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9th June 2017, Zeist

Registration opens for 33rd IAF World Fashion Convention

The IAF World Fashion Convention is an annual event that brings together representatives of the main companies and their associations in the apparel industry.The registration for the IAF’s 33rd World Fashion Convention, which will take place from 16-18 October 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, is now open. Delegates who register before 1 August, will be able to register against a highly reduced price. In addition, members of IAF will benefit from a lower admission price, organisers report.

This year, the IAF will host the convention in Rio de Janeiro, along with the Brazilian Textile and Apparel Industry Association (ABIT). Founded in 1957, one of the most important industry associations in Brazil, it represents an industry which directly employs 1.5 million people, generating an annual revenue of US$ 40 billion (2015).

Compliance and technology

The theme of this edition is Compliance and Technology – Key Drivers for Industry and Retail. The Convention has the function of informing, inspiring and providing a meeting platform for apparel executives from all continents. National and international speakers will present and discuss responsible business conduct (labour, social, environmental, legal), as well as technological megatrends and their possible impacts on the production and distribution chain.

“Naturally, also this year, the IAF Convention in more than a conference, with the IAF Golf Tournament, a great partner program and dinners and cocktails in a truly gorgeous setting, the Convention is still one of the world’s best networking opportunities for the global apparel industry,” organisers report.

Brazilian textile and apparel sector

The Brazilian textile and apparel sector is the fifth largest textile and the fourth largest clothing industry in the world and the second largest denim producer. Self-sufficient in cotton production, Brazil produces 5,5 billion garments per year, being a worldwide reference in beachwear, jeanswear, and homewear. Other segments are also gaining international market shares such as womenswear, menswear, children’s wear, fitness, and underwear.

IAF World Fashion Convention

The IAF World Fashion Convention is an annual event that brings together representatives of the main companies and their associations in the apparel industry, as well as authorities, academic institutions and major suppliers from all over the world. The conventions have the dual function of informing and inspiring delegates and of providing a meeting platform for industry leaders from all continents.

www.iafconventionbrazil.com.br

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