Scheduled to take place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 22-25 October 2023, the World Fashion Convention aims to cover topics on the minds of US suppliers, brands and retailers, including regionalised supply chains and sourcing in the Western Hemisphere.
“We’re thrilled to have Mr Amdani join us in Philadelphia for the 38th World Fashion Convention,” says SPESA President Michael McDonald. “Having. Amdani joining these conversations — and sharing insights from his decades-long career in both Pakistan and Honduras — will be incredibly valuable for our group of attendees.”
The IAF describes Pakistani-born Amdani as “a successful businessman, visionary, entrepreneur, and investor,” with a background in the textile and yarn-spinning sector, who founded GK Global a company that produced clothes to be exported to the US. GK Global extended into Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico, and the US, operating in the textile, lifestyle, technology, agriculture, and real estate industries.
SPESA Chairman Ed Gribbin, who is also a member of the IAF executive committee and IAF board and taking part in a discussion with Amdani expressed his admiration for the businessman’s dedication to the industry, particularly in areas like sustainable manufacturing practices and workforce development.
The World Fashion Convention theme this year is “Our Industry in Transition: Building Stronger, Smarter and More Sustainable Supply Chains,” which will encompass circularity, sustainability, digitalisation, supply chain optimisation, and the evolving manufacturing landscape in the US, the Western Hemisphere, and emerging global markets.
SPESA president Michael McDonald adds: “The conference is all about bringing together thought leaders from across the globe, representing every link in the supply chain, for in-depth conversations on how the industry is transitioning and what we all can do to keep up. Having Mr Amdani join these conversations — and sharing insights from his decades-long career in both Pakistan and Honduras — will be incredibly valuable for our group of attendees.”
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IAF note Amdani is set to release a book titled “World of Opportunity: Bringing Sustainable Business to Fragile Economies.” Published by Forbes Books, Amdani provides a roadmap to enhance the middle class, mitigate migration, promote sustainability, bolster healthcare, and ensure inclusive education.