Digital Technology & the Fashion Industry
The impact of digital technology on fashion is creating new opportunities – and disruption – across design, manufacturing, retailing and marketing. This timely seminar will analyse latest trends, how strategies and best practice are developing, and areas where the sector and policymakers need to act to maintain competitiveness for the UK fashion industry.
Sessions examine the new business of fashion and how brands and retailers are implementing digital strategies – in app development, wider ecommerce and on the high street – to meet changing consumer habits and demands, including developments in personalisation and data, purchasing models, and technology for multi-channel retail.
With the new Apprenticeship Levy confirmed in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, sessions will consider concerns surrounding the quality of work-based training and priorities for securing the right skill sets for the sector as it evolves. The seminar will also examine further areas for policy and support – including protection for design rights, and help for start-ups and smaller growing businesses.
Speakers include: Tamara Sender, Senior Fashion Analyst, Mintel, Mark Felix, Director, Online Trade, John Lewis, Matthew Drinkwater, Head, Fashion Innovation Agency, London College of Fashion and Richard Danks, Head of Strategy, Portas Agency amongst others and will be chaired by Lord Purvis of Tweed, Secretary, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Fashion and Textiles.
Westminster Media Forum Keynote Seminar:
The UK fashion industry – digital strategies, IP, international competitiveness and policy priorities
Timing: Morning, Tuesday, 12th April 2016 – 8.30am – 13.00pm
Venue: Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close, London SE1 9DD