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3rd Lingerie Industry Forum

organized as part of RIGA FASHION WEEK

Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija, Elizabetes Street 55, Riga, Latvia

Register to 3rd Lingerie Industry Forum organized as part of RIGA FASHION WEEK

25th-26th October 2017 Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija, Elizabetes Street 55, Riga, Latvia

For more information: ilze.micule@liaa.gov.lv

 

Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA) is pleased to invite you to take part in the upcoming 3rd Lingerie Industry Forum in Riga, Latvia to explore new business opportunities, discover emerging lingerie brands and production possibilities in the biggest cluster of lingerie manufacturers in Europe.The considerable number of lingerie companies in Latvia is worthy of mention – elsewhere in Europe, only France has a higher concentration of lingerie manufacturers. Around 13 000 people are employed in more than 1 600 Latvian textile companies.

Why to choose Latvian brands? As a result of strong lingerie manufacturing traditions, Latvia has developed some truly competitive advantages: high quality for affordable price, short lead times and fast deliveries, latest technological advances and fast adaption to global lingerie industry trends. In last decade Latvian lingerie manufacturers has been increasing their competence by working with famous brands, such as Victoria’s Secret, Triumph, La Perla, Cacharel Lingerie, Palmers, Myla etc.

 

THE PROGRAMME WILL INCLUDE:

  • High profile speakers from EU countries on lingerie industry trends, changing retail landscape
  • Latvian brands catwalk
  • Factory and Lingerie shops tours in Liepaja or Riga
  • Networking events with Latvian lingerie companies

 

The Forum as part of Riga Fashion Week is organized by Investment and Development Agency of Latvia in co-operation with the Association of Latvian Lingerie Manufacturers, Intima Magazines, Underlines Magazine, Sous Magazine and the Baltic Fashion Federation.

Please note: buyers will only need to cover their flight costs. Accommodation (up to 3 nights), transfer (Riga-Liepaja-Riga) and catering are all paid for by organizers of the event. Media representatives, bloggers’ costs can be fully covered.

  • 8:30 Registration

    Venue: Conference room Alfa

  • 9:00 Opening of the conference

    Mr. Andris Ozols, Director of Investment and Development Agency of Latvia
    Ms. Jelena Strahova, President of the Baltic Fashion Federation
    Mr. Jurijs Hadarovičs, Chairman of the Board of Association of Latvian Lingerie Manufacturers

  • 9:15 Keynote speech: The latest developments in marketing and production areas at the EU and the CIS lingerie markets

    Ms. Francesca Spinetta, Co-owner and Editorial Director of INTIMA magazines

  • 9:40 Panel discussion: The UK market

    Moderator: Ms. Pamela Scott, Managing Editor, Underlines Magazine & The Swimwear Yearbook
    3 speakers: online retailer, department store, distributor/wholesaler/agent – TBC

  • 10:15 Coffee break
  • 10:30 Presentation: The Italian market

     A representative from retail – TBC

  • 10:40 Presentation: The French market

    A representative from retail – TBC

  • 10:50 Presentation: The Russian market

    A representative from retail – TBC

  • 11:00 Panel discussion: The German market

    Moderator: Ms. Petra Schmatz, Acting Editor-in-chief at SOUS, Chief Editor at MEIN BRAUTKLEID & MEINE BRAUTFRISUR
    Ms. Cilly Hassenmeier, CEO, lingerie store Hassenmeier
    Ms. Gabriele Manthey, Managing Director, fashion house Buckenmeier
    Ms. Ingrid Monika Höptner, Managing Director, lingerie store Höptner Lingerie Styling Meer
    Ms. Kathrin Höptner, CEO, lingerie store Höptner Lingerie Styling Meer

  • 11:55 - 12:10 Q&A
  • 12:10 Lunch
  • 13:15-18:15 Matchmaking session

    (each company will have up to 15 meetings (20 min each))

    Venue: Conference room Beta

  • 18:30 Lingerie catwalk

    12 Latvian brands

    Venue: Conference room Omega

  • 19:30 Drinks Reception

    Venue: Conference room Alfa

  • 8:00 – 22:00 Factory tour in Liepaja (Group A)
  • 9:00 – 13:30 Factory and Lingerie shops tour in Riga (Group B)

Speakers

Francesca Spinetta

Co-owner and Editorial Director, INTIMA magazines (Italy)

After starting her career in a consulting company as business analyst and editor, Francesca Spinetta was offered the opportunity to join Intima Media Group to become, few years later, the co-owner of the Milano based company.

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Pamela Scott

Managing Editor, Underlines Magazine & The Swimwear Yearbook (UK)

After her graduation from Queen’s University Belfast and a career move to London, Pamela Scott started working in journalism in 1986 and founded Underlines Magazine in 1989. Underlines Magazine has become without dispute, the best known and respected b2b title in the UK & Ireland. Along the way she attained another degree and postgraduate diploma…

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Petra Schmatz

Acting editor-in-chief at SOUS, Chief editor at MEIN BRAUTKLEID & MEINE BRAUTFRISUR (Germany)

Petra Schmatz, born in 1975 in Austria, during her stay abroad in the USA and after graduation in Europa has gained valuable experience to start a career in the magazine industry.

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Cilly Hassenmeier

CEO, lingerie store Hassenmeier (Germany)

Cilly Hassenmeier, born in 1952, is a part of the lingerie-industry since 1975. She has devoted her heart and soul into her work and her business. C.Hassenmeier was able to receive the prestigious reward for the best lingerie shops and departaments in Germany in 2006, 2010, 2014.

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Gabriele Ingrid Manthey

Managing Director, fashion house Buckenmeier (Germany)

Ms. Manthey born in 1969, has studied textile industry and clothing. Nowadays she is a successful female business leader in 2 stores in Bavaria: TC Ingrid Buckenmeier GmbH & Co KG Crallsmeier and Ansbach.

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Ingrid Monika Höptner

Managing Director, lingerie store Höptner Lingerie Styling Meer (Germany)

Ms. Ingrid Monika Höptner has been active in the textile and lingerie business for over 30 years. Both as a buyer and a saleswoman, Ingrid Monika Höptner has made experiences with German and foreign lingerie producers.

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Kathrin Höptner

CEO, lingerie store Höptner Lingerie Styling Meer (Germany)

Katrin Höptner has graduated from graphics and design and has entered lingerie industry. Since 2015 CEO in family store for Lingerie & Dessous in Kirchheim/Teck.

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