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In conversation with Jason Wu, moderated by Kenneth Goh, Editor-in-chief, Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore

27 October ’17, Friday | 10.00am – 10.30am
LASALLE SIA Theatre


Panel
Jason Wu (Fashion Designer)


Moderator
Kenneth Goh (Editor-in-Chief, Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore)


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In conversation with Jason Wu and Nicole Warne, moderated by Kenneth Goh, Editor-in-chief, Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore

27 October ’17, Friday | 10.30am – 11.00am
LASALLE SIA Theatre


Panel
Jason Wu (Fashion Designer),
Nicole Warne (Founder, Gary Pepper Girl)


Moderator
Kenneth Goh (Editor-in-Chief, Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore)


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Futurists: Disruption in Fashion

27 October ’17, Friday | 11.00am – 12.00pm
LASALLE SIA Theatre


Applying a futurist’s lens, this panel looks at the opportunities and challenges ahead for the global fashion industry, against a backdrop of increasing innovation and digitally-driven disruption.


Panel
Gary Stephen Jackson (Director of Innovation, Data Science & Digital Platforms, 108),
Richa Menke (Principal, Eight Inc.),
Calvin Soh (Executive Creative Officer, R/GA),
Marc Karimzadeh (Editorial and Communications Director, CFDA)


Moderator
Jonathan Wright (Partner and Asia-Pacific Advisory Center Leader, Ernst & Young Advisory Pte. Ltd.)


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What is the impact of disruptive technology on the fashion industry?

27 October ’17, Friday | 12.00pm – 1.00pm
LASALLE SIA Theatre


From 3D printed garments to virtual reality, digital biology and AI, our lives are now constantly being disrupted by innovative technologies. This panel looks at the impact of ground-breaking new tech that is changing business models and consumer behavior in fashion and retail.


Panel
Tay Bee Kheng (Managing Director, Cisco Systems (USA) Pte Ltd),
Raj Sunder (Founder & CEO, Wootag),
Rosalind Tan (Director of Operations, Adatos A.I.)


Moderator
Jonathan Rees (Partner and EY Asean Advisory Digital Leader, Ernst & Young Advisory Pte. Ltd.)


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How can brands succeed in the Omni-Channel world?

27 October ’17, Friday | 2.30pm – 3.30pm
The Great Room


The need for fashion retailers to adopt an omnichannel strategy is now a given, but execution is extremely challenging. Success is predicated on building a customer-centric approach that is fully embedded into a company’s overall corporate strategy and organizational culture. In this panel, we bring together traditional brands with new disruptive approaches to discuss different perspectives and approaches for success in the omnichannel world.


Panel
Walid Zaazaa (Founder, Manifesto),
Phil Rowbottom (Head of e-Commerce, Al-Futtaim Group Asia),
Olivier Grometto (Managing Partner, Qingwa),
Parker Gundersen (CEO, ZALORA Group)


Moderator
Chandan Joshi (Partner, Global Emerging Markets Leader, Consumer Products & Retail, Ernst & Young Solutions LLP)


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Fireside Chats: Success, Breakthrough and Fund-raising Stories

27 October ’17, Friday | 3.30pm – 4.15pm
The Great Room


What is the secret to successful fund-raising for fashion entrepreneurs? Join an intimate dialogue where fashion venture founders share tips and strategies to secure capital in a highly competitive environment.


Panel
JJ Ang (Principal, Emergebridge)


What is the secret to successful fund-raising for fashion entrepreneurs? Join an intimate dialogue where fashion venture founders share tips and strategies to secure capital in a highly competitive environment.

Panel
Roger Yuen (CEO & Founder, Clozette)


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What’s Sexy About Fashion for Investors?

27 October ’17, Friday | 4.30pm – 5.30pm
The Great Room


Fashion has not traditionally been an investor’s darling, but the landscape is changing. While investments in ecommerce and the services in that ecosystem have driven strong growth and valuations, there’s now a new wave of investment activity driven by innovation in textiles, manufacturing, multi-sensory shopping experiences, and the outsourcing of design to artificial intelligence.
This panel of fund partners, bankers and investors will share their views on investment opportunities in fashion, and offer insights into what they invest in and at what stage. We will also look at how they view their role in potentially partnering with fashion houses, particularly in the Asian region.


Panel
Andy Tai (Head of Media & Technology Investment Banking Southeast Asia, Goldman Sachs),
Reina Nakamura (General Partner, STV Fund),
Jeffrey Paine (Founding Partner, Golden Gate Ventures)


Moderator
Debra Langley (Fashion Retail Media Advisor, Coraggio)


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New World Order for Marketers

28 October ’17, Saturday | 10.00am – 11.00am
The Great Room


Digital marketing is dead; long live marketing. Today, digital is embedded in every aspect of our lives, which means marketers can no longer afford to view digital as a standalone channel. This panel explores how content creators, agencies and new ventures utilize technology to create and communicate compelling value propositions, grow their audiences and build their businesses.


Panel
Shini Park (Founder, Cube Collective),
Melissa Hill (Managing Director, Zoo Group),
Jason Senn (Executive Director, Advisory Services, Ernst & Young Advisory Pte. Ltd.)


Moderator
Christian Barker (Chief Content Officer, BUCU Inc.)


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Redefining the Customer Experience

LOVE, BONITO’S TAKE ON THE FUTURE OF RETAIL

28 October ’17, Saturday | 11.00am – 11.30am
The Great Room


Love, Bonito, has grown exponentially over the past 11 years and is now the largest homegrown fashion brand in Singapore. Co-Founder Rachel Lim shares her story and how she is committed to empowering women every day by inspiring them to dress well and right.


Presentation by
Rachel Lim (Co-founder & Chief Brand Officer, Love, Bonito Group)


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Game Changers for Retail

28 October ’17, Saturday | 11.30am – 12.30pm
The Great Room


Retailers know that to stay competitive and be relevant to modern consumers, they must fully integrate their tech strategies into their corporate structure, organizational culture, and the mindsets of their team.
In this panel discussion, we discuss the need to be customer-centric across all the different points at which a consumer encounters a brand, how we can innovate and build new retail experiences, and what happens when we throw into question all the knowledge we’ve built as retailers over the past 30 years.


Panel
Rachel Lim (Co-founder & Chief Brand Officer, Love, Bonito Group),
Vivy Yusof (Chief Creative Officer, FashionValet)


Moderator
Reta Lee (Editor-in-Chief, Her World)


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27 & 28 OCT ’17 (FRI & SAT)