September 5th 2017
MTC Munich

Digitization of the value chain

Towards the future of the fashion industry

01: Background

E-commerce is just the forerunner of the digital wave, which will also change the entire value chain in the fashion sector! Everything can, everything MUST be rethought.

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The patterns X.0 conference for decision-makers in the fashion industry offers its participants numerous advantages:

  • Perspective: insights from the digitisation of other sectors with operative issues of the fashion industry.
  • Relevance: the conference focuses on the concrete possibilities and challenges of digitization for the entire process chain.
  • Format: the conference combines the impulses from the lectures and will soon develop workshop solution approaches and bring them together in a discussion forum.
  • Mix: the special combination of experts ensures strategic altitude and operative relevance.
02: Program

Tuesday, September 5th 2017

10.30 am - 10.45 am
Wolfgang Klinder / Holger Knapp / Hans Peter Hiemer

Welcome and introduction

10.45 am – 11.30 am
Hans Peter Hiemer

Patterns X.0 - a blueprint for the re-design of fashion production.

What are the starting points for the digital fashion process of the future?
11.30 am – 12.15 pm
Robert Sinclair

Strategic outlook on global market developments.

What megatrends does the industry need to be prepared for?
12.15 pm – 1.00 pm
Martijn Hagmann

Digitization of the value creation - what can be digitized in fashion?

How can new cooperation models between fashion and industry develop?
1.45 pm – 2.30 pm
Rajive Ranjan

Can sourcing networks withstand the new forces?

Can the existing partnerships be further developed in a way that is future-proof?
2.30 am – 3.00 pm
Holger Knapp

Panel discussion together with speakers and experts.

3.00 pm – 3.45 pm
Andreas Seidl

How fast is healthy?

The Amazon case: custom-made production in under 4h.
3.45 pm – 4.15 pm
Cigdem Toprak

Value Chain online?

The ASOS case: megatrends and hotspots in procurement.
4.15 pm - 4.45 pm
Nitin Gupta

Sourcing goes vertical?

The north american retail group case: suppliers as design network.
4.45 pm - 5.00 pm
Wolfgang Klinder / Holger Knapp / Hans Peter Hiemer

Conclusion and summary of the day

03: Inputgeber

Nitin Gupta

Executive Vice President, Asmara Americas Inc.

New York

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Martijn Hagman

Chief Financial Officer, Tommy Hilfiger Global and PVH Europe


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Hans Peter Hiemer

Managing Partner, b4b GmbH


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Holger Knapp

Managing Director, dfv Mediengruppe, Deutscher Fachverlag GmbH


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Rajive Ranjan

Managing Director, Techno Design GmbH


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Dr. Andreas Seidl

CEO Human Solutions GmbH


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Robert Sinclair

President LF Sourcing

Hong Kong

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Cigdem Toprak

Managing Director Germany Cherryfield


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04: Organization
patterns X.0 conference
Begin 10.30 am
End app. 5.00 pm
MTC München
Taunusstrasse 45/Ingolstädter Str. 45-47
80807 Munich

Anne-Sophie Kockers
+49 203 713 959 15
05: Attendance
Please register for the conference with this form and secure one of the coveted places!

Thank you very much! We are looking forward to your participation. You will receive your confirmation of participation within a few days.

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06: Getting there

MTC München
Taunusstrasse 45/Ingolstädter Str. 45-47
80807 Munich

07: Imprint
Thomas-Wimmer-Ring 17
80539 München

Phone: +49 89 45 22 47 0
Fax: +49 89 45 22 47 22


Managing Directors:
Wolfgang Klinder, Sebastian Klinder

Register court: Amtsgericht München
Register number: HRB 93220

Content responsibility according § 5 TMG / German Law:
Wolfgang Klinder
b4b GmbH
Schifferstr. 200
47059 Duisburg

Phone: +49 203 713 959 00
Fax: +49 203 713 959 29


Managing Directors:
Dr. Andreas Brill, Tanja Leven, Hans-Peter Hiemer

Register court: Amtsgericht Duisburg
Register number: HRB 20764

Content responsibility according § 5 TMG / German Law:
Dr. Andreas Brill