Apparel Sourcing, Avantex, Shawls&Scarves, Texworlddenim and Texworld Paris

Conferences & Catwalks

In order to make decisions, at times you need to inform yourself about underlying trends and to learn about new ideas popular in news feeds throughout the industry. To provide this, Messe Frankfurt France has set up a series of lectures focusing particularly on the aspects of style and colours, and – uncommon in Paris – fashion shows in line with the fairs’ offer

Conference room H4, close to the VIP area Agora Avantex, Hall 4, near the Avantex Forum Agora Denim, Hall 2 near the Denim café.

Catwalks take place in the Catwalk area, Hall 2

Sunday Feb 11/02/18

10           am – 11 am >> Overview of the European and worldwide foreign trade in 2017

Moderator: Jean-François Limantour, Evalliance Speaker: Anne-Laure Linget, Evalliance

Language: French – Translation from French to English Where? Conference room H4, close to the VIP area

11           am – 11.30 am >> The good practises in apparel sourcing

Speaker: Roger Zacaropoulos, EDI-STAGE, Cedith, Evalliance Language: French / français – Translation from French to English Where? Conference room H4, close to the VIP area

11           am – 12 noon >> Infinite Spring-Summer 2019 Trends conference

Speakers: Louis Gérin / Grégory Lamaud, AD Language: French – Translation from French to English Where? Agora Avantex Paris

11.30 am – 12.30 pm >> Ethiopia, a new international hub in apparel sourcing

Moderator: Skander Negasi, Trade and Fairs Group

Guest of honor: His Excellency Dr Bekele Bulado, Minister of Trade

Speakers: His Excellency Dr Bekele Bulado, Minister of Trade/ Ulrich Plein, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit / Fassil Tadesse, Kebire Enterprises/ Fistum Arega, Ethiopian Investment Commission

Language: English – Translation from English to French Where? Conference room H4, close to the VIP area

2.30 pm – Catwalk Apparel  Sourcing

Ethiopa on stage

2.45 pm – 3.45 pm >> Materials and components

Transparencies and new materials, the strengths and constraints of European manufacturers

Moderator: Gilles Muller Re-active

Speakers: Friedrich Weninger, Austrian Man Made Fibers Institute, Dornbirn MFC / Chantal Fouque, La Fabrique/ Dr Hélène Garay, IMT Mines Alès – CARAT/ Christophe Coquard Paragon Identification/ Britta Moritzer, STATEX Produktions – Vertriebs GmbH

Language: French – Translation from French to English Where? Agora Avantex Paris

3.30 pm – Catwalk

Texworlddenim

Monday Feb 12/02/18

9.45 am – 10.45 am >> Which perspectives for the Mediterranean suppliers in textile and apparel?

Moderator: Jean-François Limantour, Evalliance

Speakers: Mohamed Tazi, AMITH / Tunisian & Algerian industrialists

Language: French – Translation from French to English Where? Conference room H4, close to the VIP area

10.45 am – 11.30 am >> Round table on the Mediterranean denim and sportswear sector

Moderator: Jean-François Limantour, Evalliance

Speakers: Abderrahmane Atfi, Medsourcing / David Bardin, Tavex Europe / Professionnels algériens et tunisiens

Language: French – Translation from French to English Where? Conference room H4, close to the VIP area

12           noon – 1 pm >> Pantone: Color Trends for Spring-Summer 2019 and how to bring them to life!

Speaker: Fabio Venturotti, Pantone Language: English

Where? Agora Denim

12 noon – 12.20 pm >> Avantex Paris & Dorbirn GFC – boosting innovation

Speaker: Friedrich Weninger

Language: English Where? Agora Avantex

12 noon – Catwalk Avantex Armine Ohanyan Paris

2 pm – 3 pm >> Smart retail Round Table

V-Commerce and AI to improve the customer experience, how physical retailing can also benefit from these innovations?

Moderator: Gilles Muller, Re-active

Speakers: Veronica Arribas Barreras, FashionLab, Dassault Systèmes/ Guy Bernier, Tô & Guy, ParisFashionLab.com/ Mathieu Vicard, Adrenaline/ Tony Pinville Heuritech

Language: French – Translation from French to English Where? Agora Avantex Paris

2 pm – 3 pm >> Myanmar, a very competitive hub for the apparel sourcing

Moderator: Rupa Ganguli, Clothing Connect

Speakers: Giovanni Beatrice, agent/ U Myint Soe, Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Association/ Winnie Khine,

Maple Trading, Heidy van der Ploeg, CBI Language: English

Where? Conference room H4, close to the VIP area

2.30 pm – Catwalk Apparel Sourcing meets Shawls&Scarves

3  pm – 4 pm >> Infinite Spring-Summer 2019 Trends conference

Speakers: Louis Gérin / Grégory Lamaud, AD Language: French – Translation from French to English Where? Agora Denim

3.15 pm – 4.15 pm >> Prototype Studio Round Table

Which effects the progresses in robotics and artificial intelligence will have on our way to design clothes?

Moderator: Gilles Muller, Re-active

Speakers: Sheila O’Hara, IBM / M. David Prud’homme, IESA multimedia / M. François Mahe N2FM Mode, Formations et Transformations/ Hubert Federspiel Ouest Développement

Language: French – Translation from French to English Where? Agora Avantex Paris

Tuesday Feb 13/02/18

3.30 pm – Catwalk Texworlddenim

10 am – 11.15 am >> The East-European apparel suppliers: performances and perspectives

Moderator: Jean-François Limantour Evalliance Speaker: Anne-Laure Linget, Evalliance

Language: French -Translation from French to English Where? Conference room H4, close to the VIP area

11.30 am – 12 noon >> Sustainability: “Greenwash and commercializing values”

Speaker: Evelyn Mora, Helsinki Fashion Week, European Fashion Council Language: English

Where? Conference room H4, close to the VIP area

11.30 am – Catwalk Texworld Frankfurt Style Award

12 noon – Catwalk  Apparel Sourcing

Ethiopia on stage

2 pm – 3 pm >> Sustainable production / consumption

Are tomorrow’s materials what we think they are? What is an ecological garment?

Moderator: Gilles Muller, Re-active

Speakers: Orianne Chenain, Fashion Tech Lab/ Tina Gorjanc, Pure Human/ Vincent Duret, ECOCERT/ Rakesh Vazirani, TUV Rheinland, Programme DETOX/ Nancy Johnston TENGRI / Charles Reboux Gorfoo / Gema Gomez Slow Fashion NEXT/ Ina Budde Design For Circularity

Language: French – Translation from French to English Where? Agora Avantex Paris

3 pm – Catwalk Apparel Sourcing Fashion by Bangladesh

3.15 pm – 4.15 pm >> The Avantex Fashion Pitch

Moderator: Gilles Muller, Re-active RP Where? Agora Avantex Paris

3.30 pm – Catwalk  Apparel Sourcing

Fashion by Myanmar

Wednesday Feb 14/02/18

10 am – 12 noon >> Clothing & Accessories

4.15 am – Catwalk Avantex Torq Labs + Tô & Guy

When new technologies intervene in the service of style, trend versus long-term bias. What about serial production?

Moderator: Gilles Muller, Re-active

Speakers: Guillaume Michel, Iris Cantabri/ Louis Gérin, 2G2L/ Elisabeth Jayot Designer-Researcher/ Mylène L’Orguilloux, Cute Circuit/ Stefan Henzgen, Lunative Laboratories GmbH

Language: French – Translation from French to English Where? Agora Avantex Paris

11 am Catwalk  Texworld

ESMOD PARIS

12 noon Catwalk  Apparel Sourcing

Fashion by Bangladesh

1 pm Catwalk Apparel  Sourcing  meets  Shawls&Scarves

Visiting the exhibition couldn’t offer greater convenience: Texworld Paris belongs to the group of related trade shows organised by Messe Frankfurt France, held in one and the same location, on the same dates and to which entry is free upon presentation of professional credentials: Apparel Sourcing Paris, Avantex Paris, Shawls&Scarves – the accessories show case, Texworld Paris, Texworlddenim.

Background information on Messe Frankfurt

Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. With some 2,400 employees at 30 locations, the company generates annual sales of over €640 million. Thanks to its far reaching ties with the relevant sectors and to its international sales network, the Group looks after the business interests of its customers effectively. A comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. With its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 %) and the State of Hesse (40 %).

www.messefrankfurt.com