Industry Insights

Industry Insights is a series of intimate panel discussions with experts and industry leaders who are reshaping the way we think about the fashion and retail ecosystem. Aimed to provide individuals and companies with knowledge on the current practices and better equip themselves with the right tools for advancement, each panel discussion focuses on a single topic relevant to businesses today.


Upcoming Industry Insights

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Previous Industry Insights

TAFF X CRIB International Women’s Day Celebration

Event Date: 5 March 2020

“Untold Stories: Lessons & Inspirations”

International Women’s Day celebrates the achievements of women globally. On March 5th we will hosted intimate conversations with four female founders, who shared not only the successes but failures they have encountered, how they overcame untold challenges and the unexpected wins that inspire and continue to drive them.

The goal for the evening was to share the dynamic journey and stories of these women in the fashion industry, while learning about their passion, work, future goals and what women’s empowerment means to them.

Speakers: Danelle Woo – Founder of Aijek, Widelia Liu – Founder of Whole9Yards, Advisor of, Ee-Ling Fock – Founder of The Missing Piece, Raena Lim – Co-Founder of Style Theory

Moderated by: Tjin Lee – Co-Founder of CRIB and Managing Director at Mercury Marketing & Communications

Perfecting Your Pitch Workshop

Event Date: 26 February 2020

Pitching is a valuable skill that entrepreneurs need to learn. Not only if we pitch our ideas will people understand our product, project or idea. It is very important to sell the vision for your company, capabilities and the potential return on investment because the success or failure of your business can rest on your ability to bring in much needed money you intend to sell. Attendees learned to build their pitching skills in 30 minutes and get immediate feedback from our panel of mentors.

Speakers: Michael Blakey – Managing Partner at Cocoon Capital

Mentors: Alan Hellawell – Partner at Alpha JWC Ventures, Pamela Puja Kirpalani – Founder of Inner High Living and NLP Corporate Communications Trainer & Consultant, Daniel Huang – CFA, Startup Lead at FundedHere, Ian Gan – Founder and Owner of Seed Ventures, Helen Chen – Business Planning & Operations, Manager at Facebook and Investment committee member and investor at BANSEA, Mazen Kurdy – Founder and CEO at StyleMyle

How To Build A Great Online D2C Experience

Event Date: 12 September 2019

In this engaging evening we heard from our experts from Google, Shopify, hoolah, and 360&5 on how D2C brands are using design, branding, conversion and more to re-imagine the retail experience and drive online sales. We end the night with an insightful panel led by Debra Langley, joined by our experts and retailers, as they share their insights and answer your burning questions.

Speakers: Nikhil Durgani – Senior Account Manager – Apps, Commerce & Entertainment at Google, Andrew Lim – Co-Founder & Art Director at 360 & 5, Galen Crout – Integrated Marketing at Shopify, Stuart Thornton – Founder and CEO at hoolah

Moderated by: Debra Langley – Venture Partner at Start Today Ventures and Resident Mentor at The Bridge Fashion Incubator (a TaFF initiative)

The Circular Economy: Fiction or Attainable Ideal?

Event Date: 11 July 2019

Businesses everywhere are implementing the concepts of circular economy and circular design to disrupt the way we produce and consume, and mitigate some of the damage already inflicted on our world. By re-imagining supply chains, re-designing operating systems and re-thinking business models, these companies are paving the way for a future economy that has the potential to build real prosperity, long term. The evening’s discussion included how we shift our thinking away from the assumption that our materials and resources are infinite and how smaller businesses begin conversations to shift their supply chain structures and consumer mindsets.

Speakers: David Ward – Founder at The Nurturing Co & Reeturn, Marialine Verideckt – Founder at CircleWerkz and Circular Economy Club Country Organiser for Singapore, Laura François – Social Impact Strategist, Co-Founder at ANEWKIND and Country Coordinator at Fashion Revolution Singapore, Anisa Johnny – Senior Lecturer, Fashion Marketing & Management Raffles College of Higher Education Singapore

Moderator: Jon Max Goh – The Bridge Fashion Incubator Programme Manager

Fashion, Meet Data: The Secrets of Effective Assortment Planning & Merchandising to Boost Sales

Event Date: 6 June 2019

Smart brands and retailers know now more than ever that harnessing data can significantly improve bottom line and margin performances, while highlighting growth opportunities and weaknesses. But access to data represents a pot of gold only if the insights surfaced are crystal clear.

This inaugural Industry Insights event introduces Omnilytics, a rapidly growing data analytics company that specializes in capturing and interpreting real-time insights relevant to fashion brands and retailers. The discussion will help businesses of all sizes better understand the role that data analytics can play in decision-making, and offer guidance on how you can use key insights to improve your business immediately.

Speakers: Sylvia Yin – COO of Omnilytics, Bessie Yen – Founder and Head of Design at RYE, Amanda Liu – Former Buyer at Zalora Malaysia, Retail Strategy Manager at Omnilytics

Moderator: Jon Max Goh – The Bridge Fashion Incubator Programme Manager

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