You are invited to join us for the first webinar in the ASBCI’s Survival of the Smartest series which will focus on the skills that will take the fashion industry into the future.
The online debate on 2nd December, organised with event partner MOTIF, will open with a presentation by Jackie Lewis from MOTIF on the findings of the State of Skills in the Apparel Industry 2020 report, followed by a panel of experts including Jenny Holloway from Fashion Enter, Kate Hills from Make it British, and Lindsay Clarke from Planet Personnel. This event will be moderated by Dr Julie King, ASBCI Event Director.
As Covid-19 continues to cause disruption, 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 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.
The Smart Skills Beyond 2020 panel will consider how to identify essential skills, the importance of investing in existing staff, and recruitment strategies to fill those vital roles.
Attendees can also put their own questions to the panel.
To book your place, please do so via this Registration link