The oldest and largest association of the garment Industry in India - The Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI), is completing its 50th year of service to the industry this year. As part of its Golden Jubilee celebrations, CMAI is organising “CMAI’s Fashion Retail Summit” on Wednesday, May 8th 2013 at The Trident, Nariman Point, Mumbai.
This summit is an effort to showcase the opportunity in Indian Fashion Retail with a 360° perspective of all key elements in the value chain. The theme for the summit is titled “Envisioning the Robust Growth of Fashion Retail in India from USD 40 Billion to USD 125 Billion by 2020”.
The day-long summit, packed with very interesting panel discussions will have distinguished dignitaries from the apparel and garment related industry, all of which will be followed by interesting question & answer sessions.
The inaugural session will start with a welcome address by Mr Rahul Mehta – President of CMAI, followed by an address from Mr. Harry van Dalfsen – President, International Apparel Federation (IAF) and then a keynote address from Mr. Harsh Mariwala - Chairman - Marico Ltd and then a presentation on the ‘Retail Index’ from Mr Prashant Agarwal - Jt. MD - Wazir Advisors.
The first session will have presentations on ‘Learnings from Success Stories of International Brands in India’ and will be moderated by Mr Rahul Mehta and will have Mr Sanjeev Mohanty – MD, Benetton India Pvt. Ltd, Mr. Shailesh Chaturvedi - MD & CEO of Tommy Hilfiger, India and Mr Vineet Gautam - Country Head of Bestsellers as speakers.
The post lunch panel discussion will be on ‘How will Indian Fashion Retail carve out its Growth Story over Next Decade’ whose panelists are Mr. Ashish Dikshit – CEO - Madura Fashion & Lifestyle, Mr. B.S. Nagesh – Founder of Trrain, Mr. Ganesh Subramanian -Chief Merchandising Officer of Myntra and Mr. Kishore Biyani - Founder and Group CEO - Future Group.
The third panel discussion will be on ‘Is Manufacturing losing its due prominence to Retail and Branding?’ to be moderated by Mr. Harminder Sahni – MD - Wazir Advisors. The speakers will be Mr Gaurav Mahajan – CEO of Westside, Mr. J Suresh - MD & CEO of Arvind Brands & Retail, Mr Venu Nair – MD of Marks & Spencer, India, Mr. Premal Udani - MD of Kaytee Corp and Mr Dilip Jiwrajka – MD of Alok Industries Ltd.
The last and final panel discussion of the day will be on ‘Domestic Brands – Energising the Indian Fashion Retail’ will have Mr. Mukesh Sawlani - CEO of AND, MrSiddharth Bindra – MD of Biba, Mr. Kamal Kushlani – MD of Mufti and Mr Manohar Chatlani – MD of Soch as speakers.