As part of the Lagos Fashion and Design Week’s commitment to go beyond the flash of the yearly showcase and impact fashion in all its spheres in Nigeria, it introduced the ‘The Fashion Business Series (FBS)’ as a way to put the business of fashion front and centre with all the enthusiasts, designers and industry professionals that are drawn to the annual event.
The platform is returning early this year, with it’s first event in April 2016, to facilitate conversations with key players in government, the private sector and the fashion industry to develop a roadmap to position the fashion industry as a significant contributor to the nation’s GDP.
Hosted by the Style House Files, helmed by Omoyemi Akerele, the Lagos Fashion and Design Week will partner with major sponsor Henieken Nigeria, Pal Pensions and the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (the people behind Nigeria’s entry to the International Fashion Showcase) will work to discuss strategies for making the industry profitable.
Themed, ‘The Future of Fashion‘, this edition of FBS will focus on manufacturing and how to reduce the cost of operations for profit maximization.
Ronke Adeola, Project Manager for the 2016 Fashion Business Series said this about the whole exercise.
“Fashion practitioners have been struggling to find ways to reduce the cost of manufacturing. Once the industry is able to drive down this critical cost of operations, profits will increase which will help grow the industry. With an economic agenda to increase export opportunities, it’s imperative we tackle this issue to foster growth in all areas of the value chain”
Opening its doors to private sector practitioners, textile companies, retailers, & manufacturers, fashion retailers, luxury fashion brands, designers, and fashion entrepreneurs, FBS will also touch on other critical sectors of the fashion industry such as retail, e-commerce, PR, communications and more.
Industry stakeholders will discuss on varied topics including: ‘Retail and ‘Etail’: Maximizing Opportunities and Reducing Risk’, ‘Communicating Fashion’, ‘Exporting Fashion to the World’ amongst others.
Facilitated by PAL Pensions, FBS will also feature a VIP Signature Session, titled “The Next Level”. Open to fashion entrepreneurs operating for a minimum of five years, the session will host thought leaders in Fashion and the Private Sector as they discuss how to build a sustainable business.
Adaora Ude, Head, Branding & Communications at PAL Pensions added this about the VIP event.
“To build an iconic, sustainable brand, certain systems have to be in place and a pension plan is one of them. As conversations increase concerning expanding the role the fashion industry plays in the economic landscape, there is a real opportunity to develop indigenous iconic brands and a need for businesses to be rightly positioned to attract game-changing growth opportunities. We look forward to an interactive and impactful session”
The Fashion Business Series will hold on the 15th of April 2016 at The Metropolitan Club, Kofo Abayomi, Victoria Island, from 9am – 2pm.
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