The first ever Bangladesh Fashionology Summit will be held in Dhaka on February 12 next year to bridge the gap between the present and the future of the textile and fashion industry.
Bangladesh Apparel Exchange (BAE) will organise the daylong event with an aim to attract a wide spectrum of the fashion, technology and innovation stakeholders across the entire ecosystem.
International brands, garment makers, technology and innovation companies, fabrics producers, software service providers will participate in the summit.
"Our mission is to facilitate modern, innovative, technology driven apparel manufacturing and supply chain conversations and build a thriving community of leaders and innovators who will help to guide our nation to transform into a 'next-generation' apparel manufacturing and marketing hub using latest digital technology and advancements", said Mostafiz Uddin, founder and CEO of the BAE.
“We want to bring together the most inspiring and innovative thinkers and companies from around the globe under one roof to initiate the much-needed conversations around technology, digitalisation and innovation in the apparel and fashion industry.”
Apparel and fashion industry is on the cusp of a huge transformation and disruption enabled by digital and technological advances sweeping the apparel industry and customer expectation landscape, according to a statement.
"We believe that the time is ripe for Bangladesh—the second largest apparel exporter to the world—to take a leadership role in shaping, defining and initiating a future that is sustainable and profitable for all stakeholders," said Md Mohiuddin Rubel, managing director of the BAE.
Knowledge sharing sessions from some of the brightest minds and most inspired thinkers from across the globe will converge at Bangladesh Fashionology Summit and cover a wide range of compelling topics that are relevant to shaping the future of the garment industry.
The ideas and discussions will be brought closer to reality by an exhibition in parallel hosting a diverse range of forward thinking exhibitors ranging from promising start-ups to established industry leaders.
The event will also cover ideas ranging from automation, robotics, cobots for apparel industry to latest radio frequency identification controlled digital shop-floor control systems, virtual photorealistic simulation for apparel prototyping and product development to cyber security.