Last year, the Fédération Française du Prêt à Porter Féminin (French Federation for Women’s Ready-to-Wear) launched its own trade show, dedicated to accelerate business services in fashion. For the second year, the TRAFFIC show is going to gather 80 exhibitors, 50 workshops and 10 forecasting conferences on the theme of Innovation. I will also have the pleasure to animate their startup pitches on Wednesday, April 5th at 4:30pm :)
Every year the Fédération, founded in 1929, helps 600 businesses to develop and to enter new markets. With this event, the Fédération promotes its French and international network of fashion industry organisations, experts, and service providers.
Following the great success of its first edition, the trade show is back for two days at the Carreau du Temple in Paris. With a very high visitor satisfaction (at an exceptional 95%), it was clear the event should be followed up with an even stronger second session.
TRAFFIC, a powerful business accelerator
- Facilitates dialogue with the best professionals to help you with your challenges.
- Creates business opportunities between different parties.
- Showcases French and international innovation.
our selection of the best conferences & workshops to attend
Day 1 – Wednesday, April 5th
9:30am | APPAREL : THE INDUSTRY’S NEW CHALLENGES
Moderated by Karine Vergniol, the panel will feature Pierre-François Le Louët, Chairman of the Fédération Française du Prêt à Porter Féminin; Pascal Morand, Chairman of the Fédération Française de la Couture, du Prêt à Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de mode; Claude Miserey, Chairman of the Fédération Française des Industries du Vêtement Masculin; Bernard Morvan, Chairman of the Fédération National de l’Habillement; Sylvie Chailloux , Chairman of Mode Grand Ouest and Administrator of the Union Française des Industries Mode et Habillement; and Dominique Seau, Chairman of the Fédération de la Maille et de la Lingerie.
1:00pm | INNOVATION AT THE SERVICE OF CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
Moderated by Karine Vergniol, the panel will feature Pascal Denizart, General Manager of the CETI (Centre Européen des Textiles Innovants); Régis Pennel, founder of the concept store L’Exception; Philippe Ribera, Marketing Director of Lectra; and Jerôme Bergeret, FashionLab Director of Dassault.
4:30pm | INNOVATION: PITCH SESSION
I will have the pleasure to animate the startup pitch session, for which we will welcome Alexandra Van Houtte, founder of Tagwalk, Sylvain Gasc, co-founder of Hivency, Emilia Jevakhoff, co-founder of Winddle, Charles Nouboue, founder of Fitle, Audrey-Laure Bergenthal, chairman of Euveka, Pauline Guesne, associate at Induo, Vincent Deloffre, chairman of Askanna, Adrien Deslous-Paoli, founder of De Rigueur Lab, Julien Silvano, project director at BeeBuzziness, Valery Devilder, Technologie Creative at Uditek.
DAY 2 – thursDAY, APRIL 6TH
09:30am | THE MILLENNIALS
Moderated by Matthieu Guinebault, the panel will feature Kantar WorldPanel; Nardjisse Ben Mebarek, Digital Director, Nelly Rodi; Jessica Michaut, SVP of Industry Relations for GPS Radar, Launchmetrics; and Nadège Winter, co-founder, Twenty Magazine.
4:00pm | CREATIVITY, A NEW TERRITORY FOR INNOVATION
Moderated by Lydia Bacrie, the panel will feature Arnaud Vaillant, Courrèges; Sébastien Meyer, Courrèges; Jérôme Bergeret, FashionLab director Dassault; Catherine Gorgé, luxury, art, design and architecture division director of Prodways; Audrey Bergenthal, founder of Euveka; and Marlène Ramos-Augereau, business development fashion – luxury, CETI.
5:30pm | FASHION PERSPECTIVES – MUTATIONS & DRIVERS TO THINK AHEAD
Nathalie Rozboski, DGA – Deputy CEO of Nelly Rodi.
1:30pm | SPACE 2: WHEN FASHION TECH GETS INVOLVED IN CREATIVITY
Zone : Innovation; bLOOKFORWARD BY SHOWROOMPRIVE.
Post written by Noémie Balmat, Founding editor-in-chief
Interested in the future of fashion through innovation, Noémie Balmat has a valuable four-year experience in international advertising agencies and works with brands as a FashionTech consultant. She launched Clausette.cc in November 2014 to gather inspiring projects linking fashion & innovation in one place. Sensitive to the technological and scientific evolutions, Noémie often speaks at international events, such as the Hyères International Fashion Festival.