FASHION BUSINESS UNCOVERED
Fashion Business Uncovered is a student run organization in the Faculty of Management at McGill University, founded in 2013. FBU was created with the goal of providing information and the tools necessary for students to further develop their knowledge of the fashion industry and the opportunities available to them.
On February 12th, 2016 the conference attracted passionate University and CEGEP-level students from the Montreal area, eager to learn about the business of fashion. The 170 attendees left fascinated and empowered by the insights provided by notable speakers ranging from local online retailers to representatives in Haute Couture. Some of our remarkable speakers in the past have included the President of Groupe Dynamite, Anna Martini, the CEO of Beyond The Rack, Yona Shtern as well as the CFO of Chanel, Philippe Blondiaux.
As Director of Speaker Relations of FBU, I was set with the task of recruiting the different speakers for the conference day and much more. Speakers that I recruited included:
*Managing Director & General Counsel of Mackage, APP Group
*Creative Director of Mackage
*Co-Founder & CEO & Creative Director of Frank & Oak
*Executive Vice President of Vince Camuto Canada
*Director of Marketing of Beyond The Rack
*President of Groupe Dynamite
*Director of Licensing & Brand Development of ELLE CANADA/QUEBEC
*CEO of Vero Moda Canada Retail
*President & Designer of Harricana
*Co-founder of HOW International
*Creative Director of PAJAR Canada
*CEO and creator of Diary of a Social Gal