Informative Business Seminars will once again be an integral part of Source Africa.
Anyone in the Textile, Clothing and Footwear industries is welcome to attend.
No entry fee but space is limited so, pre-registration necessary.
Topic: Responsible Sourcing Auditing: Essentials for Suppliers to Save Time and Money
Venue: Hall 1, CTICC
Time: 11:00am – 11:30am
Clients in Europe, North America, and Africa are placing an increasing emphasis on social responsibility in the supply chain. The result of this added scrutiny is that factories may be required to undergo social compliance audits, the costs of which are to be shouldered by the supplier. This segment provides an introduction to important points that a supplier needs to understand when commissioning and preparing for a social audit. This includes the standards against which the supplier will be audited, the level of announcement of the audit, possibilities to share one audit result with multiple customers, and expectations for post-audit corrective action. A clear understanding of applicable requirements will enable suppliers to have a better audit result and potentially eliminate duplicative audits by sharing that positive audit result with multiple end clients.
Presented by Christian Gerling, General Manager EMEA LA, UL Consumer & Retail Services, Germany
Technology Presentation
Topic: State of the Art of Dyeing and Finishing
Venue: Hall 1, CTICC
Time: 14:15pm – 14:45pm
Presented by Jürgen Brockmann, Director, Thies GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
The textile industry is facing continuous challenges concerning efficiency, environmental issues as well as rapidly rising costs for energy. In particular dyeing of yarn or fabrics is extremely cost intensive. THIES, a dyeing machine manufacturer for 125 years, had to permanently reinvent the technology in order to cut costs for the dyeing operation whilst maintaining quality as well as reducing contamination of the effluent. THIES will demonstrate the latest technology in order to produce first time right at minimum operating costs.
Technology Presentation
Topic: Weaving Technologies, Innovation, Energy Saving, Weaving Machinery and World Markets/Tendencies
Venue: Hall 1, CTICC
Time: 15:00pm – 15:30pm:
Presented by Bruno Caffieri, Sales Manager, Picanol, Belgium
WGSN Trendtalks
Venue: Hall 1, CTICC
Time: 08:30am – 09:25am: Spring/Summer 18 Buyers’ Briefing – Womenswear
Time: 09:30am – 10:25am: Spring/Summer 18 Buyers’ Briefing – Menswear
The Buyers’ Briefings provides a comprehensive guide to support buying and range planning, rounding up the key messages, items, colours, fabrics and print directions for the S/S 18 season. This presentation will guide you through the key trends emerging from the global market place, including catwalks and social media, and will highlight product evolution and updates with the support of data from catwalk analytics and WGSN Instock.
Presented by Sara Maggioni, Director of Retail & Buying, WGSN, United Kingdom
About WGSN
WGSN is the world’s leading trend authority, serving fashion and creative-led companies in over 86 countries. Our services cover fashion and lifestyle forecasting, data analytics, crowd-sourced design validation and expert consulting. We help drive our customers to greater success. WGSN is part of WGSN Limited, comprising of market-leading products including WGSN Instock, WGSN Lifestyle & Interiors, WGSN Styletrial and WGSN Mindset our bespoke consultancy services.
09:30am – 10:00am:
Topic: Textile, Apparel and Footwear: The main challenges for manufacturers and retailers from testing, to inspections and responsible sourcing.
Speaker: Christian Gerling, General Manager Consumer & Retail Services EMEA LA at Underwriters Laboratories (UL), Germany Presentation
The softline sector is expanding more and more, creating new challenges for the industry. A deep understanding of regulations relative to safety and quality of apparel, footwear and textile products can help reduce the costly recall: this is why it is important and fundamental for manufacturers and retailers to launch on the existing and emerging markets products that comply with legal requirements. As a leading organisation in product testing, verification, inspections and audits, UL partners with companies throughout the production cycle from the early stages and offers innovative and customised responsible sourcing solutions.