• 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

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

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 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, Vice President Product Supply, VF Asia Ltd.

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

Room 3

Abinash Sahoo, Senior Manager, Li & Fung

Sandra Kuijpers, Teacher/Researcher - CAD Patterns and 3D Virtual Prototyping / Sampling, Physical vs Virtual Material, AMFI

10:40
Morning Refreshment Break

Exhibition Hall

10:50
Prearranged 121 Meetings

Exhibition Hall

11:50
Panel Discussion - How Should You Get Started in Automation & AI When the Investments are So Costly?

Room 1

Sarah Chessis, CEO and Founder, Isabella Wren

Pete Santora, Chief Commercial Officer, SoftWear Automation

Angie Lau, CEO, Clover Group International Limited

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

Nicoline van Enter, CEO, Footwearists

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

Room 2

Darren Glenister, VP Innovation, PTC

Chris Hillyer, Director, Innovation, Deckers Brands

Focus Group - 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

Focus Group - How Can and Should Technology Be Adapted to Meet Increasingly Complex Manufacturing?

Room 5

Justin Huang, President, Taiwan Textile Federation

12:30
Having Discipline to Go Slow, Having the Right Partner to Go “Lightning” Fast

Room 1

Stephane Boivin, CEO, Pivot88

Jo Anne Benson, Sr. Director, Global Quality, Under Armour

Don’t Let Color Become an Inhibitor to Innovation: A Global View of your Color Technology Footprint

Room 2

Julian Mussi, VP Business Solutions, DeSL

13:10
Networking Luncheon

Exhibition Hall

14:10
Panel Discussion - What is Academia Doing to Overcome the Digital Skill Deficit and What Can Industry be Doing to Support Them?

Room 1

Nicoline van Enter, CEO, Footwearists

Sandra Kuijpers, Teacher/Researcher - CAD Patterns and 3D Virtual Prototyping / Sampling, Physical vs Virtual Material, AMFI

Angie Lau, CEO, Clover Group International Limited

Robert Meeder, Associate Chair Building Arts, Fashion and Language Studio, SCAD

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

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

Room 2

Xinhong Tang, Chairman, TY Garments USA,LLC

Yong Duan, Project Manager, TY Garments USA,LLC

Focus Group - Understanding the Data Needed for Sustainability Success & Transparency

Room 3

Keith Wong, Group CSR Manager, Top Form International

14:50
Digitization - A Practical Guide to Survival in a Game Changing Supply Chain

Room 1

Nigel Lugg, Group Chairman, Prominent Europe

Stuart McCready-Stocks, Lead PLM Consultant, Fast React Systems

Revolutionizing the Fashion Supply Chain with Blockchain Technology

Room 2

Peter Cheng, Chairman, Key Links Technology

Ian Huang, Chairman, Co-operatives of Innovative Intellectuals

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

Robert Sinclair, Chief Operating Officer, LF Sourcing, Li & Fung

17:25
Chairperson's Closing Remarks

Room 1

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

17:30
Networking Drinks Reception

Exhibition Hall

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

Room 3

Tom Adeyoola, CEO & Founder, Metail

Erika Nitsch, Data Science Lead, Metail

Felicia Law, Data Scientist, TAL Apparel Ltd.

Think Tank - Too Little, Too Much, Just Right: Navigating the Fine Art of Fabric Purchasing

Room 5

Hamish Dean, CEO, ShapeShifter Technology Limited

Think Tank - SEWBOT® Made: Design for Automation of Apparel & Footwear

Room 6

Pete Santora, Chief Commercial Officer, SoftWear Automation

09:00
Chairperson's Welcome Remarks

Room 1

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

09:15
PI Keynote - Exploring the Intersection of Great Products, Advanced Technology, Rapid Innovation and Sustainability

Room 1

Chris Moses, Sr. Director, Strategic Sourcing and Product Innovation, Gap Inc.

10:00
Achieving One Standardized 3D Platform & Practice across 12 Differing Brands and their Unique Products, Quality Grades and Geographies

Room 1

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

Shiru Zhang, Manager, Procurement Engineering, Pepkor Group

The Power of Digital in Redefining the Fashion Supply Chain

Room 2

Andy Wong, Group CIO, G2000 (Apparel) Limited

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 5

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 - The Convergence of Sustainability, Innovation & Technology for Success

Room 1

Keith Wong, Group CSR Manager, Top Form International

Hilmond Hui, Development Manager, Profits Fund Global Holding Ltd

Anderson Lee, Board Member, Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Chris Moses, Sr. Director, Strategic Sourcing and Product Innovation, Gap Inc.

Patricia Dwyer, Founder and Director, The Purpose Business

A New Age of Collaboration: Enhanced by Digital Technology

Room 2

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

Sandra Gagnon, Director - 3D Virtual Transformation, Target

Focus Group - Introducing RFID to Improve Sample & Digital Asset Management

Room 3

Eddie Chan, CEO, Lever Style Inc.

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

Room 5

Alexander Thomas, VP, Engineering, VF Corporation

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

Room 1

Tracy Mok, Associate Professor, Fashion & Textile Technology - Clothing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Limin Ou, Chief Strategy Officer, Peacebird

The Path to the Future of Fashion through 3D Technology

Room 2

Darren Jacobs, Operations Director, Carmel Clothing

13:10
Networking Luncheon

Exhibition Hall

14:10
How Tristate Made 1.3% Extra Revenue with Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and IoT Mobility Technology

Room 1

Wilson Poon, BPM Manager, Tristate Holdings

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

Room 3

Veit Geise, Vice President Product Supply, VF Asia Ltd.

Focus Group - How Do You Engage Vendor Networks to Drive Supply Chain Disruption?

Room 5

Ronnie Cherry, Senior Managing Director, Manufacturing Center of Excellence, Target

Paul Bowes, Director, Manufacturing Excellence, Target

14:50
A Legend Begins: Building a Connected Store from the Ground Up

Room 1

Darren Glenister, VP Innovation, PTC

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

Room 2

Hilmond Hui, Development Manager, Profits Fund Global Holding Ltd

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

Room 1

Yazan Malkosh, Founder & CEO, swatchbook

Manasij Ganguli, Co-Founder & Chief Executive, ThreadSol Private Limited

Tom Adeyoola, CEO & Founder, Metail

Guy Alroy, Director, Products, EFI Optitex

Pete Santora, Chief Commercial Officer, SoftWear Automation

16:15
Chairperson's Closing Remarks

Room 1

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