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Venice Sustainable Fashion Forum

Italian fashion industry will meet in Venice, next October 27-28, on the occasion of the "2022 Venice Sustainable Fashion Forum”, the first international summit dedicated to a sustainable future for theindustry, to launch a shared call among the key players of the sector to make this necessary ecological transition possible. 

Promoters of the initiative are Confindustria Venezia Area Metropolitana di Venezia e Rovigo and The European House - Ambrosetti, with the patronage of Assocalzaturifici, which will be responsible in particular for the first day, titled "Just Fashion Transition," Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana and Sistema Moda Italia (SMI), which will curate the one on October 28, titled "The Values of Fashion". 

The October 28 day titled "The Values of Fashion" organized by Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana and Sistema Moda Italia (SMI) will develop the most topical issues related to fashion sustainability and the responsibilities of industry players.

Leading the day on October 28, will be 8 key words that represent a strategic framework of change that Italian fashion is focusing on.



Venice Sustainable Fashion Forum

28th October 2022

09:00 - 09:30
Arrival and registration

Moderators: ANDREA CABRINI Editor, Class CNBC; TOMMASO PALAZZI Managing Editor MF Fashion

09:30 - 13:00

CARLO MARIA FERRO Chairman Italian Trade Agency
SIMONE VENTURINI City Councilor for Social Cohesion, Tourism, and Economic Development, Venice
CARLO CAPASA Chairman Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana
SERGIO TAMBORINI Chairman Sistema Moda Italia

HARMONISE - Essence and Intersections of Sustainability
MICHELANGELO PISTOLETTO Artist and Founder Cittadellarte Fondazione Pistoletto
SIMONE CIPRIANI Chair of the secretariat of the UN Alliance for Sustainable Fashion -
Head and Founder of the Ethical Fashion Initiative of the UN

EDUCATE - Create Future, Skills and Awareness
LORENZO BERTELLI Head of Corporate Social Responsibility Prada Group in conversation with CLARE PRESS Sustainable Fashion Journalist

THINK - Designers and the New Challenges
RENZO ROSSO Founder and Chairman OTB Group in conversation with TOMMASO PALAZZI Managing Editor MF Fashion
FIORENZO OMENETTO Director of Silklab and Dean of Research at Tufts University, Boston
MICHAEL FERRARO Executive Director Design and Technology Lab (DTech) at Fashion Institute of Technology, NY

MEASURE - New Metrics and Perspective
MARIE CLAIRE DAVEU Chief Sustainability and Institutional Affairs Officer Kering in conversation with CLARE PRESS Sustainable Fashion Journalist
SERENELLA SALA Deputy Head of Unit Joint Research Centre, European Commission
CLAUDIO MARENZI Chairman and CEO Herno; CHIARA FERRARIS Communication & External Relation
Manager Radici Group; STEFANO CANALI Chairman and CEO Canali; HEINZ ZELLER Head of Sustainability & Logistics Hugo Boss panel moderated by ANDREA CABRINI Editor, Class CNBC

RE-MAKE - The Circular Opportunities
MARILYN MARTINEZ Project Manager Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Fashion Initiative; CHARLOTTE DOWNES-JACKSON Director of Advanced Concept, Materials & Sustainability Timberland Global Apparel; VANESSA JACOBS Founder and CEO The Restory

13:00 - 14:15
14:15 - 16:30

BY ROBERT VAN DE KERKHOF - Chairman The European Man-Made Fibres Association

CREATE - Heritage and Evolving Social Values
ANTONIO DE MATTEIS CEO Kiton and Menswear Creative Designer in conversation with TOMMASO PALAZZI Managing Editor MF Fashion
DANIEL VAUGHAN-WHITEHEAD Founder and Chair Fair Wage Network; ANTONELLA CENTRA Executive Vice President General Counsel, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Gucci panel moderated by TOMMASO PALAZZI Managing Editor MF Fashion

MAKE - The Essential Role of Cohesive Supply Chains
STUART MCCULLOUGH Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer The Woolmark Company; ERMETE REALACCI Chairman Fondazione Symbola; ALBERTO CANDIANI Chairman Candiani Denim; LUCA SBURLATI CEO Pattern Group panel moderated by ANDREA CABRINI Editor, Class CNBC

MAKE IT HAPPEN - The Cultural Approach to Innovation
KATHLEEN D KENNEDY Senior Director MIT Horizon and Executive Director MIT Center for
Collective Intelligence; FEDERICO BRUGNOLI CEO Spin360
MICHAEL JAIS CEO Launchmetrics, presenting Making Sense of Sustainability: A Data Analysis of the Fashion Industry for the CNMI by Launchmetrics