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.

PROGRAMME of ECONOMIC FORUM OF FASHION INDUSTRY and FASHION INDUSTRY International Tradefair

March 16, Thursday

10.30–13.00

Сonference "St. Petersburg - the centre of the fashion and light industry"

Leads Roman Gerasimov, TV presenter, moderator, business coach (Saint Petersburg)

Press center, conference-hall №3

13.00–14.00

Official opening ceremony of the "Fashion industry"

Rewarding of winners of Competition of Young designers "Generation NEXT"

Central podium

15.00–17.00

Seminar "Social media marketing for fashion brands"

Leads Pavel Gurov, the founder and CEO of SMM-Agency "Gurov Pavel" (Saint Petersburg)

Business centre

16.00–18.00

Meeting of the Supervisory Board of RSPO

Leads Svetlana Belyaeva, President of the Russian Union of Clothing Manufacturers

Press center, conference-hall №3

March 17, Friday

11.00–14.00

Master class "Effective procurement – anti-crisis management tools"

Leads Sergei Dubovik, business coach, Director of "Bolshe" training centre (St.-Petersburg)

Business centre

16.00–17.00

Seminar "Presentation of "Modny magazin" online platform

The organizer is the "Modny magazin" magazine (Moscow)

Business centre

March 18, Saturday

11.00–14.00

Seminar "Key trends and commercial trends in women's and men's clothes for the season FW 17/18"

Leads Maya Kuznetsova, artist-designer, a member of the St. Petersburg Union of designers, art Director of the Contest of young designers "Generation NEXT" (St.-Petersburg)

Business centre

15.00–18.00

Seminar "Fashion-sale in the crisis: innovations in the techniques of client communications and sales of clothes, shoes and accessories"

Lead Anna Bocharova, business trainer, consultant for management and organizational development (Moscow)

Business centre

19 March, Sunday

10.30–13.30

Seminar "The image of a professional. My personal brand"

Lead Marina Kornilova, Director of the image Agency ARTEGO (Saint Petersburg)

Business centre

14.00–17.00

Training "Sales strategy of entering regional markets in crisis"

Leads Daria Yadernaya, senior business consultant, analyst, Director General Y-Consulting (Moscow)

Business centre

Daily

10.00–18.00

The job fair "a Valuable resource for fashion industry"

12.00 and 14.00

demonstration of new collections of clothing (except March 19)

Central podium

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 (except March 13)