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PRE-SUMMIT

YOUTH FASHION SUMMIT 2018

Copenhagen School of Design and Technology (KEA)
13-15 May

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n connection with Copenhagen Fashion Summit, 112 students from Asia, North and South America, Europe and Australia, are coming from world-leading design and business schools; from Parsons to Esmod to Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. They will all be gathered for the Youth Fashion Summit on 13-15 May to challenge the established industry with critical ideas on how to move forward. The two-year sustainability programme is put together by Global Fashion Agenda and Copenhagen School of Design and Technology (KEA) in a unique collaboration with the UN Global Compact and PANDORA. Youth Fashion Summit has grown since its inception in 2012 to include the next generation of business leaders from all over the world, including the US, UK, Italy, Hong Kong, Tanzania, Peru and more.

Leading up to Youth Fashion Summit, the students have taken part in webinars providing them with different approaches, tools, practical examples, reading lists and preliminary assignments. While in Copenhagen, the will work together for three days to write up their demands for the fashion industry of tomorrow. At Copenhagen Fashion Summit you can meet the students as well as hear their ideas and demands on stage.

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EDUCATORS SUMMIT

Copenhagen School of Design and Technology (KEA)
14 MAY 2018 I 12:30 - 8:30pm

Educators Summit 2018 will continue the trajectory begun in 2016 by inviting educators from all over the world to meet in Copenhagen this May. The aim of Educators Summit is to establish a platform for sharing experiences and ideas as well as to discuss good practices in teaching topics related to fashion and sustainability:
How can educators help guide students to discover and to examine new trends and issues regarding sustainable fashion in 2018?

This year, Educators Summit is hosted by the Copenhagen School of Design and Technology (KEA) in collaboration with the Centre for Sustainable Fashion, who act as special advisers.

For more information and registration, please email educatorssummit@kea.dk.

COPENHAGEN FASHION SUMMIT PRESS CONFERENCE

Hotel Skt. Petri
14 May | 2:30pm

For press accreditation, please follow this link.

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PULSE OF THE FASHION INDUSTRY 2018 MASTERCLASS

Hotel Skt. Petri
14 May | 4pm

Join us for a unique chance to dive deeper into the Pulse of the Fashion Industry 2018 report’s underlying data and to engage in an interactive discussion with the authors around.

Get your free ticket here.

SPEAKERS

Morten Lehmann

Chief sustainability officer, Global Fashion Agenda

Partner, Boston Consulting Group
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WELCOME RECEPTION

Hotel Skt. Petri
14 May | 6pm

Mingle and get ready for Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2018.

Make sure to RSVP here.

SKT.Petri
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15 MAY

DOORS OPEN 8:30 AM

Registration & light breakfast

INNOVATION FORUM

Venue: Copenhagen Concert Hall, foyer
Time: 8:30am - 6pm

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nnovation Forum will present a curated trade and exhibition area enabling participating fashion brands to meet with solution providers covering the entire supply chain – from innovative fabrics to green packaging solutions, and from new disruptive ideas to tried and tested large-scale solutions.

SOLUTIONS

  • GRAND SOLUTIONS

    ISKO™

    I:CO

    ECONYL®

    Future Fabrics Expo supported by Lenzing

    Lectra

  • SPEED DATING

    We aRe SpinDye

    Piñatex®

    Polylana®

    PEFC

    Evrnu

    The Bear Scouts

    OSOMTEX

    Dropel™

    Clerici Tessuto

    Fair Wear Foundation

    Avery Dennison RBIS

    MySize

    TrusTrace

    Five P Venture

    Taylor Home & Fashions

  • NEW INNOVATIONS

    RePack

    Nimbly

    CARBIOS

    Haelixa

    re:newcell

    BioGlitz

    circular.fashion

    ColorZen

    Frumat

    Good On You

    Circular Systems

    Mango Materials

    Reverse Resources

    PAPTIC

    Softwear Automation

    Bext360

    Colorifix

    Litehide

    SGTi

    Style Lend

    Tyton BioSciences

    Save Your Wardrobe

    reGAIN

    Inifinited Fiber Company

PITCH STAGE - HEATS

Foyer, level 0

HEAT 1 - 12.20-12.50 PM
HEAT 2 - 12.55-13.25 PM
HEAT 3 - 14.25-14.55 PM
HEAT 4 - 15.55-16.25 PM

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elected innovations will be invited to share their concepts and ideas with Summit attendees on the Live Pitching Stage: a more casual presentation area located alongside the exhibition spaces. After a series of presentation heats, and a judging session, the best will present on the main stage alongside industry keynotes on day two.

HOST

Founder & CEO, Fashion Culture Design Series

SPEAKER PROGRAMME

Venue: Copenhagen Concert Hall, main stage
Time: 9am - 5pm

  • Welcome

    SPEAKERS

    Amber Valletta

    Actress, model and entrepreneur
    Eva Kruse

    President & CEO, Global Fashion Agenda

    European Commissioner for Competition
    Tim Blanks

    Editor-at-large, Business of Fashion
  • Enabling transparency to create change

    The food, automobile and health care industries are examples of sectors that have used traceability and transparency to increase accountability in their supply chains. Traceability enables transparency and puts fashion companies in a position to collaborate more productively with their peers, supply chain partners and external stakeholders on sustainability. Although traceability and transparency have been discussed in the apparel industry for two decades, recent years have seen an increased push for their implementation from a wider array of stakeholders. This session’s participants will discuss whether the industry’s recent traceability efforts actually enable positive change, and if so, how. They will also explore if and why these efforts have yet to deliver concrete improvements on the ground for important actors, such as cotton farmers and garment workers, and what measures might prove more effective, one possible example being reward systems for supply chain partners with better practices.

    This session is presented by C&A Foundation

    SPEAKERS

    Vice president, Product Quality & Responsible Sourcing, Target Corporation
    Frouke Bruinsma

    Corporate responsibility director, G-Star RAW

    Executive director, C&A Foundation

    Managing director, Denim Expert Ltd. and founder & CEO, Bangladesh Apparel Exchange

    Founder and creative director, Fashion Revolution
  • Innovations for supply chain efficiency

    Improving sustainable practices calls for innovation, collaboration and scaling, especially in the processing stage of the supply chain. There is a large untapped potential for reducing the use of water, energy and chemicals, and improvement programmes can foster significant results, also on the bottom line. This is demonstrated by the reduction of water use by 36% and energy use by 22% in some mills, with a return on investment in less than 12 months.

    This session explores how industry leaders can work closely with their supply chain partners and invest in programmes to increase sustainability performance while boosting business efficiency. It will also focus on the current gap in performance levels and on how the industry’s average players can approach their significant improvement potentials.

    This session is presented by ISKO™️

    SPEAKERS

    Senior CSR executive, ISKO™

    Sustainability programme director, Kering

    Scientist, Natural Resources Defense Council

    CEO, Ganni

    Vice president, corporate responsibility, Burberry

    Global head of sustainable networks and entrepreneurship, HSBC
  • Business models for a closed-loop fashion system

    Closing the loop for fashion represents an immense business value proposition but also comes with a number of challenges. In a closed-loop fashion system items are designed and recycled to avoid waste and generate additional value.

    Today, the majority of the world’s clothing is produced according to a linear “take, make, dispose” model and the fashion industry is currently placing little focus on the business opportunities that lie for instance in the end of use phase of the value chain. New business models and existing solutions focused on design, longevity, collection and recycling are currently being explored and an increasing number find ways to get scaled and prove the business and brand value at hand. At the same time circularity has become an industry buzzword that has been announced as the answer to all sustainability challenges with less commitment to real change. So what does circularity actually mean today and how do we get from hype to real business?

    This session is presented by ECONYL®

    SPEAKERS

    Vice president, Global Fabric Enhancer Franchise, Procter & Gamble

    Chairman and CEO, Aquafil SpA

    CO-founder, The Renewal Workshop

    Managing director, Fashion for Good

    CEO & CO-founder, Vestiaire Collective

    Chief executive, McDonough Innovation
  • The future of transparency

    Recent traceability and transparency efforts in the fashion industry provide brands with the opportunity to communicate differently with consumers about the sustainability impacts of their products throughout the supply chain. There are already tangible solutions and standardised approaches available that can provide consumers with relevant and continuously updated sustainability information, assisting them in making more informed choices when acquiring their fashion items.

    This session’s speakers will discuss how to make this new and sometimes overwhelming load of information meaningful to most consumers in a way that also adds value, potentially by applying new reward systems and incentive mechanisms. It will also seek to explore and demonstrate what concrete tools and technologies are already available to get there, and what the future might hold.

    This session is presented by H&M

    SPEAKERS

    Vice president, Sustainable Apparel Coalition

    Founder and global operations director, Fashion Revolution

    Sustainability editor-at-large, Vogue Australia

    Managing director, ARKET

    CEO, Maiyet

    Chief intelligence officer, TheCurrent
  • The impacts and opportunities of purchasing practices

    Through their purchasing practices, fashion brands and retailers can have a profound impact on the professional development of factory employees, and on the ability of supply chain partners to establish sustainable wage structures. Brands and retailers are increasingly working to make sure there is no disconnect between announced sustainability ambitions and actual buying practices. Examples of possible discrepancies between aims and reality include terms and conditions for living wages, and investments in worker training. Together with garment manufacturers, factory employees and workers’ representatives, fashion companies have an opportunity to help form alliances and jointly build sustainable systems to define standards for living wages and labour conditions, supported through responsible purchasing practices.

    This session will focus on how purchasing practices can be designed to achieve such goals and enable living wages.

    SPEAKERS

    Member of Foreign Affairs and Development Committees, European Parliament

    Chief supply chain officer, PVH Corp.

    General manager, corporate quality and sustainability, Crystal International Group Limited

    Director, Textile and Garment Industry, IndustriALL Global Union

    CSO, Outerknown
  • Closing remarks

    Closing remarks Day 1 by our hosts Amber Valletta and Tim Blanks

    SPEAKERS

    Amber Valletta

    Actress, model and entrepreneur
    Tim Blanks

    Editor-at-large, Business of Fashion

WELCOME DINNER

Venue: Hotel Skt. Petri
Time: 8pm

Open to all Summit participants, the Welcome Dinner allows for maximum socialising and networking opportunities throughout the evening.

Make sure to purchase your ticket as you register for the Fashion Summit.

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16 MAY

DOORS OPEN 8:00 AM

Registration & light breakfast

INNOVATION FORUM

Venue: Copenhagen Concert Hall, foyer
Time: 8:30am - 6pm

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nnovation Forum will present a curated trade and exhibition area enabling participating fashion brands to meet with solution providers covering the entire supply chain – from innovative fabrics to green packaging solutions, and from new disruptive ideas to tried and tested large-scale solutions.

SOLUTIONS

  • GRAND SOLUTIONS

    ISKO™

    I:CO

    ECONYL®

    Future Fabrics Expo supported by Lenzing

    Lectra

  • SPEED DATING

    We aRe SpinDye

    Piñatex®

    Polylana®

    PEFC

    Evrnu

    The Bear Scouts

    OSOMTEX

    Dropel™

    Clerici Tessuto

    Fair Wear Foundation

    Avery Dennison RBIS

    MySize

    TrusTrace

    Five P Venture

    Taylor Home & Fashions

  • NEW INNOVATIONS

    RePack

    Nimbly

    CARBIOS

    Haelixa

    re:newcell

    BioGlitz

    circular.fashion

    ColorZen

    Frumat

    Good On You

    Circular Systems

    Mango Materials

    Reverse Resources

    PAPTIC

    Softwear Automation

    Bext360

    Colorifix

    Litehide

    SGTi

    Style Lend

    Tyton BioSciences

    Save Your Wardrobe

    reGAIN

    Inifinited Fiber Company

PITCH STAGE - FINAL

Foyer, level 0

FINAL - 13.00-14.00 PM

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elected innovations will be invited to share their concepts and ideas with Summit attendees on the Live Pitching Stage: a more casual presentation area located alongside the exhibition spaces. After a series of presentation heats, and a judging session, the best will present on the main stage along side industry keynotes on day two.

HOST

Founder & CEO, Fashion Culture Design Series

CELEBRATION DINNER

Venue: Hotel d’Angleterre
Time: 8pm

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he official Celebration Dinner of Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2018 brings together key fashion industry leaders (including Summit speakers, selected VIP guests and premium ticket holders) for a commemorative evening with mingling and dinning at the luxury five-star Hotel d’Angleterre. During the evening on 16 May, guests will enjoy a three-course dinner along with a distinguished wine menu designed by the head chef of Hotel d’Angleterre’s Michelin-star restaurant Marchal.

For Speakers, VIPs and Premium ticket holders only.

SPEAKER PROGRAMME

Venue: Copenhagen Concert Hall, main stage
Time: 8:30am - 6pm

  • Opening

    SPEAKERS

    Amber Valletta

    Actress, model and entrepreneur
    Tim Blanks

    Editor-at-large, Business of Fashion
  • Spaceship earth

    Changing what we do requires thinking differently. This keynote address provides a view on different thinking for sustainability by one of the world’s top experts on disruptive innovation and exponentially advancing technology.

    SPEAKERS

    Thought leader, Singularity University
  • Taking the pulse of the fashion industry

    Global Fashion Agenda and The Boston Consulting Group launched the widely awaited second edition of the Pulse of the Fashion Industry report in the days leading up to the Summit. The Pulse of the Fashion Industry 2018 report presents the progress made since last year and explores the industry’s priorities, motivations and business cases for sustainability in great depth. Recommendations and key outcomes will be presented, along with current examples.

    SPEAKERS

    CEO, Outerknown

    CSO, Global Fashion Agenda

    Founder & CEO, Designers Remix and chairman, Global Fashion Agenda board of directors

    Partner, Boston Consulting Group
  • Digitisation and the future of fashion

    For a long time, the fashion industry has relied on globally dispersed multi-tiered labour-intensive supply chains that struggle to keep up with the need for speed, responsiveness and sustainability standards demanded by today’s consumers. Digitisation, along with advanced analytics and artificial intelligence, represents a steep challenge to the industry but also offers opportunities to get to the supply chains we have always wanted. This conversation will paint a picture of the supply chain of the future and outline what companies are doing to achieve it.

    SPEAKERS

    Senior vice president, BSR

    Group CEO, Li & Fung
  • Committing to a circular fashion system

    Since its launch in May 2017, the 2020 Circular Fashion System Commitment has encouraged fashion brands and retailers to accelerate the industry’s transition to a circular fashion system. Today, around 100 of the world’s leading fashion companies have committed, representing approximately 12% of the fashion industry.

    SPEAKERS

    Eva Kruse

    President & CEO, Global Fashion Agenda
    Jonas Eder-Hansen

    Summit programme director, Global Fashion Agenda
  • To power and protect the future of sport

    For nearly 30 years, Nike has been at the forefront of sustainable product innovation. This keynote address highlights how Nike has integrated sustainability across its business, their moonshot ambition and how the brand continues to move the world forward through the power of sport.

    SPEAKERS

    COO, NIKE, Inc.
  • The new textiles economy

    Launched in November 2017, the report A new textiles economy: Redesigning fashion’s future sets out a positive vision and a transformative level of ambition for the industry. Within less than one year, much has happened. This panel takes stock of the progress made so far and looks ahead to the future of the Circular Fibres Initiative while bringing forward exciting examples from various organisations working strategically with circular business models and design approaches.

    SPEAKERS

    Environmental sustainability manager, H&M group

    Founder, the  Ellen MacArthur Foundation

    Founder & CEO, The RealReal

    Vice president and head of Global Product Innovation and Premium Collection Design, Levi Strauss & Co.
  • How do we talk about sustainability outside this room?

    We have been circling around the difficulties of talking about sustainability for a broader audience. How do we make this conversation more mainstream, so that consumers can grasp the complexities of the topic? And how can consumers, including the young generation, become more invested in the mission?

    SPEAKERS

    Amber Valletta

    Actress, model and entrepreneur

    Actor and entrepreneur
    Tim Blanks

    Editor-at-large, Business of Fashion

    Fashion director, Vogue US
  • A sustainable future for fashion in China?

    Sustainability has been on the agenda for numerous years in China, but mainly from a manufacturing perspective. More and more Chinese brands are picking up on the necessity of a strategic focus on sustainability. So, what are brands doing in today’s China to further sustainability? Are manufacturers ahead of the game, and what type of information is communicated to the growing number of concerned consumers?

    SPEAKERS

    Managing director of brands and distribution, Esquel Group

    Vice president, Investment and Innovation, JNBY Grou

    Group style editorial director, Modern Media & founder, yehyehyeh

    Executive general manager, Business Division, ERDOS Fashion Group
  • The well-being of models in a #metoo economy

    The well-being of models is not a new topic. Ethical charters going beyond BMI standards have been around for many years. What’s more, increasing numbers of companies have taken action to improve conditions for the faces that represent them. But recent exposure of mistreatment, harassment and exploitation by casting directors, agents and photographers has increased the urgency to safeguard the health and well-being of models and to improve the modelling industry’s underlying systems.

    SPEAKERS

    Casting director

    CSO and head of international institutional affairs, Kering

    Founding director, Model Alliance
  • Don’t mention the s-word

    Sustainable fashion is many things. It’s worthy, it’s important, it’s complicated, it’s challenging, it’s necessary – but it is not cool. So how do you work with sustainability if your brand is already full speed ahead?

    SPEAKERS

    Founder, Highsnobiety

    Creative director, ALYX

    Founder and designer, NOAH

    CEO, Stussy
  • The 21st century fashion company

    What does success look like for fashion companies in the 21st century, how should getting there be managed and what type of products will they supply to the market?

    This session will take a pragmatic view on what it is like to run a sustainable business and how to prioritise which opportunities to address.

    SPEAKERS

    Graydon Carter

    Editor, author, director 
    Stella McCartney

    Founder and designer, Stella McCartney
  • Pitch stage winner

    Throughout the Summit selected innovators have shared their concepts and ideas with attendees on the live pitch stage. The jury has found a winner!

    SPEAKERS

    Founder & CEO, Fashion Culture Design Series
  • The robots are coming!

    They say automation will be the single biggest challenge – and opportunity –the workforce of the future will face. Yet automation is already changing the apparel industry. So, what does tomorrow hold for an automated fashion industry, and what impact will a robot revolution have on sustainability performance?

    SPEAKERS

    Senior economist, IPPR

    Thought leader, Singularity University

    Head of effective philanthropy, C&A Foundation

    Director, supply chain futures, Fung Academy and director, sustainability, Fung Management Limited

    CCO, SoftWear Automation
  • Global Fashion Agenda: Leading the change

    In 2018 Global Fashion Agenda launched the first-ever CEO Agenda for the fashion industry, in collaboration with its Strategic Partners, spelling out the most crucial sustainability priorities for fashion leaders. The aim is an industry-wide focus on sustainability. The panellists in this session will explore how goals have been put into practice by industry leaders and why sustainability has been made a strategic priority in their organisations.

    Insights and practical examples will also be drawn from the Pulse of the Fashion Industry 2018 report and challenged by participants from this year’s Youth Fashion Summit.

    SPEAKERS

    Head of sustainability, H&M group

    Vice president, Sustainable Apparel Coalition
    Caroline Chalmer

    Chief operating officer, Global Fashion Agenda

    Senior vice president of product design and development, Target

    CSO and head of international institutional affairs, Kering

    Executive director, Li & Fung Trading

    Deputy chairman, board of directors and chairman, Steering Committee, Global Fashion Agenda
  • Closing remarks

    Closing remarks Day 2 by Eva Kruse, president and CEO, Global Fashion Agenda

    SPEAKERS

    Eva Kruse

    President and CEO, Global Fashion Agenda
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