2017: What’s new?

This year, major changes will be made to the programme in hopes of evolving the Summit into a much more interactive forum that inspires action and innovation. By reinventing the format of our networking sessions and closed door meetings, the aim is to expand attendees' knowledge and experiences vis-a-vis new business models, technologies and the future of the fashion industry. The following new elements will be present at the 2017 Summit.

A FRESH TAKE ON THE PROGRAMME 

The 2017 Summit will emphasise the need for commitments from participants and will provide more solutions and tangible outcomes. The programme will include more conversations and panel debates where leading voices and innovative minds share their view on businesses and new solutions to the pressing challenges facing the fashion industry.

SOLUTIONS LAB

The new initiative Solutions Lab is an exhibition space with some of the latest and most innovative solutions that can help solve some companies’ most urgent sustainability issues. The masterminds behind the solutions will be at the lab ready to discuss and exchange contact information.

 

TOPICAL DEEP DIVES  

The breakout sessions will deep dive into four interesting topics and drivers for innovation. Participants can choose the topic they are most interested in and seats are filled on a first come, first serve basis.

PARTICIPANT ACTIVATION

The lunch break will be a facilitated networking session allowing participants and speakers to network and discuss. Based on information the participants provide, they will be personally invited by a high-profile host to participate in a group lunch session with like-minded people to discuss topics that are relevant to them and their business while enjoying their lunch.

Designing futures: How can we rethink the design of business processes and products?

Technology innovations: What is the potential for new technology to be strategically implemented?

Supply chain transparency: What can the fashion industry do to answer this growing demand for transparency?

Sustainable consumption: How do we get consumers to really care?

 

BREAKTHROUGH DATA ON THE INDUSTRY

The Pulse of the Fashion Industry report is a new foundational initiative that will be released every year at the Summit and is devised in collaboration with knowledge partner The Boston Consulting Group. This annual report will be the first of its kind to summarise where we are as an industry today, advance the business case for sustainability and provide actionable recommendations for companies across the supply chain.

The programme for the Summit days

The fifth edition of the Copenhagen Fashion Summit will take place 11 May 2017 at Copenhagen Concert Hall, which has a main stage designed by renowned architect Jean Nouvel.

Stay tuned for the detailed programme for the 2017 Copenhagen Fashion Summit.

Tuesday 9 May

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About Copenhagen Fashion Summit

The fifth edition of the world’s most important event on sustainability in fashion, Copenhagen Fashion Summit, will take place on 11 May 2017 at Copenhagen Concert Hall under the patronage of HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.

As a meeting platform for the fashion sector’s decision-makers, leading NGOs, experts, policy-makers and academia, the Summit aims to create a common understanding and gain industry-wide commitment on the most critical issues facing our industry and planet.

Leaders from the fashion sector, NGOs, policy and academia are gathered to partake in the important discussion on how the fashion industry can contribute to a world beyond the next season.

The Summit will present a curated programme of keynotes and discussions and deep diving breakout sessions with leading voices who will share their experiences and commitments to inspire future action.

Furthermore, more than 100 top students that are part of the Youth Fashion Summit and 100 academics that are part of Educators Summit from leading international institutions will be gathered to give the next generation’s perspective on tomorrow’s innovations.

Commitment to change

The overarching theme for the 2017 Summit is commitment to change. Thereby setting the ambition high on the outcomes and commitments we aim to raise with the event.

Tangible solutions and hands-on knowledge are key to drive the fashion industry towards a more sustainable future, which is why the Summit will present both tangible outcomes and call to action.

A high-level commitment based on the yearly topical focus will be presented at the Summit each year along with a toolbox making it achievable by the vast majority of Summit participants and a broad range of companies globally. Progress on the commitments will be tracked and reported back every year at the Summit to ensure that change is made.

CALL TO ACTION

The 2017 commitment is a call to action by the Global Fashion Agenda with the aim to create a unified effort among fashion brands and retailers in increasing the extent to which garments and footwear are collected, reused and recycled. Global Fashion Agenda will call on fashion brands and retailers to lead the way and make a public commitment to industry stakeholders, policy makers and consumers that they are actively taking steps to accelerate the fashion industry´s transition to a more circular system.

A CLOSER LOOK AT CIRCULAR ECONOMY

We are pleased to be working with The Ellen MacArthur Foundation to incorporate the circular enonomy into a breakout session and panel discussion at this year's Summit.

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is a global thought leader on the circular economy, and has  played an integral role in establishing the subject on the agenda of business, government and academic decision makers.