenges of adopting these materials, ensuring collaboration among designers, material companies, retailers, brands, and government authorities.

TECH PANEL

12:30 - 13:30

Gone are the days of enduring the laborious process of creating a 2D sketch, tech packs and garment templates. Today’s tech tools empower designers to generate 3D renders with a simple click. 3D for product development is centred around using technology to simulate design, fit and appearance of clothing items before physical prototypes are created in the factories. This session will delve into the growing significance of 3D in both factory operations and retail brands.

WORKSHOP

13:00 - 13:20

TIC services (Testing, Inspection, and Certification) are pivotal in shaping the future of the textile value chain. By guaranteeing quality, compliance, and safety standards across the production process, these services empower manufacturers to adapt to evolving regulations and standards. As the industry navigates new legislations, regulations, and standards, this session serves as a vital platform for manufacturers to gain insights into the changes that will impact the industry both today and in the future.

TECH PANEL

14:30 - 15:30

Bangladesh’s RMG industry is redefining their textile sourcing strategies – thanks to push coming from brands. However, from tapping into international markets such as India and China for high-end textiles to developing in-house capabilities, the country still needs to delve deep into the global trends, challenges, and innovative solutions that will further make its textile procurement more valuable and efficient. Gain valuable insights from speakers as they unveil the strategies behind sourcing high-end fabrics from overseas markets.

WORKSHOP

15:00 - 15:20

3D technology today helps designers make hyper-realistic images and gives them total control over their creativity. It also lets them convert real images into 3D material to use in online stores, websites, digital products, and social media. 3D is also becoming vital for detailed fabrics textures and material rendering. The tech empowers fashion professionals to streamline workflows, visualise concepts, and create compelling visual content to showcase their brands and products. Join the session to gain insights into how 3D technologies are flipping the game to realise its potential of translating real-world textures into immersive digital materials.

FIRESIDE

15:40 - 16:05

The transformative impact of digital technologies, Re-shoring / In-shoring initiatives, rise of small order quantities on various facets of the fashion industry will be felt at one of the largest manufacturing bases in the world; Bangladesh. This panel will discuss the possible scenarios and repercussions. 

WORKSHOP

16:10 - 16:30

Artificial Intelligence today has gained rapid popularity in no time. Within fashion industry, AI can help fashion brands and retailers in a lot of areas such as merchandising, sampling, product development, trend forecasting, supply chain, logistics, store operations, consumer personalisation, and even marketing. However, it’s true future implications are yet to be discussed in details by the industry. The session aims at conversing about AI and its use cases in the fashion retail industry.

TECH PANEL

16:30 - 17:30

For Bangladesh’s factories, export has been the single channel to tap foreign markets but now they are tapping retail markets like India on their own, launching their own brands. The companies are partnering with online retailers and distributors to sell their own labels. A robust expansion strategy is crucial to facilitate cross-border business and enhance global visibility of Made in Bangladesh products. Join our session to explore how Bangladesh can strategically collaborate with Indian entities, unlocking new growth opportunities.

 

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A platform for all fashion and technology enthusiasts in Bangladesh to unite and discuss advancements in the country’s apparel sector as well as global fashion retail industry.

Participants can showcase:

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

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

FTW Dhaka 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.

SAVE YOUR
SPOT

FASHION TECH WEEK 2024

Get In Touch

EXHIBITION & SPONSORSHIP

Mayank Mohindra
+91-9810611487
mmohindra@apparelresources.com

Rahul Upadhyay
+91-8287573086

CONFERENCE DELEGATION

Deepak Singh
+91-8178714476

Nibedita Dey
+91-9310294799

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