Copenhagen Fashion Summit now a yearly event

January 4, 2017

We are excited to announce that Copenhagen Fashion Summit will become a yearly event with the fifth edition taking place 11 May 2017 at Copenhagen Concert Hall.

The Summit has over the years manifested itself as the leading forum for sustainability in fashion and has proven to be a safe neutral environment to launch new initiatives, where businesses, non-profit organisations, policy-makers and media can come together to join forces and make actual commitments to change.

Copenhagen Fashion Summit is under the patronage of HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.

Introducing Global Fashion Agenda
Since the first Copenhagen Fashion Summit was held in 2009 during COP15, it has become the most influential platform for creating awareness on the state of sustainability in fashion. Today, sustainability and responsible innovation is considered one of the most significant business trends in the fashion sector, therefore the time is right to expand the reach and potential of the Summit.

This is why we have created Global Fashion Agenda, a year-round agenda setting forum that aims to convene the entire fashion sector, governments, civil society and all the great many initiatives out there around a global commitment to positive change. Anchored around the flagship event Copenhagen Fashion Summit, Global Fashion Agenda's mission is to mobilise the global fashion industry to transform the way we produce and consume fashion, for a world beyond next season.

"It is a very exiting time for us; taking our initiatives to the next level! The goal is to take the Summit from being a great conference to being an actual Summit focusing on commitments from individual companies and on a much broader scale. The Summit must deliver tangible outcomes, guidelines and hands-on solutions that will create positive change. The Global Fashion Agenda cannot do this alone, therefore we are forming a strong group of strategic partners behind us and will focus on convening the conveners to help streamline the great many initiatives out there. The Summit will first and foremost be a fashion event but also has the potential to make sustainability mainstream and provide the business case for the industry," says Eva Kruse, CEO & president of Global Fashion Agenda.

The Global Fashion Agenda executive management team 
To achieve the ambitious strategy of getting the fashion industry to commit to the sustainability agenda, CEO Eva Kruse has up scaled her management team. To realise the Global Fashion Agenda she will have the following by her side: chief operating officer Caroline Chalmer, chief content officer Jonas Eder-Hansen and chief learning officer Johan Arnø-Kryger.

Stay tuned for more news about the 2017 Summit on www.copenhagenfashionsummit.com.