Be part of the unique debate on the topics critical to fashion retail industry
How can you identify fresh opportunities for your business? Hear the big ideas, stories and practical insight by incredible speakers whose companies are making the headlines for all the right reasons. Led by Drapers, the fashion industry’s bible, the event will provide tangible actions for you to take back to the office.
Learn about new business development ideas and futureproof your business
As it celebrates its 130-year history, Drapers will put the new business development ideas at the heart of industry leaders’ debate at the Fashion Forum. The Forum will navigate the unconventional strategies and new business development opportunities that exist within and between brands and retailers, and look at how these will develop in the future. Through a series of talks, debates and fringe events, the Forum will inform your key decisions and help you to reassess your business development strategy and futureproof your business.
Unlock the power of product
It’s more important than ever for business development to have the most compelling product to really excite the customer and keep them coming back for more. As part of a new content stream, Drapers will ask c-suite professionals about new opportunities around product and its powerful impact on the business’s bottom line.
Connect to new sales channels and strike deals from franchising to wholesale
With brands, multichannel retailers, pure players, online platforms, department stores, buyers, wholesalers, distributors, franchisees and franchisors in attendance, you will find potential partners who can take your business to a new level. In 2017 Forum's programme will introduce 1-to-1 meetings to connect you and your business to opportunities.
Meet the most influential companies and create your very own little black book of contacts
Would you be where you are today professionally if you didn't learn and network? Nothing can replace the value of face-to-face communication and first-hand insight about global markets and local trends. Make the most of 1-to-1 meetings, fringe and VIP events, networking breaks and exclusive Drapers' 130-anniversary party. We have taken the hard part out of networking. Tap your electronic badge with those of other delegates and speakers to instantly exchange contact details. Microphone shy? Send your questions to the panels via our online Q&A platform. All you’ll need is your smart device. You can also vote up the questions of other participants you like the most.