The first ever Bangladesh “Fashionology” Summit is likely to be held in Dhaka on February 12, 2018 with a view to bridging the gap between the present and the future of the textile and fashion industry through technology, innovation and knowledge sharing.
Private sector apparel promoter Bangladesh Apparel Exchange (BAE) will organise the day-long international summit with the aim of attracting a wide spectrum of fashion, technology and innovation stakeholders across the entire ecosystem.
Apparel stakeholders including brands, garment makers, technology and innovation companies, fabrics producers, software service providers across the world will participate in the summit to discuss about the latest products, technologies and innovations that will take shape in future and dominate the fashion industry.
"Our mission is to facilitate modern, innovative, technology driven apparel manufacturing and supply chain conversations and build a thriving community of leaders and innovators who will help to guide our nation to transform into a ‘next-generation’ apparel manufacturing and marketing hub using latest digital technology and advancements", said Mostafiz Uddin, Founder and CEO of the BAE.
“We want to bring most inspiring and innovative thinkers and companies from around the globe under one roof to initiate the much-needed conversations around technology, digitalization and innovation in the apparel and fashion industry,” Mostafiz added.
Apparel and fashion industry is on the cusp of a huge transformation and disruption enabled by digital and technological advances sweeping the apparel industry and customer expectation landscape. "We believe that the time is ripe for Bangladesh – the second largest apparel exporter to the world to take a leadership role in shaping, defining and initiating a future that is sustainable and profitable for all stakeholders", said Md. Mohiuddin Rubel, Managing Director of Bangladesh Apparel Exchange (BAE).
Keynotes, Exhibits and knowledge sharing sessions from some of the brightest minds and most inspired thinkers from across the globe will converge at Bangladesh Fashionology Summit and cover a wide range of compelling topics that are relevant to shaping the future of our industry.
The ideas and discussions will be brought closer to reality by an exhibition in parallel hosting a diverse range of forward thinking exhibitors ranging from promising start-ups to established industry leaders.
The event will have four key conversation themes. The first one -- Factory of the Future-- will cover ideas ranging from automation, robotics, cobots for apparel industry to latest RFID controlled digital shop-floor control systems, virtual photorealistic simulation for apparel prototyping and product development to cyber security.
The second theme will cover ‘Mass Customization’ and ‘On Demand Manufacturing’ business models and how changing customer expectations are forcing traditional business models to re-think and change their business under the threat of upcoming newer technology savvy entrants to the apparel business from heavy weights like Amazon to nimble start-ups like Unmade, Shoes of Prey or Farfetched etc.
The third track will focus on innovations and technology advancements in the space of sustainability and eco-innovation.