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IAF to host pre-convention event at 36th World Fashion Convention


International Apparel Federation (IAF) will host a digital ‘Pre-convention Event’ at its 36th World Fashion Convention from November 10- 11, 2020. The Fashion Convention is expected to take place from June 7 to 9, 2021 in Antwerp. The digital pre-convention event will consist of two components. On November 10, IAF will present five- minute movie clips by seven prominent IAF members. Speakers will make visionary statements on the industry’s future. IAF will also organize four different online sessions, each tackling a major issue facing the global apparel industry

The flagship session will be an IAF-MOTIF webinar titled ‘Shared Risk and Reward in the Fashion Supply Chain’. The three speakers at this session are: John Thorbeck, CEO, Chainge Capital; Liz Simon, Chief Sustainable Transformation Officer, Fashion3, and Anne Patricia Sutanto, Vice President, PT Pan Brothers. The webinar will answer the question of whether the balancing of risk ánd reward is one of the keys to unlocking a better overall performance of the supply chain.

The session will see IAF connecting members and relations to the Fashion Technology Alliance project, a major global project bringing together educators, large and small brands and fashion technology providers. The session will shed light on some of the new job descriptions and requirements required by the apparel industry because of the 3D digital design.

The third session will discuss industry standards for digitization of product design and development, particularly the communication on digital fabric characteristics. The fourth and the final session will tackle the issues of audit and standard fatigue.