The African Market is no doubt expanding and growing in terms of fashion thanks to the passionate parties up to ensure that the best of African fashion is realized and tapped into.
It is no longer just about the African fashion industry in segregation, but the incorporation of international fashion industry to ensure that the marketplace is ripe for business and explores the African fashion potential.
According to African Fashion Guide many questions are pondered, in terms of African fashion industry. Is Africa Fashion’s final frontier? Is there a growing consumer market in Africa ready to buy? Can Africa be realistically open for international business?
To address some of these issues, African fashion guide in celebration of its five years Anniversary in September, brings together influential stakeholders,with a mutual involvement and/or vested interest in elevating African trade, design and production, and who want to be part of the wider solution to raise Africa as a trailblazer in quality design and production, to a Fashion Africa Conference event.
The full day 2016 Fashion Africa Conference event will be set out over 2 large rooms on the top floor of the Richmix, London and entitled The African Market will consist of TedX style keynote speeches in the morning, followed by afternoon panel discussions with international industry leaders and trade expo the F.A.T.E!!
PANEL 1 will focus on AfriPAST, looking at how far Africa has come in order to look forward – focus is on production, sustainability and the African fashion message of value
PANEL 2 AfriPRESENT, looking at the message we are getting from Africa today. With focus onthe African consumer, the retail stratosphere – standalone stores, pop ups to online retailing and ecommerce and the role of design within this.
PANEL 3 AfriFUTURE, looking at where things are going in African fashion – from trends, textile technology, to entrepreneurship, manufacturing options and production business parks to street style, arts and the marketplace as a whole. How the African market appeals more and more to investors abroad for new business ventures.
Africa is also an opportunity for existing businesses abroad to open up similar businesses there. Media and researchers are also recognizing this and we discuss what angle they are taking and the opportunity Africa has to offer.
So if you are a fashion retailer, fashion designer, student, journalist or fashion business who is interested in sourcing and/or producing in Africa, with a strong, active interest in sustainability and ethical business practice – then you cannot miss this conference.
Speakers confirmed includes: Andrea Bury from Abury, African Development Bank, Chayet Chienen of Nothing But the Wax, Daniele Tomagni – Streetstyle Photographer and Author, Keren Long of Ethical Apparel Africa, Laduma Ngoxolo of Maxhosa, Mark Stephenson of Sandstorm Kenya, Pamela Samasuwo-Nyawiri of Vanhuvamwe, Prama Bhardwaj of Mantisworld, Vlisco among others.
DATE: Thursday 8th September 2016-07-29
TIME: 10.00am – 5.00pm (doors open 9.30am for registration)
VENUE: Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA
PRICE: £49 EARLY BOOKING FEE (full price £79 after August 31st!) – includes tea, coffee and biscuits
Register at: here
For more information visit: www.africafashionguide.com