Africa Fashion Week Nigeria 2016 invites you to the debut Textile and Garment Manufacturing Conference in Lagos as part of this year's line up for the fashion week.

Set to hold on 1st July 2016 at The Eko Hotel the conference will bring industry experts together under one roof to talk about maximizing the potentials within the fashion industry for greater economic benefits of Nigeria.

With topics like 'Job Creation in the Garment Manufacturing Industry', 'New Channels of E-commerce in the Fashion Industry', 'is Textile Manufacturing a Viable Option?', 'Retailing and Setting up a Fashion Business in Nigeria (The Dynamics) and Different Financing Options' and more lined up for the conference, budding designers and creatives in the fashion industry stand to gain a lot of knowledge at the first ever conference.


the conference will have astute industry professionals and entrepreneurs from across the globe, covering such professional sectors as marketing, banking, e-commerce and manufacturing to those in attendance.

The textile and garment manufacturing conference will open in Lagos to kick start Africa Fashion Week Nigeria 2016.

The fashion industry has the capacity to provide jobs, promote creativity and individualism, channel useful energies to productive use, provide social security, build export capacity and industrial base, create a massive economic base of micro, small and medium scale enterprises, that can lift a social sector or a whole nation, from poverty and obscurity to wealth and global relevance.

Fashion is vast, with correlated industries such as styling, cosmetics, textile manufacturing, photography and costuming as well as retailing and designing. And unlike most industries, the skills required to participate in the fashion sector, are not necessarily obtainable in a higher institution.

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Other topics to be covered at the conference includes, 'Is Nigeria ready to become a manufacturing hub for textiles and garments?', 'How do manufacturers  deal with the infrastructure issues and still  make profit', 'How can we tap into the skills of the foreign market' and 'Different funding options'.

Africa Fashion Week Nigeria, founded by Ronke Ademiluyi, has conquered the whole of Europe of with the London Version of the project: Africa Fashion Week London, rising since 2011 to become the biggest fashion platform in Europe promoting fashion inspired by Africa.

The Nigerian Edition, Africa Fashion Week Nigeria, which will celebrate its third anniversary in July, is perhaps the country’s best sustained and most anticipated fashion runway of international standard, featuring designers from all over Africa. It will be recalled that Africa Fashion Weeks greatest value contribution to the world of African fashion, is its ability to provide subsidized runways giving visibility to talented but indigent fashion designers of African origin, thus giving them much needed visibility and enabling them to convert their talent into economic self-sustainability.

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Confirmed speakers for the conference include Dr Mustapha Akinwunmi (Hon. Commissioner For Finance Lagos State), Mr Dapo Adelegan (President, Nigerian-British Camber of Commerce), Mr Akintunde Oyebode (Executive Secretary Lagos State Employment Trust Fund), Mr Hamma (Industrial Regional Manager, Nigeria Textile Manufacturers Association), Mrs Jennifer Ayonika ( The DG, Nigerian-German Business Association), Mrs Doris Onwugamba (MD, Manufacturing Resource Centre), Mrs Chioma Nwagboso (Director, Delegation of German Industry and Commerce)

Others include Dr Peter Kondricz (Commercial Diplomat/ First Secretary Embassy of Hungary) and Mr Johannes  Flosbach (TGI Group)


Date: July 1st 2016

Venue: Eko Hotel & Suites

Time: 9am

Email for details.