Workshop ‘Fashion & Technology'
As part of the Antwerp Mission to Saint Petersburg which takes place between April 22 and April 28, Flanders DC and the Department Business & Innovation organize a presentation on the crossover between fashion and technology on April 26. We highlight the countless possibilities of fashion and technology and give platform to the Antwerp case in the picture: Jasnarok. At Artplay Saint Petersburg we create an international network moment for everyone with links to fashion and/or technology.
Antwerp wants to offer everything creative entrepreneurs and organizations need to grow further in their ambitions. Saint Petersburg is interested to learn more on the city as a fashion hub and as a city with a rich history in fashion: the Antwerp Six, the fashion department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, the Fashion Museum, Flanders Fashion Institute (now Flanders DC) ...
About the mission
Moscow and Saint Petersburg are the most important economic centers in Russia: both cities are innovation hubs with transparant investment rules and tax-free economic zones. Saint Petersburg is also Russia's cultural capital, with over 6.5 million visitors annually. The Antwerp delegation will meet local policy makers and corporate leaders, as well as representatives of knowledge institutes and other organisations from many different sectors. A joint Antwerp presence is bound to offer your organisation extra business opportunities - during past missions, the many contacts with key figures of local governments, institutions and companies have proven to help open doors. Of course, your presence also helps us to grow Antwerp's image in Russia.
The mission has a divers programme, with activities aimed at the many facets of the Antwerp economic and cultural landscape. As part of the Antwerp mission delegation you will be able to initiate or solidify business relationships in Moskou en Saint Petersburg through seminars, visits to innovative local enterprises and a personalised B2B meeting schedule provided by Flanders Investment & Trade FIT.
The 2018 mission receives active support from the Belgian embassy in Moscow, the Russian embassy in Brussels, the Belgian consulate-general in Saint Petersburg, Flanders Investment &Trade, the Belgian Agency for Foreign Trade and other economic and cultural institutions.
Fashion and Technology Workshop
In Saint Petersburg we want to emphasize on the specific cross over with technology, an aspect Antwerp is known for and is an overall theme of the Mission. The concept is building on the values and ecosystem of a fashion capital, sharing an insight on how Fashion and Technology can create crossover opportunities in different ways:
- An introduction on Fashion & Antwerp: a status quo & ecosystem – By Hanne Debaere, Flanders DC
- Fashion & Technology: an overview of the different fields (smart materials, innovative production processes, system thinking, a new way of distributing and communicating) with examples from Flanders – by Hanne Debaere, Flanders DC
- Antwerp case in the picture: an interactive keynote presentation by Jasnarok, award winning speaker focusing on the endless opportunities of Fashion & Technology, showcasing some visionary solutions
- Q&A from the audience
- Network drink