New Delhi, April 22, 2014
NITRA Technical Campus, the academic wing of NITRA, organized a seminar on Emerging Trends in Fashion and Retail Industry on 5th April’14 at India International Centre, New Delhi. Keeping in view the strong desire of today’s youth to work in fashion and retail sectors and to familiarize them with the emerging trends in these sectors, the seminar was specifically designed for the students of textile and fashion colleges pursuing UG and PG level programs.
Mr. Sanjay Jain, Vice-chairman, NITRA and MD, TT Group, graced the occasion as session chairman. The seminar was enriched by the presence of well renowned and seasoned speakers from fashion and retail industry from India and UK.
About 200 students and faculty members from leading institutes of Northern India attended the seminar.
In his address, Dr. Arindam Basu, Director General, NITRA, welcomed the speakers and delegates and spoke on the present scenario of Indian fashion and retail industry and the future prospects of these sectors.
Sh. Sanjay Jain, while conducting the session, emphasized on
the growing prominence and potential of home-brands in India’s
fashion-retail market. He also acknowledged its valuable contribution
to build and strengthen ‘Brand India’ in the global
perspective and thereby opening job opportunities in the country.
The presentation session was breathtaking. Tarang G. Saxena,
senior engagement leader with Third Eyesight deliberated on global
fashion brands in Indian retail, followed by well-known productivity
& lean management consultant Pooja Makhija, who opened up
the nuances of new-age merchandising for fashion industry. Victoria
Markham, senior lecturer with MMU, UK demystified merchandising
both as an art and science. Following these, Vivek Agarwal, Asst.
Director & Dean – Management, NITRA presented the activities
of NITRA and NTC with special focus on its flagship management
program PGDM in Fashion-Retail Management.
He also spoke about this program’s tie-up with Manchester
Metropolitan University, UK and the lucrative career that students
are likely to embrace on completion of this program. Finally,
the CEO of Luxury Connect, Abhay Gupta provided a lively presentation
on potential of luxury retailing in India . An interactive panel
discussion and Q&A with professionals of tomorrow in the audience
ensured that the seminar was of immense benefit to the young students.
(Sourced from Textiles Update.)