Through focused and challenging discussions, this two-day conference will address the most pressing issues relevant to the apparel industry. It will equip delegates with the best-practice and know-how relating to the biggest opportunities – and challenges - in transforming apparel supply chains. 
 
With a focus on how consumer expectations are shaping sustainability in fashion, we’ll look at how brands can implement circularity in their supply chains, transform factories and ensure safe and equal treatment of workers. 

2019 Speakers Included

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François-Ghislain Morillion

Veja

Co-Founder and Managing Director

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Frouke Bruinsma

G-Star Raw

Corporate Responsibility & Communications Director

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Sara Bermúdez Couto

Esprit

Head of Product Safety & Environmental Sustainability

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Stefan Seidel

PUMA Group

Head of Corporate Sustainability

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Anna Maria Rugarli

VF Corporation

Senior Director, Sustainability & Responsibility, EMEA

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Andreas Streubig

Hugo Boss

Director Global Sustainability

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Aiko Bode

Fenix Outdoor Group

Group Chief Sustainability Officer

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Alfred Vernis

Inditex

Sustainability Academic Director

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Agenda highlights

  • Reducing GHGs in the apparel sector: How companies can trace, measure and reduce emissions beyond scope 2 
  • 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
  • Supply chain mapping: The latest innovations to increase supply chain visibility and traceability beyond tier 2
  • Government intervention and incentives: What are policy makers 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
  • Circular fashion: What does collaboration around circularity actually look like in practice? When, if at all, will it truly happen? 
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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)
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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. 

Sponsorship

For more information and to inquire, please contact:

Jack Munn
Business Development Manager

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