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Copenhagen Fashion Summit highlights sustainable solutions with revamped format

Come May 2018, Copenhagen Fashion Summit will see the launch of a revamped format. As a result, the global multi-stakeholder event will expand to two days, allowing more time to explore the many Summit components, including the new Innovation Forum, which boasts more than 50 sustainable solution providers.

On 15-16 May 2018, the world’s leading business event on sustainability in fashion, Copenhagen Fashion Summit, will kick off its sixth edition at the Copenhagen Concert Hall. The multi-stakeholder event will see 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.

One 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.

Leadership Assembly and high-level keynotes

As always the Summit will present an outstanding line-up of high-level keynote speakers, their names to be released in the coming months, just as the Leadership Assembly, a key component of the Summit, 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 familiar, well-known features, such the release of the annual Pulse of the Fashion Industry report, a presentation from the Youth Fashion Summit, which just announced a partnership with the United Nations Global Compact 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.