Fashion Congress

Under support of:

The Committee for enterprise
development and consumer
market of St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg regional office
Russian public organization
"Business Russia"

Fashion Congress (Economic Forum of Fashion Industry) allows to establish a dialogue between producers and buyers. Discussion of all aspects of the industry is conducted in several areas. Scientific and practical conferences help to establish direct contacts with the local authorities and solve urgent problems. Proposals made during the conference are later submitted for discussion at administrative structures. Training seminars, workshops, training courses aimed to improve the professional level of all members of the fashion-industry: producers, buyers, designers and others.


March 1, Thursday


Specialized conference: Production. Do we set the pace or adjust to somebody?

Leader: Roman Gerasimov, TV-presenter, moderator, business-coach (Saint Petersburg)

Press center, conference-hall No. 3


Solemn opening of the Fair and Economic Forum of the Industry of Fashion

Awarding of winners of the Generation NEXT young designers’ contest.

Central Fashion Runway

March 2, Friday


The Fashion Trends workshop. Key Trends in Fashion for FW18/19

Speaker: Luba Popova, professor of the Milan New Academy of Arts (NABA, Italy)

Press center, conference-hall No. 3


Demonstrations of the finalists of the Generation NEXT young designers’ contest

“Costume” nominee.

Central Fashion Runway


Work of the professional judges of the Generation NEXT young designers’ contest.

Business Center


Masterclass: Five Efficient E-Marketing Tools

Presenter: Irina Borodavko, head of Tom Sawyer marketing agency (Moscow)

Business Center

March 3, Saturday


Training: Shop Management. Retail Shop Economics in Crisis.

Presenter: Natalia Chichenova, Fashion Consulting Group (Moscow)

Press center, conference-hall No. 3


Training: Future and Fashion: New Technology and Consumers. How Could the Fashion Industry Change?

Presenter: Maya Kuznetzova, artist-designer, art-director of the Generation NEXT young designers’ contest (Saint Petersburg)

Business Center

March 4, Sunday


Author’s Workshop: Up-To-Date Guidelines for Business Style. Costume Skillfulness.

Presenter: Marina Kornilova, director of ARTEGO image-agency (Saint Petersburg)

Business Center


12.00 and 14.00

Demonstration of new garments collections (except for the 4th of March)

Central Fashion Runway

Job Fair

Job Fair "Valuable staff for fashion industry" helps to establish a dialogue between job seekers and employers in the field of fashion industry. Job Fair is:

  • contacts with the HR-specialists of the leading fashion companies;
  • individual consulting on job search;
  • extensive database of resumes;
  • recommendations for staff recruitment.

At a special stand you can leave your resume or open position description. FASHION INDUSTRY is a place where an employer finds his employee and the applicant - his job.

Daily from 11: 00 till 17: 00.

Business Center

At the Business Centre visitors are welcome to organize seminars and presentations, take on negotiations with business partners, use office equipment. You can also take part in training activities held at Business Centre during the Tradefair which will help you to be up-to-date with the latest technologies of fashion industry, exchange with professional experience and realize the potential of your company.

Fashion Catwalks

Daily Fashion Catwalks organized at the main podium of the Tradefair present new clothing and accessories collections of up-coming season to buyers and visitors. This both advantageous activity is in a great demand as for exhibitors as for buyers. Manufacturers demonstrate the benefits of products and convince buyers to make orders directly at the exhibition while buyers find new collections to their stores which are supposed to be in demand for customers.

Each show involves 10-15 companies. Each participant presents 6 looks.

Daily at 12:00 and 14:00 (exept 4th March)