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Digitalization live for fashion professionals

Digitalization is changing the rules of the market. Customers evaluate size, tradition and the range of offers in the light of new ideas. These new ideas need space – in organization, technology and strategies.

The Fashion Forum 2018 creates this space: Digitalization pioneers in the industry and experts will give you ideas and valuable tips so that you can actively design digitalization in your organization and create new offers with a WOW effect. You can follow these new ideas “hands–on” in live technology rooms. Live at the Fashion Forum you can test our Microfactory Knit and try out your ideas "hands-on" immediately.

Keynote lectures by pioneers of digitalization / Exchange information with industry colleagues / Experience innovation technology live / Gain experience / Put questions to technology experts / Sound out business opportunities



Microfactory Knit - Live production of unique pieces
The customer becomes the designer.

High-end Denim - Jeans up close and personal in the process
Washing, laser & co. visualized ready for production.

Impetus - from the industry for the industry

Virtual Reality - Fashion, infinitely-networked
Coordinate collections on site in a virtual room.

Digitalization technology - Planning, processes, systems

Vidya Award - “Summer Fashion in 3D”
Young designers show what they can do.

Get-together & FIFA World Cup 2018  - Relaxed networking

Acclaimed author Hera Lind - Mastering changes “perfectly”


AGENDA Fashion Forum 2018

First Day: 3 July 2018

09:30 - 10:00 Welcome and check-in with a cup of coffee
10:00 - 10:30 Welcome to speakers and guests/ Presentation of the program
Stefan Dietz, Moderator, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Sparring partner
10:30 - 11:30 The Digitization Trap
Dr. Andreas Brill, CEO, B4B GmbH
11:30 - 12:00 Revolution in the value chain: How design and product become digital
Dr. Andreas Seidl, CEO, Human Solutions Group
12:00 - 12:30 Microfactory – pushing innovation for local production of textile products
Alexander Artschwager, DITF Denkendorf
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 - 14:30 Discussion: Microfactory
Andreas Schellhammer/H. Stoll GmbH & Co. KG, Alexander Artschwager/DITF
Denkendorf, Dr. Andreas Brill/B4B GmbH, Dr. Andreas Seidl/Human Solutions Gruppe
14:30 - 15:00 To take exact measurements - Implement PDM/PLM systems effectively and efficiently
Practical report and experiences with the introduction of a PDM / PLM system at
an international fashion retailer

Thomas Blum, Blum Management Consulting
15:00 - 15:30 Closer to the customer
Dr. Richard Federowski, Partner, Roland Berger GmbH
15:30 - 16:00 Summary and Forecast Day 2
16:00 - 17:45

Live demo of the Microfactory Knit and

broadcast FIFA Football World Cup

Evening program with Vidya-Award

Second day: 4 July 2018

08:45 - 09:00

Welcome and coffee

09:00 - 09:30

SOOII – 3D virtuality is the new realit
Arndt Johannes, CEO, sooii GmbH
09:30 - 10:00 Working with an innovative tool named 3D
Audrey Renard and Charlotte Delcourt-Bedoret, Décathlon SA
10:00 - 10:30
Virtual reality - the possibilities in the fashion sector
Detlef Oesterreich, Director EDV, Brax – Leineweber GmbH & Co. KG
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 11:30 The idea to optimize development processes with 3D simulation
Roland Schuler, Director Technical Product Management, IB Company
11:30 - 12:00 3D Impressions @s.Oliver
Thomas Herbert, Head of Digital Innovation Hub, Rieke Schneider, Manager Sourcing Operations –
Product, Purchase & Merchandise, s. Oliver Bernd Freier GmbH & Co. KG
12:00 - 12:30 3D from Assyst: Vidya is your key for a quicker time to market
Lorenzo Dovesi, Benetton Group Spa
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 - 14:30
The relevance of apples and pears for apparel fitting - Morphotypes in the field
Anke Rissiek, Manager Sizing & Fitting, Human Solutions GmbH
14:30 - 15:00 Size NorthAmerica - Update, Trends, Challenges
Tim Günzel, Sizing & Fitting, Human Solutions GmbH
15:00 - 15:30 MYR LOOK CUSTOMIZER at the intersection of fashion and technology
Dalia Silvia Benefatto, Business Development Director, MYR S.r.l.
15:30 - 15:50 Discussion: Digitization yes, how can I start concretely?
Roland Schuler/IB Company, Dr. Andreas Seidl/Human Solutions Grouß
15:50 - 16:35 Closing speech: Between superwoman and sling program; best of bestsellers
Hera Lind
End of the event and farewell to the participants

Subject to modifications

Event Location

Lilienthalallee 37
80939 München/Germany


Event costs per person are € 299 (€ 249 if you have an existing maintenance contract). VAT is extra in each case. The number of participants is limited. Registration is compulsory. Deadline: June 25, 2018.

Register online


With the Keyword "Fashion Forum" you can book your accommendation at the following hotels.
You can only book yout room with the fax form at the bottom!

The Rilano Hotel München & Rilano 24/7 Hotel München
Domagkstr. 26
80807 München
Tel: +49 89 36001 0
Price: 119,- Euro per night/person incl. breakfast
Rooms are available until 21.05.2018

Motel One München-Parkstadt Schwabing
Anni-Albers-Straße 10
80807 München
Tel: +49 89 1218970-0
Price: 79,- Euro per night/person without breakfast
Rooms are available until 21.05.2018

Ibis Hotel München Parkstadt Schwabing
Lyonel-Feininger-Straße 20
80807 München
Tel: +49 89 35063-0                          
Price: 119,- Euro per night/person without breakfast
Rooms are available until 07.05.2018   

Star Inn Hotel Premium München
Weimarer Straße 2
80807 München
Tel: +49 89 809132-0                        
Preis: 115,- Euro per night/person without breakfast
Rooms are available until 04.06.2018

Hotel Königstein
Frankfurter Ring 28-30
80807 München
Tel: +49 89 35036-0                          
Preis: 100,- Euro per night/person incl. breakfast
Rooms are available until 04.06.2018




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