About This Webinar
COVID 19 has significantly impacted the global textile and apparel supply chains because of the industry’s huge dependence on China as a manufacturing base. Though, for other manufacturing countries like Bangladesh, Viet Nam, Turkey and India, the opportunities are huge, yet the tapping potential remains limited. Brands & Retailers are bearing losses owing to store closures and limited consumer buying amidst quarantine measures. Overall, the current outlook is pessimistic considering the first quarter of this year is about to end and growth rates, business losses and stock prices are all pointing downwards.

Fibre2Fashion’s Market Intelligence team along with our special guest Mr. Rick Helfenbein, renowned apparel consultant and the former President and CEO of the American Apparel & Footwear Association will discuss more on the below-stated aspects through an informative webinar on 2nd April 2020 at 7:30 AM EST.

Even if you cannot make it to the webinar, don’t forget to register to get the full webinar recording.
  • COVID 19: Black Swan for 2020
  • Impact on Brands & Retailers, Manufacturers & Consumers
  • China’s challenged position
  • Emerging Beneficiary Countries
  • Contingency Plans for Future
  • 2020 amidst COVID 19, US-China Trade war & BREXIT
  • Exclusive discussion with Mr. Rick Helfenbein (Independent Consultant, former President and CEO of the American Apparel & Footwear Association)
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    Ms. Deepti Lahane
    General Manager–Market Intelligence at Fibre2Fashion

    Consulting & Research experience in the Textile and Apparel industry which includes strategic planning and budgeting, designing and managing research projects end to end, client servicing and feedback.
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    Mr. Rick Helfenbein
    Independent Consultant & Former President and CEO of the American Apparel & Footwear Association

    CNN, CNBC, BBC, FOX, YAHOO FINANCE, & BLOOMBERG discussing Retail, Trade, & Politics
    Contributing writer for Forbes.com, The Hill, WWD, Sourcing Journal, Morning Consult, & Just-Style
    Former Chairman of the Board - American Apparel & Footwear Association
    Past President Luen Thai USA
    Past President/Vice President at Izod/Lacoste
    Guest lecturer: Retail, Politics, Government Relations, Tariffs and Trade - China, Asia, Central America at: Wharton, Harvard, Columbia, Cornell, and other prestigous Universities.
    Former Board Member at Blythedale Children's Hospital, Kids in Distressed Situations (KIDS), Young Mens Association (YMA), and The Greyston Foundation
    Consortium for Operational Excellence in Retailing at Harvard & Wharton
    Trade Legislation & Washington expertise