A one-day seminar is taking place to look at issues impacting the children's wear sector, ranging from their changing shape and size to the latest consumer research and the retail landscape.

Entitled 'The Childrenswear Challenge - responding to a growing market,' the event is organised by ASBCI in response to requests from its retail and brand members.

Presentations will tackle some of the most pressing children's clothing issues facing designers, retailers and brands.

These will include the buying behaviour of the children's wear consumer; price inflation and the demise of discounting; new designs and innovations; children's wear safety issues; fulfilling risk assessment and global standards' requirements; the role of pester power and licensing agreements; and the latest design technologies.

In addition there will be a presentation on which retailers and brands are currently performing and the challenges facing retailers in 2011.

Speakers include Ian Mitchell, strategic insight director for Kantar WorldpanelFashion, who will look at the children's wear consumer and the current retail landscape - including challenges facing retailers in 2011.

Ed Gribbin, vice president of Alvainsight, will address sizing issues; and Sarah Anderson of Marks & Spencer will examine the relationship between children's wear design and ladies' fashion.

The seminar is being held on 16 September at The Pavilion, Wicksteed Park, Kettering in Northamptonshire. For more details email: info@asbci.co.uk or visit the ASBCI website.