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Fashion Summit (Hong Kong) 2019

September 5, 2019 @ 9:30 am September 6, 2019 @ 5:30 pm

Fashion Summit (Hong Kong) is a result of continuous learning and discovering process, bringing together leading academics, key players from the fashion industry, NGOs, media, decision makers and leaders to achieve sustainable fashion in Asia. The summit consists of 2-Day Conference and Fashion Future Challenge Award.It plays a vital role to provide a sharing platform for participants from around the world to exchange insights on the latest sustainable fashion trends, technology, best practice, solutions, and opportunities.

OUR AIMS
The theme of Fashion Summit (HK) 2019 is “Achieving the Goals” with objectives of raising public understanding and awareness on the role of the fashion industry in leading the revolutionary change to achieve sustainable fashion.

We also aim at inspiring and nurturing our young generation to develop a sustainable fashion mindset. No matter our youngsters are fashion consumers or they will become parts of the fashion industry in the future, it is hoped that they will consider sustainability and put effort on minimising the industry’s impact on our Earth.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Anyone interested in the concept of “Sustainable Fashion”, who wants to be updated with the new technologies, innovation and the latest trends on sustainable fashion:

  • Fashion business leaders, entrepreneurs, manufacturers and designers
  • Fashion students
  • Academics
  • Government policy makers
  • Non-government organisations and environmental organisations
  • Members of the Media

Day 1

9:00 – 9:30 Registration

9:30 Day 1 Opening

‣ Welcome Address
‣ Opening Speech

  • Hon. Felix Chung Kwok-pan, Chairman of Fashion Summit (HK) 2019

‣ Keynote Presentations

  • Ms. Lindita Xhaferi-Salihu, UN Global Climate Outreach Officer
  • Mr. Philip Mok, Executive Council Member and Trustee of WWF-Hong Kong
  • Mr. Frank Michel, Executive Director, The ZDHC Foundation
  • Ms. Neliana Fuenmayor, Founder & CEO, A Transparent Company

10:40 – 11:00 Networking Break

11:00 Panel Discussion:

‣ Fashion Brands Sustainability Achievements

  • Ms. Sandy Liu, Sustainability Manager (North Asia), Lenzing Group
  • Ms. Tracy Nilsson, Senior Director (Social Environmental Affairs), adidas Sourcing Limited
  • Ms. Amina Razvi, Executive Director, Sustainable Apparel Coalition
  • Ms. Susanna Wilson, Global Head of Sustainable Networks and Entrepreneurship, HSBC

Moderator: Mr. Pat-nie Woo, Partner of KPMG China

2:15 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 Panel Discussion:

‣ Enabling Sustainability in Global Supply Chains

  • Mr. Manuel Baigorri, Senior Director Sustainability, Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Ms. Shevanthi Fernando, Head of Sustainability and Diversity & Inclusion, MAS Intimates Division, MAS Holdings
  • Ms. Karen Ho, Head of Corporate and Community Sustainability, WWF-Hong Kong
  • Mr. Ajay Sharma, Regional Head of Global Trade and Receivables Finance, Asia Pacific, HSBC
  • Ms. Joyce Tsoi, Senior Manager, Supply Chain Sustainability, VF Corporation

Moderator:
Dr. Winnie Law, Associate Director & Principal Lecturer, Centre for Civil Society and Governance, The University of Hong Kong

‣ The Way-forward to Achieve the Sustainability Goals

  • Mr. Werner Lange, Coordinator of Textile Cluster (Bangladesh), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
  • Mr. Frank Michel, Executive Director, ZDHC Foundation
  • Ms. Amina Razvi, Executive Director, Sustainable Apparel Coalition
  • Mr. Alex Young, Group CEO of Tex-Ray Industrial Co. Ltd.

Moderator:
Prof. Philip Yeung, Executive Director of Clothing Industry Training Authority

15:30 – 16:00Networking Break

16:00 Panel Discussion:

‣ Sustainable Technology Development from a Brand Perspective

  • Ms. Malin Lundahl, Sustainability Manager- Sales Market Greater China, H&M Group
  • Mr. Chris Moses, Senior Director, Technical Strategy and Innovation, Gap Inc.
  • Ms. Janice Ngai, Head of Sourcing Sportswear, Asia, HUGO BOSS Hong Kong Ltd.
  • Ms. Brenda Tsang, Division Manager, Eurogroup Far East Ltd.

Moderator:
Prof. Robert Meeder, CEO of Academy of Design (AOD) Sri Lanka

‣ Collaboration for Nature and People –
A Blockchain Pilot Case Sharing

  • Mr. Amit Gautam, CEO & Founder, TextileGenesis
  • Ms. Jennifer Tam, Business Development Director, Chickslifestyle
  • Mr. Harold Weghorst, VP Global Branding, Lenzing Group

Moderator:
Ms. Karen Ho, Head of Corporate and Community Sustainability, WWF-Hong Kong

Day 2

9:00 – 9:30 Registration

9:30 Day 2 Opening

  • ‣ Welcome Remarks
  • ‣ Opening Speech
  • Mr. Edwin Keh, CEO of The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel

‣ Keynote Presentations

  • Mr. Albert Brenninkmeijer, Board Director, C&A Foundation
  • Ms. Carol Hanlon, Founder of Textile Clothing Footwear Resource Centre of Western Australia Inc.
  • Mr. Mattias Jonsson, CEO of Re:Newcell

10:30 – 11:00 Networking Break
11:00 Panel Discussion:

The Positioning of Asia-Pacific in Fashion Design’s Sustainability

  • Hon. Felix Chung Kwok-pan, Member of HKSAR Legislative Council (Textiles & Garment)
  • Ms. Catherine Cole, CEO, MOTIF, ALVANON
  • Mr. Stanley Szeto, Chairman of Textile Council of Hong Kong; Executive Chairman of Lever Style Inc.
  • Mr. George Yeung, Director of Operations at Jeanswest Corporation

Moderator:
Dr. Alison Gwilt, Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, University of South Australia

12:10 Signing Ceremony of << UNFCCC Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action >>

12:15 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 Panel Discussion:

‣ Techstyle for Sustainability

  • Mr. Mattias Jonsson, CEO of Re:Newcell
  • Ms. Brooke McEver, Product Lead at Unspun
  • Mr. Cédric Vanhoeck, Founder Regeneration bvba, Resortecs
  • Dr. Gloria Yao, Director, Project Development, The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel

Moderator:
Mr. Alexander Chan, Co-Director of The Mills Fabrica

‣ Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Sustainable Fashion Education

  • Prof. Jane Gottelier, Master of Fashion and Knitwear Design at DeTao Masters Academy
  • Ms. Cristina Kountiou, Professor of Fashion Marketing and Management, SCAD HK
  • Prof. Robert Meeder, CEO of Academy of Design (AOD) Sri Lanka
  • Ms. Basia Szkutnicka, Professor of Practice (Fashion Design), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Moderator:
Dr. Christina Dean
Founder/Chair of Redress & Founder/CEO of The R Collective

15:20– 15:20 Networking Break

15:20 Panel Discussion:

‣ Getting Sustainable Fashion to Market

  • Mr. Lorenzo Albrighi, CEO & Co-Founder of Lablaco
  • Dr. Christina Dean,
    Founder/Chair of Redress & Founder/CEO of The R Collective
  • Mrs. Carly Vidal Wallace, Creative Community Curator of NOT JUST A LABEL

Moderator:
Ms. Divia Harilela, Fashion Editor/Consultant

‣ Small Steps, Big Impact, Act Together!

  • Sustainable Vision for Hong Kong Retail Industry
    Mr. Arnault Castel, Owner & Founder of Kapok Ltd.
  • Rentable Runway – Solution to longer product like span
    Ms. Ellen Ng, Owner & Founder of Pret-a-Dress
  • Every little step to build a sustainable collection
    Ms. Dawn Lee, Founder & Owner of Ruri’s World
  • Take your sick clothes to the doctors
    Ms. Kay Wong, Owner & Founder of Fashion Clinic
    Ms. Toby Crispy, Owner & Founder of Fashion Clinic
  • Waste or Treasure
    Ms. Sissi Chao, Founder of Remakehub
  • Ab Fab Sustainable!
    Mr. Kevin Germanier, Founder of Kevin Germanier
  • Youth Voice on Sustainable Lifestyle
    Youth from WWF-Hong Kong

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