The convention caters to industry leaders and therefore cover 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.
'Building a Smart Future for Fashion'
The conference program consists of a keynote speaker who will be giving a general overview of key developments in the industry. The following panel discussions will elaborate on the various aspects relating to the key note speech and, of course, the convention theme ‘Building a Smart Future for Fashion’.
Speakers This Coming Edition
We have again been able to assemble an international, diverse and strong cast of speakers. In the category major brands and manufacturers we have speakers from Hugo Boss, Vivienne Westwood, Puma and VF as well as LeverStyle from Hong Kong and Denim Village from Turkey. Experts from McKinsey, the C&A Foundation, the E-Commerce Foundation, the London College of Fashion, the Influencer Marketing Agency and the Centre for European Policy Studies will enlighten us with their knowledge and specific insights. The Convention will quite likely be opened by the Dutch Minister for Trade and Development.
Speakers Previous Editions
The quality of the speakers is high, featuring a mix of c-level speakers from brands, retailers, manufacturers and 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. For on average 300 delegates usually coming from over 20 countries around the world.
- Cristophe Auhagen, CBO Hugo Boss
- Achim Berg, Partner McKinsey
- John Cheh, CEO Esquel Group
- Adriano Goldschmied, Founder of Diesel and Replay Jeans
- Gordon Richardson, Creative Director Topman
- Gildo Zegna, Zegna