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Each event during Fashion Innovation Week will be attended by some of the most important players, thought leaders and experts from a variety of industries. Speakers already confirmed include brand executives, investors, business angels and digital innovators. Click on any of the names below to see when and where to find them.

Ticino: the new home of FashionTech

FASHION INNOVATION WEEK 2018

Fashion Innovation Week aims to be the foremost event in the FashionTech world, bringing together the brands, digital innovators and investors who are building tomorrow’s fashion and retail world.

The week runs from March 22nd to 27th 2018 in Ticino, Switzerland. The location is both a conceptual and physical bridge between the technological powerhouse Zurich, to the north, and the iconic fashion hub Milan, to the south. The six-day event is a veritable first of its kind. Talks, workshops, networking, openings, a call to innovation and investment opportunities will unite leaders in the digital and fashion/retail sectors in one mission: to make Lugano the European hub for digital innovation in fashion.

 

AND IT’S ALMOST HERE…

A WEEK OF INNOVATION – DRAFT PROGRAM

Looking at innovation in fashion from a holistic approach, every day in the jam-packed agenda revolves around a particular theme affecting the industry.

Click the boxes below to read more about each day.

ACADEMY DAY

Fashion Innovation Week kicks off with an event dedicated to the people who will define our future – the younger generations. The Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI) will host a workshop on Fashion/Design Usability, while the Laboratorio di cultura visiva of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) will share a project about interactive design which heralds many instructive insights on emerging trends.

Digital Fashion Communication workshop
Speaker
Sponsors
Design thinking for e-Commerce & Export
Speaker
Massimo Botta

Massimo Botta

University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland

Sponsors
Digital marketing strategy for BRULI
Speaker
Irute Daukseviciute

Irute Daukseviciute

Henley Business School

Sponsors
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Speaker
Sponsors

FASHION BRANDS OPEN DAY

Fashion brands need to unify their efforts to allow their hidden gem, the Ticino FashionTech Valley to emerge internationally, and day two of Fashion Innovation Week is set to do exactly that. Moreover, the Fashion Brands Open day aims to generate stronger bonds with the university sector, stimulating a digital focus which will both create greater awareness of millennials’ needs among fashion companies, but also provide the talented team members who will drive those same companies in the future.

9:30 am
Company visit: BRULI offices and production plant
Speaker
Sponsors
11:30 am
Company visit: Zimmerli - A traditional company going omnichannel
Speaker
Andreas Frei

Andreas Frei

Zimmerli of Switzerland

Sponsors
2:00 pm
Company Visit: VF International - Recruiting and digital innovation
Speaker
Francesca Magni

Francesca Magni

VF Corporation

Sponsors
2:30 pm
Introduction – VF Corporation
3:00 pm
Presentation on e-Commerce
3:50 pm
Presentation on Digital & Innovation
4:30 pm
Q&A
4:45 pm
Presentation on how to join VF
5:00 pm
Closing, Q&A and building tour
5:15 pm
Coffee
6:00 pm
Apéro @ Ticinowine - House of Wine visit
Speaker
Giampiero Gianella

Giampiero Gianella

Casa del Vino Ticino

Sponsors

INSTITUTIONAL OUTREACH DAY

Day three of Fashion Innovation Week is dedicated to international institutions. Lugano will host an international business matching to create the right environment to facilitate the growth of fashion tech in the Ticino Valley.
The Romanian Delegation will be attending as Guest of Honor. Romania and Switzerland are already cooperating on ICT/technology and design/production and this latest step will serve to create mutual value in the years ahead.

2:00 pm
Welcome Speech
Speaker
Carlo Terreni

Carlo Terreni

NetComm Suisse Association

Sponsors
2:15 pm
Trends and perspectives on e-Commerce from UNCTAD
Speaker
Diana Korka

Diana Korka

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

Sponsors
2:35 pm
Interview: Collaboration in ICT from Zurich to Cluj -Napoca
Speaker
Davide Villa

Davide Villa

JobCloud AG

Sponsors
Speaker
Lucian Mihai Ciot

Lucian Mihai Ciot

SC AROBS Transilvania Software SA

Sponsors
3:05 pm
Transilvania Digital Innovation HUB
Speaker
Bianca Muntean

Bianca Muntean

ARIES Transilvania

Sponsors
3:25 pm
Coffee Break
4:00 pm
How to set up a company in Ticino
Speaker
Sponsors
4:30 pm
Little Ones Kids
Speaker
Marco Nori

Marco Nori

Finmaste SA

Sponsors
4:50 pm
Gardens of light: Mixed techniques and new fabrics
Speaker
Elena Basso-Stanescu

Elena Basso-Stanescu

University of Art and Design Cluj-Napoca

Sponsors
5:05 pm
UAD Fashion Design: Between tradition and innovation
Speaker
Lucian Broscatean

Lucian Broscatean

University of Art and Design Cluj-Napoca

Sponsors
5:15 pm
Differentiation is a journey not a one-time fix | Case study FashionUp!
Speaker
Alin Stanciu

Alin Stanciu

FashionUp

Sponsors
5:35 pm
Accenture Interactive: the digital agency of Accenture
Speaker
Davide Tercelli

Davide Tercelli

Accenture Interactive

Sponsors
6:00 pm
VIP Apéro - Dinner

FASHION INNOVATION AWARD

Day four of Fashion Innovation Week is when innovation meets investment. The jury day (or Innovation Day) is the final stepping stone for the brightest and bravest innovators to pitch to leading venture capital and private equity investors, hoping to be selected for the final showdown on March 26th.

9:00 am
Check-in & welcome coffee

With special appearance by Marco Borradori, Mayor of Lugano

09:45 am
Welcome Speeches

- Michele Foletti, Head of the Finance, Legal and IT Departments @ City of Lugano - Fabio Gianfreda, Senior Sales Executive @ Swiss Post / Asendia

10:00 am
Start-up pitches
12:30 pm
Networking lunch
1:30 pm
Start-up pitches
3:30 pm
Coffee break
4:00 pm
Start-up pitches
6:00 pm
Jury wrap-up
6:45 pm
Networking apéro

INNOVATION MEETS FASHION EVENT

Day five of Fashion Innovation Week is the eagerly anticipated Innovation Meets Fashion event. The conference brings together hundreds of delegates to discuss the current and future scenarios of fashion and technology. A full agenda of talks, seminars and round-tables will explore the hottest industry topics from 3D prototyping to blockchain interspersed with plenty of networking opportunities. It also features the final pitches and prizegiving of the Fashion Innovation Award.

Take a look at the full agenda below!

8:15 am
Check-in
9:00 am
Institutional Welcome
Speaker
Alessandro Marrarosa

Alessandro Marrarosa

NetComm Suisse Association

Sponsors
Speaker
Marco Borradori

Marco Borradori

City of Lugano

Sponsors
Speaker
Stefano Rizzi

Stefano Rizzi

Department of Finance and Economics of Canton Ticino

Sponsors
9:15 am
From e-Commerce to innovation: making Ticino the FashionTech hub of Europe
Speaker
Carlo Terreni

Carlo Terreni

NetComm Suisse Association

Sponsors
9:45 am
Fashion award prizegiving
Speaker
Marco Palmieri

Marco Palmieri

Piquadro S.p.A, The Bridge S.p.A

Sponsors
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Speaker
Giuseppe Miroglio

Giuseppe Miroglio

Miroglio Group

Sponsors
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Speaker
Adriano Aere

Adriano Aere

Imperial S.p.a

Sponsors
10:25 am
Networking Break
11:00 am
digitalswitzerland*
Speaker
Marc Walder

Marc Walder

Ringier

Sponsors
11:20 am
Accenture driving co-innovation and digital transformation in Fashion and Retail
Speaker
Thomas D. Meyer

Thomas D. Meyer

Accenture Digital ASG Lead

Sponsors
11:40 am
The Swiss regulators – how to get their blessing for the marriage of fashion and innovation
Speaker
Markus Wyss

Markus Wyss

KPMG AG

Sponsors
12:05 pm
Fashion Innovation Award Ceremony and pitches of the Award winners
12:30 pm
Networking Lunch
2:00 pm
Financial implications of human capital acquisition in investment and innovation
Speaker
Jacob Hoekstra

Jacob Hoekstra

Kilpatrick Group

Sponsors
,
Speaker
Francesca Toninato

Francesca Toninato

7 For all Mankind International

Sponsors
,
Speaker
Sergio Caredda

Sergio Caredda

VF International SAGL

Sponsors
,
Speaker
Enrico Moretti Polegato

Enrico Moretti Polegato

Diadora Sport S.r.l.

Sponsors
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Speaker
Snehdeep Aggarwal

Snehdeep Aggarwal

Bhartiya Group

Sponsors
2:45 pm
Green innovation in fashion
Speaker
Sponsors
3:00 pm
Networking Break
3:20 pm
Growing the ecosystem: how private equity, brands and start-ups can revolutionize tomorrow’s fashion world
Speaker
Carlo Terreni

Carlo Terreni

NetComm Suisse Association

Sponsors
Speaker
Carlo Privitera

Carlo Privitera

Investindustrial

Sponsors
,
Speaker
Alceo Rapagna

Alceo Rapagna

OTB S.p.A.

Sponsors
,
Speaker
Andrea Molteni

Andrea Molteni

Tessabit

Sponsors
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Speaker
Giusy Cannone

Giusy Cannone

Fashion Technology Accelerator

Sponsors
4:20 pm
Networking Break
4:40 pm
Fast fashion: how to create new products using data-driven design*
Speaker
Sponsors
5:00 pm
Miroglio innovation program: how to build a corporate innovation program and measure the unmeasurable*
Speaker
Leonardo Raineri

Leonardo Raineri

Miroglio Group

Sponsors
5:20 pm
e-Commerce & key touchpoints in brand-building and conversion
Speaker
Grazia Grassi

Grazia Grassi

KANTAR TNS Italy

Sponsors
2:00 pm
Conversational Commerce: how innovative technologies can make online shopping easy
Speaker
Francesco Magagnino

Francesco Magagnino

Accenture Interactive

Sponsors
2:30 pm
Omnichannel and order orchestration: discover the winning strategy of Cisalfa with Keros
Speaker
Leonardo Pecchioli

Leonardo Pecchioli

Keros Digital

Sponsors
,
Speaker
Giuseppe Toscano

Giuseppe Toscano

Cisalfa Sport spa

Sponsors
3:00 pm
Networking Break
3:20 pm
Immersive NOW: Fashion Brands and the immersive revolution
Speaker
Matteo Aliberti

Matteo Aliberti

Accenture Interactive

Sponsors
3:40 pm
New B2B e-Commerce models in fashion & retail*
Speaker
Gabriele Maggio

Gabriele Maggio

Moschino

Sponsors
4:00 pm
Fashion Industry in the age of assistance
Speaker
Simone Zucca

Simone Zucca

Google Italy

Sponsors
4:20 pm
Networking Break
4:40 pm
Content farming: Measuring ROCI (Return on content investment): the PnL of content creation through digital investments
Speaker
Sponsors
Speaker
Sponsors
Speaker
Anna Mengia Mayer

Anna Mengia Mayer

Straker Translations

Sponsors
Speaker
Simone Zucca

Simone Zucca

Google Italy

Sponsors
5:40 pm
Disruptive Apparel
Speaker
Bhavesh Naik

Bhavesh Naik

VF International SAGL

Sponsors
2:00 pm
Swiss retail outlook data presentation*
Speaker
Sascha Jucker

Sascha Jucker

Credit Suisse

Sponsors
2:20 pm
How to simplify fashion export processes via DDP from Switzerland*
Speaker
Fabian Baumberger

Fabian Baumberger

Swiss Post

Sponsors
2:40 am
How to conquer international customers through Facebook solutions*
Speaker
Daniel Gorr

Daniel Gorr

Facebook

Sponsors
3:00 am
Networking Break
3:20 pm
Payment habits in Switzerland - the importance of invoicing*
Speaker
Jean-Christophe Calmes

Jean-Christophe Calmes

SWISSBILLING SA

Sponsors
Speaker
Daghigh Babak

Daghigh Babak

JBY SA

Sponsors
3:50 pm
Luisa Via Roma and Swiss online customers
Speaker
Riccardo Verdoia

Riccardo Verdoia

Luisa Via Roma

Sponsors
4:20 pm
Networking Break
4:40 pm
Clicks and bricks: when the digital store goes offline *
Speaker
Matthias Fröhlicher

Matthias Fröhlicher

KOALA.CH & Chaussures Aeschbach SA

Sponsors
5:00 pm
How to deal with big digital players and share their ecosystem power to conquer the Chinese market
Speaker
Carlo Torrani

Carlo Torrani

Missoni

Sponsors
5:20 pm
Making tax digital on Amazon EU and US
Speaker
Sacha Wilson

Sacha Wilson

Avalara

Sponsors
2:00 pm
Facebook & Instagram: fashion's new storefront
Speaker
Silvano Senn

Silvano Senn

Facebook

Sponsors
2:20 pm
Urban digital social catwalk*
Speaker
Jarvis Macchi

Jarvis Macchi

Gilmar S.p.A

Sponsors
2:40 pm
Creating a modern digital ecosystem around your fashion brand
Speaker
André Menegazzi

André Menegazzi

commercetools GmbH

Sponsors
3:00 pm
Networking Break
3:20 pm
AI driven e-Commerce personalization
Speaker
Florian Lüft

Florian Lüft

Apptus Technologies GmbH

Sponsors
Speaker
Neil Sansom

Neil Sansom

Apptus Technologies GmbH

Sponsors
3:50 pm
How Swarovski enlightens customers through digital innovation
Speaker
Katarina Giancotti

Katarina Giancotti

Swarovski

Sponsors
4:05 pm
A million ways to be one in a million: Remix configurator on Ray-Ban.com. An innovative spin on Mass Personalization through e-Commerce
Speaker
Marta Pompilio

Marta Pompilio

Luxottica Group S.p.A

Sponsors
4:20 pm
Networking Break
4:40 pm
How personalisation can lead to success in fashion e-commerce: the Abraham Industries’ case study
Speaker
Sponsors
Speaker
Federica Pellesi

Federica Pellesi

Abraham Industries

Sponsors
5:10 pm
The future of customer experience
Speaker
Benjamin Renner

Benjamin Renner

Salesforce

Sponsors
Speaker
Luca Pastorino

Luca Pastorino

Salesforce

Sponsors

LAB OPENING DAY

Fashion Innovation Week rounds off with the official opening of the DAGORÀ Innovation Lab. This ground-breaking office space will bring together the most revolutionary digital and fashion companies under one roof, making Ticino a hotbed for disruptive ideas and technologies.

TBA

Full day schedule to be announced soon

BE PART OF IT: INNOVATION MEETS FASHION, MARCH 26th @ LAC Lugano

The very first Fashion Innovation Week promises six exciting days filled with idea sharing, learning and networking. Most of the events are reserved for invited guests, so if you want to take part please write to communication@netcommsuisse.ch, while for the Innovation Meets Fashion event at LAC, Lugano on March 26th you can purchase tickets below while places last.

FASHION INNOVATION WEEK SPONSORS

We are proud to include among our sponsors the companies who are making the FashionTech revolution possible.

Institutional Partners
Sponso
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Platinum Sponsors
Sponso
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Gold Sponsors
Sponso
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Sponso
Sponso
Sponso
Sponso
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Silver Sponsors
Sponso
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Fashion Innovation Award Sponsors
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Media Partners
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DIRECTIONS

Click here to discover how to reach the different locations.

Broadway & Structures

Fastest route, the usual traffic

8 hrs

100 kms

Scheduled Bus Transport

Longer-distance services, The Light traffic

12 hrs

250 kms

Underground (Metro)

Inspectorate for Transport

1 day

1500 kms

Cargo Aircraft & Passengers

Smooth route, The Fast Transport

6 hrs

2500 kms

Roadway & Cycling

Normal route, the usual traffic

3 hrs

50 kms

Ground Walking

Fastest route, Health Care

4 hrs

2.5 kms