34th IAF World Fashion Convention on October 9th and 10th 2018 in Maastricht
IAF’s 34th World Fashion Convention, co-organized with Dutch industry association Modint, will be held on October 9th and 10th 2018 in Maastricht, the Netherlands. The International Apparel Federation (IAF) is the only global federation of its kind representing Apparel Associations from 60 countries, representing over 150,000 companies. Modint, the Dutch association for the fashion and textiles industries, has about 600 members who have a cumulative annual turnover of about 9 billion Euro.
Theme: Building a Smart Future for Fashion
The theme of the 34th edition is “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.
Alvanon senior advisor Ed Gribbin, will join a distinguished panel of industry experts to explore “Smart New Business Models” on Tuesday, October 9th, Day 1 of the Conference. Competition for existing business is often coming from new companies with new business models including new ways of reaching an audience and selling, new partnerships and new ways of charging consumers for clothing.
The Convention will be held in the Crown Plaza hotel in Maastricht, with a welcome reception in the Maastricht Town Hall and a gala dinner for all delegates to be held at well-known chateau St. Gerlach.
More information about IAF World Fashion Convention 2018 can be found here.