We kindly invite you to the 34th IAF World Fashion Convention, co-organized with Dutch industry association Modint, that will be held on October 9th and 10th 2018 in Maastricht, the Netherlands. The Convention caters to industry leaders and therefore covers a broad spectre of strategic issues, ranging across the supply chain, from raw materials to retail and from sourcing and supply chain management to retail and branding.
Theme: Building a Smart Future for Fashion
In a world where prices cannot drop much lower, boats cannot go much faster and people cannot work much harder, improvements are made only when the business is made smarter. Smart supply chain collaboration, smart new machines, smart materials and above all, smart people, this convention will show many inspiring examples of a smarter apparel supply chain.
What to Expect?
The Convention Schedule consists of a 7-day-program in total. It starts of with the traditional Golf Tournament and the Board of Directors Dinner on Sunday October 7th. On Monday October 8th, the Board of Directors Meeting and General Assembly is scheduled. Afterwards, we will officially welcome all delegates at the Maastricht Town Hall for Welcome Cocktails.
On Tuesday October 9th and Wednesday October 10th, the Conference Progam will take place. The Study Tour is planned for Thursday October 11th, Friday October 12th until lunch time Saturday October 13th. As is tradition, we also offer an interesting Partner Program. Participants can register for the main conference and add components to taste.
Traditionally, the quality of the speakers is high, featuring a mix of c-level speakers from brands, retailers, manufacturers, associations and top class suppliers to the industry. Previous speakers came from a.o. PVH, H&M, Hugo Boss, Desigual, Disney, VF, Zegna, Esquel and Escada, as well as McKinsey, BCG, the ILO, the World Bank and the OECD.
This year, we already have confirmation of speakers from Puma, Hugo Boss, the London College of Fashion and LeverStyle, with many top speakers to be announced.
Entry tickets: Early Bird Registration Possible as of Today!
We grant large discounts on the entry tickets to IAF members and members of national or regional industry associations (such as German Fashion, Creamoda, Dansk Fashion and Textiles, CMAI, TCMA, IHKIB etc.) who are IAF members.