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September 1st, 2012

GHANA FASHION & DESIGN WEEK ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR FREE INSPIRATIONAL SEMINARS TO TAKE PLACE DURING THE FASHION & DESIGN WEEK EVENT

Ghana Fashion & Design Week announces schedule for educative seminars, to be hosted by industry experts. Designed as a platform for Knowledge Transfer, and a medium to Inspire and Empower both existing and future creative practitioners.

The Ghana Fashion & Design Week’s 2012 free Inspirational Seminars will host key international industry experts, and key experts from Ghana, with a wealth of knowledge, experience and skills, bringing with them exceptional value and priceless knowledge in support of the successful development of the industry’s creative business practitioners.

This year’s seminar, the first of its kind to be to be established by GFDW, brings on the panel experts across different sectors who will share and give valuable insight into their specialized fields, touching on important topics relative to the business of fashion and creative industry development.

Reaching out to international market is key to the expansion and growth of any business. On the panel this year, from Canada, is Sharon Siriboe, Buyer of one of the world’s most prestigious Departmental Stores, The Hudson Bay Company (HBC) in Toronto, Canada. With a wealth of experience under her sleeve, Sharon Siriboe will be on the panel to give valuable insight into North America (Canada and United States) relative to the Business of Fashion and the aspects of Buying.

GFDW keen interest in Ethical Fashion development brings to the panel from the UK Jacqueline Shaw, founder and director of Africa Fashion Guide, and publisher of the book dedicated to Africa fashion and textiles -“Fashion Africa”. Jacqueline’s exceptional experience in her field, with expertise that extends to consulting for multi-national brands, international suppliers and contractors, and her large interest in Africa’s fashion and textile industry, ethical fashion and sustainability development, Jacqueline will highlight key topics, and give valuable insight into Ethical Fashion practices and sustainability.

With technology shaping our world today, so has our business strategies evolved. Renowned Technology researcher and lecturer Dr. Richard Boateng, Ph.D. focuses on developing, promoting and protecting ideas and concepts into sustainable projects of commercial value and development impacts, Dr. Boateng will be on the panel to discuss some of the key topics on Social Media and its impact on how we do business today. The founder of Pearl Richards Foundation – Ghana, and director of Research and Operations of ICITD, Southern University, USA, brings invaluable knowledge worth sharing on the platform.

Media and press editorial continues to play a key role in the aspect of brand exposure. GFDW brings from New York to the panel Zandile Blay-Amihere, style and culture journalist who specializes in content from and about Africa.

The founder and editor of Africa Style Daily and fashion columnist for the Internet’s largest newspaper, Huffington Post, and Africa Editor for noted fashion blog, Fashionista.com, brings exceptional knowledge to the panel, with an insight into the fashion media world.

The inspirational seminars are open to GFDW participants, fashion and creative businesses, industry personals, and creative students who are looking to enter the creative industry across the different sectors. The free Seminars will take place on the 5th & 6th of Oct 2012, from 11:00am to 14:00pm.

Places are limited and offered on a first come first served basis. Interested attendees can book their place for free directly at; seminars@ghanafashiondesignweek.com

For Information relating to Press Accreditation, Show Ticket purchase and general inquiries Email: info@ghanafashiondesignweek.com

GFDW Public Relations

W: www.ghanafashiondesignweek.com:

F: www.facebook.com/Ghanafashionweek

T: www.twitter.com/ghanafashionwk (#GFDW)

E: Press@ghanafashiondesigndesignweek.com







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