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34th IAF World Fashion Convention on October 9th and 10th 2018 in Maastricht

The IAF’s 34th World Fashion Convention will be co-hosted with IAF member and Dutch Fashion and Textile industry association Modint in the southern Dutch Town of Maastricht (near the German and Belgian borders). This edition of our well-established global apparel Convention will revolve around the term ‘smart’.

The Convention will show how:

  • buyers and manufacturers can collaborate in smarter ways
  • materials are made smart,
  • circularity is providing smart solutions to reducing waste
  • smart marketing and sales requires new jobs requiring schools to teach our future industry workers new skills.

IAF Conventions cater to industry leaders and therefore cover a broad spectre of strategic issues, ranging across the supply chain, from raw materials to retail and from sourcing and supply chain management to market development. The ‘smart’ theme will therefore be explored in various key notes and panel discussions zooming in on these various supply chain elements. IAF Conventions always offer an exciting range of world class speakers coming from major apparel companies, from top consultants, from governments organisations, from top suppliers to the industry.

Shaping the future requires a strong sense of direction. This convention is a unique opportunity to gain the insights necessary to understand where our industry is heading and to translate this understanding into smart actions shaping our industry’s future, one company at a time.

Convention programme

Sunday October 7th: IAF Golf Tournament, Board of Directors dinner

Monday October 8th: Board of Directors Meeting, General Assembly, Workshops, Welcome Cocktails

Tuesday October 9th: Convention day 1, Gala Dinner

Wednesday October 10th : Convention day 2, Farewell cocktails

Thursday-Saturday October 11th-13th: Study and Leisure Tour


Please fill out the form below if you are interested in attending the 34th World Fashion Convention on October 9th and 10th 2018. We will make sure to put you on the list for early-bird registration which entitles you to the early-bird discount. As is the custom, IAF members and members of IAF members can make use of the special, highly reduced rates.

Convention venues

Visitors will be welcomed at the beautiful Maastricht townhall. The Convention itself will be held in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Maastricht. The social highlight of the Convention, the gala dinner, will take place at Chateau St. Gerlach.