The 26th edition of Garment Technology Expo (GTE) beginning from January 19, will host a summit on Apparel 4.0: Shaping the future with Smart Factories. The summit will be held on the second day of the four-day expo. It is an interpretation and application of Industry Revolution 4.0 in apparel technology and apparel manufacturing sectors across supply chain.
The expo is scheduled to be held in New Delhi. The show will cover all segments of the industry; right from the latest technology machines to machine spares & consumables; from infrastructure set-up to latest processes & systems; from raw materials to trimmings & embellishments; from logistics & packaging solutions to trade communication and documentation services.
The global summit will educate how Apparel 4.0 is shaping and transforming the global fashion and apparel business and the opportunities it offers for Indian industry. It will bring together apparel manufacturers, apparel technology solution providers and stakeholders who will discuss the major challenges apparel businesses are facing in today’s digital marketplace, and identify practical steps companies can take to digitalise their value chain.
The conference will host sessions and panel discussions by expert speakers followed by theme presentation by Dr Mike Fralix, an acclaimed speaker on technology and automation. The sessions will deliberate on the topic, ‘What exactly is Apparel 4.0, and the concept of Smart Factories? Are these factories already operational?’ How is digitalisation of apparel manufacturing processes, from design/creation to production, Apparel 4.0 is creating a new organisation of factory ecosystem. The summit shall also address opportunities and challenges of implementation for India.
The 2017 edition of GTE attracted 350 participants, from over 800 companies and brands from 18 countries. The show was attended by over 21,700 trade visitors.