A critical analysis of government policies and initiatives for sustainability; Agenda to boost production and create employment in the leather and textile industries in the region
Day 1, 2.00 pm – 2.45 pm
SME Dialog session: Establishing a brand name that speaks to the market to enable scaling and enhancing taking of large orders for international markets.
Day 1, 3.00 – 4:00 pm
Runway Kenya by Couture Africa
Day 1, 5.00 – 6.00 pm
Women’s economic empowerment in the textile, apparel, and leather industries: Strategies for promoting gender equality, empowerment and sustainability in the industry.
Day 2, 10.30 – 11.15 am
Combating Counterfeits in East Africa: A comprehensive approach to enhancing local sourcing in the textile and apparel industry
Day 2, 11.30 am – 12.45 pm
Panel Discussion: Opportunities in the leather, textile, and apparel industry: Financing and investment prospects for industry growth
Day 2, 2.00 – 2.30 pm
The Rise and Future of African Fashion Textiles and Technology.
Day 2, 2.45 – 3.30 pm
Fashioning sustainability in design-led businesses: Systems for sustainability and the role of diversity and inclusivity in shaping wearable design
Day 2, 4.20 – 5.00 pm
Runway Kenya by Couture Africa
Day 2, 5.00 – 6.00 pm
Africa’s Leather Potential for development and ALLPI Support activities in the region
Day 3, 10.30 – 105.50 am
PANEL DISCUSSION: Leveraging government support and exploring new markets to promote growth and competitiveness in the East African leather sector.
Day 3, 11.00 – 11.45 am
Strategies towards overcoming challenges such as high investment costs and the need for incentives to attract investment in the leather industry.
Day 3, 12.00 noon – 12.45 pm
PANEL DISCUSSION by Couture Africa:
The Future of Fashion; New technologies are reforming the global fashion industry as we know it. How can African brands – across the value chain – leverage on these emerging technologies to remain competitive
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