Through focused and off-the-record discussion, this two-day conference will address how apparel brands can adapt practices to deliver on growing stakeholder expectations. We’ll equip delegates with the best-practice and guidance to transform factories, engage consumers, drive circularity and reduce climate impacts across fashion and textile supply chains. 

Social impact

This track will break down the challenges faced in ensuring a truly ethical supply chain and explore how business can deliver a clear, positive impact for workers 

Environmental performance 

This track will highlight the leading practices to improve environmental performance, implement circularity and reduce climate impacts in line with stakeholder expectations and 1.5 degrees

Factory engagement 

This track will consider the brand and factory perspective to understand how best to transform practices within factories and ensure sustainable and ethical supply 

Consumer trust and expectations

This track will assess how to genuinely engage consumers in sustainable fashion and translate current and emerging trends into effective corporate strategy 
200+ attendees | 40+ speakers | 20+ practical sessions

The speakers

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Andreas Streubig

Hugo Boss

Director Global Sustainability

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Esther Verburg

Tommy Hilfiger Global / PVH Europe

Vice President, Corporate Responsibility

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Jeffrey Hogue

C&A

Chief Sustainability Officer

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Amy Hall

Eileen Fisher

Vice President, Social Consciousness

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Peter Bartsch

Lenzing

Director, Sustainability

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Anna Maria Rugarli

VF Corporation

Senior Director, Sustainability & Responsibility, EMEA

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Aiko Bode

Fenix Outdoor Group

Group Chief Sustainability Officer

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Baptiste Carriere-Pradal

Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Vice President, Transparency

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Agenda highlights

  • Emerging trends and the future of (sustainable) fashion: C-suite executives discuss the latest sourcing trends and major opportunities in ethical fashion 
  • Circular fashion: What does collaboration around circularity actually look like in practice? And how do you engage designers from the outset?
  • Working conditions, modern slavery, living wage and women empowerment: What real change has occurred and what are companies doing to ensure fair, safe and equal treatment of workers
  • Traceability and transparency: The latest innovations in supply chain mapping and visibility beyond tier 2
  • Second-hand, repair, rental: The new and disruptive business models and how will they impact production and the retail environment
  • Reducing GHGs in the apparel sector: How companies can trace, measure and reduce emissions beyond scope 2 
  • Government intervention and incentives: What policy makers are planning to do about the industry’s climate and waste impacts 
  • Evolving consumer demands and purpose driven communication: How to effectively - and genuinely - engage consumers in sustainable fashion
  • Investor pressure: How far are investors truly engaging in sustainability, and what do they expect of brands?
  • Tackling fashion’s environmental footprint: The latest advances in water management, protection of forests and reduction of chemical discharge 
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Why attend?

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Discover best practices from industry leaders and get in-depth guidance on how to effectively implement policies

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Meet & network with an influential audience of key stakeholders, including NGOs, business, government and supply chain actors

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Benchmark company performance amongst a room of your peers and discover where you should be focusing efforts

What’s different about this forum?

Innovation Forum is:
  • Candid: Entirely off-the-record discussion that enables open and honest disclosure from speakers and genuine participation from the audience.
  • Practical: A clear focus on the practical and actionable guidance that can drive change throughout industries and supply chains.
  • Focused: We provide enough time, resources and expertise to the issues that really matter. We don’t skate the surface, but get to the crux of the issues to provide in-depth, constructive discussion.
Innovation Forum is NOT:
  • A PR platform: Enthusiastic speakers are NOT given free rein to fill a session presenting their companies, allowing no time to actually get to the crux of the issues.
  • A talking shop: This is NOT an opportunity for a group people in a room to simply agree with everything said, regardless of outcomes.
  • All promise, no delivery: We will NOT promise what we can’t deliver. The issues covered are complex. They won’t be solved at a two-day conference. But we will help deliver progress through in-depth, constructive and practical advice around specific issues.

Who attends

Marks and Spencer
Lidl
VF Corporation
ASOS
Inditex
H&M
Stella McCartney
Fairtrade
ZDHC
Lindex
Filippa K
WornAgain
Asics
Mistra Future Fashion
Forest Stewardship Council
UNICEF UK
CottonConnect
The Forest Trust
Tom Tailor
Bestseller
Otto Group
Mammut Sports Group
PVH
Lush
Cradle to Cradle
GIZ
Kering
Asia Pulp and Paper
PUMA Group
Humanity United
Eileen Fisher
Ashoka
Clarks
SEARS
G-Star Raw
Fashion For Good
Levi's
International Labour Organization
Canopy
Sustainability Agents (SUSA)
YKK
Urban Outfitters
Solidaridad
Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
de Bijenkorf
Mango
Canada Goose
Amazon
Lands' End
Christian Brothers Investment Services
amfori
U.S. Department of Labor
Baillie Gifford
Hugo Boss
Esprit
Lenzing

The venue


Hotel Casa Amsterdam

Eerste Ringdijkstraat 4

Amsterdam
1097
Netherlands

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Get in touch

For any questions on the conference, please contact:

Tanya Richard
Project Director
tanya.richard@innovation-forum.co.uk
+44 (0) 20 3780 7437

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Registration for the conference is currently open. To sign up, you can do so online here, or get in touch directly for details of group discounts. 

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For more information and to inquire, please contact:

Jack Munn
Business Development Manager

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