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

1 APRIL 2019 MONDAY (DAY 0)
Welcoming Reception: Grand Salon, Harbour Grand Kowloon (18:30-20:30)
Keynote address: Value Chain Innovations and Shared Values
• Prof. Hau Leung LEE, Chairman of the Board, Fung Academy, Thoma Professor of Operations, Information & Technology, Stanford Graduate School of Business


2 APRIL 2019 TUESDAY (DAY 1)
Forum: Sheraton Hong Kong
Registration: 08:30-09:00
Forum starts: 09:00-17:00

Welcome remarks: Mr. Martin KEIL, YEH SHEN Ltd
Welcome address: Dr. Bernard CHAN, Under Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

(09:30-10:40)
Session 1: Surviving amid global trade uncertainties – Lessons learnt and opportunities
• Mr. Hiroyuki AKAHORI, CEO, ITOCHU Textile Prominent (Asia) Ltd
• Mr. Paul CHAN, MD, Hanin Garment Manufactory Ltd; Vice Chairman, Hong Kong Apparel Society
• Mr. Christian EWERT, President, amfori
• Mr. Andrew J. SAMET, Principal, Sorini, Samet & Associates
• Mr. Gareth BROOKS, MD & VP, VF Asia Ltd; Chairman, Apparel and Footwear Committee, The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (Moderator)

Open discussion

CEO dialogue: China’s next steps
It is estimated that China is expected to surpass the US to become the world's largest consumer market within five years. Its demand for imported international brands has created a high-growth market. With its huge investment in overseas has enormous impact on the global supply chain, what are China’s next steps to tackle the global economic and trade uncertainties?
• Mr. FENG Dehu, President, China Textile Planning Institute of Construction
• Ms. Vicky SUNG, Vice Chairlady, Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce of Textiles (Facilitator)

Coffee Break (10:55-11:25)

CEO Dialogues: An update on the Chinese Environmental Protection Tax Law
Its impacts on fashion industry stakeholders will be unveiled and discussed.
• Dr. GONG Yan, Associate Professor, Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology on behalf of China Inspection and Quarantine Services under the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine

CEO Dialogues:
• Mr. Reza G. NOBAR, Director, Management Consulting, KPMG

(11:55-13:05)
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.
• Mr. Joachim HENSCH, MD, HUGO BOSS Textiles Industries Ltd
• Mr. Gautam NAIR, MD, Matrix Clothing Private Ltd
• Ms. Anne Patricia SUTANTO, Deputy Chairman, Foreign Trade, Indonesian Textile Association; Vice CEO, PT Pan Brothers Tbk and Group
• Ms. Eva VALLE LAGARES, Head of Trade Section, Office of the European Union to Hong Kong and Macao
• Mr. Mark SIM, VP, Intl Marketing, Sembcorp Parks Management Pte Ltd (Moderator)

Open discussion

Lunch (13:05-14:05)

CEO Dialogues: How next generation technology is disrupting a siloed quality control industry
• Mr. Carlos Moncayo CASTILLO, CEO & Co-founder, Inspectorio, Inc

Keynote address:
• Hon. Mr. Azamat ASKARULY, Adviser to the First Deputy Prime Minister, Republic of Kazakhstan

(14:30-15:40)
Session 3: Expanding the supply chain to the Silk Road - A place to nearshore your operations to consumer markets
• Hon. Mr. Azamat ASKARULY, Adviser to the First Deputy Prime Minister, Republic of Kazakhstan
• Mr. Dieter BUCHINGER, Branch Manager, Gebrüder Weiss East Plus, Gebrüder Weiss GmbH
• Mr. Hans BUEHR, President, Fabana
• Ms. Tatiana SEROVA, Commercial Director, A R T Logistics Ltd (Moderator)

Open discussion

Coffee Break (15:40-16:10)

(16:10-16:55)
Session 4: PSF Startups - IT answers challenges
• Mr. Al HONG, Co-Founder & MD, K-Style Lab
• Mr. Jacky LAM, MD, Okia Optical Co Ltd
• Ms. Cristina VENTURA SERRA, Chief Catalyst Officer, Lane Crawford Joyce Group
• Mr. Godecke WESSEL, Founder & CEO, Foursource Group
• Mr. Anson BAILEY, Head of Consumer & Retail ASPAC, Head of Technology Hong Kong, KPMG China (Moderator)

Closing (17:00)

Cocktail Reception: Sky Lounge, Sheraton Hong Kong (17:30-20:00)


3 APRIL 2019 WEDNESDAY (DAY 2)
Forum: Sheraton Hong Kong
Registration: 08:30-09:00
Forum starts: 09:00-17:00

(09:15-09:55)
Keynote address: Industry 4.0 – The Smart Factory
Practicalities of staying abreast of technologies, selecting and introducing these in the factory environment to ensure current and future competitiveness
• Mr. Joachim HENSCH, MD, HUGO BOSS Textiles Industries Ltd

Open discussion

CEO Dialogues:
• By Pivot88

Coffee Break (10:10-10:40)

(10:40-11:50)
Session 5: Influence of industrial 4.0 on the fashion value chain in respect of speed-to-market and customer engagement
• Mr. Mark GREEN, EVP, Global Supply Chain, PVH
• Mr. Robert SINCLAIR, President, Supply Chain, Global Brands Group; Chairman, Global Apparel, Footwear and Textile Initiative (GAFTI)
• Mr. Chandika WICKAMATILLAKE, GM, Autonomation, MAS Intimates Private Ltd
• Mr. Jan HILGER, Management Consultant, Hilger Consulting (Moderator)

Open discussion

CEO Dialogues: Is fashion behind other industries in automation and digitalisation?
Sustainability through mass customisation, make-to-order and near-shoring
• Mr. David SCHMELZEISEN, Chair for Textile Engineering and Institute of Textile Technology, RWTH Aachen University

Open discussion

Lunch (12:20-13:45)

Keynote remarks:
• Mr. Abebe ABEBAYEHU, Commissioner, Ethiopian Investment Commission

(13:55-15:05)
Session 6: Building supply chain excellence to integrate emerging economies into the global fashion dynamics
• Mr. Abebe ABEBAYEHU, Commissioner, Ethiopian Investment Commission
• Dr. Amadou DIALLO, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Middle East and Africa
• Mr. Hans TILL, Consultant, HT Sourcing & Management Consulting (Moderator)

Open discussion

Coffee Break (15:05-15:35)

(15:35-16:05)
CEO Dialogues: Apparel industry of the future
• Mr. Forest HOU, Senior Expert, McKinsey&Co, China

Open discussion

CEO Dialogues: Responsible sourcing
Examining the increasingly critical role of social compliance
• Mr. Avedis H. SEFERIAN, Esq., President & CEO, Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production

Session 7: Global outlook for the industry - joining forces for an unpredictable future
• Mr. Robert SINCLAIR, President, Supply Chain, Global Brands Group; Chairman, Global Apparel, Footwear and Textile Initiative (GAFTI)
• Mr. Han BEKKE, President, International Apparel Federation

Closing (17:00)
• Mr. Martin KEIL, MD, YEH SHEN Ltd


Information as of today.
* The programme of PSF2019 is subject to change when closer to the event.