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Seminars at Apparel Textile Sourcing Germany will cover a wide range of topics presented by successful members of the apparel industry or government. Topics include Fashion, Sourcing, Logistics, Marketing, Best Practices, Government/Trade Agreements and more. Interested in speaking at an ATS Show? Click here

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2019 Featured Seminars

September 11, 2019

Global Sourcing – Where is the next China?

11:45  -  12:30

Although the trade tariffs imposed by the current US Administration have not impacted sourcing for Canada, there are many macros considerations that brands and retailers must consider in today’s ever-changing world. Jeff will look at the key criteria for sourcing…

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To be the Disruptor or the Disrupted

1:15  -  2:00

The supply chain of our industry has been disrupted constantly.  The era of World Factory/China is gone and made-in-China is quickly becoming made-by-China. Chasing cheap labor has become chasing trade agreement.  Sino-US trade war has nothing to do with the…

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Strategic Sourcing for Europe

2:00  -  2:45

The European Apparel Market is one of the most influential regions in regards to Global for the Fashion Sector. Brands and Retailers Based in this part of the world must understand the dynamics of how to best plan and implement…

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European Trade, Updates on Policy and Predictions for 2020

2:45  -  3:30

Following a broad introduction of the global trade political environment and its major implications for the textile and apparel business the session will zoom in on the European trade political landscape. Trade policy is purely the domain of European decisionmaking;…

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Protecting Your Brand

3:30  -  4:15

WRAP President and CEO Avedis Seferian discusses how ethical sourcing can aid your company in becoming (and remaining) a competitive force in today’s rapidly evolving global apparel marketplace.

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September 12, 2019

Regulations on Corporate Compliance in the German Retail Industry

11:00  -  11:45

Foreign Trade Association of German Retailers (AVE) is the voice of retail importers in Germany. Since its foundation in 1952, it has represented the external economic interests of the German retail trade which needs friction-free import of all nature of consumer goods…

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The World is Watching: Sustainability and Retail

11:45  -  12:30

Sustainability has been a popular buzzword in the Apparel Industry for some time. But what does sustainability mean for the retail sector in particular? Join Gerwin Leppink, Europe Representative at Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP), Anton Schumann, CEO & Partner…

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Think Local Go Global: The Art of Launching a Brand in Todays Crowded Market

1:15  -  2:00

What it takes to launch a brand in todays crowded market. Former DKNY and Adidas Exec walks us through the success stories of start ups and legends and what we can learn from leading CEO’s. Join us for a conversation…

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ATS Germany Fashion Show

2:00  -  3:00

Apparel Textile Sourcing Germany includes a professional runway show and an opportunity to network. The Fashion show is held on day two of the three-day sourcing event. We showcase looks from local German Designers, International Brands, and the latest garment…

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Artificial Intelligence in The Fashion Industry

3:00  -  3:20

Apparel suppliers are utilizing the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to help streamline the manufacturing processes with the goal of increasing speed to market and reducing cost. On the retail front, companies are using AI systems to automate customer engagement,…

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Strategies for Powering your Business with Technology

3:20  -  4:00

From marketing to retail to supply chain management, technology is changing the way we do business. The companies who adopt innovative ways to streamline their operations, cut costs and reduce lead times will experience a competitive edge over those who…

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Optimal Logistics and Distribution Strategies in Europe

4:00  -  4:45

Diverging consumer tastes and technology are opening new possibilities for brands and labels of all size to export their collections all over the world. Online sales reduce the reliance on expensive physical stores to be set up overseas when exporting…

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September 13, 2019

The Importance of Sustainability in the European Fashion Industry

11:00  -  11:45

In this panel, Nikhil Hirdaramani. Hirdaramani, Director of the Hirdaramani Group, a family-owned diversified conglomerate whose core business is the manufacture of apparel through its factories in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Vietnam, and Ethiopia, will go cover why the fashion industry…

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Swimming With the Sharks – the New Consumer 

11:45  -  12:30

Christian Feuer, Managing Director Go Global Retail Brand Investment Platform will explore the character profile of the modern consumer and what factors determine their buying behaviors. Christian is a global leader with over 30-years of experience. His core strengths are strategic…

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Mauritius – The Crown Jewel of Apparel Sourcing in Africa

12:30  -  1:15

Germany is a major trading partner for Mauritius. Our exports of sugar, textiles, fruits, cut flowers and other products have access into the German market under the ACP/EU conventions. It is however noted that with imports (mainly machines, fabrics, motor…

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