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02 Dec



Format: Webinar

Date: Wednesday 2 December 2020

Time: 10:30 hours

After a year of seismic change, the ASBCI presents a new webinar series focused on the future of the fashion industry – Beyond 2020: Survival of the Smartest. 

Kicking off the series, The Smart Skills Beyond 2020 online session on 2 December, organised with event partner MOTIF, will open with a presentation by Jackie Lewis from MOTIF on the findings of the State of Skills in the Apparel Industry 2020 report, followed by a debate with a panel of experts including Jenny Holloway from Fashion EnterKate Hills from Make it British, and Lindsay Clarke from Planet Personnel and moderated by Dr Julie King from ASBCI.

As Covid-19 continues to cause disruption around the globe, and the threat of a climate crisis looms ever closer, smartification has become the watchword of a new era. This is not just about adopting the latest technologies and accelerating the digitalisation of the whole supply chain, it is also about adopting a new mindset and a reassessment of traditional ways of working.

The businesses that survive and thrive in the post-Covid era will be those that can adapt to the rapidly changing ‘new normal’. But it goes beyond the immediate pandemic response. As the digital revolution gathers pace, businesses need to be more agile, prepared to experiment, to invest in the people, skills, and technologies that will deliver long-term business resilience. People are key, now and in the future.

The Smart Skills Beyond 2020 panel will consider how to identify essential skills, the importance of upskilling and investing in existing staff, and recruitment strategies to fill those vital new roles.

To register, please click here.

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