What is Prime Source Forum?

Prime Source Forum (PSF) is not limited to the sourcing aspect of the supply chain but represents a valuable source of information of the fashion industry. Since its debut in 2006, this unique platform for the global fashion industry is perceived to be one of the most beneficial and effective promotional channels for the industry. Being held in Hong Kong once a year, PSF brings together some 350 senior executives from 20+ countries to discuss the challenges and opportunities that manufacturers, suppliers and retailers are facing in the supply chain of the apparel industry. For this reason, it is a forum and not a conference as delegate involvement is an important element of its success.

This international event offers ample opportunity for delegates to network with their peers, mingle with expert panelists and exchange ideas with their peers and competitors alike on issues of mutual interest. Past keynote speakers include Mr. Paul Charron, Former Chairman of Liz Claiborne; Dr. William Fung, Group MD of Li & Fung; Mr. Edwin Keh, Former COO of Wal-Mart Global Procurement; Mr. Andrew Wu, LVMH Group Director for China; Mr. Ronald A. Fromm, Chairman of the Board of Brown Shoe and Mr. Henry Tan, BBS, JP, CEO and President of Luen Thai; Dr. Peter Lau, Chairman and Chief Executive of Giordano; Mr. Colin Browne, President Global Sourcing of Under Armour; Hon. Mr. Tofail Ahmed, M.P., Minister for Commerce Bangladesh; Hon. Dr. Arkebe Oqubay, Rank of Minister, Head of Economic Sectors’ Delivery and Support of the Prime Minister Office of Ethiopia; Hon. Mr. Raghvendra Singh, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, India and many more...

Abercrombie & Fitch, Academy, adidas, American Eagle Outfitters, ALDI, Ann Taylor, Arcadia, AS Watson, Brooks Brothers, Brown Shoe, C&A, Carrfour, Carter’s, Children’s Place, Clarks, Collective Brands, Columbia, Connor Group, Cortefiel, Co-wear, Crocs, Debenhams, Warnaco, Dick’s Sporting, Disney, Donna Karan, EastMax, Eddie Bauer, Embry Form, Eram Group, Escada, Esprit, Euro Centra, FILA, Freudenberg, Gap, Gear for Sports, Gerry Weber, Guess?, H&M, Hanesbrands, Helly Hansen, HEMA, Hermes OTTO, HUGO BOSS, Inditex, Intersport, JCPenney, JoeOne, Jockey, Jones Group, Jones Intl, JOOP!, Kiabi, Kmart, Kohl’s, Komar, L&F, Lanier Clothes, Levi Strauss, Li Ning, Lidl, Liz Claiborne, lululemon, LVMH, Macys, M&S, Marc Jones, Marc O’Polo, Mast, Metro, Michael Kors, Mexx, Migros, New Balance, Next, Nike, Novi Footwear, One Source, Orchard Brands, Orsay, OTTO, OVS, Oxford, Pacific Brands, Pentland, Perry Ellis, Primark, PVH, PUMA, Quiksilver, Ralph Lauren, REI, Ripley, Schiesser, Sears, s.Oliver, Source Direct, Sportswear, Strellson, Target, Tesco, Triumph, Under Armour, Uniqlo, USG, VF, Vera Bradley, Victoria’s Secret, Warnaco, Williamson-Dickie and Windsor ...

'Sourcing managers in my or senior levels no longer visit local and overseas trade fairs to look for new products nowadays. We consider new suppliers by existing connections, selected referrals or find them at high-end conferences. Ideally, new suppliers are coming to us and display their innovations so that we can make decisions here immediately,’ stated Ms. M. Lo, Sourcing Manager for Far East of one of the top three apparel retailers in Europe.

‘We participate in only three events a year. PSF is one of them. I told my colleagues not to offer their speaking availabilities in every event they are invited. We should convey this message to other delegates and remind them of the early bird bookings,’ told by a senior executive of a global athleisure brand and echoed by others.

This is why PSF is still serving the industry nowadays after its staging in the industry for many years.