Wednesday 12 May 2021


After a year of seismic change, the ASBCI presents the third and final event in our series focused on the future of the fashion industry.

Organised by the ASBCI with event partner Lectra.


Beyond 2020: Survival of the Smartest

Wednesday 12th May 2021

As Covid-19 continues to cause disruption around the globe, and the threat of a climate crisis looms ever closer, smartification has become the watchword of a new era. This is not just about adopting the latest technologies and accelerating the digitalisation of the whole supply chain, it is also about adopting a new mindset and a reassessment of traditional ways of working.

The businesses that survive and thrive in the post-Covid era will be those that can adapt to the rapidly changing ‘new normal’. But it goes beyond the immediate pandemic response. Smartification requires businesses to adopt more agile ways of working, to be prepared to try new things, quickly, and to invest in the people, skills, and technologies that will deliver long-term business resilience.

Beyond 2020: Survival of the Smartest will bring together experts from across the supply chain to discuss a route to a smarter future for the fashion industry.

So far, speakers for the day include:

Marcella Wartenbergh - CEO, Pepe Jeans

Ton Weidenhoff - Executive Director, Alvanon

Ed Gribbin - CEO, Gribbin Strategic

Jenny Holloway - CEO, Fashion Enter

Andrew Nicholson - Kulea

More announcements to follow soon...

This online conference is organised by the ASBCI with event partner Lectra and the charge is £25 + vat for ASBCI members and £75 + vat for non-members – register now and you will receive an e-mail nearer the event date with the link to make secure online payment, once verified you will receive the link to join the event.

For further information, please email [email protected] - Or to register your interest in reserving a place, click here, stating the number of places you'd like to reserve, we will then send on further details.

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