PROGRAMME FASHION FUTURE AUGUST 31st, 2021

The fashion industry is changing and so are its leaders. On the theme LEADERSHIP, this season’s conference will bring together international experts as well as emerging talents, and surrounding communities, for conversations and collaborations around projects and initiatives that are driving the change for a sustainable future.

Conference hosts:
Patrick Duffy, Founder of Global Fashion Exchange 

Conference curator:
Catarina Midby, Secretary General, Swedish Fashion Association 

09.00 – 09.05

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
Brief welcome by conference host Patrick Duffy

09.05 – 09.20

SUSTAINABILITY AND TECH – THE NEW FASHION (DIGITAL)
Talk with Simon Collins, Founder of House of Collins.

09.20 – 09.35

UPDATE ON THE STATE OF FASHION – THE PANDEMIC EFFECTS (LIVE)
Insights with Anita Balchandani, Partner McKinsey London

09.35 – 09.40

Introduction by host

09.40– 10.05

LEADING THE LEADERS (DIGITAL)
Discussion moderated by Robin Mellery-Pratt, Senior Director at Business of Fashion with speakers: Federica Marchionni, CEO at The Global Fashion Agenda, Lewis Perkins, President at Apparel Impact Institute and Daniela Ott, General Secretary of the Aura Blockchain Consortium.

10.10 - 10.15

Introduction by host

10.15 – 10.35

RESEARCH AS AN ACCELERATOR – A FUTURE FASHION SYSTEM (LIVE)
Discussion moderated by Malin Viola Wennberg, Sustainable Fashion and Textiles Advisor with speakers: Dr. Hanna de la Motte, VP Business and Innovation Area Material Transition RISE, August Bard Bringéus, Co-founder of ASKET and Harald Cavalli-Björkman, CMO Renewcell.

10.35 – 10.40

Introduction by host

10.40 – 11.00

FINANCING THE TRANSITION (DIGITAL)
Discussion moderated by Michael Schragger, Founder and Executive Director at STICA with speakers: Rogier van Mazijk, Managing Director at Fashion For Good, Erik Karlsson, Investment Manager at H&M CO:LAB, Ryan Gaines, Director of Finance Apparel Impact Institute.

11.00 - 11.10

GLOBAL CHANGE AWARD (LIVE)
In connection with the conversation about Financing the Transition the Billion Dollar Collection film is presented by Patrick Duffy, Founder of Global Fashion Ex change and Erik Bang, Creator of the Global Change Award and Innovation Lead/Advisor at H&M Foundation.

11.10 – 11.25

Coffee break

11.25 – 11.30

Introduction by host

11.30 – 11.50

LEADING TOGETHER – THE NEW EU TEXTILE STRATEGY (LIVE)
Conversation with EU parliament member Alice Bah Kuhnke and Founder and Executive Director of STICA, Michael Schragger.

11.50 – 12.15

HOW TECHNOLOGY AND MATERIAL INNOVATION CAN CRAFT THE FUTURE OF FASHION (LIVE)
Panel discussion moderated by Patrick Duffy, Founder of Global Fashion Exchange with speakers: Amanda Parkes, Chief Innovation Officer at Pangaia and Danica Kragic Jensfelt, Professor of Computer Science at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

12.15 - 12.40

FASHION’S NEW NORMAL (DIGITAL)
Conversation moderated by Simon Collins, Founder of House of Collins with speakers: Maisie Williams, Actor and Global Sustainability Ambassador H&M and Helena Helmersson, CEO at H&M Group.

12.40 – 13.00

ART AND FASHION FOR THE FUTURE (DIGITAL & LIVE)
Interview with Oskar Metsavaht, Founder of Osklen, moderated by Patrick Duffy Founder of Global Fashion Exchange.

13.00 – 13.05

THANK YOU!
Closing remarks with Lena Patriksson Keller, Chairman of Swedish Fashion Association Board of Directors and Founder of Patriksson Group, Catarina Midby, Secretary General at Swedish Fashion Association, Head of Stockholm Fashion Week and Patrick Duffy, Founder of Global Fashion Exchange.

13.05

LUNCH AND NETWORKING