Through focused 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.
 
Problem solving, networking and useful content: Three things IF virtual events will deliver
 
This conference will now be held virtually to ensure that dialogue around these critical issues continues during this difficult period. Through the online platform we are committed to delivering the same practical content and genuine networking opportunities to ensure the partnerships, collaboration and action continues across the apparel industry.  
 
 
Social impact | Environmental performance | Factory engagement | Consumer trust and expectations

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The speakers

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Esther Verburg

Tommy Hilfiger Global / PVH Europe

Vice President, Corporate Responsibility

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Andreas Streubig

Hugo Boss

Director Global Sustainability

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Claire Bergkamp

Stella McCartney

Worldwide Sustainability & Innovation Director

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Katharine Stewart

Primark

Director, Ethical Trade and Sustainability

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Amy Hall

Eileen Fisher

Vice President, Social Consciousness

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Simon Fisher

Kontoor Brands

Managing Director

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Pascal Brun

H&M

Head of Sustainability

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Burak Cakmak

Parsons

Dean of Fashion

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Agenda highlights

  • Circular fashion: What does collaboration around circularity actually look like in practice? And how do you engage designers from the outset?
  • 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
  • Recommerce, repair, rental: The new and disruptive business models and how they will impact production and the retail environment
  • Sustainability pays: Practical insights into the ROI of sustainable fashion
  • Reducing GHGs in the apparel sector: How companies can trace, measure and reduce emissions
  • 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
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 Products Innovation Institute
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
PEFC International
Primark
BNP Paribas
Patagonia
CARE International
C&A
C&A Foundation
Circle Economy
TextileExchange
New Look
Avery Dennison
Parsons

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Get in touch

For any questions on the conference, please contact:

Tanya Richard
Project Director
[email protected]
+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
[email protected]
+44 (0) 20 3780 7438

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Important update: Innovation Forum's first half conferences go virtual

 
As a result of the significant public health concerns around COVID-19, we are excited to announce that this year’s first half conferences will be moving to an interactive virtual conference held on the same dates. 
 
Innovation Forum is committed to enabling debate, dialogue and collaboration in these critical areas. Without being able to meet in person, we are doing everything we can to ensure these conversations still take place and business momentum is kept up in these extremely challenging times.
 
We are currently designing a sophisticated virtual platform to ensure that the discussions and debates still take place in a dynamic, engaging and interactive way. We’re also placing an real emphasis on ensuring attendees great networking opportunities via the platform. Over the two day conferences, you will have access to rich and interactive plenary and breakout sessions with high-level speakers and moderators from around the world. Live chat functions will also allow you to connect with any attendee at the event. 
 
This interactive and virtual feature also gives us the opportunity to add new formats and live discussions that really dig into the specific real world challenges faced by companies. So this year’s conferences will still deliver the same in-depth, practical and honest dialogue around each of the key issues.
 
Please get in touch for more information on the virtual conference, or for details on how to join.
 
Warm regards, 
Oliver
 
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Oliver Bamford | Managing Director
Innovation Forum: events and insight for sustainability
+44 (0) 203 780 7431
[email protected]
www.innovationforum.co.uk