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Join us in discussing the megatrends of the global apparel and textile industry – and the unprecedented challenges it is currently facing. The leading experts from all over the world share their views and updates on the topics that matter most. Don’t miss out on this essential venue!

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Schedule

Week 1 – July 16th, 2020 (Recorded Sessions available)

Sustainability & CSR: What the future will bring

16jul3:00 pm3:30 pmA Sustainable Future for the Garment industryChristian Ewert, (President, amfori)3:00 pm - 3:30 pm CET https://www.foursource.com/conferenceView now

16jul3:30 pm4:00 pmIntroducing: Symphonization – A New Paradigm for Social Compliance in the Post-Pandemic WorldAvedis H. Seferian, (President & CEO, WRAP – Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production)3:30 pm - 4:00 pm CET https://www.foursource.com/conferenceView now

16jul4:00 pm4:30 pmThe future of certifications in textile paradigmGeorg Dieners, (Secretary General, Oeko-Tex Assocation)4:00 pm - 4:30 pm CET https://www.foursource.com/conferenceView now

16jul4:30 pm5:00 pmInterview – Alexander KohnstammExecutive Director, Fair Wear Foundation4:30 pm - 5:00 pm CET https://www.foursource.com/conferenceView now

16jul5:00 pm5:30 pmWhat the future holds for materials sourcing in a post – COVID worldLiesl Truscott, (Director of Fiber, Materials and European Strategy, Textile Exchange)5:00 pm - 5:30 pm CET https://www.foursource.com/conferenceView now

16jul5:30 pm6:00 pmInterview – Janet Mensink and Ivo SpauwenSLCP - Social & Labor Convergence Program & ILO Better Work5:30 pm - 6:00 pm CET https://www.foursource.com/conferenceView now

16jul6:00 pm6:30 pmCircular Economy: A potential path to a more resilient and sustainable futureMarkus Wieser, (Sustainability Strategy at Gore Fabrics, W.L. Gore & Associates)6:00 pm - 6:30 pm CET https://www.foursource.com/conferenceView now

16jul6:30 pm7:00 pmWhy GOTS serves as (part of) the solution – ways during and post COVID – 19Claudia Kersten (Managing Director, GOTS – Global Organic Textile Standard)6:30 pm - 7:00 pm CET https://www.foursource.com/conferenceView now

16jul7:00 pm7:30 pmInterview – The economic model of sustainabilityEdward Hertzman (Founder & President, Sourcing Journal)7:00 pm - 7:30 pm CET https://www.foursource.com/conferenceView now

Week 2 – July 23rd, 2020 (Recorded Sessions available)

Global Sourcing: Trends, developments, opportunities

23jul3:00 pm3:30 pmThe perfect storm for rebooting the apparel supply chainHan Bekke, (President, IAF-International Apparel Federation)3:00 pm - 3:30 pm CET https://www.foursource.com/conferenceView now

23jul3:30 pm4:00 pmU.S. Perspectives on Sourcing Trends for ApparelJulia K. Hughes (President, USFIA - United States Fashion Industry Association)3:30 pm - 4:00 pm CET https://www.foursource.com/conferenceView now

23jul4:00 pm4:30 pmSourcing Advantages of Turkey in Apparel Supply ChainCem Altan (Board Member, IHKIB – Istanbul Apparel Exporters Association)4:00 pm - 4:30 pm CET https://www.foursource.com/conferenceView now

23jul4:30 pm5:00 pmInvestments in the Global Textile Industry – Yesterday and TomorrowChristian P. Schindler, (Director General, ITMF – International Textile Manufacturers Federation)4:30 pm - 5:00 pm CET https://www.foursource.com/conferenceView now

23jul5:00 pm5:30 pmHow Global Sourcing will change after Covid-19?Seray Seyfeli, (Vice President, EIB – Aegean Exporters' Associations)5:00 pm - 5:30 pm CET https://www.foursource.com/conferenceView now

23jul5:30 pm6:00 pmInterview – Mostafiz UddinMostafiz Uddin (Founder & CEO, Denim Expert Limited)5:30 pm - 6:00 pm CET https://www.foursource.com/conferenceView now

23jul6:00 pm6:30 pmPeru from the fiber to the garmentAmora Carbajal, (Director of the Commercial Office of Peru in the Benelux & Scandinavia, Promperù – Peruvian Commission for Export and Tourism Promotion)6:00 pm - 6:30 pm CET https://www.foursource.com/conferenceView now

23jul6:30 pm7:00 pmInterview – Dr. A SakthivelChairman, AEPC – Apparel Exporters Promotion Council of India6:30 pm - 7:00 pm CET https://www.foursource.com/conferenceView now

Week 3 – July 30th, 2020 (Recorded Sessions available)

Digital Product Development: What it takes to become industry standard

30jul3:00 pm3:30 pmGoing digital in product creation – main hurdlesAndrés Fernández, (Buying Director, MANGO)3:00 pm - 3:30 pm CET https://www.foursource.com/conferenceView now

30jul3:30 pm4:00 pmForget Corona - Develop 3D!Dr. Andreas Seidl, (CEO, Assyst)3:30 pm - 4:00 pm CET https://www.foursource.com/conferenceView now

30jul4:00 pm4:30 pmThe New 3D Fundamentals for Success in the Apparel IndustryTon Wiedenhoff, (Executive Director Europe, Alvanon)4:00 pm - 4:30 pm CET https://www.foursource.com/conferenceView now

30jul4:30 pm5:00 pmLessons from 3D Digital Virtualization of Entire Collections at Lulusar – a women’s digital on demand brandAzfar Hasan, (CEO, Lulusar)4:30 pm - 5:00 pm CET https://www.foursource.com/conferenceView now

30jul5:00 pm5:30 pmU3M – The open source 3D material format for the apparel industryMartin Semsch, (Managing Director, Vizoo)5:00 pm - 5:30 pm CET https://www.foursource.com/conferenceView now

30jul5:30 pm6:00 pmMaking the Digital Leap from 2D to 3D: Challenges, Successes and Lessons Learnt from the Users PerspectivePattima Baehr, (Head of Pattern Department & 3D Projects, Global Apparel GmbH)5:30 pm - 6:00 pm CET https://www.foursource.com/conferenceView now

30jul6:00 pm6:30 pmInterview: The Digital Disruption for FashionRam Sareen, (Founder & CEO, Tukatech)6:00 pm - 6:30 pm CET https://www.foursource.com/conferenceView now

Week 4 – August 6th, 2020 (Recorded Sessions available)

Industry Innovation: Digital solutions

06aug2:00 pm2:30 pmFuture proof YOUR supply chain with innovative order management solutionsMichael Wax, (Founder & CSO, Forto)2:00 pm - 2:30 pm CET https://www.foursource.com/conferenceView nowVisit websiteEmail

06aug2:30 pm3:00 pmHow Digitisation can Improve your Supply Chain Partnerships while Elevating Performance & Efficiencies at the Same TimeDeniz Thiede, (CMO, Tripple Tree)2:30 pm - 3:00 pm CET https://www.foursource.com/conferenceView nowVisit websiteEmail

06aug3:00 pm3:30 pmEmpowering the world of fashion with dataSebastian Rieder, (BETAFASHION Co-Founder & CEO)3:00 pm - 3:30 pm CET https://www.foursource.com/conferenceView nowVisit websiteEmail

06aug3:30 pm4:00 pmMaking it happen: How to buy time during a global crisis with digital trade financeNelson Holzner, (Co-Founder & CEO, Modifi)3:30 pm - 4:00 pm CET https://www.foursource.com/conferenceView nowVisit websiteEmail

06aug4:00 pm4:30 pmAddressing real customer demand with on-demand productionBobby Östberg, (Founder & CEO, Zyseme)4:00 pm - 4:30 pm CET https://www.foursource.com/conferenceView nowVisit websiteEmail

06aug4:30 pm5:00 pmYou cannot improve (save money), what you cannot measure – Supply Chain Optimization with SETLOGGuido Brackelsberg, (Managing Director, Setlog)4:30 pm - 5:00 pm CET https://www.foursource.com/conferenceView nowVisit websiteEmail

06aug5:00 pm5:30 pmhachmeister + partner Competitive Intelligence Portal: Monitore Competitors, Exploiting Market Opportunities and Increase ProfitabilityAlexander Tewes, (Senior Controller / Benchmarking, h+p Hachmeister + Partner)5:00 pm - 5:30 pm CET https://www.foursource.com/conferenceView nowVisit websiteEmail

06aug5:30 pm6:00 pmEmbrace the diversity of bodyshape with Savitude's Design StudioCamilla Olson, (CEO, Savitude)5:30 pm - 6:00 pm CET https://www.foursource.com/conferenceView nowVisit websiteEmail

06aug6:00 pm6:30 pmBespoke AI Sewing PatternsVerena Ziegler, (Co-Founder and CEO, BeWear)6:00 pm - 6:30 pm CET https://www.foursource.com/conferenceView nowVisit websiteEmail

Recorded Presentations

Week 1

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A Sustainable Future for the Garment Industry
Christian Ewert, (President, amfori)
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Introducing: Symphonization – A New Paradigm for Social Compliance in the Post-Pandemic World
Avedis H. Seferian, (President & CEO, WRAP – Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production)
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The future of certifications in textile paradigm
Georg Dieners, (Secretary General, OEKO-TEX Association)
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Interview - Alexander Kohnstamm
Alexander Kohnstamm (Executive Director, Fair Wear Foundation)
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What the future holds for materials sourcing in a post-COVID world
Liesl Truscott, (Director of fiber, materials and European Strategy, Textile Exchange)
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Interview - Janet Mensink and Ivo Spauwen
Janet Mensink and Ivo Spauwen (SLCP - Social & Labor Convergence program & ILO Better Work)
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Circular Economy: A potential path to a more resilient and sustainable future
Markus Wieser, (Sustainability Strategy at Gore Fabrics W.L. Gore & Associates)
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Why GOTS serves as (part of) the solution - ways during and post COVID-19
Claudia Kersten (Managing Director, GOTS - Global Organic Textile Standard)
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Interview - The economic model of sustainability
Edward Hertzman (Founder & President, Sourcing Journal)

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The perfect storm for rebooting the apparel supply chain
Han Bekke (President, IAF - International Apparel Federation)
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U.S. Perspectives on Sourcing Trends for Apparel
Julia K. Hughes (President, USFIA - United States Fashion Industry Association)
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Sourcing Advantages of Turkey in Apparel Supply Chain
Cem Altan (Board Member, IHKIB – Istanbul Apparel Exporters Association)
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Investments in the Global Textile Industry – Yesterday and Tomorrow
Christian P. Schindler (Director General, ITMF – International Textile Manufacturers Federation)
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How Global Sourcing will change after Covid-19?
Seray Seyfeli (Vice President, EIB – Aegean Exporters' Associations)
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Interview – Mostafiz Uddin
Mostafiz Uddin (Founder & CEO, Denim Expert Limited)
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Peru from the fiber to the garment
Promperù – Peruvian Commission for Export and Tourism Promotion)
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Interview – Dr. A Sakthivel
Dr. A Sakthivel (Chairman, AEPC – Apparel Exporters Promotion Council of India)

Week 3

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Going digital in product creation – main hurdles
Andrés Fernández (Buying director, Mango)
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Forget Corona - Develop 3D!
Dr. Andreas Seidl (CEO, Assyst)
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The New 3D Fundamentals for Success in the Apparel Industry
Ton Wiedenhoff, (Executive Director Europe, Alvanon)
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Lessons from 3D Digital Virtualization of Entire Collections at Lulusar – a women’s digital on demand brand
Azfar Hasan, (CEO, Lulusar)
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U3M – The open source 3D material format for the apparel industry
Martin Semsch, (Managing Director, Vizoo)
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Making the Digital Leap from 2D to 3D: Challenges, Successes and Lessons Learnt from the Users Perspective
Pattima Baehr (Head of Pattern Department & 3D Projects, Global Apparel GmbH)
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Interview: The Digital Disruption for Fashion
Ram Sareen (Founder & CEO, Tukatech)

Week 4

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Future proof YOUR supply chain with innovative order management solutions
Michael Wax, (Founder & CSO, Forto)
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How Digitisation can Improve your Supply Chain Partnerships while Elevating Performance & Efficiencies at the Same Time
Deniz Thiede, (CMO, Tripple Tree)
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Empowering the world of fashion with data
Sebastian Rieder, (BETAFASHION Co-Founder & CEO)
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Making it happen: How to buy time during a global crisis with digital trade finance
Nelson Holzner, (Co-Founder & CEO, Modifi)
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Addressing real customer demand with on-demand production
Bobby Östberg, (Founder & CEO, Zyseme)
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You cannot improve (save money), what you cannot measure – Supply Chain Optimization with SETLOG
Guido Brackelsberg, (Managing Director, Setlog)
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hachmeister + partner Competitive Intelligence Portal: Monitore Competitors, Exploiting Market Opportunities and Increase Profitability
Alexander Tewes, (Senior Controller / Benchmarking, h+p Hachmeister + Partner)
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Embrace the diversity of bodyshape with Savitude's Design Studio
Camilla Olson, (CEO, Savitude)
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Bespoke AI Sewing Patterns
Verena Ziegler, (Co-Founder and CEO, BeWear)
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Speakers

Experts and thought leaders of some of the most forward-pressing challenges our industry – like sustainability, trade developments, digital product development, and industry changing innovations.

Avedis H. Seferian
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Avedis H. Seferian

President & CEO, WRAP - Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production
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Julia K. Hughes
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Julia K. Hughes

President, United States Fashion Industry Association
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Edward Hertzman
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Edward Hertzman

Founder & President, Sourcing Journal
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Andrés Fernández
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Andrés Fernández

Sourcing Director, MANGO
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Azfar Hasan
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Azfar Hasan

CEO, Lulusar
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Christian P. Schindler
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Christian P. Schindler

Director General, International Textile Manufacturers Federation, (ITMF)
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Han Bekke
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Han Bekke

President, International Apparel Federation
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Michael Wax
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Michael Wax

Co-Founder & Managing Director, FORTO
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Mostafiz Uddin
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Mostafiz Uddin

Founder & CEO, Denim Expert Limited
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Ton Wiedenhoff
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Ton Wiedenhoff

Executive Director Europe, Alvanon
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Markus Wieser
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Markus Wieser

Sustainability Strategy at Gore Fabrics, W.L. Gore and Associates
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Christian Ewert
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Christian Ewert

President, amfori
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Dr. Andreas Seidl
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Dr. Andreas Seidl

CEO, Assyst
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Liesl Truscott
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Liesl Truscott

Director of Fiber, Materials and European Strategy, Textile Exchange
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Dr. A Sakthivel, Chairman
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Dr. A Sakthivel, Chairman

Apparel Exporters Promotion Council of India, AEPC
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Alexander Kohnstamm
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Alexander Kohnstamm

Executive Director, Fair Wear Foundation
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Amora Carbajal Schumacher
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Amora Carbajal Schumacher

Director of the Commercial Office of Peru in the Benelux & Scandinavia, Promperù – Peruvian Commission for Export and Tourism Promotion
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Georg Dieners
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Georg Dieners

Secretary General, OEKO-TEX Assocation
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Claudia Kersten
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Claudia Kersten

Managing Director, GOTS-Global Organic Textile Standard
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Sebastian Rieder
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Sebastian Rieder

Sebastian Rieder, Co-Founder & CEO, BetaFashion
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Nelson Holzner
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Nelson Holzner

Co-Founder & CEO, Modifi
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Cem Altan
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Cem Altan

Board Member, Istanbul Apparel Exporters Association (IHKIB)
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Seray Seyfeli
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Seray Seyfeli

Vice President, EIB - Aegean Exporters' Associations
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Janet Mensink
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Janet Mensink

Executive Director, SLCP - Social & Labor Convergence Program
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Ivo Spauwen
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Ivo Spauwen

Senior Technical Analyst, ILO Better Work
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Guido Brackelsberg
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Guido Brackelsberg

Managing Director, Setlog
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Deniz Thiede
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Deniz Thiede

CMO, Triple Tree
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Bobby Östberg
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Bobby Östberg

(Founder & CEO, Zyseme
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Martin Semsch
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Martin Semsch

Managing Director, Vizoo
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Pattima Baehr
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Pattima Baehr

Head of Pattern Department & 3D Projects, Global Apparel GmbH
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Camilla Olson
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Camilla Olson

CEO, Savitude
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Ram Sareen
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Ram Sareen

CEO - Founder TUKATECH, TUKAWEB, TUKACENTERS - Chairman Styku
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Alexander Tewes
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Alexander Tewes

Senior Controller / Benchmarking, h+p Hachmeister + Partner
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Verena Ziegler
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Verena Ziegler

BeWear
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