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The Fashions Finest Africa team isn’t relenting at ensuring that Fashions Finest Africa Epic Show 2018 brings nothing but the very best to the African fashion industry. In line with the runway show, exhibitions and prestigious awards, there would also be a conference where those that matter in the African Fashion Industry would be present.

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The conference is set to hold on Friday, May 25, 2017 at the Balmoral Centre, Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, from 9am to 3pm.

It will host fashion designers, fashion entrepreneurs, international and Nigerian Industry experts (public and private sector), experienced professionals academicians, analysts, development finance institutions, and textile industry groups, among others

Nigeria’s population is expected to be the 3rd largest globally by 2050, the necessity of ensuring attention in terms of policy formulation and implementation, appropriate investment, skill acquisition/ training is paid to the fashion, garment and textile industry “NOW” cannot be over-emphasized.

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The conference themed; “Increasing Nigeria’s participation in the global garment industry” has Her Excellency Hajia Aisha Abubakar, Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment as the Guest of Honour while Mallam Ismaila Zakar (ICAN President) would be speaking at the conference.

Jennifer Sutton (Development Director, Fashion Enter/Capital Uk) who is the Headline conference speaker will be discussing the British fashion industry and how Fashion now successfully produces up to 10,000 units a week in a fully compliant factory, and how their practices and approaches can be executed in the Nigerian Garment/fashion industry and Mabel Doe (Technical consultant/Fashion Technologist). Panelists who are experts in their fields would also be speaking at the conference. Mrs Funmi Ajila -Ladipo (FADAN PRESIDENT), Mr Chris Oputa (CEO Studio 24), Mr Ohimai Atafo (CEO Mai Atafo) and Mrs Morin Obaweya (CEO Morin.O) and will be moderated by Mr Lucky Idike Jr.

Keynote Address ED/CEO NEPC, Mr. Olusegun Awolowo.

Opening Remarks by Honourable Minister of State, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment.

Headline Speaker Global Architecture of the FG Industry. The Fashion Enter Model.

ICAN: Providing Critical Cost Saving Support for Garment Industry SMEs.

Keynote Speaker: Transforming from Boutique Production to Mass Production.

Panel Session: Growing Domestic Garment Production in Nigeria.

Read also: Meet The Brains Behind Fashions Finest Africa – Yetty D, Mr Mahogany & Mr Lucky

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