【USA】Insights on Retail 2022, Inflation & Industry 4.0 at F2F Sourcing Show


The upcoming edition of F2F Sourcing Show will see several industry experts share their knowledge on pertinent subjects. The 2nd edition of the virtual trade show for the global textile-apparel industry is scheduled to be held from September 6-19, 2021. The event will facilitate live interaction with industry leaders and help visitors gain knowledge insights through webinars.

Rick Helfenbein, independent consultant and former chairman, president & CEO of the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) will speak on ‘Retail 2022 product flows: Do we call it Supply Chain or Demand Chain?’ at the forthcoming event.

Also scheduled to speak is Robert Antoshak, consultant to the global fibre, textile and apparel industries. He will discuss on the subject: ‘After COVID, will price inflation be permanent or temporary?’

Joachim Hensch, mentor at Joachim Hensch Consulting and former managing director at HUGO BOSS, will throw light on ‘Hyper complexity – Hyper Personalization: How to stay in business with the means of Industry 4.0’.

“F2F Sourcing Show is not only an event for networking and exploring business opportunities, but is also a place to gain knowledge and insights about the current and pressing issues. Such information definitely helps decisionmakers in carving out future strategies at their companies,” says Jose Daniel, executive director of Fibre2Fashion, the organiser of the sourcing show.



This year’s attraction at the virtual trade event for apparel, fabric and yarn exhibitors includes Vendor Connect where representatives from some of the most well-known global brands will be among the visitors. Vendor Connect will help brands and buyers connect with leading and qualified suppliers, manufacturers, exporters and vendors specific to their sourcing needs.

American clothing and apparel companies like Columbia SportswearHanes BrandsKontoorVF CorporationDeckers BrandsGap, and e-commerce company Amazon have already informed the organisers about their participation. Also participating are Inditex, Kiabi, Portwest, Sportmaster, Lacoste, Seasalt Cornwall, Asmara, Lever Style.

Besides Vendor Connect, F2F Sourcing Show 2021 will have some new features like Knowledge Centre, Networking Lounge and Try-On Digital Draping. The Knowledge Centre is where visitors and exhibitors will get market intelligence to make informed business decisions. Try-On Digital Draping will help visitors visualise fabric and styles with digital draping on 3D models.

Visitors to the event will include representatives of the entire textiles value chain, including apparel and fashion brands and retailers, buying houses, fabric importers, and manufacturers, suppliers and exporters.


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