International Conference on the Apparel Industry


Productivity Improvement, Disruptive Innovation and Leadership

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Productivity Improvement, Disruptive Innovation and Leadership

7-9 February 2018

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Productivity improvements, disruptive innovation, effective leadership, sustainability and ethical production have become key concerns not only for manufacturers and their major global customers but also for other stakeholders involved with the apparel industry including governments, NGOs, investors, logistics and supply chain solution providers and other members of the global apparel supply chain.

This conference is designed to bring together researchers, practitioners (retail executives, manufacturing executives and first/second tier suppliers) and policy-makers from around the world to focus on many topics including:

  • Front-end design and innovation capability and practices being developed and adopted by apparel/garment manufacturers and their supply chains
  • Leadership and management advances in the apparel industry
  • Innovation models in the apparel industry
  • Use of advanced technologies in design, production and delivery of apparel goods
  • Operations and supply chain strategies of apparel/garment manufacturers
  • Application of Lean and Six Sigma in apparel manufacturing
  • National apparel industry policies aimed at enhancing sector growth and innovation
  • Human resource development in the global apparel industry
  • Corporate social responsibility, environmental and ethical concerns
  • Design and management of global production networks.
  • Emergence of regional production networks and regional value chains in the apparel industry
  • Changing industry structure in the apparel industry, including vertical integration, backward and forward linkages, etc.


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Contact Phone Debra Mordech

+61 3 9903 2822


Conference registrations are not transferable and individual sessions cannot be purchased. Registrations are valid only when accompanied by payment confirmation of your Registration Fee. The Registration fee includes the conference, catering except breakfast for the two days of the conference and a conference dinner. Please note that travel, subsistence and accommodation costs are the responsibility of the individual.

Note: All payments are made and charged in Australian dollars. For cards issued outside of Australia, the transaction will be converted at the card issuer's exchange rate and may be subject to additional fees and charges. 


Requests for cancellations and refunds will be at the discretion of the Organising Committee. A refund application must be made in writing and forwarded to by 5:00pm on 30 January, 2018. Cancellations after 30 January, 2018, are non-refundable.

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Contact Name Debra Mordech
Contact Email
Contact Phone +61 3 9903 2822