The Fourth Industrial Revolution was presented as the great challenge in order to promote the growth of the Fashion System

The Fourth Industrial Revolution was presented as the great challenge in order to promote the growth of the Fashion System

The present institutions ratified the commitment to the transformation of the Fashion System through the technologies coming from the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

  • In the first day of Colombiamoda 2019, a conversation session was made regarding the Fourth Industrial Revolution, followed by an encounter where the participation of Inexmoda’s allies was highlighted
  • The present institutions ratified the commitment to the transformation of the Fashion System through the technologies coming from the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
  • Institutions such as the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Antioquia’s Government, Medellin’s City Government and ProColombia, were recognized for their participation on the programs related to the transformation of the Fashion System.

July 2019. Within the frame of Colombiamoda’s 30th edition, Colombia’s Fashion Week®, different institutions gathered to talk about the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the way it can take part in the transformation of the Fashion System.

The session was also about the impact in the adoption of technologies 4.0 in the Colombian fashion industry. It had the participation of the panellists Carlos Eduardo Botero Hoyos, Inexmoda’s CEO, the Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, José Manuel Restrepo Abondano; the Minister of Information and Communications Technologies, Silvia Constaín, and the Vice minister for Economic Development for the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Saúl Pineda.

In the same way, participants like Colombia Productiva’s CEO, Camilo Fernández de Soto; ProCOlombia’s CEO, Flavia Santoro; iNNpulsa’s CEO, Ignacio Gaitán; the Director of the Fourth Revolution Center, Agustinho Almeida; Creytex’s General Manager, Lina Bustamante and Karina Acuña, Shift Active’s Manager were also present.

The event also highlighted the importance and the opportunities coming with the Industry 4.0 for the different sectors, specifically the Fashion System, as well as today’s needs for the producers, commercial and innovative companies. It was also highlighted the relevance of the adoption of e-commerce channels for the internationalization and the government’s programs, helping to initiate and strengthen the adoption of technologies 4.0 for their companies.

“We want the e-commerce to be a reality and the best way to do it is side by side with the Fourth Industrial Revolution and our allies. We see it as an improvement to the commerce for all the companies and we want to specially support the Fashion Industry on its way to electronic commerce”, stated ProColombia’s CEO Flavia Santoro, who also emphasized on the participation of 10 different e-commerce platforms invited by ProColombia to Colombiamoda 2019.

On the other side, the director of the Fourth Revolution Centre, Agustinho Almeida, talked about Medellin as the fifth city in the world with the presence of an specialized center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution; a space dedicated to design projects and develop applicable politics through the industry and to promote the global collaboration in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, “Industries 4.0 are not a novelty, nor an option, the ability to maintain competitive and productive is to assimilate those challenges”, stated.

“We have been working on the construction of an agenda capable to generate an impact on the companies within the industry. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is something we truly need to do if we want to work side by side with sustainable companies”, stated Carlos Eduardo Botero Hoyos, Inexmoda’s CEO.

The session finished with an invitation made by the Vice minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Saúl Pineda, making a call to all the entrepreneurs’ interest for the new technologies 4.0 working hand by hand with entities like Inexmoda. He also highlighted the possibility of a growth that exists when working as a team.

At the end the Allies Encounter took place, a space of especial recognitions to all those who worked next to the institute during 2018 and 2019, building transformation projects that have achieved more than 140.000 entrepreneurial impacts.

Antioquia’s Government, the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Colombia Productiva, Medellin’s City Government, The City Government of Manizales, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, ProColombia and the Commercial Buyers Missions and Exhibitors, were the institutions recognized for their joined efforts with Inexmoda favoring the Industry. The allies, ratified the interest to continue working together with Inexmoda, aligned to the Fourth Industrial Revolution thematic.

The event closed with an invitation to all the assistants, made by Lorenzo Velásquez, Inexmoda’s Director of the Knowledge and Transformation area to continue working together in order to connect knowledge, “Colombiamoda is not big because of Inexmoda, Colombiamoda is big because we have big allies like you” concluded.

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