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Marc Walder, CEO at Ringier and President of the Steering Committee at digitalswitzerland “working to build Switzerland’s digital future”

Marc Walder, CEO at Ringier and President of the Steering Committee at digitalswitzerland “working to build Switzerland’s digital future”

TOM ROYAL: You sit on the Executive Board of digitalswitzerland – an organization that will no doubt be familiar to many attendees at Fashion Innovation Week. But for those who are attending the event from overseas in particular, could you outline how digitalswitzerland came to be, its key aims and activities? MARC WALDER: Digitalswitzerland is […]
Sergio Caredda, Senior Director, HR Business Partner DTC EMEA at VF Corporation “Preparing global brands for digital transformation”

Sergio Caredda, Senior Director, HR Business Partner DTC EMEA at VF Corporation “Preparing global brands for digital transformation”

TOM ROYAL: VF is a company with a fascinating background, and represents some extremely famous brands in the fashion industry. Would you mind giving us just a very brief outline of the company’s history, and how you came to your current role there? Do you have a particular focus at the moment? SERGIO CAREDDA: The company […]
Markus Wyss, Partner, Tax Transfer at KPMG “Supporting fashion and e-Commerce Businesses in Switzerland”

Markus Wyss, Partner, Tax Transfer at KPMG “Supporting fashion and e-Commerce Businesses in Switzerland”

TOM ROYAL: I should think that just about everyone in the audience at Fashion Innovation Week will know KPMG. But for those of us with less direct experience of the big four accountancy companies, would you mind briefly outlining your role, and the kind of services that you and your team provide to your clients? […]
Interview: Carlo Terreni, General Director at NetComm Suisse Association “Fashiontech: a unique opportunity for Ticino”

Interview: Carlo Terreni, General Director at NetComm Suisse Association “Fashiontech: a unique opportunity for Ticino”

Tom Royal: You’ve been instrumental in organising Fashion Innovation Week 2018, which is bringing a wide variety of start-ups, established fashion brands and investors together in Ticino this March. Could you tell us a little about your goals for the event, and what you hope it can achieve? Carlo Terreni: Fashion Innovation Week 2018 is […]
Presentations from Innovation meets Fashion are now available online

Presentations from Innovation meets Fashion are now available online

On March 26th at LAC Lugano, over 800 attendees from 27 countries and from professional fields such as, fashion, technology, investments, media, and many more joined the Innovation meets Fashion event with one mission: to make Ticino the European hub for digital innovation in fashion. A great chance for the attendees to network, interspersed with an extensive […]
Monday 26th – Innovation Meets Fashion

Monday 26th – Innovation Meets Fashion

The Innovation Meets Fashion event, pinnacle of Fashion Innovation Week 2018, attracted over 1,000 attendees from 27 countries, and from the fields of fashion, technology, investment, the media, and more, to the LAC Lugano on Monday 26th March. The event was opened by Alessandro Marrarosa, President of NetComm Suisse Association. “We are uniting leaders in […]
Sunday 25th March – Fashion Innovation Award

Sunday 25th March – Fashion Innovation Award

Day 4 of Fashion Innovation Week saw Lugano play host to the finale of the Fashion Innovation Award, created by the digital advisory firm Loomish. Selected from a field of dozens of innovators in the fashion technology space, ten start-ups pitched their ideas to a jury of investors, fashion brands and digital experts – both […]
Saturday 24th March – Institutional Outreach Day

Saturday 24th March – Institutional Outreach Day

The focus for Saturday’s event was on Institutions, and Fashion Innovation Week welcomed a delegation from Romania to an exclusive event held at The View, perched up above Lake Lugano, with the aim of building business connections between businesses in the two countries. The day was opened by Carlo Terreni, General Director of NetComm Suisse, […]
Traditional Manufacturing meets Social Marketing in Ticino

Traditional Manufacturing meets Social Marketing in Ticino

When it comes to manufacturing, the Swiss shirt maker Bruli believes in the importance of traditional methods. When CEO Marco Brülisauer proudly shows off his factory floor to students visiting from Henley Business School in the UK he starts with the table where fabrics are cut not by machine, but by hand, for the best […]
Friday 23rd March – Fashion Brands Open Day

Friday 23rd March – Fashion Brands Open Day

Friday saw Fashion Innovation Week take to the road, with the visiting group of students from Henley Business School in the UK visiting three key fashion businesses in the Ticino area. Bruli – Social Marketing meets Handmade Tradition First stop was Bruli, where CEO Mr Marco Brülisauer led the students on a tour to see […]
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