Digital Budapest Fashion & Tech Summit, 30 November – 1 December

  • 24 Nov 2020 7:51 AM
Digital Budapest Fashion & Tech Summit, 30 November – 1 December
The Hungarian Fashion and Design Agency will organise a recurring international conference referred to as the Budapest Fashion & Tech Summit taking place between 30 November and 1 December, this year in an online format.

During the two-day event, starting on 30 November at 2.00 pm, a range of topical issues concerning the sector will be discussed such as sustainability, technological innovations, the impacts of the pandemic on the fashion industry or the changes of standard business models.

The event offers unparalleled opportunities for stakeholders of the Central European market to exchange professional advice and other ideas, and participants from Austria, Slovakia, Italy, Ukraine, Slovenia, France, Nigeria and the United States will share their views about a range of topics in live video presentations.

Among the participants, we will find a list of illustrious names such as stylist icon and fashion expert Anna Dello Russo formerly employed by Condé Nast Italia and currently acting as editor of VOGUE JAPAN, Ms Luceny Fofana Marketing Director at Burberry North America, or Mr Stefan Siegel, the founder of NOT JUST A LABEL page that makes an enormous impact on contemporary start-up designers.

The event, expected to establish a tradition in the long run, aims to put Budapest on the map of sustainable fashion capitals and is also hoped to provide guidance during the process of making Central Europe more eco-conscious.

Budapest Fashion & Tech Summit is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in the future of fashion and design, in technological innovations of the sector, or in eco-friendly solutions characterising the future of fashion.

The event will be structured into four panels organised around the following topics:

Responsible Future - The fashion industry in 10 years - Will sustainability be the new norm?

The first panel discussion will focus on sustainable future and the next 10 years of the fashion industry and will involve presentations by illustrious experts such as Petra Green, the founder of Sans Concept Fashion Lab, or Dana Davis, the Vice President for Sustainability at Mara Hoffmann.

Fashion Business - How did fashion business models change in the last decade? Share your experiences, insights and lessons.

In the second panel of the conference, speakers will investigate the same 10-year period but this time focusing on the changes adapted to business models over the past decade. In this panel, we will have insights provided by Luceny Fofana, marketing Director at Burberry US or Stefan Siegel the founder of Not Just a Label.

Connected Fashion - What can and cannot be changed via technology in fashion?

The role of technology in fashion is a recurrent theme each year. At this year’s conference, the issue will be revisited, among others, the founder of DFF innovation lab Lili Éva Bartha.

Global Changes Roundtable - Key conclusions of the pandemic and an outlook on the future of fashion

Panel 4 will have the largest number of novelties in store for creative industry actors since fashion and design sectors were among the first ones hit by the pandemic.

The impact of the coronavirus and its repercussions will be discussed by the members of this session including distinguished experts such as Orsola de Castro, the founder and creative director of Fashion Revolution, or Alison Bringé, the marketing director of Launchmetrics.

The presentations will be delivered in English; participation in the conference is free of charge.

A detailed programme and list of the speakers will be available soon.

Please note that the programme may be subject to change.

Digital Budapest Fashion & Tech Summit

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