Fashion Meets Tech in NYC
Technology has progressed over the last decade and has become fully integrated into our lifestyles. Wearables, 3D printed clothing, high-performance materials, smart fabrics and computational fashion are revolutionizing the fashion industry and leading it into a new, exciting era.
Join us this September - during the NY fashion week - for FashTech Xplore, an inspirational and educational week in New York City with keynote speakers, panel conversations, workshops, exciting company visits and much more.
Meet your ambassador: Jasna Rokegem
Jasna Rokegem - CEO and founder of Jasna Rok and our FashTech ambassador during this tour - joins an exciting programme of speakers and experts sharing their views and insights on how technology is implemented into fashion, the hottest trends and disruptive technologies you need to know about, what challenges designers are facing to keep up with this fast-paced world and how technology is changing the business of fashion.
Jasna will give an inspiring keynote, masterclass and expert classes.
Speakers & Experts
The 7 day-program in NYC with all topics, speakers and, experts will be released in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!
CEO, designer and art director
at Wearable X
Founder & CEO
CEO & Co-founder
Virtual Fashion Inc.
Founder Garbage Gone Glam
& VIVRE Canvas Couture
CEO + Co-Founder
Creative Director + Co-Founder
Managing Director Belcham
(Belgian American Chamber of Commerce)
Director of Brand Development
'FashTech Xplore' will cover a wide range of topics from The Future of Fashion, Fashion & data, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Blockchain, 3D printing, Retail, Sustainability, Doing Business in the USA...
FashTech Xplore Schedule
A combination of experiential tours in New York City to inspire you as well as hands-on workshops and presentations to teach you.
Please note that this is a preliminary program and final visits & timing may change.
4 Reasons why you should attend FashTech Xplore.
Be inspired by the hottest fashion trends, innovations and technology (Artificial Intelligence, AR, VR, wearable tech, 3D,...) and explore new ideas that could future-proof your business.
An opportunity to meet renowned speakers and thought leaders, as well as local entrepreneurs who are changing the world of retail and fashion.
Learn what it's like to do business in a fast-paced environment such as New York City, and receive high-level advice about doing business in the USA.
Present your innovative product to a panel of experts. Charm local entrepreneurs, potential investors and industry leaders.
New York City
The Fashion Capital of the World
New York City is at the forefront of fashion, creativity, and innovation. It is here that fashion ideas take root and trends are defined.
NYC is home to an estimated 900 fashion company headquarters and over 5,000 fashion industry showrooms, and the city is the largest retail market in the US, generating more than $15 billion in annual sales.
“There’s a buzz, a creative energy in New York City that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. It’s an extraordinarily stimulating place for fashion—I think that’s why so many people choose to be here.”
- Diane von Furstenberg
Price & Registration
Participant fee includes:
- 4* hotel accommodation in Manhattan
- Lunches and diners
- Transport from/to the airport
- Transport during the tour
- Company visits
- Tickets where applies
- Speaker fees where applies
Participation fee does not include:
- Travel to/from New York City
- Additional food & beverages
After receiving your registration request,
we will contact you for further details and next steps.
Subsidy for prospection abroad
Flemish SME companies attending the Food For Thought seminar can request a Subsidy for Prospection at Flanders Investment & Trade for trips outside the European Union.
You can add (max.) 3 nights accommodation and your flight in your application for a subsidy (*). More information about the subsidy and the steps to take is available here. This information is only available in dutch.
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