34th IAF World Fashion Convention’s program all set!
Twenty-one speakers have already committed to the 2018 edition to be held on October 8 th -10 th in
Maastricht, the Netherlands and co-organized with MODINT, the Dutch fashion and textiles industry
association. The speakers include representatives from major brands such as Puma, Hugo Boss,
Vivienne Westwood and VF Corporation, from major experts such as McKinsey, Alvanon, the
Influencer Marketing Agency and the C&A Foundation and many more.
Spread over two days, these top speakers will provide a comprehensive vision for the future of our
fashion industry shaped around the theme: ‘creating a smart future for fashion’. Delegates will learn,
among many other things, how blockchain will enable transparency, how circular fashion requires
systemic changes, how better buyer-supplier collaboration is achieved, what are the major current and
future sourcing trends and which new fabrics are being developed. From the two-day conference
delegates will bring home a wealth of insights, which is very important for defining a sound industry or
And the IAF convention is more than the conference alone. The dinners are renowned and this year,
expecting over 200 guests at the magnificent Château St. Gerlach, will be no exception. Held after the
first conference day, on Tuesday October 9 th , the Festive Fashion Dinner will feature a number of
performances involving fashion. In addition, all the dinner guests will also be part of the audience jury
for the ‘Fashion Makes Sense Award’. Both are organized by Maastricht’s interdisciplinary showcase
platform for fashion.
With a good cast of speakers, a remarkable group of sponsors covering all aspects of the fashion
industry and already a sizeable list of delegates from close to 20 countries, the IAF and MODINT are
really looking forward to presenting the