Programme

Thanks to PSF industry advisers (2018-2019) for providing us with their invaluable advice and comments on how PSF2019 should be presented.

THEME
· The future of fashion supply chain dynamics in balance with humanity and technology


PROGRAMME OUTLINE

1 April 2019 Monday (Day 0)


Welcoming reception (for PSF registrants only)


2 April 2019 Tuesday (Day 1)
Registration: 0830-0900
Forum starts: 0900-1700

Welcome speeches

Keynote address: Global growth outlook amid concerns over escalating trade uncertainties

Session 1: Surviving global trade uncertainties – Lessons learnt and opportunities
Open discussion

CEO Dialogues: China’s next steps
China is expected to surpass the US in becoming the world's largest consumer market within the next five years. What does ‘Made in China 2015 initiative’ mean to the global fashion industry? While its demand for imported international brands has created a high-growth market for cross-border e-commerce, China’s huge overseas investment has had an enormous impact on the global supply chain. What are China’s next steps to tackle global economic and trade uncertainties?

Coffee break

Session 2: Close to the EU – A way out of global trade disputes? The EU accelerates the privileges under Free Trade Agreement and Generalised Scheme of Preferences.
Open discussion

CEO Dialogues: An update on the Chinese Environmental Protection Tax Law. Its impacts on fashion industry stakeholders will be unveiled and discussed.

Lunch

Keynote address: Macro trend impacting the retail scene and manufacturing (topic to be confirmed)
Open discussion

Coffee break

Session 3: Make it for you LIVE – When garments are produced locally and instantly by robots
Open discussion

PSF Startups Award – IT answers challenges

Closing

Cocktail reception: 1730-1930 (for PSF registrants only)



3 April 2019 Wednesday (Day 2)
Registration: 0800-0830
Forum starts: 0830-1700

Introduction by Master of Ceremony

Welcome speech

CEO Dialogues: Mirroring our operations within other industries

Keynote address: Mastering the transformation of a smart factory in the next advanced level – What’s new?
Open discussion

Session 4: From supply chain posture to demand chain solutions - How feasible can it be and what measurable gains are there?
Open discussion

Coffee break

Session 5: Building supply chain excellence to integrate emerging economies into the global fashion dynamics
Open discussion

Lunch

Session 6: Expanding the supply chain to the Silk Road - A place to near shore your operations to consumer markets
Open discussion

Coffee break

Session 7: Food, water, clothing and earning a living: What is more important to human beings?
Open discussion

Last session: Future global outlook for the industry - Joining forces for an unpredictable future

Closing

Notice: The Program can be substance to change