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Wednesday 3rd July 2019
Studio 2 | Eden Court | 10am - 11:15am

Exploring International Fashion Markets

Preparing for international shows can be a daunting and time consuming process if you have not done your homework. We are delighted to welcome industry experts to discuss the challenges and how best to prepare before showing your work in the key fashion and accessory markets of Paris and Japan.

Chair

    Anne Ritchie
    Director, Colour Conversations

    Anne has spent her career in the international world of colour, textiles and fashion. In addition to giving trend presentations over many years to Scottish creative companies, Anne has led on specialist design trade missions to Japan, Russia, Korea and Brazil.

Speakers

    Adam Mansell
    CEO, UKFT

    Adam Mansell is Chief Executive Officer of the UK Fashion & Textile Association (UKFT), representing UK businesses from spinning, weaving and knitting right through to the catwalk. Adam has links to every part of the industry from design, fabric and component suppliers, wholesalers, brands, manufacturers and retail.

    Paul Alger
    International Business Director, UKFT

    Paul Alger is International Business Director at the UK Fashion & Textile Association and has worked in the industry for nearly 30 years. Since 1989 he has worked with UK designers and manufacturers in the fashion and textile industry, offering business advice and support, particularly relating to international business and trade shows.

    Angela Quaintrell
    Director, AQ Markets

    Angela Quaintrell has over 30 years’ experience in high fashion retail. Quaintrell was the head buyer at luxury department store Liberty for fourteen years and was one of the first to buy McQueen at the earlier stages of his career. She currently works with young designers and growing fashion companies to develop their business models and selling strategies.

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