2-3 October 2019 Çırağan Palace Kempinski

Better Together

Change in World and 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


Target group: Textile and clothing manufacturers, 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


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


The pivotal role of regional cooperation for the long-term growth of the European textile and clothing sector: EURATEX brings together entrepreneurs and local authorities for its annual Convention. This year, the 8th EURATEX Convention will be held in Istanbul under the name of Istanbul EURATEX Congress and is combined with the 12. Istanbul Fashion Congerence.

EURATEX is the European Apparel and Textile Confederation, representing the interests of the European textile and clothing industry at the level of the EU institutions. As the voice of the European industry, EURATEX aims to create favorable environment within the European Union for manufacturing of textile and clothing products. Textile and apparel manufacturing is an essential pillar of local economy across the EU regions. EURATEX member federations represent in the EU some 171,000 companies with a turnover of €178 billion, employing 1.7 million workers. (