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IFA: MEETING THE DEMANDS OF TOMORROW’S SUPPLY CHAIN @ IFA GLOBAL MARKETS
As globalisation is on the rise, opportunities arise for faster development and production, while at the same time, the industry faces greater time and cost pressures. According to the German industry association ZVEI, “The flexible use of global manufacturing capacities, combined with a focus on core competences, is key to achieving a sustained competitive advantage in today’s business environment. However, this capability requires increasingly complex supplier networks, which must be controlled and optimised to provide reliable, fast and flexible services.”
Hence, the arrival of IFA Global Markets, a new “trade only” supply chain event that was added to the IFA portfolio in 2016 and which takes place this year from September 8 to 11, at Station Berlin near Potsdamerplatz.
For all those in search of business partners, IFA Global Markets can help: IFA Meet & Match @ Global Markets is bringing visitors and exhibitors together for business talks. Thought leadership is also at the heart of this event, thanks to “Expert Talks”, featuring international buyers who regularly work together with private labels as well as OEM and ODM manufacturers from around the world. Moderated by Bob Snyder, editor-in-chief of Channel Media Europe, these talks provide an insight into the industry’s latest developments, opportunities and challenges. One of this year’s speakers, CMF Design Forecaster Anouk Groen, said: “Here walk the product-planners, marketers, and designers who influence future products in terms of concept, style and the production process. Looking at products from different industries (not just competitors) gives information and justification for future choices, but more importantly, inspiration”.