IAF Panel discussion at the Atlanta Texprocess Fair on May 2nd

The International Apparel Federation (IAF) will be, together with Spesa and Messe Frankfurt, hosting a panel discussion at the Texprocess Fair in Atlant, Georgia on May 2nd from 11 am to 1 pm. The discussion will be themed: ‘How technology is implemented across the globe increase productivity in the apparel industry’. These discussion sessions have become a fixed item on IAF’s and Messe Frankfurt’s calendar. The concept is that IAF members from all continents join in the discussion around an apparel technology management oriented theme.

In this 2016 panel discussion we will explore  the most promising technologies to improve productivity. We will discuss how in different parts of the world technology is being used to improve productivity and if this is all new technology, or sometimes simply a reuse of existing methods. And specifically we will explore how far automation will have proceeded in 2020. Now that we see examples of the fashion industry returning to high cost locations, leading to trends such as reshoring or newshoring, we wonder how technology is enabling these trends.

The panel will consist of Dave Gardner (Spesa), John Stern (Methods Workshop), Han Bekke (MODINT), Stefanon Festa Marzotto (Sistema Moda Italia and FBS), Mike Fralix ([TC²]), Van Tucker (Nashville Fashion Alliance), Ed Gribbin (Alvanon), Murat Aydin (TCMA and Modega) and Geoff Willis (Trigon Select).

The discussion will be moderated by IAF’s Matthijs Crietee.

Please contact him for more information at crietee@iafnet.com.


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