Condé Nast Britain Digital and FashTech partner for upcoming London Summit 

The Digital division of Condé Nast Britain will be one of the partners of the debut London FashTech Summit, it was announced today. Known for its leading media brands in the fashion and digital space, Condé Nast Digital will be working with this talked about start-up bringing the industry’s brightest minds together for this inaugural London event.

FashTech will take place on April 13th-15th in East London, creating a destination for dialogue that will accelerate innovation at the intersection of fashion and technology.

Zoe Willis, Partnerships Director of Condé Nast Digital commented ““Condé Nast Digital is spearheading high profile and innovative projects as well as a limited number of partnerships in 2016, the first of which is FashTech. We are hugely excited to be involved in a pioneering summit that brings together such influential leaders in the fashion and digital space. With considerable investment ongoing and a digital strategy including greater focus on video, Condé Nast Digital is seeing significant audience and commercial growth to our sites, further backed up by greater insight from data analytics. We see the FashTech partnership as a brilliant opportunity to continue to shape conversations around the future of the luxury digital world."

Alex Semenzato, Founder & CEO of FashTech, added “I’m thrilled to announce Condé Nast Digital’s official partnership with our inaugural London FashTech Summit. Naturally, as one of the most influential media publishers in the world, we see Cond Nast Digital as an inspiring British partner that aligns with both FashTech's values and vision for the future of the industry. I’m confident that by joining forces we will accelerate innovation at the intersection of fashion and technology and, most importantly, create a destination for dialogue that pushes the boundaries of our industry’s evolution.”

Condé Nast speakers at the April Summit will include Will Harris, Head of Digital; Oli Franklin, Associate Editor of Wired; Nick Carvell, Fashion Editor of GQ.co.uk; Malcolm Attwells, Commercial Director and Hazel Lubbock, Deputy Editor of CNTraveller.com.

FashTech taps into the pain points of fashion brands and retailers, offering a comprehensive view of the landscape through dynamic, interactive events that showcase the future of the industry. Alongside keynote speakers, the London Summit features a start-up showcase that houses some of the most exciting ideas in the industry, bringing along an array of investors eager to find the next big thing. With venture capital backing and ties to Silicon Valley, Alex Semenzato and his Shoreditch-based team are poised to challenge the status quo and leave a lasting legacy in the marketplace.

Condé Nast Britain Digital saw an increase in revenue of 40% year on year in 2015, with robust performances in particular from programmatic and creative solutions, while UK reach was up 13% across all sites (Google Analytics – Nov 15-Jan16) Video is a major focus with Vogue Video having launched in June of last year, and a mobile optimised GQ.co.uk has just relaunched including a dedicated GQ Video channel. Condé Nast Britain also successfully launched its first digital only initiative in the shape of Ars Technica in Spring 2015. 

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