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Fashion of the future, Pitch Event

Fashion of the future, Pitch Contest

21 10 21

You are invited to join our Fashion of the Future Event, part of the Responsible Fashion Series*, which will take place on 21 October 2021 at Antwerp Management School.

During this event, the 4 nominated entrepreneurs, start-ups or scale-ups will pitch their concept and answer the questions of a jury of experts. Discover together with us the quality of their concepts, how they contribute to this year's theme “Can fashion save the world?”, and what is the added value for Antwerp.

On top of that a panel of experts will share their insights about the Antwerp fashion ecosystem and the new vision of the city of Antwerp.

Join us to get inspired by these exciting entrepreneurs, fashion experts and the networking afterwar

Date: 21 October 2021

Location: Antwerp Management School, Boogkeers 5, 2000 Antwerp

Places for joining the event on site are limited. We will work with a waiting list.

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Online (this event will be livestreamed and you will be able to indicate if you will join this event online or attend physically)

Price: This event is free of charge, registration is mandatory. However, we have a no-show policy for the on-site attendance. You will be charged 50 euro in case of no-show. (Except for students)

Registration: Click here to register

Detailed Program

16:30 Welcome & registration

17:00 Start event with welcome by Prof. Steven De Haes, Dean AMS and introduction by host Veerle Windels, Fashion journalist

17:10 Panel discussion about the Antwerp fashion ecosystem and the new vision of the city of Antwerp: moderated by Veerle Windels

  • Christian Salez, CEO MCI Apple Europe, Former CEO of Delvaux
  • Pascal Cools, Managing Director, Flanders DC
  • Kaat Debo, Director, Antwerp Fashion museum MoMu
  • Katrien Huygens, Project Leader Fashion, City of Antwerp
  • Prof. Dr. Annick Schramme, Academic Director Creative Industries, AMS
  • Lies van Assche, vzw Doek

17:40 Start Pitching Competition

Jury of Experts

  • Christian Salez, Chairman of the Jury, CEO MCI Apple Europe, Former CEO of Delvaux
  • Pascal Cools, Managing Director, Flanders DC
  • Mimi Lamote, CEO, Mayerline
  • Bart Van den Eynde, Investor
  • Anne Chapelle, Chief Executive, Poiret
  • Inés Sylverans, Manager Entrepreneurship, City of Antwerp

19:35 Fashion Management learning ecosystem in Antwerp, interview with Prof. Annick Schramme

19:45 Announcement of the winner

20:00 Networking opportunity

This is a COVID SAFE event. This implies that every visitor will have to present a valid registration ticket, a COVID SAFE TICKET and a proof of identification.

Meet our Jury of Experts and Panel Members

Speakers overview 1

Speakers overview 2

Speakers overview 3

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