During the Supply Chain Session, the following topics will be highlighted:
• Sourcing developments
• Integrated planning
• Cost cutting
The moderator of this session, Mr. Paulo Nunes de Almeida, is ex-ATP President and currently AEP Foundation President (Portugal). ATP, the Textile and Clothing Association of Portugal, and co-organizer of this convention, is an employers’ association that groups around 600 companies from the entire Portuguese textile and clothing sector.
Dr. Harry Lee, CEO of TAL (Hong Kong), is the keynote speaker during this session. TAL is one of the world's leading garment suppliers, has turned the threat of inflation across the supply chain into an opportunity to do things differently.
The following forum speakers will share their expertise during this session:
• Guido Brackelsberg, Managing Director Setlog (Germany)
• Kurt Cavano, CEO Tradecard (USA)
• Jan Hilger, Director Operations Formalwear Escada (Germany)
• Bob McKee, Director Fashion Industry Strategy at Infor Software (USA)
• Andreas Schneider, GSC (Germany) and Mauro Scali, Euratex (Belgium)
The upcoming 28th IAF World Apparel Convention will be held on 24 – 28 September 2012 in Oporto, Portugal, and will focus on the theme Fashion Business in a Changing Environment. Registration, which can be done on the IAF website, has officially opened. All interested delegates are invited to consult the website for information regarding theme, program and registration.
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