The fifth edition of the world’s most important event on sustainability in fashion, Copenhagen Fashion Summit, will take place on 11 May 2017 at Copenhagen Concert Hall under the patronage of HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark. As a meeting platform for the fashion sector’s decision-makers, leading NGOs, experts, policy-makers and academia, the Summit aims to create a common understanding and gain industry-wide commitment on the most critical issues facing our industry and planet.
Leaders from the fashion sector, NGOs, policy and academia are gathered to partake in the important discussion on how the fashion industry can contribute to a world beyond the next season. The Summit will present a curated programme of keynotes and discussions and deep diving breakout sessions with leading voices who will share their experiences and commitments to inspire future action.
Furthermore, more than 100 top students that are part of the Youth Fashion Summit and 100 academics that are part of Educators Summit from leading international institutions will be gathered to give the next generation’s perspective on tomorrow’s innovations.
Commitment to change
The overarching theme for the 2017 Summit is commitment to change. Thereby setting the ambition high on the outcomes and commitments we aim to raise with the event. Tangible solutions and hands-on knowledge are key to drive the fashion industry towards a more sustainable future, which is why the Summit will present both tangible outcomes and call to action.
A high-level commitment based on the yearly topical focus will be presented at the Summit each year along with a toolbox making it achievable by the vast majority of Summit participants and a broad range of companies globally. Progress on the commitments will be tracked and reported back every year at the Summit to ensure that change is made.