20 June 2018 – DAY 1

09:00 to 10:00 - Market Access: Online vs Traditional vs Omni-channel Retail

Topic Description:

In today's ever-changing retail environment, brands need to know which retail platform offers them the best access to their consumer market. Should brands stay with traditional retail options, should they move across to online platforms, or can they find a balance between these two? What support is available to brands to grow market share, and to grow capacity and capability to align with, and meet, market demand from these retail platforms?

Speakers:

Didier De Villiers

Tey Spanksta (Theithei Letlabika)

Olivia Kennaway

James Robertson

Sadie De Wet

Christiaan Gunther

10:00 to 10:10 - Official Opening of Source Africa

Official Opening of Source Africa

Speaker:

Joshua Low

Kathryn Frew

10:10 to 10:15 - USAID Welcome Address

Topic Description:

USAID Welcome Address

Speaker:

John Groarke

10:15 to 10:30 - Fashion Show

Fashion Show - Aranda Textiles and Bookha Creatives

10:30 to 10:45 - Clustering as a mechanism for industry development

Topic Description:

Globalisation has led industries to evolve quicker than ever before, with firms that fail to adapt unlikely to survive. South African clothing and textile firms have felt this acutely and have had little choice but to professionalise in terms of management methodologies, value chain models and the adoption of technology. One way to do this relatively quickly, cheaply and in a concerted way that propels the industry forward is through clustering.

Speaker:

Jake Morris

10:45 to 11:00 - The benefits of clustering

Topic Description:

The benefits of clustering and the value it provides to small business

Speaker:

Nozipho Dube

11:00 to 11:15 - Fashion Show - Mauritius

Fashion Show - Mauritius

11:15 to 11:45 - Investment Opportunities in Mauritius

Topic Description:

Investment Opportunities in Mauritius

Speaker:

Nirmala Jeetah

11:45 to 12:00 - Fashion Show - Lesotho

Fashion Show - Lesotho

12:00 to 12:30 - ACA Threads - Quick Response Model

Topic Description:

An overview of the company ACA Threads and its strategy, with a particular focus on the business model that caters for the demands of the fast fashion and quick response industry.

Speaker:

Eckhard Marshing

12:30 to 12:45 - Berzacks - Smart Sewing Technology - The next generation industrial sewing system

Topic Description:

An introduction of digital sewing machine technology, comparing the new digital sewing machine with manual technology. Learn how sewing machine settings, that traditionally were done manually using screwdrivers and the human hand, relying on experience and feel to accommodate variations in fabric, can now be done digitally and stored in the machine to be recalled at the touch of a button. The impact this new technology is having on productivity, through the dramatic reduction of setup time by automatic download of adjustment data and consistency of seam quality will be discussed. The potential of the utilization and networking of the live data that can be generated and its effect on production management through having real time and accurate data will be shown.

Speaker:

Robert Ritson

12:45 to 13:00 - Lean Manufacturing

Topic Description:

 

Speaker:

Bobby Fairlamb

13:00 to 14:00 - WGSN Trend Forecast - Buyers’ Briefing S/S 19 – Menswear

Topic Description:

WGSN Trend Forecast - Buyers’ Briefing S/S 19 – Menswear

Speaker:

Sara Maggioni

14:00 to 14:15 - Interval

Topic Description:

Interval

 

14:15 to 15:15 - WGSN Trend Forecast - Buyers’ Briefing S/S 19 – Womenswear

Topic Description:

WGSN Trend Forecast - Buyers’ Briefing S/S 19 – Womenswear

Speakers:

Sara Maggioni

15:20 to 16:00 - Key note address - Daniel Silke

Topic Description:

In this keynote, Daniel Silke provides a macro-economic and social trend overview of where the continent is now and into the future. This presentation is essential for all businesses exposed to the African market and for those considering an expansion into new territories.

Speaker:

Daniel Silke

16:00 to 16:10 - Interval

Topic Description:

Interva

16:10 to 16:30 - Source Africa 2018 - Young Designer Competition - Fashion Show

Source Africa 2018 - Young Designer Competition - Fashion Show

With trend and consumer demand dictating design for the apparel Retail sector Source Africa 2018 are searching for the best young designers in the Western Cape. Young Designers will design a single, retail ready, Women's Wear look. The 5 best designs from each of the 6 accredited fashion colleges in the Western Cape, will compete to be the grand prize winner, with free access to thread from ACA Threads (Pty) Ltd and trimmings from YKK, in the construction of their final look. The Source Africa 2018 Young Designer winner, will receive R10 000 cash, a dressmaker's dummy (sponsored by Figure Form), a Brother sewing machine and a fabric voucher.

16:30 to 16:45 - Messe Frankfurt's vision for Source Africa

Topic Description:

Messe Frankfurt's vision for Source Africa

Speaker:

Konstantin von Vieregge

16:45 to 17:00 - Messe Frankfurt France - CEO Address

Topic Description:

Messe Frankfurt France - CEO Address

Speaker:

Michael Scherpe

17:00 to 17:15 - Young Designer Winner Announcement

Topic Description:

Young Designer Winner Announcement

Speaker:

Nkosiyati Khumalo

 

21 June 2018 – DAY 2

09:00 to 09:15 - Fashion Show - Young Designer Competition Finalists

Fashion Show - Young Designer Competition Finalists

09:15 to 10:00 - Research, Analysis & Cultural Strategy

Topic Description:

 

Speaker:

Nicola Cooper

10:00 to 10:15 - U.S. Consul General Address

Topic Description:

 

Speaker:

Virginia Blaser

10:15 to 11:00 - Trade Flows & Trade Agreements and Government Intervention to assist (AGOA, duties, incentives etc.)

Topic Description:

What Trade Agreements exist between the African countries, and between Africa, and the rest of the World? How do these trade agreements assist and develop beneficial Trade Flows for Africa? What interventions are offered by Governments, to assist beneficial trade (AGOA, duties, incentives etc.)?

Speaker:

Eckart Naumann

Semethe Raleche

Geerish Bucktowonsing

Prof. Alan Hirsch

11:00 to 11:30 - Government intervention in the CTFL industry

Topic Description:

A global comparison on how African Governments assist the sector

Speaker:

Jorge Maia

11:30 to 12:15 - The 4th Industrial Revolution - “The first step in cooking a rabbit stew is catching the rabbit” I, Robot

Topic Description:

South Africa’s industry needs to gear itself up for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (aka 4IR, or Industry 4.0) and it needs to develop strategies to stay relevant. This presentation aims to explain what the Fourth Industrial Revolution involves and the miracle needed for industry to catch-up. This will be a broad information session with very relevant disruptions the textile industry is experiencing and must expect. This is not a strategy development workshop.

Speaker:

Pieter de Beer

12:15 to 12:40 - IDC - Funding availability to assist industry development

Topic Description:

 

Speaker:

Dineo Skwambane

12:40 to 13:00 - SEFA - Funding availability to assist industry development

Topic Description:

 

Speaker:

Thakhani Makhuva

13:00 to 13:15 - Fashion Show - SAFLEC – Chimpel and FSP Collection

Fashion Show - SAFLEC – Chimpel and FSP Collection

13:15 to 13:45 - How Responsible Sourcing Applies to Africa

Topic Description:

Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP), examines why responsible sourcing is more important than ever and what companies throughout the value chain need to do in order to ensure business continuity and competitive success.

Speaker:

Gerwin Leppink

13:45 to 14:00 - Fashion Show - Mauritius - Fine textiles and Tex Services

Fashion Show - Mauritius - Fine textiles and Tex Services

14:00 to 14:30 - USAID
14:30 to 14:45 - Fashion Show - Zimbabwe: Paramount Garments and Ticoz Enterprises

Fashion Show - Zimbabwe: Paramount Garments and Ticoz Enterprises

14:45 to 15:15 - Ready to Detox? Green Services and Chemical Management in the textile, leather & footwear industries.

Topic Description:

How will you implement sustainable chemistry and best practices in the textile, leather and footwear industries to protect consumers, workers and the environment? UL expert will discuss on-site textiles chemicals management, wastewater lab-testing, and ZDHC program management.

Speaker:

Alberto Cairoli

15:15 to 15:30 - Fashion Show - Golden Spider Web and Koi Koi Clothing

Fashion Show - Golden Spider Web and Koi Koi Clothing

15:30 to 15:45 - Fashion Show - Bozza Design/Lesotho Fashion Accessories

Fashion Show - Bozza Design/Lesotho Fashion Accessories

16:00 - Close of Source Africa 2018

Close of Source Africa 2018