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India Fashion Forum back with its 21st edition in Gurugram

India’s largest fashion retail intelligence event is back with a bang!

IMAGES Group, the largest retail intelligence organisation in South Asia and Middle East, is back with the 21st edition of India Fashion Forum, India’s largest fashion retail intelligence event, on 23rd and 24th March 2022, at The Leela Ambience, Gurugram.

In its 21st edition, India Fashion Forum, the premier knowledge, and networking platform for India’s vast, multi-dimensional and multi-hued fashion retail industry, will underline the themes of purpose, innovation, experience and engagement as the tenets of future-proof, profitable fashion retail.

The event will be preluding a discussion on fashion retail industry insights by Saloni Nangia, President Technopak, and an introduction by MC Anish Trivedi, President & CEO, Alenka Media. This will be followed by a welcome address by IFF Chairman Akhilesh Prasad, President & CEO, Fashion & Lifestyle Business, Reliance Retail. The inaugural panel will focus on building future-proof fashion retail models along the lines of making it purposeful, pioneering and profitable, with the overall discussion around how the transformation sweeping across the consumer universe technology is throwing up major implications for the fashion business.

The event aims to offer an extraordinary environment dedicated to outstanding, mind warping innovation in the business of fashion, from agile design tools to exceptional in-store tech influencers, from the dynamic science of fashion retail analytics to hyper-targeted social marketing.

Some of the guest speakers at the event are: B S Nagesh, Founder, TRRAIN; Dr Darlie O Koshy, Educationist and Design Management Strategist; Rajesh Jain, MD & CEO, Lacoste India; Sanjeev Rao, CEO, Being Human Clothing; Vineet Gautam, Country Head & CEO, Bestseller India; Lavanya Nalli, Chairperson, Nalli Group; Nitya Arora, Founder & Creative Director, Valliyan; Sahil Malik, MD, Da Milano; Johnson Verghese, MD, Fossil India; Darpan Kapoor, Vice Chairman, Kapsons Global Pvt Ltd; Kuntal Malia, Co-Founder, StyleNook; Pankaj Vermani, Founder & CEO, Clovia; Vikram Idnani, CIO, Reliance Retail; Deepak Aggarwal, Founder & MD, Kazo,  among others.

Referring to the significance of IFF’s role in catalysing Indian fashion retail, Bhavesh Pitroda, Director & CEO, IMAGES Group says, “As a key influencer and catalyst of fashion retail evolution in India, this will be a significant year for us, considering the recent unprecedented and tough pandemic times faced by the world. We aim to preview key discussions around the fashion retail realignment with connected consumption, converting change to progress, making fashion sustainable, next-gen retail environments, mall-retailer partnerships to boost consumption and everything in between. Besides these, the event shall also focus on other important aspects such as the 360-degree perspective of shopping journey, creating a profitable online-offline business through omnichannel retail, fashion innovation using artificial intelligence, luxury fashion, customer experience, and a lot more.”

Key Highlights

  • 500+ unique fashion brands and companies represented
  • 20 conference sessions, debates and discussions spread across two days
  • 100+ speakers across fashion retail functions – sourcing, business development, operations, product innovation, retail innovation and tech