Fashion Africa Conference and the Fashion Africa Trade Expo - 2017 edition

2017-05-25 00:00:00
2017-05-26 00:00:00
Chelsea Old Town Hall, King's Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 5EE, UK
Chelsea Town Hall

Fashion Africa Conference and the Fashion Africa Trade Expo - 2017 edition

On May 25-26th, Social Enterprise Africa Fashion Guide will host our yearly annual Fashion Africa Conference along with our latest event theFATE (the Fashion Africa Trade Expo! We invite you to come along and join us on Africa Day in May 2017.

Held in London where the conferences started in 2011, our Fashion Africa Conference for 2017 is titled "Africa. Fashion's Future".

Set out over 2 large halls in the Chelsea Town Hall this chosen venue and location for the Fashion Africa Conference in 2017 is one that is in a top location with great access and right in town centre.


(conference 2 panel speakers at our Fashion Africa Conference 2015 event)

Features of our 2017 anniversary event:

  • One hall will host our popular panel style conferences which will raise certain questions for audience interaction.

  • Alongside the panel discussions we will present a concise and decisive selection of top class industry leaders and professionals to share with you their knowledge, experience and expertise on the topic of under the topic of “AFRICA. FASHION'S FUTURE” covering

    Future fabrics - what new fabric technology can be tapped into as opportunity for Africa i.e pina fabric

    Future sourcing - Ethiopia, Rwanda, Kenya throught to cotton in Nigeria,Ghana etc

    Future policy - how does AGOA and Brexit effect the trade duties with Africa, UK, EUrope and USA; also what Secondhand policies are in place in Africa and which countries are against it

    Future retail - ecommerce and the distribution issue, the African market and the new fashion consumer opportunity - the young Africa

    Future finance - the stuation of the African economy and raising finance, business and trade opportunities

    Future education - fashion education options

  • The second hall will host expo being Europes' first expo on sourcing, manufacturing and retailing of African fashion finished garment and textile product. Our Fashion Africa Trade Expo (F.A.T.E.) for retail and sourcing of african fashion product is open to international businesses producing in Africa. Contact us at for prices for a stall at this event

  • Resources and tools along with trend information will be available throughout the rooms to support your venture into the african fashion and textile industry. It's the African fashion business event of the year not to be missed!

For the opportunity to listen to the best industry leaders in African fashion in London, together in one place then you cannot miss this event! REGISTER TODAY!


The 2017 Fashion Africa conference will act as a vehicle to create a social forum for all those attending to talk openly and share ideas, information and expertise, to raise awareness and elevate the perception of design from the continent. It acts as a means to discuss and promote the full supply chain of African Fashion Design, Textiles, and Manufacturing and thus communicate this to a larger, global audience through media.

This event is a must attend event where there will be a mix of press, brands and industry influencers and insiders with a mutual involvement and/or vested interest in elevating African trade, design and production, and who want to be part of the wider solution to raise Africa as a trailblazer in quality design and production.



To attend this event make sure you sign up quickly as space is limited!

DATE: Thursday 25th May 2017 to Friday 26th May 2017

TIME: 10.00am – 5.00pm (doors open 9.30am for registration)

VENUE: Chelsea Old Town Hall, King's Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 5EE, UK

PRICE: £49 EARLY BOOKING FEE (full price £65 from March 31st!)
BOOK FAST as places are strictly limited!
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Please note: Seating is only available with ticketed entry, please register your space early to avoid disappointment.

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