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Student Conference goes 'Behind the high street fashion scene'
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Oct '08
The UK's leading clothing and textile supplier forum, the ASBCI, has announced details of its forthcoming student members' conference to be held on Wednesday, 12th November 2008, Canal Side West at the University of Huddersfield.

Open to ASBCI student members across 16 fashion colleges throughout the UK the conference keynote presentation will be from Katie Greenyer, the dynamic creative director behind the edgy Red or Dead label of the Pentland Group. Gary Francis, clothing visual manager with Marks & Spencer plc will talk about merchandising and its impact on retail sales, while Andrew Crawford, managing director of Sizemic Limited will update students on the latest findings of the national sizing survey and supporting technologies.

Michael Spenley, head of ethical sourcing with the UK's largest £1.3 billion turnover on-line retailer Shop Direct Group, will go on to highlight some of the most pressing corporate social responsibility and fair trade issues impacting the global supply chain.

Finally Jonathan Petty, UK sales manager with outdoor wear eco-brand Patagonia, will reveal how the brand's ethical and eco-credentials have shaped its global success. The conference is typically attended by over 220 students.

The conference will also host the finals of the coveted ASBCI annual student dissertation award 2008, which is being sponsored by Marks & Spencer plc. Eleven shortlisted dissertations are being judged by a panel comprising senior lecturers and fashion industry professionals, including Paschal Little, head of technology for lingerie and childrenswear at M&S.

The dissertation award is designed to showcase the talent of final-year students studying for recognised fashion industry qualifications including textile and clothing design, retail clothing management, technical and laboratory testing, marketing and technology.

The ASBCI student membership programme was established five years ago to give students easy and direct access to a greater practical and commercial understanding of the fashion industry. In addition to the conference and seminars students are invited to attend invaluable 'behind the scenes' technical visits and receive a special members' pack with full ASBCI member contact listing, annual bulletins, discounted technical manuals and free access to the association's vacancy web site.

Student membership is £30 and is valid for the full duration of a student's course.

Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry


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