As the Turkish Clothing Manufacturers Association, we are experiencing the excitement of having the Istanbul Fashion Conference for the tenth time this year.

We will be back with precious surprise speakers again this year at the 10th Istanbul Fashion Conference which will be held on 11-12 October 2017 at Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul with the theme of "Why Turkey?".

On the second day, our B2B - Bilateral Business Negotiations Platform, an integral part of our conference, will bring together our producers and representatives of important procurement offices and create business opportunities.

This year, we invite you to give the whole world the message that Turkey is the right address for fashion, apparel, design, production, quality, sustainability and we wish you to be in this great meeting.

Şeref Fayat
President of TGSD

10th ISTANBUL FASHION CONFERENCE “WHY TURKEY?”

11-12 October 2017 Çırağan Palace Kempinski

Why Turkey?

Change in Turkey, past, present and future
Transformation of the ready-wear sector
Sustainability, innovation, industry 4.0, fashion, brand, supply chain, speed and quality
Ready-to-wear and textile sector in today's economic conditions
New trends, trends in fashion and global markets, national and international professionals, gurus and doyens
Purchase offices and supplier meetings
Networking

Target

TGSD members, apparel manufacturers, producers, designers, retailers, brands, domestic purchase offices
Bring together non-office brands and producers in Turkey
Turkey is a fashion, production and distribution center in the close geography

FROM PAST TO PRESENT;
ISTANBUL FASHION CONFERENCE

The Istanbul Fashion Conference, which was first held in 2008, is an international project aimed at bringing together all supply chain rings (Supply, Manufacturing, Export, Import, Economy, Fashion Design, Brand, Retail, Logistics) of apparel and textile sector.

Istanbul Fashion Conference, which is included in the international event calendars, shares information on the following issues and creates new export opportunities thanks to B2B Business Meeting Platform which is organized with buying offices from foreign countries, and local brands. Istanbul Fashion Conference also provides business opportunities for our manufacturers who have participated in the conference from almost every region of Turkey.

changes in textile and ready-wear sector,
Sharing experience to the new entrants in the sector,
the needs of manufacturers and retailers,
fashion and trends,
new technological developments,
foreign firms’ purchasing strategies from our country,

Branding in Turkey and in the World

Sharing of Ready-to-Wear Clothing in New World Order
Success Stories and Memorable Speakers
Global Supply in the World
B2B Meetings
Our Economic Future

Past Conference Speakers

Lucien Deveaux – CEO, Group Deveaux
Paolo Zegna – CEO, Ermenegildo Zegna
Alberto Paccanelli – Chairman, Euratex
Pier Luigi Loro Piana - Chairman of the Board, Loro Piana
Nino Cerruti – Chairman, Cerruti
Remo Ruffini - Chairman, Moncler
Giuseppe Miroglio, Chairman of the Board, Miroglio Group
William Fung - General Manager, Li& Fung
Michael Weiss - Chairman , Express
Jonathan Akeroyd - CEO, Alexander McQueen
Yoshihiro Kunii - Vice President, UNIQLO
Colin Mc Dowell - Fashion writer, historian, journalist
Antonio Berardi - Designer
Jeff Rudes – CEO, J Brand









Istanbul Fashion Conference by Numbers

Average every year;

750-1000 participants
50 -60 domestic & foreign buying office
25-30 sponsor & supporting organization
20 -25 domestic & foreign speakers
40-50 national-international press & blogger participation
1200-1500 B2B business interview
More than 100 representatives
Keynote speakers, panel sessions & interviews

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