FOCUS ON THE FESTIVAL: Some Highlight Crafts, Fashion & Textiles Sessions and Events

FOCUS ON THE FESTIVAL: Some Highlight Crafts, Fashion & Textiles Sessions and Events

Mon 6 Jun 2016 / News

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Here are more details on some great XpoNorth Crafts, Fashion & Textiles curated conference sessions and events taking place over the two days of this year's festival.

XpoNorth is known for its great training opportunities as part of this year's XpoNorth Training Programme we are so pleased to have Patricia van den Akker from The Design Trust back at the festival for her insightful workshop Crowdfunding? It’s About More Than Getting The Money.

Patricia van den Akker

Event: Crowdfunding? It's About More Than Getting The Money
Date: Wednesday 8th June 2016
Time: 10am - 12noon
Location: Empire Theatre, Door GA, Eden Court
Cost: FREE - XpoNorth Festival Delegate Pass Required

Crowdfunding has become very popular in the last three years as an alternative way to raise finance for new creative projects, it can be about more than that – it can also be about marketing and raising profile, about initiating new projects and reaching new audiences. Patricia will talk about the do’s and the don’ts, give her own practical tips to create plan & promote a successful campaign, while sharing some great examples of how creative businesses have used crowdfunding to raise money. Register for training events here.

Back to the XpoNorth Conference Programme, another regular on the crafts, fashion and textiles calendar is our trends event. Trends information can be vital to your business, whether you work in fashion, interiors or accessories. Designer and creative business advisor Fiona Chautard leads our session Designing For The Market: Working With Trends.

Fiona Chautard

Event: Designing For The Market: Working With Trends
Date: Thursday 9th June 2016
Time: 12noon - 1:30pm
Location: La Scala Cinema, Eden Court
Cost: FREE - XpoNorth Festival Delegate Pass Required

In this round-table discussion, Fiona will be joined by Jaki Love of the Scottish Leather & Textile Association and Laurian Davies of UK Fashion and Textiles who will discuss the issues around accessing trends, the current trends forecasts and the way that the delivery of trends is changing.

Designers Mati Ventrillon and Alan Moore both know how important the issue of IP is and they join our session Intellectual Property: The Great Known Unknown which is led by lawyer Philip Hannay.

Mati Ventrillon

Event: Intellectual Property: The Great Known Unknown
Date: Thursday 9th June 2016
Time: 1:30pm - 3pm
Location: One Touch Theatre, Eden Court
Cost: FREE - XpoNorth Festival Delegate Pass Required

It’s essential for anyone working in the creative industries. Learn more about your own IP and why you should know about the IP of others. 

Do you work in Textiles? Do you want to start conversations, identify partners with common goals or solutions and build opportunities to innovate? The Trading Zone With The Textiles Future Forum, with Joe Pacitti and Gillian Wishart, is an open space forum planned to help convert ideas into real, commercially viable opportunities.

Joe Pacitti

Event: Trading Zone With The Textiles Future Forum
Date: Thursday 9th June 2016
Time: 4:30pm - 6pm
Location: Studio 2 (2nd Floor), Eden Court
Cost: FREE - XpoNorth Festival Delegate Pass Required

Overcome common business problems such as obtaining funding, design and manufacturing issues, IP shortages and market intelligence via the power of collaboration.