FASHION AFRICA CONFERENCE 2017

25th & 26th May 2017

Theme: Africa. Fashions' Future.


2 Rooms and 2 days!

Located along the fashionable Kings Road in Chelsea, London, the Chelsea Old Town Hall Grade II listed building with its lovingly restored halls is the unique chosen venue and location for the Fashion Africa Conference in 2017. With a grand hall to host our yearly conference in this magnificent late Victorian building and once again a separate hall for our Fashion Africa Trade Expo (F.A.T.E.). It is a beautiful, memorable and photogenic backdrop to come and retail and source African fashion product!

Conferences and Breakouts

A concise selection of industry leaders and professionals are brought to you to share their knowledge, experience and expertise to inform and raise certain questions under the conference theme “Africa. Fashion’s Future”. Using conference seminars, bite size presentations, panel discussions and breakout sessions throughout the day, will cover topics textiles, retail, consumer, production, technology and more! So come along and join the discussion!

Trade Expo

Our Fashion Africa Trade Expo (theF.A.T.E) is the first in Europe on sourcing and retailing of African fashion product made in Africa. Contact us at events@africafashionguide.com for prices for a stall at this event

THE must attend African Fashion business event this year. Be there!

It is back! theF.A.T.E. for 2017!

Our Fashion Africa Trade Expo (theF.A.T.E.) is the first in Europe on sourcing and retailing of African fashion product from Africa. Africa Fashion Guide launched this in 2016 and it is becoming our annual trade event to support the African sourcing needs of the UK and European retail market. Expect this to grow so why not be part of its beginning as a retailer or a supplier! Contact us at events@africafashionguide.com for prices for a stall at this event

Why you should come to Fashion Africa Conference?

What to expect

For 2017 our event grows to TWO days! On Africa Day May 25th and 26th 2017 Social Enterprise Africa Fashion Guide will host our yearly Fashion Africa Conference event. Held in London where the conferences started in 2011, and consisting of a day of TedX style talks, breakout sessions as well as conference style panel discussions with international industry leaders - our Fashion Africa Conference 2017 is titled Africa. Fashion's Future. The seminar event will act as a means to discuss and promote the full supply chain of African Fashion Design, Textiles, and Manufacturing and thus communicate this to a larger, global audience through media.

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Find new connections for your business

Networking is Key!

Are you are a fashion retailer, fashion designer, student or fashion business who is interested in sourcing and/or producing in Africa? Do you have a strong, active interest in sustainability and ethical business practice? Then don't miss this conference.

This event is a must attend event where there will be a mix of press, brands, industry influencers and insiders with a mutual involvement and/or vested interest in elevating African trade, design and production, and who want to be part of the wider solution to raise Africa as a trailblazer in quality design and production.

Take this opportunity to connect with some of the best in the African and Ethical fashion industry this year!

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Listen to the best speakers in the industry

The Industry's top professionals

From cotton specialists, to retailers, to designers, to research specialists, to manufacturers! For the opportunity to listen to the best industry leaders in African fashion in London, together in one place then you cannot miss this event! REGISTER TODAY!

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Industry and trade driven topics!

Focus on Ethical Fashion in Africa

The 2017 Fashion Africa conference will act as a vehicle to create a social forum for all those attending to talk openly and share ideas, information and expertise, to raise awareness and elevate the perception of design from the continent

The event will be centred around the areas of these sub-topics Sustainability, African Fashion Manufacturing, Responsible Sourcing, Africa’s Retail Market and the new target consumer market, The Growth of the African Designer market, Africa as New Luxury.

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Buy your ticket now and save a lot of money!

Purchase tickets from our Eventbrite Page. See links.

£49

  • Early Booking Discount Ticket
  • Full day entry THURSDAY MAY 25th ONLY
  • Entrance to both conference and expo (F.A.T.E)
  • Reduced price ends April 30th so book early!

£65

£49

  • Early Booking Discount Ticket
  • Full day entry FRIDAY MAY 26th ONLY
  • Entrance to both conference and expo (F.A.T.E)
  • Reduced price ends April 30th so book early!

£65

£79

  • Early Booking Discount Ticket
  • Full day entry TWO DAYS
  • THURSDAY 25TH AND FRIDAY MAY 26th
  • Entrance to both conference and expo (F.A.T.E)
  • Reduced price ends April 30th so book early!

£99

  • Full Price Standard Ticket
  • Full day entry TWO DAYS!
  • THURSDAY 25TH AND FRIDAY May 26TH
  • Entrance to both conference and expo (F.A.T.E)

£45

  • Student Ticket
  • Show Student ID at door for entry
  • Entrance to both expo and conference
  • TWO DAY ENTRY

£149

  • the F.A.T,E EXPO Stall
  • TWO day entry
  • Entrance ONLY to expo (F.A.T.E)
  • email events@africafashionguide.com for more info

£249

  • the F.A.T,E EXPO Stall with a AFG rep.
  • Full day entry
  • Entrance ONLY to expo (F.A.T.E)
  • email events@africafashionguide.com for more info

Amazing Keynote and panel speakers for 2017

A great line up from around the world for our 2016 event!

Wherever you are,
be here!

Introducing the Fashion Africa Trade Expo

theF.A.T.E. is a business to business expo bringing together suppliers and manufacturers form the African continent with fashion retailers and designer businesses i the UK/EU markets.

This trade expo event is launching as part of our Fashion Africa Conference to kick off a bigger event planned for 2017.

So join us and be part of a strategic business event creating that difference.

Interested in a table at the event? Then contact us at events@africafashionguide.com for more information.

Be part of Africa's Fashion Revolution!

Past Events

See below details from our previous events

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....designers sharing expertise and opening discussions and collaboration as opposed to competition, very limited time for questions but great discussion 🙂

Jubella
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 · via twitter Feb 27 2014

well done on a great book and a very interesting conference yesterday. I'd let to get a copy of the video for

Ann McCreath
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Huge Congratulations on Fashion Africa success! Excellent discussion, must do again & make it last longer! Catch up soon

Prama Bhardwaj
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 · via twitter Feb 27 2014

You're welcome, we were glad we attended, thank you. Looking forward to the 2015 event 😉

Must say many Interesting points discussed tonight & I thoroughly enjoyed it! GREAT PANEL 😉

Mini MOROC
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 · via twitter Feb 26 2014

Many thanks for today's very interesting debate

Open The Gate
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 · via twitter Feb 27 2014
Helen Jennings
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 · via twitter Feb 26 2014

Was a privilege to be part of the panel conference last night. So many key points discussed. More again please!

Daphne Kasambala
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I'm no fashionista, but I really enjoyed conference yesterday! Well done @itsdapoet  via twitter 2014

The Poet
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 · via twitter Feb 27 2014

Had a great time last night at the Fashion Africa Conference. So refreshing <3

Siphosemvelo
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Congratulations on a great conference yesterday . Super-inspiring in so many ways.

CDaStyleLondon

Talk about the Fashion Africa Conference!


FASHION AFRICA CONFERENCE 2016

Theme: The African Market

DATE: APRIL 24TH 2015

Theme: The African Market

DATE: APRIL 24TH 2015

FASHION AFRICA CONFERENCE 2015

Theme: An African Revolution

DATE: APRIL 24TH 2015

FASHION AFRICA CONFERENCE 2014 - SOAS UNIVERSITY

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