The Council of Irish Fashion Designers is organising its second Irish Fashion Summit on
Saturday 18th of November 2017 at
The Westbury to provide an opportunity for Irish fashion designers to discuss key challenges in developing and managing fashion design businesses at a challenging and disruptive time in both Irish and international markets.
The Irish Fashion Summit will feature stimulating presentations from speakers with both Irish and international experience across a wide range of issues including design, innovation,retail, media and online trading & promotion.
Guests will also have the opportunity to contribute ideas and ask question during a special Open Forum.
The audience will include designers, representatives from state agencies, fashion colleges and media.
10.00 am Registration and refreshments in The Grafton Suite @ The Westbury
10.20 am Guests are seated
10.30 am Welcome – Eddie Shanahan, Chairperson CIFD
10.35 am Official Opening of Irish Fashion Summit by Breege O’Donoghue Chairperson, Design & Crafts Council of Ireland
10.45 am Response by Niamh O’Neill Board Member CIFD
10.50 am Ashleigh Smith – CEO & Creative Director, The Atlantic Equipment Project
11.15 am Refreshments in The Grafton Suite
11.40 am Lorna Ross, Group Design Director, Fjord Dublin
12.20 pm Summit Soapbox
Innovation, provocation, experience and ideas from
Carolyn Moore (journalist), Louise Brennan (retailer),
Niamh O’Neill (designer) and Agata Stoinska (photographer & new media entrepreneur)
1.00 pm Open Forum – discussion and debate between panel and audience.
1.25 pm Closing remarks by Eddie Shanahan, Chair of CIFD
1.30 pm Irish Fashion Summit ends
There is no attendance fee and membership of CIFD is not necessary to attend the Summit. Accreditation is strictly limited to bona fide Irish fashion designers and selected guests.
2 Balfe Street, Dublin 2, Ireland