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IAF World Fashion Convention
October 16 - October 18
The registration for the IAF’s 33rd World Fashion Convention, to be held on October 16th-18th 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is now open. Delegates who register before August 1st, will be able to register against a highly reduced price. In addition, members of IAF will benefit from a lower admission price.
This year, the IAF will host the convention in Rio de Janeiro, along with the ABIT, the Brazilian Textile and Apparel Industry Association. Founded in 1957, one of the most important industry associations in Brazil, representing an industry which directly employs 1.5 million people, generating an annual revenue of USD 40 billion (2015).
Compliance and Technology – Key Drivers for Industry and Retail
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 programme 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.
Brazilian Textile and Apparel Sector
The Brazilian Textile and Apparel Sector stands out in the world not only thanks to its professionalism, creativity and technology, but also by the size of its textile facilities: it 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.
About the 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.