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!

FULL Schedule Thursday 25th and Friday 26h May 2017 - http://www.fashionafricaconference.com/2017-conference-overview/

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

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MATHY LISIKA-MINSENDE

WHATHEJOBISTHIS.COM

EVENT HOST

09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

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About MATHY

TEDX speaker Mathy is a creative mentor, career and lifestyle motivator, founder of Whathejobisthis blog and online-show #GoodmorningMathy. Her passion is to help creative millennials embrace their calling. She is the author of "Quit or embrace your job crisis" With, 15 yrs experience in the careers industry and a lifelong experience in the creative world.

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Pamela Samasuwo-Nyawi

Vanhu Vamwe

EVENT HOST

09:00 AM - 06:00 PM


About Pamela

Multi Award Winning Handbag Designer creating ethical & magical objects. Author, Journalist & Social Entrepreneur. With a first degree in Journalism and Communications and 15 years’ experience in both African and International media, her passion for creativity only seemed to be matched by an insatiable curiosity. From the start of her fashion career, Pam has worked with top fashion international designers, becoming the first African to be nominated for the Vogue and MUUSE 'Best International Emerging Fashion Accessory Designer''. That same year she was nominated for the prestigious Mulberry Accessory Award for "The best directional collection". She went on to win 6 other international fashion awards, with the latest being the ABURY and Harper’s Bazaar Design Experience

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JACQUELINE SHAW

AFRICA FASHION GUIDE

FIRESIDE CHAT – 25/05/17 – FUTURE OF ETHICAL FASHION IN AFRICA

05:55 PM - 06:15 PM

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About JACQUELINE

Author of Fashion Africa, CEO and Founding Director of Africa Fashion Guide, Fashion Africa Conference, Fashion Africa Business Academy and Fashion Africa Sourcing Trips

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SIMONE CIPRIANI

ETHICAL FASHION INITIATIVE

FIRESIDE CHAT – 25/05/17 – FUTURE OF ETHICAL FASHION IN AFRICA

05:55 PM - 06:15 PM

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About SIMONE

Simone Cipriani is the founder and head of the Ethical Fashion Initiative, a flagship programme of the International Trade Centre, a joint United Nations and World Trade Organization. In 2009, Simone Cipriani joined the International Trade Centre where he founded the Ethical Fashion Initiative. Starting in Kenya the project has expanded to Burkina Faso, Mali, Ghana, Haiti, West Bank, Ethiopia and Cambodia.

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CLAIRE LYNCH

PROUDLY MADE IN AFRICA(VALUE ADDED IN AFRICA) EVENT SPONSORS

KEYNOTE 8 – FUTURE RETAIL BUYING

09:00 AM - 09:15 AM

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About CLAIRE

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VIKKI BRENNAN

PROUDLY MADE IN AFRICA(VALUE ADDED IN AFRICA) EVENT SPONSORS

KEYNOTE 8 – FUTURE RETAIL BUYING

09:00 AM - 09:15 AM

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About VIKKI

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PRAMA BHARDWAJ

MANTIS WORLD (EVENT SPONSORS)

KEYNOTE 1 – FUTURE SUPPLY CHAINS

09:15 AM - 09:30 AM

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About PRAMA

CEO and Founder of Mantis World which offers ethically made clothing to promotional, corporate and retail clients. A broad range of easy to personalise clothing available from stock and a bespoke production service. Specialising in womens, mens, kids and babywear including organic cotton and African production.

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TOBIAS MEIER

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KEYNOTE 9 – FUTURE COTTON

09:25 AM - 09:45 AM


About TOBIAS

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INGE WALLAGE

FASHION FOR GOOD / C&A FOUNDATION (EVENT SPONSORS)

KEYNOTE 2 – FUTURE INNOVATION

10:45 AM - 11:05 AM

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About INGE

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LANCE CLARK

SOUL OF AFRICA (EVENT SPONSORS)

KEYNOTE 10 – FUTURE ACCESSORY

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM

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About LANCE

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DAVID BRADLEY

ABC WAX / DAVIVA

KEYNOTE 3 – FUTURE OF WAXPRINTS

11:20 AM - 11:35 AM

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About DAVID

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TAMSIN LEJEUNE

ETHICAL FASHION FORUM / COMMON OBJECTIVE

KEYNOTE 11 – FUTURE OF SUSTAINABILITY

11:20 AM - 11:40 AM

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About TAMSIN

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ORSOLA DE CASTRO

KEYNOTE 11 - FUTURE OF SUSTAINABILITYFASHION REVOLUTION DAY

KEYNOTE 11 – FUTURE OF SUSTAINABILITY

11:20 AM - 11:40 AM

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About ORSOLA

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SITA SCHUTT

PROSPERO WORLD

KEYNOTE 12 – FUTURE ARTISAN

02:45 PM - 03:00 PM

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About SITA

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BERNIE SEB

DE LA SEBURE

KEYNOTE 12 – FUTURE ARTISAN

02:45 PM - 03:00 PM

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About BERNIE

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ANNIKA WADDELL

RYERSON UNIVERSITY

KEYNOTE 13 – FUTURE RESEARCH MARKETS

03:05 PM - 03:20 PM


About ANNIKA

MASTERS STUDENT

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NICOLA COOPER

NICOLA COOPER ASSOCIATES

KEYNOTE 4 – FUTURE TRENDS

03:45 PM - 04:00 PM


About NICOLA

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LADUMA NGXOKOLO

MAXHOSA

KEYNOTE 5 – FUTURE OF DESIGN

04:00 PM - 04:15 PM

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About LADUMA

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CORINNE SALINAS

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

KEYNOTE 14 – FUTURE PROJECTS TOWARDS SDG’S

04:25 PM - 04:45 PM


About CORINNE

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BOLA MARQUIS

OKUN BEACHWEAR

KEYNOTE 6 – FUTURE PARTNERSHIPS

05:20 PM - 05:35 PM

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About BOLA

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SIMONE CIPRIANI

ETHICAL FASHION INITIATIVE / INTERNATIONAL TRADE CENTRE

KEYNOTE 7 – FUTURE LUXURY

05:40 PM - 05:55 PM

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About SIMONE

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KEREN PYBUS

ETHICAL APPAREL AFRICA

PANEL 1 – 25/05/17 – FUTURE SOURCING

09:35 AM - 10:40 AM

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About KEREN

Co-founder and CEO of Ethical Apparel Africa, Keren brings over 18 years of experience in sourcing, merchandising, and retail operations while living and working on three continents. Keren started her career at Marks & Spencer, followed by 17 years at George, then the third largest clothing retailer in the UK

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HEATHER CHAPLET

XOOMBA

PANEL 1 – 25/05/17 – FUTURE SOURCING

09:35 AM - 10:40 AM

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About HEATHER

Heather and Nils Chaplet, the founders of Xoomba, began an ambitious venture using their design and marketing experience in service of environmental justice. They work in Burkina Faso to set up a unified supply chain for the fabrication of organic clothes.

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KALKIDAN LEGESSE

SANCHOS DRESS

PANEL 1 – 25/05/17 – FUTURE SOURCING

09:35 AM - 10:40 AM


About KALKIDAN

Sanchos Dress is a sustainable shop based in Exeter Devon, that sources clothing that is certified fair trade and is constructed from sustainable natural materials. Kalkidan and Vidmantas, founded the store in 2014, their inspiration grew in travels to developing countries such as Ethiopia and committed themselves to bringing ethical brands, as well as starting their own brand Scarves For Sustainability, to provide more options for conscious customers.

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PAIGE EARLAM

PLEXUS COTTON

PANEL 1 – 25/05/17 – FUTURE SOURCING

09:35 AM - 10:40 AM

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About PAIGE

Plexus has expanded over 25 years from a global trader of raw cotton to a 21st century vertically integrated cotton supply chain and agri-business. Based in the UK, it has operations in Africa and China. Today, Plexus are marketing their subsidiaries cotton production in Africa, advising retailers on the management and setting up of their traceable supply chains from their own first hand knowledge of growing, ginning and producing garments in Africa as well as their expertise in Risk Management of the commodity. Plexus also is actively involved in crop diversification and educational programs with small holder farmers.

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MODERATOR – SEMHAR HABTEZION

PANEL 1 – 25/05/17 – FUTURE SOURCING

09:35 AM - 10:40 AM


About MODERATOR – SEMHAR

International Trade Adviser

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ANNICK GOUBA

ACP-EU

PANEL2 – 25/05/17 – FUTURE OF DEVELOPMENT

03:10 PM - 03:45 PM


About ANNICK

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MARTIN KLUCK

KIPEPEO

PANEL2 – 25/05/17 – FUTURE OF DEVELOPMENT

03:10 PM - 03:45 PM

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About MARTIN

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ONYEKACHI WAMBU

AFRICAN FOUNDATION FOR DEVELOPMENT (AFFORD

PANEL2 – 25/05/17 – FUTURE OF DEVELOPMENT

03:10 PM - 03:45 PM

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About ONYEKACHI

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MO TOMANEY

WISE BIRDS NETWORK

PANEL2 – 25/05/17 – FUTURE OF DEVELOPMENT

03:10 PM - 03:45 PM

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About MO

MODERATOR

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KUKUA ODOI

AFRICAN PRINTS IN FASHION

PANEL 3 – 25/05/17 -FUTURE NARRATIVE – DIGITAL DISRUPTORS

04:20 PM - 05:15 PM

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About KUKUA

Kukua is a Ghanaian-German fashion lover living and blogging in Brooklyn, NY. Her blog showcases African designs, trends, and new shopping platforms from all over the world https://africaboutik.us/

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SINEM ONABANJO

MODERATOR

PANEL 3 – 25/05/17 -FUTURE NARRATIVE – DIGITAL DISRUPTORS

04:20 PM - 05:15 PM


About SINEM

FOUNDER OF S2 MEDIA & CO-FOUNDER OF FAB MAGAZINE

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MODERATOR - YEMISI MOKUOLU

HATCH AFRICA

PANEL 4 – 26/05/17 – FUTURE POLICY AND FINANCE

09:50 AM - 10:45 AM

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About MODERATOR - YEMISI

She works within the creative and cultural industries producing independent films, arts seasons and large-scale events, and she provides consultancy at industry and practitioner level. Yemisi has produced arts seasons and festivals for clients which include; Amnesty International, BBC, Cutty Sark, Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and Shoreditch Trust. Her specialism is on developing the creative and cultural industries in Africa, which she achieves through a number of platforms that includes; "Out of Africa" a live arts promotional network, "Hatch Africa" an enterprise creation agency and "Creative Africa" a knowledge transfer programme.

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PUMELA SALELA

BRAND SOUTH AFRICA

PANEL 4 – 26/05/17 – FUTURE POLICY AND FINANCE

09:50 AM - 10:45 AM

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About PUMELA

Pumela Salela is the Country Head for the United Kingdom (UK) under Brand South Africa, the custodian of the South Africa Country Brand. Her role is to market South Africa in the UK, attract foreign direct investment (fdi) into South Africa, mobilise Global South Africans (GSA) abroad and to manage the brand reputation of South Africa. Prior to serving in this role Pumela was the Chief Director for Economic Policy Development and Planning at the Department of Economic Development in South Africa. Ms Salela is a Board member of the Global Sourcing Council, an Ambassador for Sustainable and Socially Responsible Outsourcing in Africa, and sits on the Executive Committee of the Tri-Sister City Alliance (TriSCA)

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LISA ARMSTRONG

UGOGO

PANEL 4 – 26/05/17 – FUTURE POLICY AND FINANCE

09:50 AM - 10:45 AM

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About LISA

Lisa is the Founder and CEO of the Publicis 90 award winning start-up Ugogo which was inspired by the work of her grandmother. Ugogo is an ecommerce platform designed for people without bank accounts. The idea of expanding the traditional marketplace for entrepreneurial men and women in Africa who at times can earn as little as $1USD per day is at the heart of the Ugogo project. Lisa is a WACL Future Leaders award winner and comes from a digital and entrepreneurial background having previously run a startup and spent 3 years working on global projects at SapientNitro, one of the world's leading digital agencie

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DAVID SMITH

BRITISH AFRICA BUSINESS ALLIANCE

PANEL 4 – 26/05/17 – FUTURE POLICY AND FINANCE

09:50 AM - 10:45 AM

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About DAVID

CHAIRMAN - British African is a business membership network that draws together British and African businesses to stimulate business, investment and development opportunities in Africa. Through developing deeper contacts amongst the Diaspora communities, the diplomatic trade and finance functions and African focused businesses, The British African Business Alliance intends to help mobilise the power of the private sector to accelerate the generation of widely held wealth in Africa

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ALBERT TUCKER

KARMA COLA

PANEL 4 – 26/05/17 – FUTURE POLICY AND FINANCE

09:50 AM - 10:45 AM

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About ALBERT

Albert Tucker is a Founding Director of the Renewable Power Exchange and Non-Executive Director of Our Power Energy Company. He is Chairman of the Karma Cola Foundation and Director of Karma Cola UK Fairtrade and organic drinks company. He is also Chairman of Etico ethical trading, and Associate of Xtend management consultancy. He has played a leading role in the fairtrade movement and is an active global player in community regeneration and sustainable development. He has a strong track record in leading and building successful social enterprises and supply chains, working to multiple bottom lines e.g. Cafedirect, Divine Chocolate, and Twin Trading.

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SEAN OBEDIH

CAMSCORP

PANEL 4 – 26/05/17 – FUTURE POLICY AND FINANCE

09:50 AM - 10:45 AM

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About SEAN

VENTURE CAPITALIST - CAMSCORP -Alternative Private equity focused on Africa BUSINESS COLUMNIST - TRUE AFRICA - Writing Business features on entrepreneurship, finance, Diaspora and Life. FOUNDER - NEWGENANGELS - FOUNDER - NewGenAngels is a members-only investment Club for high liquid professionals and sophisticated angels, Ultra High Net Worth Individuals, venture capital firms, family offices and angel networks with an interest in Africa.

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KATHARINE HAMNETT

KATHARINE HAMNETT

PANEL 5 – 26/05/17 – FUTURE MANUFACTURING

03:20 PM - 04:30 PM

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About KATHARINE

Katharine is an English fashion designer best known for her political t-shirts and her ethical business philosophy. Hamnett viewed her t-shirts as a way of getting her message across: "If you want to get the message out there, you should print it in giant letters on a t-shirt." Her first shirt featured the "CHOOSE LIFE" slogan.

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CHI ATANGA

WALLS OF BENIN

PANEL 5 – 26/05/17 – FUTURE MANUFACTURNG

03:20 PM - 04:30 PM

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About CHI

A creative mind and international do-er. Completed first government level transaction - PT2020 1/2/16 Acquiring more resources to build an awesome Made in Africa brand - www.wallsofbenin.com Walls of Benin is an ethical luxury brand that does one thing really well- Loungewear in plain and African printed textile

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NEBIL KELLOW

FIRST CONSULT

PANEL 5 – 26/05/17 – FUTURE MANUFACTURNG

03:20 PM - 03:30 PM

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About NEBIL

Coming from a background as an investment analyst in the UK, Nebil moved back to Ethiopia in 2005, establishing First Consult to become the leading consultancy in Ethiopia within 5 years. Working across the economic development, financial sector development and business strategy spheres and employing over a hundred people in the process, Nebil has since worked for McKinsey & Co. and has authored books on business and economic development, notably the Enterprise Map of Ethiopia. He also serves on the advisory boards of various institutions.

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CAROL COOKE

SCRUMPTIOUS PRODUCTIONS / BAREFOOT IN BUSINESS

PANEL 5 – 26/05/17 – FUTURE MANUFACTURNG

03:20 PM - 04:30 PM

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About CAROL

CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF BAFTA award-winning production company based in Glasgow specialising in social documentary, youth film-making masterclasses and compelling visual content for business. BAREFOOT IN BUSINESS IS a groundbreaking documentary campaign showcasing the work of female entrepreneurs across Uganda and creating a new online marketplace where you can buy their products and help bring their big ambitions to life

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NICOLE PITTER PATTERSON

AFARA GROUP

PANEL 5 – 26/05/17 – FUTURE MANUFACTURNG

03:20 PM - 04:30 PM

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About NICOLE

a senior international development adviser with 20+ years expertise working with both the public and private sector, specializing in small business enterprises, community based entrepreneurship and social enterprise development providing successful project design & management of a combined portfolio of USD20M throughout her career, with development agencies including USAID and the UN on projects in the Caribbean, Africa and Asia. Expertise across interior design and fashion, specializing in the use of indigenous materials in Asia and Africa, mentoring emerging African design brands, curating designer collections, fostering their business development through local, regional and international industry platforms. Design collaborations between designers and industry buyers opening new sales markets through e-commerce buyers, trade fairs and industry events in the US, Italy, Germany, Holland, Ghana, Nigeria, Madagascar, Ethiopia and S. Africa.

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PAOLA MASPERI

MAYAMIKO

PANEL 5 – 26/05/17 – FUTURE MANUFACTURNG

03:20 PM - 04:30 PM

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About PAOLA

Chairperson and founder of Mayamiko Trust - a UK based Charity. Working throughout Africa, Mayamiko supports local communities' creative talents by sponsoring their training; teaching them to sew, knit, and tailor. Mayamiko helps each beneficiary get up and running with our microfinance project, providing match funding and teaching basic financial and business planning skills.

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MODERATOR – ANOUSHKA BOODHNA

Break the Shell Ltd

PANEL 5 – 26/05/17 – FUTURE MANUFACTURNG

03:20 PM - 04:30 PM


About MODERATOR – ANOUSHKA

A market development specialist with a focus on international development, poverty, systems thinking, enterprise, retail, and marketing. Over 12 years experience across both the private sector and the development sector in over 12 countries FOR large INGOs, Mercy Corps, Technoserve, Kenya Markets Trust, Care International. With expertise in agriculture, healthcare and fashion/apparel.

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CARMEN HOGG

CARMENPOLITAN STYLE ANTHROPOLOGIST

WORKSHOP 1A – 25/05/17 – FUTURE STYLE & SUBCULTURES

11:40 AM - 12:25 PM

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About CARMEN

Style anthropologist

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About MALIN

Owner & Designer at HI ON LIFE the Brand Stitching Together Ghanaian Heritage & Scandi Streetwear

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Chris Folayan

AFRICAN SELLERS INITIATIVE / MALL FOR AFRICA

WORKSHOP 1B – 25/05/17 – FUTURE RETAIL

11:40 AM - 12:25 PM

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About Chris

Mall for Africa is the first global economy e-commerce infrastructure company of its kind. Providing African's with the ability to purchase items directly from USA and UK websites that they are unable to purchase from using patented technology systems.

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DAPHNE KASAMBALA

SAPELLE

WORKSHOP 1B – 25/05/17 – FUTURE RETAIL

11:40 AM - 12:25 PM

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About DAPHNE

Daphne Kasambala founded Sapelle as a fashion brand following a career in Finance and Banking in Africa and Europe. After seeing African inspired fashion gain popularity on the global market, Daphne set out to build a platform to highlight talented and quality ethical brands and producers that are authentically African. Having grown up in Malawi and the USA and spent almost half her life in the UK, Daphne sees herself as a global citizen with her heart in Africa. “Throughout my career, I’ve seen the positive and transformative effect that a sustainable income can have on people, and I’m driven by the ambition to see Sapelle’s partners in Africa prosper by trading beautiful contemporary products with customers around the world who love them.”

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STEPHANIE MENSAH

STYLES AFRIK

WORKSHOP 1B – 25/05/17 – FUTURE RETAIL

11:40 AM - 12:25 PM

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About STEPHANIE

Founder

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LEIGH ODIMAH

STYLE CANTEEN

WORKSHOP 1C – 25/05/17 – FUTURE OF PERSONAL BRAND IMAGING

11:40 AM - 12:25 PM


About LEIGH

Leigh is a strategic marketing manager with a creative mindset open to opportunities in communications, public relations, shoot and event production. With an established network of fashion, beauty, music, film and art influencers Leigh prides herself on helping brands use visual mediums to tell authentic stories in-line with brand objectives Previous work includes South Bank Centre, Harris Elliott, Mr Hare, Christopher Raeburn, Africa Utopia, Chiwetel Ejiofor, The Africa Channel, Samson Soboye, Vou Brown, Afro Hair & Beauty Live, Africa Fashion Week London

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CAROLINE CHINAKWE

Creative Consultant

WORKSHOP 1C – 25/05/17 – FUTURE OF PERSONAL BRAND IMAGING

11:40 AM - 12:25 PM


About CAROLINE

Freelance bespoke designer and stylistic stylist at African streetstyle festival 2014/2016 Head stylist at Africa Utopia (Southbank) 2015/2016

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FEE UHSSI

FEE UHSSI ETHICAL LUXURY

WORKSHOP 2A – 26/05/17 – FUTURE TEXTILES

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

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About FEE

Fée Uhssi is a Parisian born Stylist & Fashion Designer who now lives and works in London. Fée Uhssi is a natural born stylist & designer, she has a natural sense of fashion, style and elegance, and an eye for mixing and matching colours. As a fashion stylist & designer, Fée Uhssi defines herself as a fashion artist. By creating limited edition and using bespoke fabrics, she creates wearable art. Through the years Fée Uhssi created the concept of Art of Wrapping and developed her own expertise on sculpting around the body, studying body shapes and colour therapy with the aim to create styles and garments to empower.

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JOSE HENDO

JOSE HENDO

WORKSHOP 2A – 26/05/17 – FUTURE TEXTILES

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

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About JOSE

José Hendo is a multiple Award-winning designer. Designer by Royal appointment, she is the go-to designer of Ugandan Royalty and government officials having designed for four Royal Weddings thus far. Her collection featured at EcoLuxe London, London Fashion Week, Berlin Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week and Kampala Fashion Week as well as the Ugandan Museum to raving reviews. José Hendo is known for her prolific and cutting edge bark cloth collection “Resonance”. The label promotes the use of eco textiles, for example organic and recycled materials. It further supports ethical trading and raises awareness about the environmental issues affected by the fashion industry.

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ANN MCCREATH

KIKOROMEO AND FAFA KENYA

WORKSHOP 2B – 26/05/17 – FUTURE MARKETS

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

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About ANN

Award winning professional with over 2 decades of experience in the fashion and development sector in Africa. Widely recognised as a pioneer in the East African fashion industry Ann has won many awards for her work in fashion and peace building, and was listed in the “Top 100 Women Influencing Africa” by Arise Magazine Read the Arise article , as well as being a finalist in the Ethical Fashion Forum Source Awards 2012 for “Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Fashion”. She is Chair of FAFA (Festival of African Fashion & Arts), which she co-founded in 2008 to produce “Fashion for Peace”, and is currently the Kenya Coordinator for Fashion Revolution Day.

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

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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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