4 May 2023: Global Fashion Summit, the leading international forum for sustainability in fashion, has revealed a cohort of esteemed speakers that will take to the stage at the world-renowned event. The acclaimed line-up includes Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess of Denmark. The Summit will take place on 27-28 June 2023 in the Copenhagen Concert Hall and is presented by Global Fashion Agenda (GFA), a non-profit organisation that is accelerating the transition to a net positive fashion industry.
This year’s Summit is the most ambitious yet. It will bring together over 1000 leaders from the global fashion ecosystem and present actionable insights from over 180 speakers representing experiences from a wider range of markets and regions.
Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess of Denmark, Patron of Global Fashion Agenda, will present a Welcome Address. The Crown Princess’s long-standing patronage demonstrates continued support for promoting a sustainable and responsible fashion and textile industry. Major objectives for sustainability action are in place. Yet across the globe, industries are not on track to meet them and pathways of improvement are often unclear.
The Summit will also highlight the key role of luxury in inspiring positive social and environmental progress with remarks from prestigious leaders at the forefront of the luxury sector, including Antoine Arnault, Image & Environment, LVMH Group, and Jonathan Anderson, Creative Director & Founder, JW Anderson and Creative Director, Loewe. Drawing on their extensive industry experience, these leaders will ignite thought-provoking conversations to foster a sense of drive and demonstrate their ambition to action.
Antoine Arnault, Image & Environment, LVMH Group, says: “The real purpose of luxury is to make sustainability desirable. I’m delighted to discuss this conviction with Jonathan Anderson at the Global Fashion Summit. The Summit is a unique event which gathers the whole fashion industry. It is the best place to invent the fashion of tomorrow, which will combine dreams and responsibility.”
With upcoming policy expected to influence the fashion industry even further this year, GFA has also announced that Virginijus Sinkevičius, European Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, will share insights at this edition. Further policymakers, including Pernille Weiss, MEP, Group of the European People’s Party and others from around the world are set to be attending and contributing to the summit discussions through both panels and roundtables.
For the first time, the Summit will also span across the category of watches and jewellery, thanks to the Alliance with the Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030. While certain issues are specific to this category, the overall sustainability agenda can be aligned together with Fashion to mobilise greater action and impact.
Federica Marchionni, CEO, Global Fashion Agenda – who will be delivering the Summit opening and closing remarks, says: “We are delighted to have such a remarkable cohort of speakers joining us for Global Fashion Summit which aims to demonstrate not only the thought leadership from the Global Fashion Agenda but also the concrete actions spanning in the entire fashion industry. The four stages will allow more dynamic, action-orientated and interactive content than ever before. Collectively, these speakers can enact profound impact across the entire ecosystem and this Edition will embolden these actors to take courageous action towards a net positive fashion industry.”
This year’s Global Fashion Summit: Copenhagen Edition is supported by Principal Sponsor, Maersk, a globally renowned leader in logistics that aims to deliver a more connected, agile and sustainable future for global logistics.
If you would like to attend the event on behalf of a publication or media outlet, we invite you to apply for press accreditation here. A press conference for media attendees will take place on 26 June 2023.