30th IAF World Fashion Convention: Early bird discount and speaker announcement

The registrations for the 30th World Fashion Convention are now open. Delegates now have the opportunity to register with an early bird discount of 20% before July 24th. Registration can be done via https://iafconventionmedellin.com/ 

During 30 years the International Apparel Federation (IAF) has produced the World Fashion Convention as a meeting of the entrepreneurs of the Fashion System from all over the world. In 2014, in association with Inexmoda, this important event will take place in Medellín, from September 29 to October 1st, becoming a unique opportunity to show the world the strength of the Latin American Fashion System. The event is held annually on a different continent. In previous years the convention has been hosted by major cities such as Milan, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Washington, Istanbul, San Francisco, Porto and Shanghai among others, with an attendance of more than 200 executives each. Its content focuses on the fashion business, including branding, marketing and management of the supply chain, framed under the theme: “Understanding the Challenges of the Fashion Business”

During the 30th IAF World Fashion Convention in Medellín, Colombia, IAF and Inexmoda will present a wide range of speakers. They will share inspiring insights with our delegates about the state of the art in fashion industry.

Let us introduce a few of our very inspiring speakers:
Massimo Mazza
[lightbox link=”https://iafnet.eu/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/massimo-mazza.jpg” thumb=”https://iafnet.eu/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/massimo-mazza-149×150.jpg” width=”149″ align=”right” title=”massimo mazza” frame=”true” icon=”image”]Massimo Mazza is a partner of the McKinsey company in Brazil. McKinsey, the world renowned consultancy firm, is well known for its excellent, original research. Mr. Mazza will present McKinsey’s research focusing on the spending trends of Latin American consumers. Delegates to the Convention will be treated to a wealth of knowledge, imperative for any global brand looking at a bigger share of the fast growing Latin American markets for fashion.


David Birnbaum
[lightbox link=”https://iafnet.eu/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/davidbirnbaum.jpg” thumb=”https://iafnet.eu/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/davidbirnbaum-150×150.jpg” width=”150″ align=”right” title=”davidbirnbaum” frame=”true” icon=”image”]David Birnbaum is one of the world’s leading authorities on apparel sourcing strategies. His book, “Birnbaum’s Global Guide to Winning the Great Garment War” is an industry classic. Birnbaum also writes the Birnbaum Report, a monthly newsletter for international garment industry professionals. In addition to advising companies, David Birnbaum is also a sought after adviser to national governments such as Mexico, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Mauritius and Vietnam. Birnbaum will share with us his vision on apparel sourcing now and in the future.

Stefan Siegel
[lightbox link=”https://iafnet.eu/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/stefan-siegel1.jpeg” thumb=”https://iafnet.eu/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/stefan-siegel1-150×150.jpeg” width=”150″ align=”right” title=”stefan-siegel1″ frame=”true” icon=”image”]Steven Siegel is founder and owner of ‘Not Just a Label’. This is not just an online shop. It is the world’s biggest online boutique showcasing and selling clothing from 13.000 young designers from 106 countries. Not Just a Label is a brilliant answer to the question how upcoming and excellent designers from emerging economies can and do enter the world market. Steven Siegel will bring us a story of real opportunities and Medellín, voted the world’s most innovative city in 2013, brimming with new creative talent, will be a setting for it.

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