The 10th annual South Asian Apparel Leadership Forum (SAALF) will be held as part of the 2020 Sri Lanka Design Festival (SLDF2020) in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Saturday, October 24, 2020.

The SAALF is a one-day international forum that brings together renowned global opinion leaders and authorities in the spheres of fashion and apparel, including key personalities from Sri Lanka and South Asian Apparel industry.

SAALF 2020 will be taking place on Saturday, October 24, 2020


The South Asian Apparel Leadership Forum was conceptualized by SLDF as one of the festival’s main highlights of 2011. 


Since it's inception SAALF has grown in attendance and in its importance as a venue that brings together leadership, innovators and policymakers from all aspects of the global apparel supply chain.


The forum provides a platform to network, learn, collaborate and discuss the challenges of disruptive apparel market trends and how to embrace innovation to continue that future sustainable growth of the South Asian apparel industry.


Every year SAALF sees many key experts and industry leaders from the global apparel supply chain, and high profile international press gather to share their insights on topics that are crucial for the future growth and sustainability of the South Asian apparel industry.


Learn from Experts

Learn about how to harness the changing global consumer mindsets, workplace attitudes, technologies, and design innovation for future growth and sustainability in glocal markets.

Network with Industry Leaders

The South Asian Apparel Leadership Forum (SAALF) presents the unique opportunity to network with prominent leaders, innovators and changemakers from the regional and global apparel and manufacturing industry.

Collaborate with Peers

SAALF also provides a venue for the apparel supply chain as a whole to ideate, discuss and collaboratively bring to bear innovative solutions to complex issues impacting not only the commercial success of business ventures but also those impacting the lives of people and societies globally.

SAALF is highly recommended for C-Suite Execs / CEO’s / Leadership Teams in Apparel Manufacturing / Apparel Supply Chain Executives / Innovative Thinkers.


Every year SAALF brings together key experts and thought leaders to further the dialogue in the role of design thinking, technology, and innovation as change-makers of the apparel industry.

The SAALF 2020 agenda, attending delegates and speakers will be announced shortly.


Chris Sanderson

Cofounder, Future Laboratory UK

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