Marketplaces: The Marketplace Conference
B2B marketplaces are exploding onto the scene, signaling a disruption of procurement landscape by creating value for not only apparel retailers and brands and the manufacturers but the entire textile supply chain - by improving their overall supply-chain effectiveness decision making through Tech enabled tools. According to a McKinsey report, 70% of B2B decision makers are open to making remote purchase in excess of US$ 50,000 and around 30% are ready to spend more than US $ 500,000.
The Marketplace Conference is an annual event focused on all things marketplaces and brings together marketplace entrepreneurs, apparel & textile manufacturers, buying houses, apparel brands & retailers. It provides a platform to marketplace teams to interact with the industry at large for exchanging knowhow and best practices and gets a better understanding of the customers’ expectation. The event will witness top 25 apparel marketplaces showcasing their latest technology and how they are disrupting & digitizing the supply chain. The event will be held on 29th September 2022 at Le Meridien Gurgaon.
SPOTLIGHT SESSION: Solving Visibility, Transparency And Sustainability In Fashion Supply Chain
Technology in today’s time powers brands, wholesalers, distributors, retailers and factories with innovative products and trade services, and that’s what Zilingo does with its digital platform.
PANEL DISCUSSION: Decoding Marketplaces: What is it and how it works?
The influx of B2B marketplaces in the fashion industry is creating a disruptive wave in the procurement landscape. Marketplaces’ endeavour is to create value for not only apparel retailers, brands and the manufacturers but also the entire textile supply chain - by improving their overall supplychain effectiveness and decision making through tech-enabled tools. The panellists will discuss upon decoding marketplaces to understand its working and complexities as well as the reasons why it is gaining prominence all over the world.
SPOTLIGHT SESSION: Retail experience in Metaverse
MetaBharat project offers the possibility to lease space and facilitates in designing a metaverse experience making it more accessible to early adopters in the retail industry. The format helps in reducing the initial investment to one-third and increases the overall experience by 5x.
SPOTLIGHT SESSION: Farm-to-Fashion Marketplaces: Transparent, Traceable and Time Efficient
Online B2B marketplaces/platforms are designed to address key prolonged issues of the fashion industry as they cater to the entire supply chain of fashion – right from farm to fashion retail. Being cost and time-efficient is a key requisite for fashion business and ReshaMandi, with all the integrated tools, keeps the transparency aspect on top for an effective supply chain.
PANEL DISCUSSION: Choosing the right marketplace
Retailers, manufacturers and suppliers in apparel and textile industry look for convenient channels to reach a large audience for their buying/ sourcing needs as well as cut down marketing and operating costs. Therefore, leveraging the right marketplace ensures reduced supply chain costs, product costs via enhanced efficiencies, and increase in revenues due to timely delivery as well as reduced process costs associated with managing the transaction and the list goes on. The key focus of the experts in this session will be to impart a clear understanding of marketplaces to those vendors who want to go online and find new growth avenues.
PANEL DISCUSSION: Ensuring sustainable supply chain is a new norm for marketplaces
As sustainability has moved from a mere concept to become a norm in the fashion industry, B2B marketplaces are integrating tools in their platforms that help vendors and buyers in responsible sourcing, assist in end-to-end visibility, and build a sustainable ecosystem for workers/artisans through better living wages. The discussion in this session will highlight all the efforts that B2B marketplaces are putting in to help thousands of companies source and bring products to market with more sustainable materials and practices.
FIRESIDE CHAT: When ‘Innovation’ meets ‘Fast Fashion’
Tech-driven marketplaces are playing a great role in enabling factories to cater to both fast fashion garments in any number of quantities as well as high-fashion garments that are made of some of the most difficult and technical fabrics. The session will discuss on how marketplaces are ensuring seamless delivery of both the concepts.
PANEL DISCUSSION: Future of Marketplaces
What does the future of B2B marketplaces hold? While it’s been established that the B2B marketplace users prefer remote human interactions or digital self-service due to reduced travel expenses, ease of scheduling and safety, these marketplaces need to evolve and continuously add value for their users by incorporating more tech-interventions to explore future trends in fashion retail and manufacturing business that offer wider opportunities to the associated companies. The panel discussion aims at talking about possible integration of concepts such as fashion in metaverse, digital twin etc., in the marketplaces which are missing today, but there is a great potential to capture this untapped market.
FOUNDER & CEO - RESHAMANDI
KEYNOTE SPEAKER Giving Speech on
'Marketplace & Relationships'
Head Organizational Development
Co-Founder and COO
Sr. VP (Global Sourcing)
VP - ReshaWeaves
Country Program Manager
Dr. Stephen C Patton
Director of Sourcing (South Asia)
El PUERTO DE LIVERPOOL
Founder and Chief Executive
Sr. Specialist (Supply Planning and Development)