Not Just A Label: Creative Entrepreneurship

Not Just A Label – Creative Entrepreneurship by Stefan Siegel Fashion expert, ex-model, economist, finance consultant, and successful entrepreneur Stefan Siegel is discussing on the topic of creative entrepreneurship. He is the co-founder of website Not Just A Label, an international platform for showcasing and promoting emerging fashion designers, which today represents over 13,000 designers […]

Distinguishing Features Of Dubai as A Fashion Capital

Fitting in & standing out: Distinguishing Features Of Dubai as A Fashion Capital Top speakers are standing up to discuss the distinguishing features of Dubai as a fashion capital. Bong Guerrero, chairman founder of Fashion Forward is accompanied by Zayan Ghandour, fashion designer and co-founder of fashion distribution agency Two Scoops, Lindsay Miller, Managing Director […]

Fashion X Technology

After a refreshing Fashion Brunch at the Fashion Café, visitors are gathering at Hall 4 to hear all about fashion and the role of technology. Fashion, design, and marketing experts are speaking during the panel discussion “Fashion X Technology”, or the importance of media, marketing and technology for the fashion industry.

Fashion Matrix: A Contemporary Approach to Fashion Design

The fourth and final day of Fashion Forward Season 2 starts with an enlightening speech by Barbara Trebitsch on today’s approach to fashion design. The panel discussion is entitled “Fashion Matrix: A Contemporary Approach to Fashion Design”.

How to Build a Niche Audience

Taking breaks between the glamorous fashion shows and sophisticated parties, we are heading to Hall 4 for another industry-revealing talk. Creative consultant and founder of, Nima Nabavi is speaking about the different aspects of fashion business and finding a special niche audience. His expertise in street culture, brand-building, marketing and e-commerce is what makes […]

How Heritage & The New Generation Drive Innovation

Ben Malka is leading speaker during the panel discussion, entitled “Into the Modern Zone: How Heritage & The New Generation Drive Innovation”. Malka is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Halston, the American legacy fashion brand, a symbol of the highly decadent discotheque culture and pop fashion culture in the mid-1970’s. The iconic brand […]

The Role of Photography in Building a Brand

The high-end line-up of panel discussions joins the New York-based photographer Jonathan Bookallil. He is speaking about the importance of photography in building and developing a brand.

Crafting High Fashion: What It Takes to Manufacture Locally

Crafting high fashion is no doubt a tough job, but for some, this comes as natural as breathing. “I” is the theme of Nannette.  It is a pleasure to listen to her fascinating life journey to the Madison avenue in New York. Her young designer’s struggles, her hard work repaying her father’s house mortgage loan […]

Buyers Where Art Thou?

Panel Discussion “Buyers Where Art Thou?” – Cynthia Kattar/ Rozan Ahmed/ Dana Malhas/ Dina Jisr Journalists at HIA Magazine, leading Arabic monthly magazine in the Middle East and experts from the industry are now speaking of fashion and fashion consumers. Taking part in the panel discussion are Cynthia Kattar, Fashion and Beauty Editor for Hia magazine, Rozan […]

The Influence of Fashion Editors on the Regional Landscape

The Influence of Editors on the Regional Landscape – panel discussion by Susan Sabet (Pashion magazine), Ritu Upadhyay (Women’s Wear Daily), Caterina Minthe (, Sofia Guellaty (, Fay Afghahi(Elle Arab World) During the second day of Fashion Forward, we gathered to hear the discussion themed The Influence of Editors on the Regional Landscape by leading […]