• Programme Key

  • Supply Chain
  • Manufacturing
  • Design & Development
  • NB: Focus Groups and Think Tanks are delegate only sessions.
Day 1: 10 April 2018
08:00
Delegate Registration

Lobby

09:00
PI Apparel Hong Kong Welcome Address

Room 1

09:20
PI Keynote - Trust and Leadership as a Foundation of True Success in Achieving End-to-End Fashion Industry 4.0

Room 1

Edwin Yee Man Keh, Chief Executive Officer, The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel

10:00
Why Investing in Technology Across the Supply Chain Has to Replace the Failing Sourcing Caravan

Room 1

Lynne Sprugel, Vice President & Managing Director-International Sourcing Operations, Academy

Digitizing & Automating Manufacturing Processes to Maximise Quality & Data Transparency

Room 2

Veit Geise, VP, Sourcing, VF Asia Ltd.

10:40
Morning Refreshment Break

Exhibition Hall

10:50
Prearranged 121 Meetings

Exhibition Hall

11:50
The Material Exchange - Advancing the Management and Accuracy of Virtual Materials in One Central, Vendor-fed Industry-Wide Library

Room 1

Chris Hillyer, Director, Innovation, Deckers Brands

Darren Glenister, VP Innovation, PTC

Automation & Robotics to Herald Immense Changes in How the Apparel Industry Operates

Room 2

Xinhong Tang, Chairman, TY Garments USA,LLC

Can Digital Tools Improve Our Operations Or Is It More About Changing the Mindset?

Room 3

Richard Hobbs, Head of BD and R&D, GMS Showroom

12:30
Case Study

Room 1

Case Study

Room 2

13:10
Networking Luncheon

Exhibition Hall

14:10
Is There More to 3D Than Just Doing 'Stupid Faster' or Can We Truly Optimize the Full End-to-End Product Lifecycle?

Room 1

Alexis Kantor, VP, Apparel & Accessories Product Development, Target

Sandra Gagnon, Director - 3D Virtual Transformation, Target

Investing in a More Sustainable Future - What are the Vendors Doing?

Room 2

Hilmond Hui, Development Manager, Profits Fund Global Holding Ltd

Focus Group - Driving the Uniformity of Material Measurements for Accurate Virtual Simulation

Room 3

Abinash Sahoo, Senior Manager, Li & Fung

14:50
Case Study - Achieving a Whole New Level of Visibility, Coordination and Control from Product Design through to Distribution

Room 1

How is Blockchain Technology Revolutionizing the Fashion Supply Chain?

Room 2

15:30
Afternoon Refreshment Break

Room 1

15:40
Prearranged 121 Meetings

Exhibition Hall

16:40
PI Keynote - Creating The Future of Supply Chain

Room 1

Paul Fowler, Chief Information Officer, Li & Fung

17:30
Chairperson's Closing Remarks

Room 1

17:40
Networking Drinks Reception

Exhibition Hall

Day 2: 11 April 2018
08:00
Think Tank - Fear & Loving in the World of AI

Room 2

Tom Adeyoola, CEO & Founder, Metail

Erika Nitsch, Data Science Lead, Metail

Think Tank - Enabling Leaner, Smarter & More Profitable Manufacturing

Room 3

Think Tank - Moving Your Supply Chains Closer to the Customer While Creating Higher Quality Products at a Lower Cost

Room 4

09:00
Chairperson's Welcome Remarks

Room 1

10:00
The Power of Digital in Redefining the Fashion Supply Chain

Room 1

Andy Wong, Group CIO, G2000 (Apparel) Limited

Achieving One Standardized 3D Platform & Practice across 12 Differing Brands and their Unique Products, Quality Grades and Geographies

Room 2

Nelly Casas, Senior Executive, BD & Operations, Pepkor Group

Focus Group - Leadership, Agility, Results: The Realities of Digital Transformation

Room 3

Henrik Hamreteg, Head of Business IT, Global Production, H&M Far East Ltd

Focus Group - Quantifying Technological Leapfrogging to Maintain Leadership Buy-in

Room 4

Lynne Sprugel, Vice President & Managing Director-International Sourcing Operations, Academy

10:40
Morning Refreshment Break

Exhibition Hall

10:50
Prearranged 121 Meetings

Exhibition Hall

11:50
Panel Discussion - What is Academia Doing to Overcome the Digital Skill Deficit and What Can Industry be Doing to Support Them?

Room 1

Angie Lau, CEO, Clover Group International Limited

Panel Discussion - In What Ways Is Technology the Key Driver for Sustainability Success?

Room 2

Hilmond Hui, Development Manager, Profits Fund Global Holding Ltd

Focus Group - How Do You Truly Engage With and Onboard Your Vendor Network as a Necessary Prerequisite to Technological Disruption of the Supply Chain?

Room 4

Ronnie Cherry, Sr. Managing Director, Product Safety & Quality Assurance, Target

Paul Bowes, Director, Manufacturing Excellence, Target

Focus Group - Can a 3D Investment Mean More than Just a Pretty Picture?

Room 4

Alexander Thomas, VP, Engineering, VF Asia Ltd.

12:30
Case Study - Leveraging Digitalization to Enhance Design Collaboration and Product Development Visibility

Room 1

Case Study

Room 2

13:10
Networking Luncheon

Exhibition Hall

14:10
Panel Discussion - How Should You Get Started in Automation & AI When the Investments are So Costly?

Room 1

Angie Lau, CEO, Clover Group International Limited

Focus Group - How Can Industry Get Vendors to Take CSR Compliance More Seriously?

Room 3

Veit Geise, VP, Sourcing, VF Asia Ltd.

14:50
'Pick to Voice' Technology to Improve Picking Accuracy & Speed in the Warehouse

Room 1

Introducing RFID to Improve Sample & Digital Asset Management

Room 2

15:30
Panel Discussion - Standardizing Digital Platforms to Overcome Issues of Systems Interoperability and Data Transfer

Room 1

Tom Adeyoola, CEO & Founder, Metail

Pete Santora, VP of Sales and Marketing, SoftWear Automation

André Wolper, Founder, CEO, embodee

Yazan Malkosh, Founder & CEO, Swatchbook

16:15
Chairperson's Closing Remarks

Room 1