Africa Fashion Week Nigeria To Hold Textile And Garment Manufacturing Conference



Come July 1, 2016, the first ever textile and garment
manufacturing conference will hold in Lagos.
Scheduled for Eko Hotel and Suites Lagos, the
conference will kick start the Africa Fashion Week
Nigeria 2016 .

The three-day fashion extravaganza
which holds from July 1-3, will bring under one roof,
industry experts to deliberate on ways of maximizing
the potentials within the fashion industry for the
benefit of Nigeria. This conference is poised to
highlight innovative systems that will create a
powerful independent economic base for the country
using creative energies of young and talented fashion
entrepreneurs.
Speaking on the objective of the conference founder
of the Africa Fashion Week Nigeria, Ronke Ademiluyi
said it is pertinent to note that fashion has the
capacity to provide jobs, promote creativity and
individualism. “It is to channel useful energies to
productive use, provide social security, build export
capacity and industrial base, create a massive
economic base of micro, small and medium scale
enterprises, that can lift a social sector or a whole
nation from poverty and obscurity to wealth and
global relevance.”
The textile and garment manufacturing
conference will deal with topics such as Job Creation
in the Garment Manufacturing Industry, New Channels
of E-commerce in the Fashion Industry, is Textile
Manufacturing a Viable Option? Retailing and Setting
up a Fashion Business in Nigeria (The Dynamics) and
Different Financing Options. `
It will feature astute industry professionals and
entrepreneurs from across the globe, covering such
professional sectors as marketing, banking, e-
commerce and manufacturing.
Other issues that will also be discussed on the day
are: Is Nigeria ready to become a manufacturing hub
for textiles and garments? How do manufacturers
deal with infrastructure issues and still make profit.
How can we tap into the skills of the foreign market
and different funding options.
Some confirmed speakers for the conference are: Dr
Mustapha Akinwunmi (Hon. Commissioner For
Finance Lagos State) Mr Dapo Adelegan (President,
Nigerian-British Camber of Commerce) Mr Akintunde
Oyebode (Executive Secretary Lagos State
Employment Trust Fund) amongst others.

Source: Vanguard News

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