Top industry speakers announced!

Temperley London, Bonmarché, Roland Mouret, Guide London and Clothesource field experts for the line-up at this June’s Sourcing Briefing programme

The Sourcing Briefing seminar sessions return to London this June with a host of fashion brands ready to share their insights with the fashion community at the show on  26- 27 June.

These informal knowledge-sharing sessions, held in the seminar theatre on the show floor of Fashion SVP, are free to attend for all registered show visitors.

Speakers include Angelica Sergi, Vice President, Supply Chain and Production, Temperley London; Simon Calvert, Trading Director, Bonmarché; Estelle Williams, Head of Collection and Development at Roland Mouret; Richard Benson, Director of Guide London and Liz Leffman, director at Clothesource. Together with other industry leaders (to be announced shortly) they will provide show visitors with valuable solutions to current sourcing issues. The open sessions will focus on issues around the changing nature of brands, retail and sourcing, how to reduce lead times, what the future of retail looks like, ethical and sustainable pressures on fashion, the end of long range planning, data driven buying and much more.

Seminar Programme – 26th & 27th June 2018

Tuesday 26th June

11.00     Supporting a Trail Blazing Brand – Pushing the Boundaries

  • Precision tailoring, exquisite fit – How do you build, maintain and develop a supply base to meet the unique qualities of your brand?
  • E commerce Pioneers-planning for’ see now buy now’
  • Building a team –for now and for the future

Estelle Williams, Product Director, Roland Mouret

13.00     Selling More Stuff

  • Know your customer; Selling product people want
  • Experience; Brand Awareness
  • Right Place, Right Time

Simon Calvert, Trading Director, Bonmarché

15.00     The New Face of Denim – Innovation and Future Trends – Panel Session

  • Fabric – what’s happening? Cosy denim, clean cut surfaces, alternatives to twill, performance denims
  • Garments – new choices – tailoring, comfort silhouette, the craft denim movement
  • Sustainabliity – Jeans production is responsible for disproportionate environmental damage – what can producers and buyers do to combat this?

Simon Calvert, Trading Director, Bonmarché

Stacey Wood, Director, King & Tuckfield

Clare Lissaman, Director of Resources & Impact, Common Objective / Ethical Fashion Group

CHAIR: Mohsin Sajid, Creative Director, Endrime / Denim Consultant

 Wednesday 27th June

11.00     Supply Chain and Production in a Challenging World

  • Have you the right Supply Chain for your company’s needs?
  • Making the Supply Chain work for you and your customers
  • A glimpse at the future

Angelica Sergi, Vice President Supply Chain and Production, Temperley London

12.45   Panel Session – The Future of Brands

  • Being Unique
  • The challenge of private labels
  • As e-commerce and fast fashion matures are businesses asking the right questions?

Lisa Illis, Brand Director, Crew Clothing

Richard Benson, Director, Guide Clothing

Esin Ogur Kocali, Brand Director, WtR London

CHAIR: Keely Stocker, Editor, Drapers       

14.30   Choosing the best factory for you

  • How to find and evaluate the right supplier for your product
  • How to build a relationship that benefits both your businesses
  • Where it can go wrong!

Liz Leffman, Director,