Shanghai to serve as backdrop for the 29th IAF World Fashion Convention
The IAF Board of Directors has announced a change of location for the upcoming 29th IAF World Fashion Convention. The convention will now be held in Shanghai, China, on 22 – 25 September 2013 and not in Nanjing as originally planned.
By doing so, the IAF Board brings convenience to those delegates who also want to visit the China International Sewing Machinery and Accessories Show, CISMA, which will be held from 25 – 28 September in Shanghai.
The theme for the IAF convention remains: How to Create Value in the Global Fashion Supply Chain. The convention will especially focus on branding in view of the growing importance of China as a large and very attractive consumer market.
The award-winning DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Huaqiao-Kunshan is located in the heart of the fast developed Huaqiao business center. It is only a 45 minute drive from downtown Shanghai, 300 meters from the Shanghai Metro Line and only a 35 minute highway direct drive to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport.
22 September: 7th IAF Golf Tournament
23 September: IAF Board Meeting and General Assembly, Welcome reception
24 September: 1st Convention day and IAF International Designer Award show
25 September: 2nd Convention day
26 September – 28 September: Study Tour (optional)
The convention will be organized jointly by IAF and member association China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Textiles (CCCT). The purpose of CCCT is to represent the interests of textile industry and its members and to promote the sustainable development of China’s textile and clothing trade.
IAF welcomes the Agreement on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh and is keen to use its position in the global apparel chain to add to the initiative
Today some 30 mainly large apparel brands and retailers have signed the historic Agreement on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh. PVH and Tschibo were the first to sign, followed by H&M, Tesco, Inditex, C&A and Primark and as of yesterday more than 20 more companies signed on, including global Dutch jeans brand G-Star and Benneton.
IAF launches Individual Membership
As the International Apparel Federation (IAF) has a strong focus on building bridges in the fashion chain, the decision has been made to include Individual Members in the membership portfolio.
Expanding IAF’s membership to include consultants, (young) designers, young professionals and fashion (technology) students, means offering a much larger group of professionals the opportunity to expand their network in the global fashion industry.
Detailed information about IAF Individual Membership can be found on the IAF website: http://www.iafnet.com/about/individual-membership/. Via this page, potential Individual Members are able to register online, providing them with direct access to the Members’ Area of the IAF website.
IAF is confident that this new form of membership will ensure added value to a large variety of professionals in the fashion industry.
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