Retail Industry Event Addressed Product Testing and Compliance Topics

Retail Industry Event Addressed Product Testing and Compliance Topics

ecVision, the leading supply chain collaboration platform provider for retail, hosted its first annual industry event focused on product testing and compliance on February 18, 2014 at the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong. Proudly announcing the success of this year’s event, SourceTrends 2014 brought together leaders from the retail industry’s top sourcing and supply chain organizations, service providers and trade associations representing the United States, Asia and Europe for an all-day seminar discussing the challenges in today’s environment.

The event featured a keynote presentation from Spencer Fung, Group Chief Operating Officer, Li & Fung Ltd. along with subject matter experts focusing on the issues of the apparel and footwear industry’s supply chain product testing, supplier facility compliance and sustainability programs. During his keynote, Spencer Fung addressed the evolutionary changes that retailers have experienced over the last 100 plus years sourcing through Asia. Mr. Fung noted that an important aspect of this transformation includes the increased regulatory pressures to comply with strict product testing and social compliance directives from countries all around the globe.

Other presenters were from apparel and footwear brands, testing labs and certifying organizations, and trade associations that work closely with retailers in the US and China. The attendee feedback from the day was overwhelmingly positive and supports the need for future events on this topic in Hong Kong. ecVision has already begun planning to facilitate another conference this time next year.

“The demands on brands and retailers in today’s setting are only to be eclipsed by the increased need for better solutions from software and third party providers,” said Gary Barraco, VP of Product Marketing for ecVision and event emcee. “The groups and people in this room represent the leaders in the industry who are interested in being the best of the best. ecVision was pleased to facilitate this type of forum and we look forward to more in the future.”

SourceTrends 2014 was supported by the following sponsors: TUV SUD, OEKO-TEX, United States Fashion Industry Association, AmCham, AsiaInspection, GTT, SFBC, AAFA, WRAP, Clothing Industry Training Authority and FDRA.

About ecVision: ecVision offers a cloud-based supply chain collaboration platform that optimizes product lifecycle and supply chain processes. The enterprise platform, ecVision Suite™, reflects the standardized business processes from design to delivery, creating a single collaborative solution for private label brands, retailers and their trading partners. With increased visibility and workflow, users can improve their reaction time to demand changes, shorten product lifecycles, lower product and materials costs, and improve sourcing and logistics efficiencies. Learn more at