The largest-ever international presentation of Victorian design will be showcased at Asia’s premier design event, Hong Kong Business of Design Week (BODW) this December 2018 and we, the Australian Fashion Council, are thrilled to be a part of it!
Are you an established label looking into sourcing in China? Have your product tech pack ready to go but just need the right manufacturer? Ahead of next week's International Sourcing Expo, we caught up with Catie Mars, Director of Manufacture My Product. The Australian based business assists clients looking for an overseas manufacturer. They represent 9 exceptional and above worldwide standard certified manufacturing plants in China, and are here to help you through the process.
TFIA Event | China Fashion & Retail Seminar
Join the Council of Textile and Fashion (TFIA) for the China Fashion & Retail Seminar. A two hour session on Friday, June 3rd, with guest speaker Timothy Coghlan, discussing opportunities for the Australian TCF Industry sectors in the China fashion market.
WHAT | China Fashion & Retail Seminar
WHEN | Friday, June 3rd, 2.00pm – 4.00pm
WHERE | The Textile & Fashion Hub
Building F, 85 Cremorne St
Richmond VIC, 3121
COST | FREE*
*RSVP to email@example.com is essential as places are limited.
Guest speaker, Timothy Coghlan, an Independent Consultant focused on the Chinese retail and consumer sector and Chair of the Australian Chamber of Commerce in China, Retail and E-commerce Working Group will be guiding you through:
- About the China fashion market
- What is the interest in Australian fashion?
- Success stories and types of fashion in demand
- Retail Channels, both physical and e-commerce
- How to get noticed (social and other)
David Giles-Kaye will also be talking through upcoming opportunities and strategy development for Australian companies in China, including Beijing Design Week (BDW), The International Sourcing Expo, Austrade and DFAT support.
Lastly the floor will be open for discussion, questions and input over industry strategy and next steps.
GUEST SPEAKER | TIMOTHY COGHLAN
Based in Beijing, Timothy Coghlan is an Independent Consultant focused on the Chinese retail and consumer sector and he serves as the Chair of the Australian Chamber of Commerce in China, Retail and E-commerce Working Group.
Timothy has advised the world’s most iconic fashion and luxury brands including Louis Vuitton, Dior, Prada and others on their China entry, expansion and retail store strategies including the opening of several flagship stores for these brands. He also has vast experience working with the Chinese Government and State Owned Enterprises for the master planning and development of shopping malls across China including Tianjin Galaxy Mall, Sanya China Duty Free Mall, Xiamen Airport plus others.
In 2012 Timothy founded the Australia-China Fashion Alliance project (ACFA) that utilises “fashion diplomacy” to build commercial opportunities for Australia’s fashion and retail brands in China. ACFA has been supported by DFAT’s Australia China Council, Austrade, Tourism Australia and State Governments for China fashion and retail engagement activities. In February 2016, ACFA held the first ever “China Fashion & Retail Forum” in Sydney and in 2014 Timothy was awarded the Australia-China Achievement Award for Entrepreneurship for his work on ACFA.
Timothy has an extensive global network of fashion and luxury industry CEOs, designers and professionals, and is a regular speaker and media commentator on the China retail sector. His articles have been featured on The Business of Fashion, Fashion & Mash, Tech in Asia, Technode, Mao Suit and the Journal of Australia-China Affairs.
Timothy graduated from the Australian National University with degrees in both Economics and East Asian Studies. He speaks Mandarin and Japanese.
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We look forward to seeing you there & thanks for reading!
Last month the Australia China Business Council (ACBC) and the Australia China Fashion Alliance (ACFA) hosted the China Fashion & Retail Forum in Sydney at the Museum of Applied Arts and Science (Powerhouse). The full day Forum was the first major event in Australia dedicated to helping the Australian Fashion and Retail industry access the China market. Industry speakers included TFIA’s own Dave Giles-Kaye and Editor of Vogue China, Angelica Cheung.