Seminars – Day 2

Day 1 – 20 Nov
Day 2 – 21 Nov
Day 3 – 22 Nov
Sarah Gale
Sarah GaleDirector Sarah Gale Consultancy Australia
Cost – Complimentary

8.00am – Understanding the Australian Market – Strategies for Pitching to Trade Buyers

Pitching into retail buyers requires a comprehensive approach and effective communication. It’s important to identify which retailer may be a good fit. Join Sarah as she explores and provides you with an overview of the Australian market and the seasonality within different regions. This session will help you to understand the retail landscape and required lead times, identify range opportunities and price points and prepare the right materials when pitching to trade buyers.

This is an exhibitor focused seminar but is still open for visitor registrations. 

Sarah Gale is a highly strategic and creative senior retail who has been fortunate to work with many of Australia and New Zealand’s leading fashion brands over three decades. She began her career in wholesale and then retail buying and more recently performed Senior Executive roles. Sarah consults to retailers, wholesalers and start-ups in Australia and off shore. She has specialized in a number of areas including Business strategy, Buying, Product, Product Development, Marketing, Ecommerce, Customer Insights and Brand DNA, whilst serving in Executive Leadership positions and consultancy roles.
Anupreet Bhui
Anupreet BhuiSenior Editor – Global Street Style
Cost $60 + gst

9.30am – WGSN Trendtalk: Denim Trend Forecast 2020

WGSN, a highly regarded international trend forecasting company, have developed denim reports based on what they see on the streets, catwalks, merging this with how consumer attitudes are changing and their new needs. Head of denim and with more than 20 years of experience in the denim industry, Dio Kurazawa, will give you a glimpse into the future of denim for women and men at his Trendtalk. From top silhouettes to wash and finish trends, WGSN will give you a clear indication of what is performing well to assist your buy.
Based out of WGSN Hong Kong Office, Anupreet brings together a global perspective on Streetstyle, covering all major cities, music festivals and Fashion Week streets.  With over 14 years of experience working in the fashion industry, she brings extensive knowledge across all aspects of design, product creation, markets trends & consumer insights . Her career highlights include heading design teams for various brands within Levi Strauss & Co and offering her Design Consultancy services for Givenchy, 7 For All Mankind, Evisu, Rock & Republic, Inditex and PVH Group to name a few.
Elizabeth Formosa
Elizabeth FormosaFounder & Fashion Business Consultant, Fashion Equipped Australia
Cost $40 + gst

11.00am – Source for Success

This seminar is a must for all fashion start-ups. You must compete at a high standard to make it in fashion. Learn the key strategies you need to master to take your fashion business idea from concept to creation. This seminar will equip you with the knowledge you must access to successfully launch and scale your fashion business, including how to bring your concept to life and build your sourcing strategy.
Elizabeth is the Founder of Fashion Equipped, a Melbourne based consultancy and non-traditional marketing agency.

Elizabeth is committed to sharing her decades of industry experience and wealth of knowledge, along with her team.
with the Australian and International fashion community.

Elizabeth has worked with some of Australia’s largest retailers and privately owned wholesalers and she has gained valuable industry
experience working in senior roles in buying, product management, sales, sourcing, product development, brand building, marketing and team management.

Recently, Elizabeth’s passion and mission has been focussed on launching an Online Programme for fashion start-ups.
This immersive programme brings big business knowledge to emerging business and is a valuable asset for those planning, launching and growing a business.

As a consultant and mentor, Elizabeth now shares her knowledge and experience with emerging fashion businesses, guiding brands from start-up to success.”

Facebook – @FashionEquipped

Instagram – @FashionEquipped

David Nesbitt
David NesbittEthical Sourcing Agency Australia
Cost $40 + gst

12.30pm – Establishing an Ethical Sourcing Program

Have you already started, or are you looking to build, an ethical sourcing program? What are the key inclusions to ensure your ethical sourcing program delivers on brand, consumer and NGO expectations? Gain valuable expert advice from David as he walks you through establishing an ethical sourcing program for your business.
David has extensive experience in leading a high performing ethical sourcing team. Prior to establishing the Melbourne based Ethical Sourcing Agency, David managed the Ethical Sourcing program within Cotton On Group which was recently recognised with an A grade rating in the 2018 BWA Australian Fashion Report.

With a strong understanding of ethical sourcing and supply chain, David’s pragmatic approach to ethical sourcing strategies enables brands to build long term responsible sourcing programs while maintaining effective working relationships with suppliers.

Anita Brown
Anita BrownSenior Associate, Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick Australia
Cost $40 + gst

2.00pm – Steps to Protect Your Brand Internationally

If your business supplies, sells or manufactures products overseas, it’s vital to ensure your trademarks are adequately protected, and that your activities do not land you in hot water. Join Anita as she discusses the trademark issues to consider when entering foreign markets, including: options to obtain trademark protection overseas; determining a filing strategy; and tips on how to approach protection in popular jurisdictions such as China and the US.
Anita is a trade marks lawyer at Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick with more than 10 years’ experience in trade mark clearance work, prosecution, oppositions and enforcement, both locally and internationally. She has also been involved in proceedings before the Australian Trade Marks Office and the Federal Court of Australia.  Anita develops strategies for and advises on the protection, commercialisation and enforcement of intellectual property (IP) rights of both large and small Australian and foreign companies across a range of industries including life sciences, fashion, manufacturing, cleantech and information technology.  Anita is also a recent Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and strives to provide commercially realistic legal advice.

LinkedIn: @PhillipsOrmondeFitzpatrick

Twitter: @POFIP

 Dr Truong Van Cam
Dr Truong Van CamVice Chairman cum Secretary, General Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS) Vietnam
Cost – Complimentary

3.30pm – Vietnam Textile and Garment Industry – Present Situation and Development Orientation

Learn about the present situation of the Vietnam textile and garment industry in this insightful seminar. Hear about development orientation and discover why market access are crucial factors – especially Free Trade Agreements.

Bachelor of Labour Economic, University of Leipzig in Germany in 1978

Doctor of Economics in Germany in 1994

Professional career:

March 8th Hanoi Textile Factory and Union of Textile Factory

Director of Planning Department of Vietnam Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex)

Vice Chairman of Vietnam Textile and Garment Trade Union

Vice Chairman cum Secretary General of Vietnam Textile and Garment Association (VITAS)

Day 1 – 20 Nov
Day 2 – 21 Nov
Day 3 – 22 Nov