BANGLADESH FASHIONOLOGY SUMMIT
WHAT THEY SAID
I think the topics are very timely and informative. It’s just the right kind of thing we should discuss in terms of how to move RMG sector forward in Bangladesh. This is helping us to move towards the future and may be prompting us to think what we should be doing. This kind of event should bring this industry together with everybody in the value chain. I look to forward next event whenever it might be., Office Director Democracy, Rights and Governance Office USAID/Bangladesh
I think the Fashionology Summit is extremely timely because labor is a huge issue wherever in the world you are and particularly in the garment industry. We are talking about technology and cobots that assist labor. People are ready to embrace industry 4.0 in garment and apparel industry. I saw a lot of excitement on that. The organizer of the summit has been extremely welcoming and taking care of our details and that is a nice job. We will certainly like to be a part of any event here Bangladesh. We see huge potential in automation and industry operator. There is hunger for automation — people are willing to learn and understand how technology can improve production. So I think it’s extremely valuable for us in this market., General Manager of Universal Robots South Asia
I think the topics of Bangladesh Fashionology Summit are great because Bangladesh is in a transitional phase where we have covered a lot of basic products and
products of mass market. Now Bangladesh is moving towards more fashionable and advanced functional products. I think it’s a right timing to organize the summit. As I said that Bangladesh apparel industry is now moving towards different dimensions where manufacturers are more focusing on value-added products and innovation. So I think the timing of Bangladesh Fashionology Summit could not been better. Of course, this kind of event gives us a lot of information and prepares us for the future. We will definitely participate in such event in future., Director, Pacific Jeans Ltd.
Technology is a very important topic for Bangladesh. I would like to thank the organizers for their wonderful hospitality. They maintained everything perfectly. I would participate in the event in future. It’s a wonderful experience to come here and see the country and particularly its garment industry. So, we feel that we spent a valuable time here., Inventor Sewbo
Bangladesh Fashionology Summit is exactly what the RMG sector needs right now. I think now is the time for Bangladeshi garment factories to start invest in new technologies; this is a very timely event. Technologies are entering the market now; some of them are brand new while some of them are already in use. This is time to embrace the new otherwise you will eventually lag behind. It’s a great initiative because I think it can inspire people, show people what possibilities are, what next generation, smart fashion is going to look like. So I think that is the main goal you should reach with this show. It will inspire people and shows them the future of fashion. We see Bangladesh Apparel Exchange always comes up with its brilliant events and we make sure to be with them in future as well., First Secretary - Economic Affairs and RMG
I think it was very interesting to bring this issue of digitalization to Bangladesh which is not a topic that has been overviewed in the past. I feel it’s a famous show. We are sure that we are revamping the entire end-to-end process from the production to delivery to consumer and it cannot be taken without putting together designers, buyers, merchandisers and factories. So I like to see this question of digitalization embraced by the whole community. It is important to raise the level of knowledge of factories in Bangladesh. We can raise the destiny in the retail market to change the landscape that is taking place in Europe which is very important for the suppliers for this time. We want to support to develop the suppliers to raise the level of productivity and longtime partnership. So we invest in Bangladesh and we will participate in upcoming event also., Director, Textile Global Sourcing
After attending this summit, I feel Bangladeshi people are very serious for development. They have opportunity of the automation and systemization. So, Juki will help Bangladesh. If the same program is organized again, obviously I will attend and people from different parts of the world will learn more things from it., Industrial Engineer Juki Corporation Japan
I think this is absolutely the perfect timing. The industry is going through transformation and it’s time to find who would be the partner for the longer time. Bangladesh started with the process and you will have to improve the entire process. The topics are fantastic. The audience I think has the right questions. I can already see that people want to learn and do better. The forum has brought the best practices and international experts from around the world and paved the way of sharing ideas with each other. I think it’s a great learning experience for the people in the industry. Hats off to the people who have done this. I will be happy to participate again., CEO / Coach / Founder Tukatech
This event is very important because the industry is facing real and systemic problems. The technology will be playing a vital role in the future. The organizer is first class in putting something like this together. The positive attitude they have showed symbolizes their high level of professionalism. It will be my pleasure to help the apparel industry of Bangladesh if I am able to contribution in future., Garment Guru / Transfer Pricing expert and strategic advisor to World Bank
It’s an excellent time for the industry to really find something like this event to adopt change and focus on future and what’s new. It was really good. I would like to say they should continue the summit up. I am sure if I get the opportunity of being invited, I will surely join. It’s actually interesting to see how the industry is growing and what trend is going on., Chief Technology Officer Eton Systems
I think it’s incredibly good timing for the summit that has started now. The environment is going on with so much innovation and technology for the fashion industry. So it’s a great summit taking place widely. Here have I noticed so much innovation happening at the moment in terms of technology in the fashion industry. The organizing team is very communicative and they welcomed us very warmly. Bangladesh is naturally at the heart of garments and fashion production. So it’s a great way to prepare the actions and we feel glad for coming here., Innovation Manager, Raw materials, dyeing & finishing Fashion for good
The sessions have been very much organized with the summit. Most of the technology showcased here is very new for the Bangladeshi garment and textile industry. So, I found the content of the sessions really very timely. Digital Tech runway show was very good and exciting because previously we used to see the models walking on the runway but this show was different and can change the way of fashion show. I hope this will bring dramatic change in the Fashionology. It is really a great show. We can learn new technologies. So I am really interested to join the upcoming session., Social and environment Coordinator, Groupe Carrefour
I am very excited about the future of the apparel and fashion industry. I am very excited to see where technology will lead us in the next few years. In the summit a number of interesting concepts have been discussed. I have learned a lot from the event. For example, one of the speakers talked about trending, sustainable products which included taking and making yarns and fabrics out of sustainable bi-products. I think this will be very useful for us in the future. This summit is very exciting for me as a designer who is working on development., Director, Product Research & Development Islam Garments Ltd.
First of all I decided to come to this Fashionology Summit because it’s a very good initiative and at the same time innovative. Through this event we can promote
Bangladesh at international level and showcase our products. It’s quite interesting. We found a lot of our existing clients and prospective customers here. They want to know the new technology and what is coming up next. The summit is a very good networking platform where we can interact with each other., Deputy General Manager, Lectra
THANK YOU FOR HAVING JOINED US ON FEBRUARY 2018. WE WILL BE BACK IN 2019!
The Bangladesh Fashionology Summit intends to spark and initiate conversations around the top transformational trends that are shaping the future of things to come in the apparel and textile industry. The ‘forever connected’ consumer with shifting loyalties to brands, seeking alignment of their purchase with their deeper values- are that much more difficult to please and that much more unpredictable.
‘Omni Channel’, ‘Instant Fashion’, ‘See now, Buy-now’, ‘Rapid Virtual Prototyping’, ‘Smart fitting rooms enabled with RFID and Augmented Reality’, ‘Virtual Reality Fashion Shows’, ‘Gender Neutral Fashion lines’, ‘Ethical and Sustainable Innovation’, ‘Smart Wearables- like the Google and Levi’s Project Jacquard Denim Biker Jacket’, ‘Mass customization and personalization models like Shoes of Prey’ are some of the top themes that our industry is witnessing as a response mechanism on the Retail End of the value chain. To keep pace with all this change, ever quicker product lifecycles, shorter order lead-times, growing product variants, what is needed at the Supply and Manufacturing end of the apparel value chain?
Factory of the Future
Automation / Robotics / Mechanotrics / Cobots
We discover the potential and possibilities of automation and robots and cobots on the apparel production floor. Develop newer perspectives on how you view your organization’s profitability in terms of higher productivity.Learn More
Connected Factories / Smart Factories
Digitization is pervading every aspect of business. Enabled by advanced technologies like Iot, RFID, Beacons, apparel manufacturing is set to come of age and enter a new era of smart connected cyber physical systems.Learn More
Cyber Security and Digital Hygiene
With more and more technologies and services being provided via cloud platforms on subscription based models, cyber security becomes a prime concern for organizations seeking the transition from legacy systems to cloud based systems. Moreover, it becomes more and more important to educateLearn More
While not radically new to the industry, apparel makers are only just beginning to scratch the surface of the potential of 3D CAD and Patternmaking, Virtual Prototyping and Visual Photorealistic Simulation tools. Buyers and brands are actively trying to reduce the time to market by adoption of smart product development software systemsLearn More
Other Key Themes
On Demand Manufacturing and Mass Customization
Changing Customer Expectations are forcing the traditional fashion business models to re-think and change their business especially so when they feel the threat from tech savvy heavy weights like Amazon and young start-ups like Shoes of PreyLearn More
Eco and Sustainable Innovation
We can thank our stars that our next generation cares about the environment. They make their purchase decisions based on their deepest held value systems. If you are brand or a product that pollutes or harms the earth.Learn More
Smart Wearables (Fusion of Fashion and Tech)
It is not difficult anymore to visualize a fashion designer fiddling with wires and circuits in addition to fabrics, textures, silhouettes. Fashion and Technology fusion is gaining a steady and firm foothold in the apparel and fashion industryLearn More