The African Fashion Business Summit is scheduled for 13th – 15th September, 2016 at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, as one of the activities lined up during the Africa Fashion Reception scheduled for the same dates.
The theme for the Summit is ‘Creating Wealth for African Economies through its Fashion, Garment and Textile Industry’.
The African Union Commission has invited Dr (Mrs) Sandra Nwugo, Managing Director/CEO, Femaz Micro Finance Bank to address the Fashion Summit. She will join other business leaders from around the world to address practitioners in the fashion, garment and textile industry from over 30 African countries.
She is expected to address ‘The role of Microfinance bank in creating wealth for SMEs in the fashion industry’ during the summit.
After the summit, all participating countries will be presented to the international audience in Paris end of October.
The Africa Fashion Reception is a Pan African Initiative organized by Legendary Gold in partnership with the African Union.
This year’s event will gather fashion designers, dignitaries, Ambassadors and media from over 30 African countries, in a celebration of cultural diversity expressed through the artistic fashion discipline with the proud theme ‘Africa is the New Inspiration of Global Fashion’
The Africa Fashion Reception is aimed at achieving the following objectives using the creative industry of Fashion as a vehicle:
To build bridges by creating free trade and partnerships among fashion practitioners throughout the African continent
To attract global attention to Africa’s very rich and diversified dress culture which can be explored as a catalyst for the social economic growth of the continent’s garment/textile industry.
To expand the potential power of fashion as a tool of fighting poverty in Africa by creating wealth through the empowerment of women and youths in the various fashion vocations through training, capacity building schemes, workshops and setting up of medium/small scale businesses thereby supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the African Union Agenda 2063
To bring about self-reliance as this initiative will create millions of jobs across the continent for Tailors, Creative Directors, Textile designers, Models, Cutters, Pressers, Fashion Photographers & Writers, Hair Stylists, Make-up Artists etc
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