When we were still just brainstorming, we both knew that we wanted to make the event as valuable as possible for our visitors. We knew it should not be an event around what we think we should share, but rather about what the visitors need to know and see in order to achieve their goals.
We asked for help and invited fashion professionals to fill in a questionnaire about which challenges they are facing in the industry and what they would like to learn by visiting our event. I would like to thank you if you have answered our questions in July and August.
All the feedback we received really helped us to focus. Our goal with Meta Fashion Summit became to accelerate positive changes within the fashion industry. We read more than hundred answers and formulated the four main topics of the summit:
• New business models in the fashion industry
• Sustainability and entrepreneurship in fashion
• Material innovation
• Ethical and environmentally friendly production + addresses
The needs for business insights and for a better collaboration within the industry were strongly present in the answers we received. And so, we started our quest to find speakers who would offer knowledge, which our followers need in order to take the next step with their initiative or company towards achieving their goals regarding sustainability and financial profit.
We searched for innovators who are improving how business is done today and asked to share not only their successes but also fallback. We selected five speakers for the Summit who will share what their company does to improve the situation in this industry. However, in the process we found so many inspiring initiatives that we decided to share them by introducing them to you one by one online.
In the weeks prior to Meta Fashion Summit we will share podcast interviews with our followers. In the first podcasts we will introduce the speakers of Meta Fashion Summit and ask them to give a short summary of what they will be presenting on the 19th of November. These podcast-interviews will then be followed up with longer podcasts with innovators and inspiring fashion professionals who will tell us what they do, which challenges they have faced along the way and what you can learn from their journey.
Our goal with the podcasts in the upcoming weeks is to create a platform which is focused on sharing knowledge and inspiring each other. This platform gives you the opportunity to interact and connect with other professionals working in the fields of fashion, innovation and sustainability. The podcasts will be online and available to all our followers on our event page on Facebook.
Following Meta Fashion and visiting the Summit will result in new connections, inspiration, answers to questions you might have or challenges you are facing.
I love working on the organization of this event, can’t wait until the 19th! Hereby I would like to invite you to the Summit as well. Visit our Eventbrite page for more information about the program, speakers and tickets.
If you buy your ticket before the 10th of October, you are welcome to bring a colleague or a friend along to the Summit for free!
Hope to see you then.