Alvanon, the world’s leading apparel sizing and fit expert has announced that its chief executive officer, Janice Wang, is to speak at the global fashion industry’s prestigious Prime Source Forum 2013 that is being held on Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th March 2013 at the Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers, the ballroom, 20 Nathan Road, Kowloon. She has been invited to join an expert panel of speakers to address ‘Success after Succession – How will the next generation of owners take their family businesses forward?’ session four on day two of the forum. As a third generation member of the founding family of Alvanon she will share the secret of the group’s global growth and her business vision for its future success.
Janice Wang joined Alvanon in 2002 as its CEO having started her career in the family apparel manufacturing business and honing her business skills with such high profile organizations as Chase Manhattan Bank, Texwatch Inc., and industry giant Li and Fung Limited. Under her leadership the multinational Alvanon Group has become widely recognized as the global fashion industry’s leading provider of apparel sizing and fit consultancy and development tools. Since joining the company she has transformed it from a mannequin-focused company to a full service, integrated solutions company dedicated to fit excellence. She has inspired the company to embrace the most advanced 3D body scanning and consultancy innovations attracting top-tier, seasoned experts to the company. She is currently driving the company’s growth through a series of new consumer focused sizing applications.
Janice Wang is the third generation of a family rooted in the apparel industry. Her grandmother Beatrice Chen set up a childrenswear manufacturing business in Hong Kong, Sterling Products Limited in 1957. Janice’s father, the late Dr Kenneth Wang, MBE, joined the family business in the 70s and went on to expand manufacturing and sourcing facilities into seven countries. In 2001, Dr Wang founded Alvanon, as he recognized the value and commercial potential of developing realistic fit forms and applying body shape consultancy to fashion development.
Janice Wang graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University in New York, with a double degree in Economics and East Asian studies. In 2006 she was shortlisted in the UK for both the Businesswoman of the Year Award and the Woman of the Future Award. She lives in Hong Kong with her husband and young daughters.
The Success after Succession panel will be moderated by Peter Liu, chairman, human capital committee, American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and managing director of Asianet International Executive Search. In addition to Janice Wang-Millard, the panel will comprise Anderson Lee, business director Hong Kong Non-Woven Group and vice chairman of the sustainable Fashion Business Consortium, Hong Kong ; Roger Lee, CEO of the TAL Group and Marissa Maren, business development associate of the Busana Apparel Group. Additional information on Prime Source Forum 2013 can be found at http://www.primesourceforum.com
Prime Source Forum (PSF) sources key product and business information to the apparel supply chain and fashion industry. Since 2006, it has been held in Hong Kong once a year, bringing together more than 400 senior executives from 20+ countries to discuss the challenges and opportunities that manufacturers, suppliers and retailers are facing in the supply chain of the apparel industry. For this reason, it is a forum and not a conference as delegate involvement is an important element of its success. This international event offers ample opportunity for delegates to network with their peers, mingle with expert panelists and exchange ideas with their peers and competitors alike on issues of mutual interest. In 2012, the profile of PSF was extended to the fashion industry, which follows discussions with major players in both industries who appreciate the similarities in sourcing opportunities and market development for apparel and footwear practitioners. Other two fashion-related events, which are collocated with PSF, are Manufacturing, Material and Technology, and Fashion Access (www.aplf.com), cover raw material to finished products from head to toe.
Founded in 2001, the Alvanon Group of companies is the global leader in providing full service, integrated fit solutions for the apparel industry. From its head office in New York, operations center in Hong Kong and operating offices in the UK and Germany, Alvanon provides customized fit strategies and product development tools to the world’s leading fashion brands, retailers, lingerie, swimwear, sportswear, mail order and corporate clothing suppliers. Alvanon’s fit offer combines the world’s largest database of 300,000 body scans with the unparalleled expertise, products and services provided by a team of over 70 dedicated sizing and body shape professionals.