Kurt Kavano to speak on ‘Global Retail Trends & Strategies’ at SLDF’s South Asian Apparel Leadership Forum
TradeCard Founder and Chairman Kurt Cavano, listed among World Trade Magazines world’s 50 most influential people, is a key personality whose vision and talks are much anticipated and he is a keen supporter of Sri Lanka’s vision to be South Asia’s apparel hub.
TradeCard Founder and Chairman Kurt Cavano, who brought his New York business to Sri Lanka seven years ago, is geared to expand and grow his business within the country to hold significantly more employees here in Colombo in the near future.
“TradeCard works with many Sri Lankan apparel makers through international brands like Levi’s,” said Cavano on his company’s relationship with Sri Lanka. Believing that the region holds unbelievable opportunities for the world and for the company, Cavano won the admiration of local apparel makers by urging Sri Lanka apparel not to pursue a cheap needle approach, but to evolve with quality and sustainability – attributes that have become synonymous with them.
“A lot of change happening here is having a really incredible effect in the world,” he asserted at 2011’s forum. “…It creates an unbelievable opportunity for Sri Lanka. This is not to say what’s happening isn’t. TradeCard is a key supporter of SDLF’s campaign to position Sri Lanka at the global ethical fashion forefront and sees the island as an essential supply base with the movement of the international apparel market towards South Asia.”
TradeCard is the leading provider of cloud-based supply chain collaboration solutions that synchronise financial transactions with physical events in the global supply chain. Its services and solutions enable customers to improve margins and enhance growth, with extra-organisational supply chain visibility and superior supply chain agility. This has earned TradeCard an impressive line of over 10,000 customers in apparel, footwear and consumer goods including Columbia Sportswear, Rite Aid and Wolverine Worldwide in more than 75 countries.
TradeCard is a leading supply chain collaboration platform that improves margin, cash flow and visibility for over 10,000 buyers, sellers and service providers. Global ‘feet on the street’ experts providing support in 78+ countries and 32 languages. A global network of buyers, suppliers and service providers that collaborate electronically and generate mutual value. A network of alliance partners: inspection services, consultants, technology providers, banks – that contribute expertise and bring innovation to members.
To obtain information on the South Asian Apparel Leadership Forum contact www.srilankadesignfestival.com or the festival secretariat +94 11 5737303 at AOD design campus, 29, Lauries Road, Colombo 4 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday.