Registration for the 38th World Fashion Convention is Now Open
IAF (International Apparel Federation) and SPESA (the Sewn Products Equipment Suppliers of the Americas) are proud to announce that registration for the 38th World Fashion Convention to be held October 22-25 in Philadelphia is now open. We are hosting this 2023 edition of our annual Convention together with our US member association SPESA and with the support of AAFA (the American Apparel and Footwear Association).
After Conventions in Dhaka, Antwerp, Lahore, Istanbul, Maastricht, Mumbai, and Rio de Janeiro, this is the first time in two decades that an IAF Conventions will again be held in North America. This edition in Philadelphia will, uniquely, bring together the full global supply chain, including US, Canadian and European brands, (Latin) American, European, African, and Asian manufacturers as well as solution and technology providers, educators, and policymakers. We expect to receive about 300 delegates, from over 20 countries.
The Convention will be a mix of educational and social activities, including a 1.5-day conference, an off-site festive dinner, a business matchmaking activity, and the IAF Golf Tournament. The theme and the activities of this year’s Convention are fully built around the presence of the full supply chain, bringing together brands, retailers, and their suppliers. “Industry in Transition: Building stronger, smarter and more sustainable supply chains” is our theme. On all topics, our speakers will represent the different components of the supply chain, showing how transition requires collaboration across this chain. We have added a business matchmaking day, allowing retailers and brands to conveniently speak on one day to a global selection of potential suppliers.
IAF and SPESA are looking forward to hosting a truly global and supply chain-wide gathering of our industry in the beautiful Bellevue hotel in Philadelphia. You can register at the convention website where you can also find more information about the tentative program, the theme, sponsor packages, the convention venue, and the official convention hotel. We hope to meet you there!
Visit the convention website: www.conventionphiladelphia.com