SPICE TV is proud to partner with #HeinekenLFDW and Style House Files to host the Fashion Business Series addressing the “Future of Fashion” In Nigeria.
On the 15th of April 2016, The Fashion Business Series (FBS) platform will return to facilitate conversations with key players in Government, the Private Sector and the Fashion Industry to develop a roadmap to position the fashion industry as a significant contributor to the nation’s GDP. Hosted by Style House Files, founders, Heineken Lagos Fashion and Design Week and sponsored by PAL Pensions and the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), the Fashion Business Series will serve as a forum for exchanging ideas, networking and exploring strategies to grow the industry
Themed, “The Future of Fashion”, this edition of FBS will focus on manufacturing and how to reduce the cost of operations for profit maximization. Commenting on the theme, Ronke Adeola, Project Manager – FBS, said; “Fashion practitioners have been struggling to find ways to reduce the cost of manufacturing. Once the industry is able to drive down this critical cost of operations, profits will increase which will help grow the industry. With an economic agenda to increase export opportunities, it’s imperative we tackle this issue to foster growth in all areas of the value chain.”
Opening its doors to private sector practitioners, textile companies, retailers, & manufacturers, fashion retailers, luxury fashion brands, designers, and fashion entrepreneurs, FBS will also touch on other critical sectors of the fashion industry such as retail, e-commerce, PR, communications and more. Industry stakeholders will discuss on varied topics including: ‘Retail and ‘Etail’: Maximizing Opportunities and Reducing Risk’, ‘Communicating Fashion’, ‘Exporting Fashion to the World’ amongst others. Facilitated by PAL Pensions, FBS will also feature a VIP Signature Session, titled “The Next Level”.
The FBS Keynote speaker will be Simone Cipriani Head, Ethical Fashion Initiative of the International Trade Centre. Cipriani oversees the promotion of trade and incubation of creative micro-enterprises within marginalised communities in Africa and Haiti. Operated through the wider ‘Poor Communities and Trade Programme’ launched by the ITC, the Ethical Fashion Initiative, spearheaded by Cipriani, launched Ethical Fashion Africa Limited in Nairobi and through partnerships with designers such as Vivienne Westwood, Sass & Bide and Stella McCartney, has created a hub for creative manufacturing and production in countries such as Ghana and Uganda, using fair trade labour and ethical fashion practices.
Other speakers include SPICE TV’s Channel Manager Yoanna “Pepper” Chikezie, Designers Mai Atafo, David Wej, Lisa Folawiyo, Retail Owner and Designer Isoken Ogiemwonyi, and Brand Consultant and Producer, Bola Bolagun.
Open to fashion entrepreneurs operating for a minimum of five years, the session will host thought leaders in Fashion and the Private Sector as they discuss how to build a sustainable business.
The Fashion Business Series will hold on the 15th of April 2016 at The Metropolitan Club, Kofo Abayomi, Victoria Island, from 9am – 2pm.
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