Our leading industry speakers will provide fashion sourcing professionals with a wealth of practical and strategic knowledge. Our industry experts will focus on key sourcing issues, as well as guiding you through a series of smart steps to help you respond to the fashion industry’s changing landscape. The programme has been designed based on research we conducted from last year’s event, and input from our advisory panel of senior buyers. These informative sessions are free to attend for all registered visitors and will present you with vital information to enhance and improve you and your organisation. For further details of the sessions and our speakers, the full programme is available to view on the seminars page.

11.30 UNDERSTANDING AND EVALUATING EASTERN EUROPEAN SUPPLIERS
Speaker: Liz Leffman, Director, Clothesource.net

12.20: NEAR-SHORE VS. FAR EAST SOURCING: OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE HIGH STREET
Senior retail speaker

1.10: GREAT STYLE, GREAT QUALITY, GREAT VALUE – HOW TO SQUARE THE CIRCLE
Speaker: Koray Gul, Category Director, Asda (George)

2.00: REGIONAL BRIEFING – FOCUS ON ROMANIA
Speaker: Liz Leffman, Director, Clothesource.net

2.50: MEETING THE EXPECTATIONS OF BRANDS AND RETAILERS
Speaker: Geoff Price, Director, Geoffrey M. Price Ltd

TUESDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER

10.30: THE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE OF TEXTILES
Speaker: Amanda Johnston, Curator, Future Fabrics Expo

11.20: DEVELOPING SUPPLIER RELATIONSHIPS
Speaker: Julia Redman, Head of Buying, M&Co

12.10 THE VIABILITY OF BRINGING GARMENT AND FABRIC MANUFACTURING BACK TO THE UK
Speaker: Lorna Fitzsimons, Director, the Alliance Project

1.00 THE RE-BIRTH OF BRITISH MANUFACTURING
Speaker: Kate Hills, Director, Make it British

1.50: THE FINEST QUALITY FOR THE BEST VALUE: IS THIS A REALISTIC SOURCING CHALLENGE
Speaker: Susie Stone, Director, Susie Stone Bespoke Womenswear