5 Reasons To Attend Our London Summit Next Week
By Georgia Buchanan
1. Contributors & Content
Our inaugural summit is playing host to a vast number of incredibly innovative speakers from the likes of MasterCard, GQ.co.uk, Wired, Barclaycard, Farfetch, Google, Condé Nast Digital, PAPER, Microsoft, Spring Studios, and many more.
On Day 1, we will be discussing everything from the key fashion tech trends for 2016 to “Will the next Alexander McQueen be a biologist?”, and the most groundbreaking technologies in payments to “Engineering an image to create cultural chaos”, amongst everything else in between. Including, JUST ADDED - Rohan Silva, Co-Founder of Second Home (and ex-Senior Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister), presenting on “The Importance of Building a Fashion Cluster in London” and how the city can support fash-tech innovation in the years ahead.
On Day 2, you will be shown how to effectively transform a flagship store into a mind-blowing consumer experience, how to make a sustainable future for fashion, how to make your marketing strategy stand out in this new digital age, what e-commerce can learn from the tourism industry, and so much more. Not forgetting the closing presentation from Robin Derrick, Global Creative Director of Spring Studios, on “The trajectory of fashion communication from ‘sittings’ to ‘selfies’, polaroid to periscope, catwalk to content and beyond”.
Check out the full speaker line here: http://www.fashtech-summit.com/speakers/
And the full agenda here: http://www.fashtech-summit.com/agenda/
2. Start Up Showcase
Our dedicated and intimate start up showcase will provide an unparalleled opportunity to discover some of the latest innovations developing in the industry right now. Get up, close and personal; learn what they’re doing and why; ensure that you are up to date with the latest and greatest tech start ups around.
From connected designer jewellery, to a social media photo booth; from a virtual reality production studio, to an interactive and shoppable video advertising platform; and from flash-photography-eluding accessories to a premium fashion rental marketplace, we’ve got something to interest everyone.
3. Network, Network, Network!
With 300 leaders from the fashion, retail, beauty and tech spaces all gathering together under one roof for such a short period of time, you’d be mad to miss it.
Listen and learn from the wide variety of hugely esteemed speakers, make your opinions heard during the Q&As that follow, and then develop the discussion even further over drinks with your contemporaries. We guarantee you’ll leave with a flurry of new ideas and new connections.
4. Exclusive Workshop
Not only are we giving you panels and presentations, we are also giving you one of the most exciting workshops currently circulating the industry.
On Friday morning Yonathan Dominitz, founder of Mindscapes and all-round creativity and innovation genius, will be bringing his Cannes Lion-approved interactive presentation on “Decoding Innovation: How you can boost your innovative thinking” to Studio Spaces in East London, just for you. During his exclusive three hour workshop, he will train you to think more creatively, to learn practical tools for leading teams when creating new concepts and campaigns, and to take part in live creative challenges which put these new tools into practice.
5. A Summit Like No Other
We are very into our aesthetics here at FashTech, and we were adamant to steer well clear of any typical conference venues and instead choose a space that mirrored our message; current, stylish and disruptive. Cue Space Studios in East London. Host to photography studios and the occasional huge rave, it is an amazing venue for our Summit. Exposed brick walls, elaborately carved double doors, large open white spaces, and lone standing pillars, the three studio rooms each offer very different atmospheres; all combining to create an edgy, original and inspiring hub in which to interact. Add to this the beautiful selection of food and drinks provided, we assure you this will feel more like a party than a conference. A place to “Listen to, meet and learn from all the inspiring/creative/crazy people who attend” (Luke Davids, CEO, Parcel For Me).