Monday, 29 August 2016

Vlisco Confirmed As Fashion Africa Conference 2016 Keynote Speaker

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On September 8th 2016, Africa Fashion Guide hosts their 5th year anniversary Fashion Africa Conference event in London, UK and are extremely pleased to announce that Vlisco will attend as guests and as keynote speakers on the day.

To join just register here and receive an early booking discount tickets. But hurry they end soon!

Fashion Africa Conference 2016 will be held on the entire top floor rooms of the popular Richmix location in the heart of contemporary East London, Vlisco speakers will present as part of the morning keynote speeches titled “TALK AFRICA”. These bite-size TedX style will open discussions which investigates the growth of the African retail stratosphere, the culture of the African consumer market and why you should be an early adopter, African Fashion Manufacturing, ethical sourcing, African textiles, African cotton, through to trends in African fashion on and off the continent and more and more under the theme of 'The African Market'.

This 5th year anniversary event ties in nicely with Vlisco’s own anniversary. On 15 August this year, Vlisco officially turned 170 years old. Because of its strong connection with Africa, the brand will mark the big event by honouring African women, as they’ve played an indispensable role in their success and who have always cherished and adored its fabrics. Vlisco honours their passion for authentic Wax Hollandais and as part of the celebration, Vlisco has asked 8 women from 6 different countries in Central and West Africa to be the faces of the 170 Years campaign. Including the world famous, Grammy winning African singer Angelique Kidjo.

“The positivity African women bring to society is incomparable. Their resilience, their elegance and their beauty are magnificent. They are the first to wake up and the last to go to bed. They are the backbone ofAfrica” – Angelique Kidjo

So it is surely fitting that two women in strategic roles within the Vlisco team will join the conference during this years’ fashion season. Their Creative Director and their Consumer Insights & Brand Innovation Manager will together deliver a presentation under the overall conference theme of The African Market and we cannot wait for it!

Fashion Africa Conferences are known to strategically bring together influential stakeholders and actors within the ethical fashion and African fashion arenas. Previous conference speakers have included international retailer H&M, Hollywood Actress Rosario Dawson and her business partner Abrima Erwiah, Cotton Made in Africa (OTTO Group), British Museum, Solidaridad, Textile Exchange, Mantisworld and much more! This annual event is recognised as being an industry catalyst changing perceptions of Africa’s fashion and textile industry and most importantly encouraging fashion business in Africa.

Previous conferences and seminars have all been popular and sell out events and so we are positive about the 2016 edition being bigger and better. It will also be an opportunity to expose your brand to a new market of people and to spread the word about your work and for real business to take place.

So join this important business event on the African fashion calender, do sign up quickly. Don’t delay REGISTER NOW as early booking discount tickets end soon!

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