Bangladesh Fashionology Summit is set to be held on February 12 at the International Convention Center, Bashundhara (ICCB) inside capital Dhaka.
The first of its kind on garment technology, the day-long Summit will bring together the next generation of global fashion experts and Bangladeshi apparel manufacturers in a discussion upon the latest trends that have arisen inside a tech-driven fashion industry.
The summit aims to familiarize Bangladeshi manufacturers with and encourage them to use the latest technology currently trending within the clothing industry.
A total of 16 renowned speakers from 10 countries will be speaking in the event.
“Today, technology has become a big part of everyone’s daily life,” said the CEO and founder of Bangladesh Apparel Exchange (BAE) Mostafiz Uddin to the Dhaka Tribune. “Fashion and apparel industry are no exception to this. The global production and supply model that has been in existence for decades in the apparel industry has been replaced by fast fashion.”
The objective of the summit is to make a bridge between the present and the future of the Bangladeshi apparel industry, said Mostafiz.
“We are bringing the most inspiring and innovative thinkers from across the globe under one roof,” Mostafiz continued. “Our goal is to initiate the much needed conversations on technology, digitization and innovation inside the apparel industry.”
In four seminars titled Factory of the Future, Virtual Reality and Digitization of Supply Chain, Fashion Tech and Sustainable Innovation and Mass Customization and on Demand Manufacturing, the speakers will share their experiences and knowledge to the Bangladeshi apparel manufacturers.
The organizer of the event Bangladesh Apparel Exhange (BAE), a non-profitable organization to promote the RMG sector, is going to arrange the first ever Digital Tech Fashion Show during the event.
The summit will also feature displays of some of the best technology based creative fashion designs.
Chief among the speakers are Jonathan Zornow, inventor of Sewbo, a robot who sews garments, Pradeep David, General Manager of Universal Robots South Asia and a pioneer of Cobot concept, Vikas Raykar, an expert on Cognitive Fashion at IBM Watson, David Birnbaum, the Strategic Advisor to the World Bank, Sunil Shewakramani, the Executive Vice President of Li & Fung India Pvt Ltd, Muchaneta Kapfunde, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Fashnerd,
Michael T. Fralix, the President and CEO of [TC2], Frederic Gaillard, Vice President of Lectra, Ms. Danit Peleg, Founder and Creative Director of 3D Printed Fashion, Richard Oliver, CEO of Theunseen, Ram Sareen, Founder and CEO of Tukatech, Amanda Cosco, Founder of Electric Runway; Magnus Sundgren, Chief Technology Officer of Eton Systems; Sonia Bashir Kabir, Managing Director of Microsoft Bangladesh, Eva Van Der Brugge and Pim Kneepkens, Innovation Manager of Fashion for Good are also going to be present in the event.