Dhaka will host the first Bangladesh Fashionology Summit on February 12, 2018. The aim of the show is to inform key stakeholders, entrepreneurs and authorities how new technologies, automation and digitalisation will transform the future of industry. Mostafiz Uddin, Founder and CEO of Bangladesh Denim Expo, initiated and organised the summit where its main theme is ‘Step into the Future Today’. Industry 4.0 would be among the key discussions points at the Summit and the topics include artificial intelligence, industrial Internet, big data, robotics, 3-D printing and knowledge work automation.
Experts from 11 countries including the US, the Netherlands, France, the UK, Japan, Canada, Sweden, Thailand and India will participate in discussions and panels in four separate sessions: Factory of the Future; Eco and Sustainable Innovation; On Demand Manufacturing and Mass Customization; and Smart Wearables (Fusion of Fashion and Tech).
Mostafiz says they are bringing together under one roof the most inspiring and innovative thinkers and companies from across the globe to initiate the much-needed conversations around technology, digitalisation and innovation in the apparel and fashion industry to shape the future of Bangladesh apparel industry. The first ever ‘Fashion Tech Runway Show’ hosting the latest digital tech collections by designers from The Netherlands, Spain, Paris, the UK and India will also be held during the summit.
Futuristic fashion tech creations such as smart wearables, 3-D printed items and LED embedded glow pieces will be displayed on the runway. Mostafiz points out smart and tech embedded wearables are the future of fashion. As seeing is believing, we are going to organise the Fashion Tech Runway Show to inspire the industry to step into the future. The aim of this initiative is to build a bridge between the present and future of the apparel industry of Bangladesh, the world’s second largest readymade garment exporting country.