NIFTA Conclave and NIFT Alumni Meet @ IFF – Invite to avail Special Package

We are delighted to invite you to join NIFTA Conclave, NIFT Alumni Meet at the INDIA FASHION FORUM (IFF) to be held on 27 -28 March 2019 at Hotel Renaissance Mumbai.

After formation of NIFTA (Association of NIFT Alumini) this will be the 1st mega congregation of NIFT Alumni jointly organised by us, NIFT and the Images Group.

Having completed 28 years, NIFT has blended with the Indian fashion industry in honing true talent, which has further grown into the grammar of professionalism and commitment. The alumni have proved time and again that their presence in the fashion industry has been of utmost significance in India as well as internationally. The alumni have put India onto the pedestal of international fashion scenario.

The NIFT Alumni Meet @ IFF brings the vast and luminous NIFT alumni together for two days of knowledge, networking, business and recognition. Given its electric ambience, IFF is the venue for NIFT alumni to meet some of the best in the business and get a feel of everything that is likely to impact, influence and shape the future of fashion in India.

NIFTA conclave will kick start this year’s IFF with NIFT Star Alumni presenting “FASHION INTELLIGENCE – INSIGHTS ON FASHION & LIFESTYLE BUSINESS” taking the audience through the 6-point game-plan for a powerful fashion business“.

The finale session of NIFT Alumni Meet titled INNOVATIONS ACROSS THE GLOBE will be research presentation led by NIFT chairperson, FMS will see some of the celebrity NIFT alumni and senior design & innovation professionals on stage for a panel discussion.

A thought note on is pasted below.

With participation of 3000+ fashion industry stakeholders including 100+ Global brands and retailers, IFF this year is all about Customer Experience, Innovation, Digital Transformation & Tech and offers an action packed 2 days with some 300+ speakers/ panelists & presenters in 3 to 4 parallel sessions. Along side IFF, both evenings will see awards gala, presentations by 100+ malls on day 1, Certificate program on Retail Standards on both days, Trends and Fashion Retail Quiz by WGSN, SoloX @ IFF Grand Finale, Success Stories of Fashion & Lifestyle Brands & Retailers on Day 2 and a lot more.

The IFF Conference creates unparalleled opportunities for learning from international and Indian industry experts, academicians, experienced professionals and analysts through a world-class mix of keynote addresses, panel discussions, CEOs Roundtables, presentations, Knowledge Series sessions and workshops.

To get a glimpse of the 2 days you may go through the detailed agenda on the website.

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For more details you may write to – anilnagar@imagesgroup.in or call at 9811333099 for agenda and other detail Please click here. India Fashion Forum

We look forward to hear from you and welcome you at IFF.

Date: 27th March, 2019

Time: 9 to 10.30am 

FASHION INTELLIGENCE – INSIGHTS ON FASHION & LIFESTYLE BUSINESS

 The world’s most successful fashion companies operate on two tenets: “Putting customers first”, and “meeting their demands better and faster than anyone else”. Because, let’s face it, in the millennial culture of zero-to-minimal brand-stickiness, if you don’t get any of these right, customers will go to someone who does do it right. 

First-mover advantage: Reducing lead time means always having a first mover advantage over rival brands. 

Fashion today, not tomorrow: Shorter lead times allow brands to offer products that customers want in real-time. Many retailers try to forecast what customers might buy months ahead; it is more profitable to sync with customers and offer them what they want to buy NOW. 

Width over depth: Instead of producing more quantities per style, fast fashion majors produce roughly 10,000-12,000 styles a year. More width in your merchandise means more choices and higher chances of getting it right with the consumer. 

Customer research. Powerful fashion retailer empower sales associates and store managers to be at the forefront of customer research. Real-time customer research allows sharp product design strategies that accurately meet customer expectations. 

End-to-end tech: Companies investing in end-to-end digitisation have stronger bottom-lines that those who just deploy tech in the front-endTechnology needs to be deep and across-the-board through the supply chain, not just used to create superficial ‘Wows’ at the front-end. 

Brand experience: Some fast fashion giants spend less than 0.5% of sales on advertising against the industry average is 3.5%. Instead, use store locations, store displays and product dynamism as key elements of marketing and brand experience.

Finale :

For the final session NIFT will be making a research presentation followed panel discussion by some of the senior most NIFT alumni from India and overseas. 

Date: 28th March, 2019

Time: 5 to 6pm

INNOVATIONS ACROSS THE GLOBE

Innovations across the globe are transforming not only life & lifestyle of consumers but also creators’ approach towards the entire process of designing, developing and presenting fashion to the consumers. NIFT faculty & Students under expert guidance of senior NIFT Alumni engaged in leading fashion houses across the globe present in this session some of the most happening innovations and how Indian fashion creators are reacting to such developments.

NIFT Alumni Meet @ IFF – Background

Having completed 28 years, NIFT has blended with the Indian fashion industry in honing true talent, which has further grown into the grammar of professionalism and commitment. The alumni have proved time and again that their presence in the fashion industry has been of utmost significance in India as well as internationally. The alumni have put India onto the pedestal of international fashion scenario.

The Association of NIFT Alumni (NIFTA) and Images Group has entered into an MOU, to gain from mutual exchange of ideas, innovations and insights and in the process catalyse sustainable growth of their target sectors.

As the first step towards building on this association Images Group & NIFTA have agreed to jointly host the ‘NIFT Alumni Meet @IFF’ at the annual mega congregation of IFF – the 2019 edition being held at Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel, Mumbai, India on March 27-28.

About Images Group & NIFTA

IMAGES Group, India’s premier most fashion and retail intelligence group with long standing print, online and on ground knowledge platform leadership, has been associated with NIFT since its inception in 1992. Images at the group level has been actively associated with several NIFT programs. Images research and publications have been prime source of industry and market information for NIFT students. Images Forums have become important rendezvous platforms for NIFT alumni in India and overseas to converge for knowledge, business, sourcing, networking and celebrations.

The Association of NIFT Alumni (NIFTA) has been formed for NIFT alumni to reconnect and network on a common platform, share collective wisdom, and revitalize the NIFT-Alumni-Industry-Government linkages. NIFTA was formed by some of the senior most NIFTA alumni that include some of the most prominent industry professionals working in fashion, retail, ecommerce, consumer products, manufacturing, technology and other sectors. NIFTA operates as a member-driven organisation. NIFTA is the only structured, chartered alumni body that represents and includes alumni from all campuses, academic streams and seniority, based in India and across the world.

For More Information Please Contact (NIFTA)

Mr. Anand Jain - +91 9811079292

Mr. Rohit Aneja +91 9810023888

Mr. Devangshu - +91 981110394

For More Information Please Contact (INDIA FASHION FORUM)

Mr. ANIL NAGAR: +91-9811333099

Ms. Priti Gupta - +91 8826415472