WHY ATTEND IFF?
India is now the world’s fastest growing major market, and populated by demanding, aspirational, globally-connected, and living-for-the-‘now’ consumers. India’s appetite for fashion – and all lifestyle accouterments – is rising at the fastest pace in her modern history. The rising number of new-age fashion brands, as well as the entry of global fashion giants, are proof of how fashionable India has become. For fashion marketers and retailers, as if that were not enough, there is also the added complexity of digital retail to master.
IFF, known for is powerful knowledge, networking, business and recognition platforms, presents an unparalleled opportunity for the delegates to learn from the masters and network with the best in the business. With almost cent per cent participation of the key stakeholders – comprising all major fashion brands, retailers, shopping centre developers, supply chain & logistics, IT, retail design & shopfit and the entire support industry, every year, an exciting blend of Conference sessions, workshops and master classes, zoned exhibitions and industry awards mark the IFF confluence of the biggest trends and determinants of success in the business of fashion in India.
The largest congregation of fashion & lifestyle industry stakeholders from India and overseas, IFF 2019 will see engagement of 3000+ CEOs/ CIOs/CXOs/ Design, Innovation & Digital Drivers & Heads of retail operations.
For International Delegates
Indian Fashion Market outlook indeed is very positive and online has really played a great role in increasing consumption. Large M&As, huge investments, evolution of new age consumerism/ categories and markets – there’s a lot happening in the business of fashion in India. Temporarily brick and mortar could be taking a hit but with overall marker growing, increased shopping and spending is bound to benefit all formats, verticals and channels of retailing for sure. IPCs and retail real estate brokers reporting increase in leasing activity also indicate on retailers positive mood on expansion.
We have several global/ foreign brands and retailers that are keeping a close watch on developments here and many of them have planned their visits to IFF – the unique platform for international players in the lifestyle business to explore the Indian market and meet/ sign up potential partners for operations in India or overseas. IFF organizes market/industry visits for international speakers/delegations to give them good feel of the fashion/shopping environment in India and also arrange one on one meeting for them with potential partners in the Indian sub continent and ME region.
IFF has received delegates from 69 countries since its inception in the year 2000 and aims to widen its reach to all parts of the world.