Mark your calendars: Asia Fashion Summit, 15 to 17 May 2013

Asia Fashion Summit

The Asia Fashion Summit returns for its fourth year featuring several familiar names in the industry and from last year’s summit.  Organised by the Textile & Fashion Federation, the conference provides insights and expert views on topics that are important to fashion industry professionals and retailers in Asia.  This year, the focus is on the ultimate customer experience, industry trends and challenges.

I’m looking forward to several speakers and their presentations, especially Ravi Thakran, Group President for South Asia, Southeast Asia and Middle East, LVMH and Hussein Chalayan.  From past experience, while there are the occasional “this-is-my-brand-and-why-you-should-love-it” presentations, there are truly motivational speeches with useful insights.

Highlights include:

  • The WGSN Forecast by Ruth Marshall Johnson, Head of Consultancy, WGSN
  • Creating Compelling Store Experiences with Wayne Milano, Senior Vice President Asia, Abercrombie & Fitch; Jennifer Fall, Asia Brand Director, Galeries Lafayette; and Ian Bellhouse, Managing Director, Fitch South East Asia and Greater China
  • Service Branding: Designing your Moments by Simone Pederson, Founder, Red Scout
  • The New Sales Associates: Activating Ambassadors within your Organisation with Marcello Pace, President Retail, Emerging Markets, Bata; and Ann Kositchotitana, Founder & Managing Director, Front Row Group
  • Moving Your Commerce Offer Forward With The Customer with Malcolm Pinkerton, Senior Ecommerce Analyst, Planet Retail; and Harry Marki, SE Asia Manager, Zalora
  • Winning the Asian Fashion Consumer and Brand Loyalty by Douglas Young, Founder and CEO, Goods of Desire (G.O.D)
  • The Stopover Shopper: How to Maximise their Visits for your Profits with Stefan Ellrott, Country Manager, Global Blue Singapore; and Mark Israel, CEO, Value Retail Management China
  • The Greatest Story Ever Sold: How the World’s Fashion Leaders Tell a Story by Daniel Saynt, CEO & Chief Creative Officer, Socialyte
  • Retailing Trends You Want to Watch by Mercedez Gonzales, Director, Global Purchasing Companies

Asia Fashion Summit 2013 will be held on 15 to 17 May 2013 at Raffles City Convention Centre.  Register this week for early bird rates before it ends on 28 April 2013.

x Sybil

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