Day 1 and main event of Fashion Innovation Week

Innovation Meets Fashion

Innovation Meets Fashion, now in its 6th edition, is the brainchild of the Netcomm Suisse Association, which, over the past 6 years has built it into Europe’s largest and most-respected event dedicated to Fashion and Technology and has helped to define the Swiss canton of Ticino as the FashionTech hub of Europe.

 

The main event of Fashion Innovation Week sees expert fashion professionals and brands alongside the likes of big Swiss and international retailers, technology companies, investors and start-ups/scale-ups who gather together to listen to international keynote speakers, be involved in the numerous panel discussions and network with their peers. There is a strong focus on how the market is moving from thinking purely in terms of retail to considering instead new business models based on digital innovation, but with focus on new core themes such as sustainability, predictive analytics, digital craftmasnship, omni-channel integration and many more.

 

The day is well-structured and has a very full agenda, allowing attendees a great number of opportunities to connect with each other and lay the foundations for new business opportunities. After an initial morning session of keynotes and some light refreshments, the agenda is split into four sections, each following a specific area of interest.

POSTPONED

Due to COVID-19 the event was postponed to 2021

TIME

8:00 – 18:00

LOCATION

LAC Center, Piazza Luini 6
6900 Lugano – Switzerland

NOW IN ITS 6TH EDITION

The Netcomm Suisse Innovation Meets Fashion event is now in its 6th year and has been a driver of Ticino being recognized as the FashionTech Hub of Europe. It has been a meeting point for some of the world’s top fashion labels as well as leading technology companies, enabling networking, idea sharing and the creation of new business opportunities.

CURRENT AND PAST SPEAKERS COME FROM THE FOLLOWING BRANDS

Full agenda

08:00 - 09:00

Check in and registration

09:00 - 09:10

Institutional welcome

Christian Vitta

State Councillor DFE Dept. of Finance | DFE

Marco Borradori

Mayor of Lugano | Città di Lugano

09:10 - 09:15

Award announcement

Presenting the Netcomm Suisse award for Digital innovaton culture

09:20 - 09:50

FashionTech: a digital mindset

Daniel Grieder

Chief Executive Officer | Tommy Hilfiger Global and PVH Europe

09:50 - 10:10

Brand Speaker presented by Salesforce

10:10 - 10:40

The business of FashionTech: what excites investors and brands? (speaker TBC)

Dagora Lifestyle Hub – the place where fashion-tech innovation happens.

 

Carlo Terreni

President | Netcomm Suisse

Michele Raballo

Managing Director and eCommerce Lead | Accenture

Nicolas Girotto

Chief Executive Officer | Bally

Roberta Benaglia

CEO, Managing Partner | Stylecapital

10:40 - 11:10

Networking coffee

RED ROOM

Retail 4.0 stream

11:10 - 11:30

Omnichannel: opportunities & challenges

Roberto Tribioli

Chief Executive Officer | Patrizia Pepe

11:30 - 11:50

Integrated Business Planning

Fabio Lovesio

Head of Industry Solution | Board International

11:50 - 12:10

Transformation through digital

Marcella Wartenbergh

Chief Executive Officer | Pepe Jeans

12:10 - 12:30

Keynote speech from tech expert

12:30 - 14:00

Networking lunch

14:00 - 14:40

PANEL DISCUSSION:
Retail 4.0

Brick and mortar stores vs or and online stores?

Gilles Gaucher-Cazalis

Chief Financial Officer | Philipp Plein Group

Michele Raballo

Managing Director and eCommerce Lead | Accenture

Paolo Pitton

Director | Bongénie Grieder

14:40 - 15:00

Secrets of building a marketplace from scratch to operating in 6 countries

Tatyana Bakalchuk

Founder | Wildberries

15:00 - 15:20

Keynote speech from tech expert

15:20 - 15:40

Digitally Native Vertical Brands: Changing the rules of the game for a digital era

Lodovico Brioschi

COO & Co-Founder | AMARO

15:40 - 16:10

Networking coffee

16:10 - 16:30

Keynote speech with a tech expert and a leading brand

Luca Barachini

Luxury Industry Portfolio Manager | DXC Technology

16:30 - 16:50

3D integration: vision on the future of fashion

Silvio Cattarin

CAD and 3D MANAGER | Emilio Pucci

GREEN ROOM

Actionable innovation stream

11:10 - 11:50

PANEL DISCUSSION:
Sustainability and innovation

Anna Maria Rugarli

Sustainability & Responsibility Senior Director EMEA | VF Corporation

Fiona Disegni

Innovation Principal | Farfetch

Jelena Tasic

Director, Innovation Scouting & Deal Flow | Loomish

Luca Callegari

Director Enterprise Solution Sales | Microsoft Schweiz GmbH

11:50 - 12:10

Circularity

Werner Bossenmaier

Senior Director, Head of E-Commerce and Digital Sales | Timberland

12:10 - 12:30

Retail 2020: the dawn of sustainability

Luca Callegari

Director Enterprise Solution Sales | Microsoft Schweiz GmbH

12:30 - 14:00

Networking lunch

14:00 - 14:40

PANEL DISCUSSION:
Sustainability is not an overnight fix

For global and local communities to be transparent is not a choice anymore, it is a priority. Brands with a clear voice echo the needs of a rising towards an ethical population.

Carina Hopper

Lecturer, Sustainable Luxury & Innovation | ESSEC Business School |

Marta Waydel

Co-Founder | iKleid

Muchaneta Kapfunde

Founding editor-in-chief & WearableTechStylist of FashNerd.com |

Theresa Austin

Digital Experience | LVMH

14:40 - 15:00

Secret tools for the modern company

Oliver Brunschwiler

Lead Link | FREITAG

15:00 - 15:20

Blockchain for Digital Transformation: When and Why?

Michele Casucci

Founder & CEO | Certilogo

15:20 - 15:40

Digital craftmanship

Kerry Murphy

Founder | The Fabricant

15:40 - 16:10

Networking coffee

16:10 - 16:30

Keynote speech from tech expert

16:30 - 16:50

The future of fashion

Vanessa Rueber

Enviro Marketing Operations Coordinator | Patagonia

16:50 - 17:10

Keynote speech from tech expert

17:10 - 17:30

Keynote speech from leading brand

ORANGE ROOM

Real stories behind brand stream

11:10 - 11:30

Smart factory, smart people

Joachim Hensch

Managing Director | Hugo Boss Textile Industries, LTD.

11:30 - 11:50

Keynote speech from tech expert

11:50 - 12:10

How to build a premium brand presence on online marketplace platforms

Bożena Nawara-Borek

e-Commerce Manager Europe/CEEMEA | Swarovski

Piero Severino

Global eCommerce Development Manager - Online Marketplaces & Online Wholesale | Swarovski

12:10 - 12:30

Be fashion, Be human. A view of the fashion impacting trends across Generations

Silvia Andreani

Senior Client Executive & Trends Expert - Brand Strategy & Guidance - Insights Division | KANTAR

12:30 - 14:00

Networking Lunch

14:00 - 14:40

PANEL DISCUSSION:
The future of brand protection

Dennis Wilke

Brand Protection Coordinator | Cluse / Europe Watch Group BV

Joost Verbeek

E-Commerce Manager EMEA | Mizuno

Jorij Abraham

General Manager | Ecommerce Foundation

Michele Casucci

Founder & CEO | Certilogo

Nicole Klug

Team Lead Brand Protection | Hugo Boss

14:40 - 15:00

20 years of brand relevance: all channels with one voice

Yvonne Kirk

Marketing Director EMEA | 7 For All Mankind

15:00 - 15:20

Keynote speech from tech expert

15:20 - 15:40

The power of Women in businesses and as consumers

Sian Thomas

Global Head of Creative Design | Triumph International

15:40 - 16:10

Networking coffee

16:10 - 16:30

Keynote Speech from tech expert

16:30 - 16:50

Customer experience enhanced by loyalty programms

Giuseppe Cuscunà

Loyalty Programme Manager | FoxTown Factory Stores

BLUE ROOM

Evolving business model stream

11:10 - 11:30

Transforming b2b2c relationship franchise

11:30 - 11:50

Keynote Speech from leading brand

11:50 - 12:10

La Redoute: Mixing fashion style and art de vivre on the same platform

Laurent Garet

Chief Executive Officer | La Redoute

12:10 - 12:30

Keynote Speech from tech expert

Lukas Bügler

Sales Director | DHL Express Switzerland

12:30 - 14:00

Networking lunch

14:00 - 14:40

PANEL DISCUSSION:
Joining forces for a Tech Hub

Carlo Terreni

President | Netcomm Suisse

Emanuele Carpanzano

Professor | SUPSI

Lorenzo Ambrosini

CEO | Agire Foundation

Lorenzo Cantoni

Professor | USI - Università della Svizzera italiana

Mattia Giorgi

Head of Digital Marketing | Teddy spa

14:40 - 15:00

The “Secret sauce” for a good start-up and corporate collaboration

Daniel Dümig

New Business & Innovation Manager EMEA | Asics

15:00 - 15:20

Keynote speech from tech expert

15:20 - 15:40

e-commerce on Russian markets

Giulia Stikhova

E-commerce Manager | Gilmar Spa

15:40 - 16:10

Networking coffee

16:10 - 16:30

Keynote speech from tech expert

16:30 - 16:50

Keynote speech from leading brand

THIS YEAR’S TOP INNOVATING BRANDS & SPEAKERS

Christian Vitta

State Councillor DFE Dept. of Finance | DFE

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Marco Borradori

Mayor of Lugano | Città di Lugano

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Roberta Benaglia

CEO, Managing Partner | Stylecapital

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Daniel Grieder

Chief Executive Officer | Tommy Hilfiger Global and PVH Europe

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Sara Peroni

Head of E-commerce and Omnichannel | Bally

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Yvonne Kirk

Marketing Director EMEA | 7 For All Mankind

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Roberto Tribioli

Chief Executive Officer | Patrizia Pepe

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Marcella Wartenbergh

Chief Executive Officer | Pepe Jeans

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Tatyana Bakalchuk

Founder | Wildberries

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Oliver Brunschwiler

Lead Link | FREITAG

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Theresa Austin

Digital Experience | LVMH

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Daniel Dümig

New Business & Innovation Manager EMEA | Asics

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Anna Maria Rugarli

Sustainability & Responsibility Senior Director EMEA | VF Corporation

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Fiona Disegni

Innovation Principal | Farfetch

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Werner Bossenmaier

Senior Director, Head of E-Commerce and Digital Sales | Timberland

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Kerry Murphy

Founder | The Fabricant

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Vanessa Rueber

Enviro Marketing Operations Coordinator | Patagonia

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Francesca Toninato

CEO EMEA AND INTERNATIONAL | 7 For All Mankind

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Joost Verbeek

E-Commerce Manager EMEA | Mizuno

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Carina Hopper

Lecturer, Sustainable Luxury & Innovation | ESSEC Business School |

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Sian Thomas

Global Head of Creative Design | Triumph International

DISCOVER MORE

Bożena Nawara-Borek

e-Commerce Manager Europe/CEEMEA | Swarovski

DISCOVER MORE

Lodovico Brioschi

COO & Co-Founder | AMARO

DISCOVER MORE

Muchaneta Kapfunde

Founding editor-in-chief & WearableTechStylist of FashNerd.com |

DISCOVER MORE

Paolo Pitton

Director | Bongénie Grieder

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Silvio Cattarin

CAD and 3D MANAGER | Emilio Pucci

DISCOVER MORE

Marta Waydel

Co-Founder | iKleid

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Nicole Klug

Team Lead Brand Protection | Hugo Boss

DISCOVER MORE

Laurent Garet

Chief Executive Officer | La Redoute

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Jason Lowdon

Creative Director | Napapijri

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Mattia Giorgi

Head of Digital Marketing | Teddy spa

DISCOVER MORE

Silvia Andreani

Senior Client Executive & Trends Expert - Brand Strategy & Guidance - Insights Division | KANTAR

DISCOVER MORE

Joachim Hensch

Managing Director | Hugo Boss Textile Industries, LTD.

DISCOVER MORE

Luca Callegari

Director Enterprise Solution Sales | Microsoft Schweiz GmbH

DISCOVER MORE

Gilles Gaucher-Cazalis

Chief Financial Officer | Philipp Plein Group

DISCOVER MORE

Giulia Stikhova

E-commerce Manager | Gilmar Spa

DISCOVER MORE

Dennis Wilke

Brand Protection Coordinator | Cluse / Europe Watch Group BV

DISCOVER MORE

Jorij Abraham

General Manager | Ecommerce Foundation

DISCOVER MORE

Piero Severino

Global eCommerce Development Manager - Online Marketplaces & Online Wholesale | Swarovski

DISCOVER MORE

Giuseppe Cuscunà

Loyalty Programme Manager | FoxTown Factory Stores

DISCOVER MORE

Michele Casucci

Founder & CEO | Certilogo

DISCOVER MORE

Michele Raballo

Managing Director and eCommerce Lead | Accenture

DISCOVER MORE

Lorenzo Ambrosini

CEO | Agire Foundation

DISCOVER MORE

Luca Barachini

Luxury Industry Portfolio Manager | DXC Technology

DISCOVER MORE

Lukas Bügler

Sales Director | DHL Express Switzerland

DISCOVER MORE

Fabio Lovesio

Head of Industry Solution | Board International

DISCOVER MORE

Lorenzo Cantoni

Professor | USI - Università della Svizzera italiana

DISCOVER MORE

Emanuele Carpanzano

Professor | SUPSI

DISCOVER MORE

Jelena Tasic

Director, Innovation Scouting & Deal Flow | Loomish

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Carlo Terreni

President | Netcomm Suisse

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