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Simone Cipriani is keynote speaker of the Fashion Business Series

Head of Ethical Fashion Initiative of the International Trade Centre, Simone Cipriani announced as keynote speaker for Fashion Business Series joining an interesting panel of other known speakers.

Simone Cipriani, head of Ethical Fashion Initiative of the International Trade Centre has been announced as the Keynote Speaker for the Fashion Business Series set to hold on April 15th 2016.

The forum is hosted by the founders of Style House Files, founders of Heineken Lagos Fashion and Design Week and sponsorship by PAL Pensions and the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), the Fashion Business Series will serve as a forum for exchanging ideas, networking and exploring strategies to grow the industry.

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Cipriani is the head of the Ethical Fashion Initiative of the International Trade Centre (ITC). He oversees the promotion of trade and incubation of creative micro-enterprises within marginalised communities in Africa and Haiti. Operated through the wider ‘Poor Communities and Trade Programme’ launched by the ITC, the Ethical Fashion Initiative, spearheaded by Cipriani, launched Ethical Fashion Africa Limited in Nairobi and through partnerships with designers such as Vivienne Westwood, Sass & Bide and Stella McCartney, has created a hub for creative manufacturing and production in countries such as Ghana and Uganda, using fair trade labour and ethical fashion practices.

Cipriani will join an impressive line-up of speakers who will touch on critical sectors of the fashion industry such as manufacturing, retail, e-commerce, PR, communications and more. Industry stakeholders will discuss on varied topics including: ‘Retail and ‘Etail’: Maximizing Opportunities and Reducing Risk’,‘Communicating Fashion’, ‘Exporting Fashion to the World’ amongst others.

Facilitated by PAL Pensions, FBS will also feature a VIP Signature Session, titled “The Next Level”. Open to fashion entrepreneurs operating for a minimum of five years, the session will host thought leaders in Fashion and the Private Sector as they discuss how to build a sustainable business.

The Fashion Business Series is hosted by Style House Files, founders of Heineken Lagos Fashion & Design Week and sponsored by PAL Pensions and Nigerian Exported Promotion Council (NEPC).

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Fashion Business Series holds on the 15th of April, 2016 at The Metropolitan Club, Lagos.

Attendance is FREE with no registration required

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