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FASHION INNOVATION WEEK

Switzerland's leading FashionTech event for brands, investors and innovators.

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April 1st – 5th 2019
Lugano (Ticino),
Switzerland

WHY FASHION INNOVATION WEEK?

With customers demanding augmented omni-channel shopping experiences, fashion brands know it’s innovate or die. There are a wealth of promising technologies out there, but which one will really secure the best ROI?

Organized by NetComm Suisse under the patronage of the City of Lugano, Fashion Innovation Week 2019 is the opportunity to get hands-on with the latest digital innovations, discuss and debate with fellow industry leaders and together forge the future of Swiss fashiontech.

LET’S CONNECT

The very best industry experts, leading thinkers, brands, digital start-ups and investors will be at every event this Fashion Innovation Week. Ready to idea share, network and – ultimately – define what the future of fashiontech looks like.
Click on the names below to see when and where you can see each speaker.

TRENDING NOW

A full and exciting agenda dedicated to the issues impacting fashiontech in Switzerland. Comprising panel discussions, speeches, workshop, parties, awards and countless networking opportunities, each day revolves around a particular theme.
Click to see the full day’s agenda or view a summary below.

08:00 - 09:00

Registration and check-in

 


09:00 - 09:15

Welcome speeches

  • Welcome from the City of Lugano | Marco Borradori | Mayor of Lugano

  • Welcome from Canton Ticino | Christian Vitta | State Councillor DFE Dept. of Finance


09:15 - 09:20

Fashion Innovation Award | Corporate Edition | Award nominations

We are delighted to announce the winners of the Fashion Innovation Award | Corporate Edition nominees and winners 2019.

The three award categories are:

  • Digital Culture
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Digital product creation

09:20 - 09:40

Digital transformation, an opportunity for the Organization’s Culture.

A keynote speech on Digital transformation, an opportunity for the Organization’s Culture. with Mr. Martino Scabbia Guerrini, Group President, VF Corporation, EMEA


09:40 - 10:05

Technology Disruption in Luxury and Fashion

A keynote speech on Technology Disruption in Luxury and Fashion by Mr. Luca Solca, Managing Director, BNP Paribas


10:05 - 10:25

FashionTech: the Open E-nnovation opportunity

Presentation by Carlo Terreni, President of Netcomm Suisse, Dagorà Innovation Hub and Loomish Investments


11:00 - 12:20

AI & 3D prototyping

  • 11:00 – 11:20 | AI Generated Campaign and Services | Luca Lo Curzio | ZEGNA

  • 11:20 – 11:40 | Global Trends in Fashion Retail | Michele Raballo | ACCENTURE

  • 11:40 – 12:00 | Google, a Global Enabler of Fashion Innovation | Alessandra Domizi | GOOGLE

  • 12:00 – 12:20 | Case study & interview | Ramya Ramasubbu | SALESFORCE
  • | Fabrizio Viacava | ETRO


14:00 - 15:20

e-Sustainability

  • 14:00 – 14:20 | Made for Change: how sustainability can drive meaningful and lasting changes | Anna Maria Rugarli | VF

  • 14:20 – 14:40 | The future of fashion is circular | Alexander Holst | ACCENTURE

  • 14:40 – 15:20 | Sustainability in E-nnovation
    Alfredo Orobio | AWAYTOMARS
    Marta Waydel | Researcher
    Mikel Elzo Feijoo | SKFK
    Moderator: Olivia Pinnock | Journalist

11:00 - 12:20

From Omnichannel to SMART COMMERCE

  • 11:00 – 11:20 | DXC Omnichannel Approach to Accelerate Marketplace Integration
    Luca Barachini | DXC
    Gabriele Celli | DXC

  • 11:20 – 12:00 | Panel Group

    Luca Paderni | Netcomm Suisse (Moderator)

    Gaia Franceschini Beghini | TOD’S
    Gabriele Celli | DXC
    Andreas Frei | ZIMMERLI
    Rossella De Vita | QVC

  • 12:00 – 12:20 | Case study & interview
    Valentina Urso | SALESFORCE
    Danilo Piarulli | GOLDEN GOOSE

14:00 - 15:20

Emerging trends in China and retail

  • 14:00 – 14:20 | Reimagining Retail in China | Xia Feng | BARNEYS

  • 14:20 – 14:40 | Crossborder e-Commerce for Swiss Merchants | Fabian Baumberger | ASENDIA

  • 14:40 – 15:00 | The new role of retail in a digitalised world | Antonio Carriero | BREITLING

  • 15:00 – 15:20 | The digital strategy for fashion brands | Alessandro Santamaria | iBOX

15:50 - 16:50

Succeeding in Russia today

  • 15:50 – 16:10 | Contemporary Commerce: Winds from East | Gabriele Gianello | WOOLRICH

  • 16:10 – 16:30 | Reaching Russian Consumers | Riccardo Maria Monti | TRIBOO

  • 16:30 – 16:50 | Promoting Fashion in Digital Russia | Bernard Lukey | YANDEX

11:00 - 12:20

New brand experiences

  • 11:00 – 11:20 | Powerful Brands: Innovation and Brand Experience at the hearth of success | Roberta Lombardo | KANTAR

  • 11:20 – 11:40 | Bring the world closer together: what does this means for businesses? | Angelo Mazzetti | FACEBOOK

  • 11:40 – 12:00 | Colmar and Innovation: Digital Product Creation | Giulio Colombo | COLMAR

  • 12:00 – 12:20 | Case study & interview
    Maurizio Capobianco | SALESFORCE
    Umberto Tesoro | TRUSSARDI

14:00 - 15:20

Turning content into sales

  • 14:00 – 14:20 | Give the people what they want: how consumer-focused content is shaping adidas’ marketing campaigns | Nick Hutchings | ADIDAS

  • 14:20 – 14:40 | Why should I buy from you? The questions leading to purchase. Are you answering? | Marco Loguercio | FIND

  • 14:40 – 15:00 | La Martina fair play: Brand as a platform, driven by values | Enrico Roselli | LA MARTINA

  • 15:00 – 15:20 | E-commerce speed as a business priority | Salvatore Diana | SKYLABS

15:50 - 16:50

Digitizing showrooms and stores

  • 15:50 – 16:10 | From pioneering to continuous learning, growing and repeating | Patrycja Krol & Elisabeth Hovius | PVH

  • 16:10 – 16:30 | Business Intelligence | Alessandro Falorni | Luxury Brand

  • 16:30 – 16:50 | Coltorti e Phygital: A way to recode fashion retail | Riccardo Bilancioni | IKONIC SRL & COLTORTI BOUTIQUE


11:00 - 12:20

Innovation and start-ups

  • 11:00 – 11:20 | Bally a journey to innovation | Nicolas Girotto | BALLY

  • 11:20 – 11:40 | Anti-counterfeiting and grey market goods: an IP perspective | Andrea Grimaldo | MODIANO

  • 11:40 – 12:00 | Think Heritage. Play Digital | Riccardo Sciutto | SERGIO ROSSI

  • 12:00 – 12:20| Venture Capital: Investing in early stage high-tech start-ups | Jacqueline Ruedin Rüsch | Privilège Management SA

14:00 - 15:00

Topic TBC

  • 14:00 – 14:20 | How to turn the most successful fashion & lifestyle blog “Highsnobiety” into an inspiration commerce platform? | Laura Mehler | Highsnobiety

  • 14:20 – 14:40 | FACTS NOT WORDS: “touch” Personas & Users journey in real time: How to use data to increase purchase and drive to store
    | Massimo Fubini | Contactlab

  • 14:40 – 15:00 | Amazon and fashion : threat of opportunity? | Enrico Fantaguzzi | 7 For All Mankind

  • 15:00 – 15:20 | People today for tomorrow’s Change | Jacob Hoekstra | BFK Digital


CLOSING ROUNDTABLE - BLUE ROOM

16:50 - 17:35

Closing Round Table – Blue Room

Closing round table in the BLUE ROOM.

  • 16:55 – 17:35 | Culture of innovation/ Building the FashionTech hub of Europe

    Luca Lo Curzio | ZEGNA
    Davide Corniolo | HUGO BOSS
    Francesco Cicognani | HUGO BOSS
    Thomas Meyer | ACCENTURE
    Prof. Cantoni USI
    Prof. Carpanzano | SUPSI
    MODERATOR: Carlo Terreni | Netcomm Suisse

09:00 - 09:30

Registration & welcome coffee


10:30 - 11:30

5 start-up pitches


11:30 - 11:45

Coffee break


11:45 - 12:45

5 more start-up pitches


12:45 - 13:30

Networking lunch


13:30 - 15:00

Business matchmaking


15:00 - 15:30

Award ceremony


17:30 - 17:45

Welcome & introduction

Introductions and welcome from the Mayor, the DFE, Credit Suisse – sponsor of the event – and Netcomm Suisse.

  • Marco Borradori | Mayor of Lugano

  • Stefano Rizzi | DFE Canton Ticino

  • Marzio Grassi | Credit Suisse

  • Carlo Terreni | Netcomm Suisse

17:45 - 18:00

Innovation & economic growth

Discussion and thoughts from Ex minister Mauro Dell’Ambrogio, focused on the themes of innovation and economic development in Ticino.

  • Mauro Dell’Ambrogio | Ex-Minister of State


18:00 - 18:25

Private equity and tech start-ups

Discussion with Marco Palmieri on the role of private equity as regards tech start-ups; how the Piquadro journey began and open-innovation programs.

  • Marco Palmieri | Piquadro


18:25 - 18:45

Closing remarks | Ticino as the FashionTech hub of Europe

Making Ticino the FashionTech Hub of Europe – Implications on economic development for local players – banks, notaries, lawyers, financial professionals and local businesses

  • Carlo Terreni | Netcomm Suisse


DAY 1

09:00 - 10:00

Welcome and briefing


10:00 - 13:00

Contestants brainstorming


13:00 - 14:00

Innovation lunch


14:00 - 18:00

Contestants develop ideas


18:00 - 19:00

Networking apero


DAY 2

09:00 - 13:00

Contestants create proposals


13:00 - 14:00

Lunch


14:00 - 16:00

Ideas pitching


16:00 - 17:00

Award ceremony


Registration and check-in

08:00 - 09:00

 


Welcome speeches

09:00 - 09:15

  • Welcome from the City of Lugano | Marco Borradori | Mayor of Lugano

  • Welcome from Canton Ticino | Christian Vitta | State Councillor DFE Dept. of Finance


Fashion Innovation Award | Corporate Edition | Award nominations

09:15 - 09:20

We are delighted to announce the winners of the Fashion Innovation Award | Corporate Edition nominees and winners 2019.

The three award categories are:

  • Digital Culture
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Digital product creation

Digital transformation, an opportunity for the Organization’s Culture.

09:20 - 09:40

A keynote speech on Digital transformation, an opportunity for the Organization’s Culture. with Mr. Martino Scabbia Guerrini, Group President, VF Corporation, EMEA


Technology Disruption in Luxury and Fashion

09:40 - 10:05

A keynote speech on Technology Disruption in Luxury and Fashion by Mr. Luca Solca, Managing Director, BNP Paribas


FashionTech: the Open E-nnovation opportunity

10:05 - 10:25

Presentation by Carlo Terreni, President of Netcomm Suisse, Dagorà Innovation Hub and Loomish Investments


AI & 3D prototyping

11:00 - 12:20

  • 11:00 – 11:20 | AI Generated Campaign and Services | Luca Lo Curzio | ZEGNA

  • 11:20 – 11:40 | Global Trends in Fashion Retail | Michele Raballo | ACCENTURE

  • 11:40 – 12:00 | Google, a Global Enabler of Fashion Innovation | Alessandra Domizi | GOOGLE

  • 12:00 – 12:20 | Case study & interview | Ramya Ramasubbu | SALESFORCE
  • | Fabrizio Viacava | ETRO


e-Sustainability

14:00 - 15:20

  • 14:00 – 14:20 | Made for Change: how sustainability can drive meaningful and lasting changes | Anna Maria Rugarli | VF

  • 14:20 – 14:40 | The future of fashion is circular | Alexander Holst | ACCENTURE

  • 14:40 – 15:20 | Sustainability in E-nnovation
    Alfredo Orobio | AWAYTOMARS
    Marta Waydel | Researcher
    Mikel Elzo Feijoo | SKFK
    Moderator: Olivia Pinnock | Journalist

From Omnichannel to SMART COMMERCE

11:00 - 12:20

  • 11:00 – 11:20 | DXC Omnichannel Approach to Accelerate Marketplace Integration
    Luca Barachini | DXC
    Gabriele Celli | DXC

  • 11:20 – 12:00 | Panel Group

    Luca Paderni | Netcomm Suisse (Moderator)

    Gaia Franceschini Beghini | TOD’S
    Gabriele Celli | DXC
    Andreas Frei | ZIMMERLI
    Rossella De Vita | QVC

  • 12:00 – 12:20 | Case study & interview
    Valentina Urso | SALESFORCE
    Danilo Piarulli | GOLDEN GOOSE

Emerging trends in China and retail

14:00 - 15:20

  • 14:00 – 14:20 | Reimagining Retail in China | Xia Feng | BARNEYS

  • 14:20 – 14:40 | Crossborder e-Commerce for Swiss Merchants | Fabian Baumberger | ASENDIA

  • 14:40 – 15:00 | The new role of retail in a digitalised world | Antonio Carriero | BREITLING

  • 15:00 – 15:20 | The digital strategy for fashion brands | Alessandro Santamaria | iBOX

Succeeding in Russia today

15:50 - 16:50

  • 15:50 – 16:10 | Contemporary Commerce: Winds from East | Gabriele Gianello | WOOLRICH

  • 16:10 – 16:30 | Reaching Russian Consumers | Riccardo Maria Monti | TRIBOO

  • 16:30 – 16:50 | Promoting Fashion in Digital Russia | Bernard Lukey | YANDEX

New brand experiences

11:00 - 12:20

  • 11:00 – 11:20 | Powerful Brands: Innovation and Brand Experience at the hearth of success | Roberta Lombardo | KANTAR

  • 11:20 – 11:40 | Bring the world closer together: what does this means for businesses? | Angelo Mazzetti | FACEBOOK

  • 11:40 – 12:00 | Colmar and Innovation: Digital Product Creation | Giulio Colombo | COLMAR

  • 12:00 – 12:20 | Case study & interview
    Maurizio Capobianco | SALESFORCE
    Umberto Tesoro | TRUSSARDI

Turning content into sales

14:00 - 15:20

  • 14:00 – 14:20 | Give the people what they want: how consumer-focused content is shaping adidas’ marketing campaigns | Nick Hutchings | ADIDAS

  • 14:20 – 14:40 | Why should I buy from you? The questions leading to purchase. Are you answering? | Marco Loguercio | FIND

  • 14:40 – 15:00 | La Martina fair play: Brand as a platform, driven by values | Enrico Roselli | LA MARTINA

  • 15:00 – 15:20 | E-commerce speed as a business priority | Salvatore Diana | SKYLABS

Digitizing showrooms and stores

15:50 - 16:50

  • 15:50 – 16:10 | From pioneering to continuous learning, growing and repeating | Patrycja Krol & Elisabeth Hovius | PVH

  • 16:10 – 16:30 | Business Intelligence | Alessandro Falorni | Luxury Brand

  • 16:30 – 16:50 | Coltorti e Phygital: A way to recode fashion retail | Riccardo Bilancioni | IKONIC SRL & COLTORTI BOUTIQUE


Innovation and start-ups

11:00 - 12:20

  • 11:00 – 11:20 | Bally a journey to innovation | Nicolas Girotto | BALLY

  • 11:20 – 11:40 | Anti-counterfeiting and grey market goods: an IP perspective | Andrea Grimaldo | MODIANO

  • 11:40 – 12:00 | Think Heritage. Play Digital | Riccardo Sciutto | SERGIO ROSSI

  • 12:00 – 12:20| Venture Capital: Investing in early stage high-tech start-ups | Jacqueline Ruedin Rüsch | Privilège Management SA

Topic TBC

14:00 - 15:00

  • 14:00 – 14:20 | How to turn the most successful fashion & lifestyle blog “Highsnobiety” into an inspiration commerce platform? | Laura Mehler | Highsnobiety

  • 14:20 – 14:40 | FACTS NOT WORDS: “touch” Personas & Users journey in real time: How to use data to increase purchase and drive to store
    | Massimo Fubini | Contactlab

  • 14:40 – 15:00 | Amazon and fashion : threat of opportunity? | Enrico Fantaguzzi | 7 For All Mankind

  • 15:00 – 15:20 | People today for tomorrow’s Change | Jacob Hoekstra | BFK Digital


CLOSING ROUNDTABLE - BLUE ROOM

16:50 - 17:35

Closing Round Table – Blue Room

Closing round table in the BLUE ROOM.

  • 16:55 – 17:35 | Culture of innovation/ Building the FashionTech hub of Europe

    Luca Lo Curzio | ZEGNA
    Davide Corniolo | HUGO BOSS
    Francesco Cicognani | HUGO BOSS
    Thomas Meyer | ACCENTURE
    Prof. Cantoni USI
    Prof. Carpanzano | SUPSI
    MODERATOR: Carlo Terreni | Netcomm Suisse

Registration & welcome coffee

09:00 - 09:30


5 start-up pitches

10:30 - 11:30


Coffee break

11:30 - 11:45


5 more start-up pitches

11:45 - 12:45


Networking lunch

12:45 - 13:30


Business matchmaking

13:30 - 15:00


Award ceremony

15:00 - 15:30


Welcome & introduction

17:30 - 17:45

Introductions and welcome from the Mayor, the DFE, Credit Suisse – sponsor of the event – and Netcomm Suisse.

  • Marco Borradori | Mayor of Lugano

  • Stefano Rizzi | DFE Canton Ticino

  • Marzio Grassi | Credit Suisse

  • Carlo Terreni | Netcomm Suisse

Innovation & economic growth

17:45 - 18:00

Discussion and thoughts from Ex minister Mauro Dell’Ambrogio, focused on the themes of innovation and economic development in Ticino.

  • Mauro Dell’Ambrogio | Ex-Minister of State


Private equity and tech start-ups

18:00 - 18:25

Discussion with Marco Palmieri on the role of private equity as regards tech start-ups; how the Piquadro journey began and open-innovation programs.

  • Marco Palmieri | Piquadro


Closing remarks | Ticino as the FashionTech hub of Europe

18:25 - 18:45

Making Ticino the FashionTech Hub of Europe – Implications on economic development for local players – banks, notaries, lawyers, financial professionals and local businesses

  • Carlo Terreni | Netcomm Suisse


DAY 1

Welcome and briefing

09:00 - 10:00


Contestants brainstorming

10:00 - 13:00


Innovation lunch

13:00 - 14:00


Contestants develop ideas

14:00 - 18:00


Networking apero

18:00 - 19:00


DAY 2

Contestants create proposals

09:00 - 13:00


Lunch

13:00 - 14:00


Ideas pitching

14:00 - 16:00


Award ceremony

16:00 - 17:00


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DIRECTIONS

Fashion Innovation Week 2019 will be held in various locations across Ticino.

OUR FLAGSHIP EVENT: INNOVATION MEETS FASHION

Lugano Arts&Culture Center
Piazza Bernardino Luini 6,
Lugano
Switzerland