Since its first edition in 2009, Copenhagen Fashion Summit has established itself as the world’s leading business event on sustainability in fashion. Convening major fashion industry decision makers, the multi-stakeholder event – regularly referred to as the Davos of the fashion industry – has become the nexus for agenda-setting discussions on the most critical environmental, social and ethical issues facing our industry and planet. The sixth edition of Copenhagen Fashion Summit will take place on 15-16 May 2018 at the Copenhagen Concert Hall.
The 2018 edition: From words to action
Copenhagen Fashion Summit will kick off its sixth edition with the launch of a new, revamped format, expanding to a two-day event in order to allow participants more time to gain knowledge, share experiences and discover innovative solutions.
A brand new feature is the sustainable solutions platform Innovation Forum, which will call attention to a curated selection of the world’s most promising solution providers. Innovation Forum will enable participating fashion brands to meet with +50 solution providers covering the entire supply chain – from innovative fabrics to green packaging solutions.
Innovation Forum will also have a pitch stage for the presentation of disruptive innovations and a speed dating event with more than 350 pre-scheduled business meetings between brands and providers based on a prior screening and matchmaking process.
As always the Summit will present an outstanding line-up of high-level keynote speakers, just as the Leadership Assembly will convene industry decision-makers, civil society and government for closed-door roundtable discussions and public-private dialogues on the most urgent environmental, social and ethical issues.
Finally, Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2018 participants can look forward to the release of the annual Pulse of the Fashion Industry report, a presentation from the Youth Fashion Summit focusing specifically on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 Good Health and Well-being and SDG 5 Gender Equality, as well as several facilitated networking sessions and panel debates on the most critical topics facing the industry today.