Agenda

OUR EVENT AGENDA (WORK IN PROGRESS)

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 event.

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.

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

Andreas Frei

Zimmerli of Switzerland

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

Francesca Magni

VF Corporation

Sponsors
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 Developmen

Sponsors
More speakers and topics available soon
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 Mayor of Lugano, Marco Borradori.

09:45 am
Welcome Speeches
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 main topics below. The full agenda will be announced soon!

GDPR implementation
Speaker
Sponsors
Omnichannel experience
Speaker
Matthias Fröhlicher

Matthias Fröhlicher

KOALA.CH & Chaussures Aeschbach SA

Sponsors
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Speaker
Andrea Molteni

Andrea Molteni

Tessabit

Sponsors
How to orchestrate omnichannel experiences through order management systems
Speaker
Leonardo Pecchioli

Leonardo Pecchioli

Keros Digital

Sponsors
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Facebook and Instagram - fashion's new storefront
Speaker
Silvano Senn

Silvano Senn

Facebook

Sponsors
3D prototyping
Innovation & Sustainability
Piquadro case study
Speaker
Marco Palmieri

Marco Palmieri

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

Sponsors
Urban Digital Social Catwalk
Cross-border online sales
Speaker
Carlo Torrani

Carlo Torrani

Missoni

Sponsors
Digital skills in Fashion & Retail
Speaker
Sponsors
New distribution models thanks to B2B
Speaker
Gabriele Maggio

Gabriele Maggio

Moschino

Sponsors
Digitalswitzerland strategies
Speaker
Marc Walder

Marc Walder

Ringier

Sponsors
Prizegiving: Innovative international fashion brands of the year
Announcement FIA winner
Announcement AGIRE 2 offices @ Tecnopolo Ticino Manno
6:30 pm
Networking Apéro

With special guests to be announced soon!

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.

Hotel Lugano Dante

Piazza Cioccaro 5, 6900 Lugano

USI – Università della Svizzera italiana

Via Buffi 13, 6900 Lugano

Mendrisio

Roadtrip

Lugano City Hall

Piazza Riforma 1, 6900 Lugano

Villa Ciani

Parco Ciani, 6900 Lugano

DAY 4 – AUDITORIUM 2

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DAY 4 – AUDITORIUM 3

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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

LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura

Piazza Bernardino Luini 6, 6900 Lugano

Seven Lounge Lugano

Via Stauffacher 1, 6900 Lugano

DAY 5 – AUDITORIUM 3

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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

TBA

DAY 6 – AUDITORIUM 2

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DAY 6 – AUDITORIUM 3

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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