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4th Lingerie Industry Forum in Latvia

 

October 25-26, 2018

 

Venue: Concert Hall “Great Amber”, Liepaja, Latvia

4th Lingerie Industry Forum in Latvia

Date: October 25-26, 2018
Venue: Concert Hall “ Great Amber”, Liepaja, Latvia

Registration is closed.

For more information: lingerieforum@liaa.gov.lv

 

Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA) is pleased to invite you to the 4th Lingerie Industry Forum in Latvia which will take place from 25th – 26th October, 2018. The Forum returns back to Liepaja – the biggest cluster of lingerie manufacturers in Europe.

Lingerie Industry Forum in Latvia is a unique annual event focusing on creating business relationships and sharing experiences between Latvian lingerie producers and foreign buyers. For the 4th time more than 150 professionals of Intimate Apparel industry from 10+ countries are coming to explore new business opportunities, discover emerging lingerie brands and production possibilities in Latvia.

Join us and:

• hear high profile speakers from Europe on lingerie industry trends and changing retail landscape
• be the first to see new collections from Latvian brands in an exciting fashion show
visit factories and see how lingerie, shapewear, swimwear and different components  are made
• meet Latvian lingerie companies during the B2B matchmaking session

The Forum 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 IA Technical.

Please note: Attendance is free of charge. Bus transfer (Riga-Liepaja and Liepaja-Riga) and catering during the event are all paid for by organizers.

Organizers cover accommodation costs (up to 3 nights) for buyers coming to the forum for the first or second time.

AGENDA

DAY 1 | Thursday, October 25th

  • 11:30 - 13:30 Presentation and tour in Lauma Fabrics Factory
  • 14:30 - 15:00 Registration
  • 15:00 - 15:15 Opening of the forum

    Mr. Andris Ozols, Director of Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (TBC)
    Mr. Gunars Ansins, Vice Mayor of Liepaja City Council

  • 15:15 - 15:35 Latvian lingerie industry in the nutshell

    Mr. Jurijs Hadarovics, Chairman of the Board of Association of Latvian Lingerie Manufacturers

  • 15:35 - 16:00 Global changes in the intimate apparel industry

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

  • 16:00 - 16:15 Coffee break
  • 16:15 - 17:45 Panel: The retail in Europe&Russia

    Chaired by Francesca Spinetta, Co-owner and Editorial Director, INTIMA magazines (Italy)
    10 min presentations by:
    1. Joanna Grunt, Founder, Pati Jò (Italy)
    2.Clare Haines and Melissa Burton, Founders and Directors, Lingerie Outlet Store (United Kingdom)
    3. Vladimir Surkov, Founder, Brashop (Russia)
    4. Mark Ramelow, CEO, Ramelow (Germany)

    20-30 Q&A session

  • 17:45 - 18:15 Inspirational presentation: History of lace and corset - innovations and future of the intimate apparel industry

    Gillian Proctor M.Des.R.C.A, Associate Professor & Subject Leader for the world-renowned Contour Fashion course, School of Design De Montfort University (United Kingdom)

  • 18:15 - 18:45 Coffee break
  • 18:45 - 20:00 Lingerie catwalk

    Gracija-RIM
    La Coquette
    Nikol Djumon
    Orhideja
    Regina N
    Rosme
    Stefi L
    V.I.P.A.
    V.O.V.A.
    Ze:Bra

  • 20:00 Reception

DAY 2 | Friday, October 26th

  • 8:30 - 9:00 Registration
  • 9:00-13:30 Matchmaking session

    (each company will have up to 12 meetings (20 min each))

  • 12:00-13:30 Light lunch served
  • 13:45 – 17:30 Factory tours in Liepaja

    Group A for retailers
    Group B for brands

SPEAKERS

Jurijs Hadarovics

Chairman of the Board, Association of Latvian Lingerie Manufacturers

In 2003 Jurijs Hadarovičs graduated the Riga Technical University with degree specialising in Marketing and Sales.

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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

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Joanna Grunt

Founder, Pati Jò (Italy)

Joanna Grunt – graduated in International Relations at Warsaw School of Economics in Poland. She has worked for several years in public and private educational sector in Warsaw and in Rome

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Clare Haines and Melissa Burton

Founders, Lingerie Outlet Store (United Kingdom)

Lingerie Outlet Store is one of the largest independent Lingerie etailers in the UK.

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Vladimir Surkov

Founder, Brashop (Russia)

In 2003 Vladimir Surkov graduated from the Penza State University with a degree in Applied Mathematics. In 2004, together with his classmate in Moscow, Vladimir founded the digital agency ONE TOUCH

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Mark Ramelow

CEO, Ramelow (Germany)

Marc Ramelow, born in 1963 lives in Hamburg, Germany. Marc is CEO of the German multi brand fashion retailer “Gustav Ramelow KG” in the small town of Elmshorn, about 30 km northwest of Hamburg. Founded already in 1872 the company has a very long history

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Gillian Proctor

M.Des.R.C.A, Associate Professor & Subject Leader for the world-renowned Contour Fashion course, School of Design De Montfort University (United Kingdom)

Gillian Proctor is the Subject Leader for the BA (Hons) Contour Fashion Course at De Montfort University.

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