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Think – Collaborate – Create | Melbourne’s BoDW HK Program Revealed 

Think – Collaborate – Create | Melbourne’s BoDW HK Program Revealed 

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!

2017 Australian Export Awards

2017 Australian Export Awards

The Export Council of Australia with our state government partners and sponsors have launched, again in 2017, the NSW, QLD and WA Export Awards program as part of the national Australian Export Awards. It is FREE to apply and provides great exposure to businesses of all shapes and sizes!

Member Spotlight | Pop Up Finds & 'The Unique Space'

Member Spotlight | Pop Up Finds & 'The Unique Space'

Meet CTF Members Pop Up Finds and their newly launched project, The Unique Space. Partnering with major shopping centres around the world, The Unique Space provides access to prime locations that are otherwise often out of reach for many brands. Pop Up Finds seek to give shoppers a unique experience by discovering the latest trends in fashion, food and music, all the while supporting new and local brands.

Brand Protection Basics for Fashion and Textile Exporters

Brand Protection Basics for Fashion and Textile Exporters

Brand Protection Basics for Fashion and Textile Exporters: On the back of the International Sourcing Expo, POF takes a look at trade mark protection overseas. Among the many legal issues faced by exporters of fashion and textile products overseas, is the protection of their brand or trade mark abroad. Our Q&A provides an introduction to overseas brand protection...

The International Sourcing Expo 2016

The International Sourcing Expo 2016

Mark your diaries - The International Sourcing Expo 2016 has been announced and is now open for free trade registrations! We are excited to once again be industry partners of event, kicking off from the 15-17th of November at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. As Australia's major trade platform for international sourcing of fashion, apparel, textiles and accessories, the event provides an established face-to-face channel to access international suppliers, designs, products and services...

Export News | Updates from ECA

Export News | Updates from ECA

The Export Council of Australia (ECA) has had a number of exciting new developments, including the launch of their accredited program the Advanced Diploma of International Business Management and the 21st Edition of the Australian Export Handbook. Whether you are competing with the world’s best to win international contracts or facing increasing global competition at home, it is critical for business leaders to understand the skills and competencies needed to go global...

TFIA Event | China Fashion & Retail Seminar

TFIA Event | China Fashion & Retail Seminar

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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 info@tfia.com.au 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

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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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Don't forget to RSVP - info@tfia.com.au

We look forward to seeing you there & thanks for reading!