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12-14 June 2019 Cape Town International Convention Centre Interested in exhibiting

2019 Seminar Programme

12 June 2019 – Day 1

The official opening of Source Africa 2019, hosted by:

Portfolio Director - Kathryn Frew

Managing Director - Joshua Low

City of Cape Town

Topic Description:

By predicting the menswear trends of tomorrow, WGSN Fashion helps the world’s largest retailers, brands and manufacturers lead with confidence.Long-term consumer trends, new and breaking trends as well as global street style images will be featured.

Speaker:

Polly Walters - Editor, Fashion & Beauty of WGSN

Judges:

Hannari Slabbert - Regional Director for Africa at WGSN

Polly Walters - Editor, Fashion & Beauty of WGSN

Kerry lee Bell - Acting CEO of Cape Town Fashion Council (CTFC)

Kat van Duinen - Designer and Owner

Topic Description:

A great deal of government activity and support focuses on improving industry competitiveness while other interventions focus on buoying local demand and creating efficiencies throughout the value chain from supplier to retailer. These interventions Include the Textile, Apparel -Footwear master plan. The core fundamentals of these plans and benefits for the broader industry will be discussed.

Speakers:

Jackie May - Founder of Twyg (Panel Host)

Nerisha Jairaj - Executive Director of SAFLEC 

Simon Eppel - Director of SALRI

Michael Lawrence - Executive Director of National Clothing Retail Federation

13 June 2019 – Day 2

Judges:

Hannari Slabbert - Regional Director for Africa at WGSN

Polly Walters - Editor, Fashion & Beauty of WGSN

Kerry lee Bell - Acting CEO of Cape Town Fashion Council (CTFC)

Kat van Duinen - Designer and Owner

Topic Description:

The cotton Industry revival - the impact of of the  Southern African Sustainable Textile and Apparel Cluster(SASTAC) and the Sustainable Cotton Cluster(SCC). The goals for the industry accoring to Hennie Bruwer the CEO of Cotton SA are to potentially increase production to record levels is possible, especially with the availability of the latest biotechnology.Cotton SA also wants to increase the local beneficiation of cotton to a level where we can do import substitution of 50% on four basic retail items, such as T-shirts, towelling, chinos and underwear.
This will lead to the creation of more than 75 000 new jobs and an injection of almost R10 billion into the economy.

Speaker:

Dr Annette Bennet - Technology Manager at Cotton SA

The top ten finalists from the group stages will showcase their designs in a grand finale fashion show.

Judges:

Hannari Slabbert - Regional Director for Africa at WGSN

Polly Walters - Editor, Fashion & Beauty of WGSN

Kerry lee Bell - Acting CEO of Cape Town Fashion Council (CTFC)

Kat van Duinen - Designer and Owner

Topic Description:

The fourth industrial revolution and why it matters for design. The talk will discuss what the Fourth Industrial Revoluion is, the Design applications in technology, and if South Africa is ready and what steps the industry needs to prepare itself for this revolution.

Speaker:

Kevin Roussel - Managing Director of House of Designers

14 June 2019 – Day 3

Topic Description:

As apparel and footwear supply chains continue to grow  in global complexity, being able to credibly demonstrate that your products are responsibly and ethically sourced  becomes an increasingly challenging task but one that customers, investors, and other stakeholders view as imperative.  Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) shares how manufacturers and buyers  can efficiently and cost effectively  maintain the integrity of that supply chain.

Speaker:

Clay Hickson - Senior Vice President of WRAP

*The organisers reserve the right to amend the programme.

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