From eBIZ Fashion Forum an open perspective for the fashion industry: 64 experts from IT, Material Supply, Manufacturing, Brand, Retail, Associations shared their insights in an open and constructive atmosphere at the conference organized by GCS with the support of EURATEX and ENEA in the framework of the project eBIZ 4.0.

The challenge is a medium-term approach for the issues of the fashion industry that is threatened by monopolistic ePlatforms (i.e. Amazon and AliBaba), logic- and system breaks, lacking rules and incomplete best practices/standards and missing real time technologies and as a result increasing complexity of the processes in the omnichannel and customisation perspectives.

The conference, held in Frankfurt on September 19th 2018, was the point of arrival of the work launched by a collaboration between eBIZ 4.0 project (, specifically ENEA, and GCS Consulting (GCS Consulting GmbH, München, Germany, The aim was to verify the potential of eBIZ for the German fashion industry and understand the industry requirements relevant within this country in a wider European perspective.

The activity was structured on three steps:

  • market and business scenarios analysis in Germany on perspective of eBIZ and RFID technologies adoption (including interviews to a focus group of relevant stakeholders)
  • definition of a potential scenario for the adoption of eBIZ as part of a platform for the fashion industry in German
  • presentation of the study’s results and the potential scenario at the conference “eBIZ & GCS Fashion Forum” in Frankfurt in order to discuss its outcomes and receive feedback.

The conference concluded with the proposal of the “Initiative – Connection Textile Sector” for creating a Digital Master Plan for the sector.

For more information:

Read the detailed conference outcomes from the report HERE.

Where is and where is eBIZ going? see the technical slides of the conference HERE