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Drapers Next Generation 2018 – bigger, bolder, better

Drapers Next Generation is a year-round brand initiative to help drive and support the future generation of fashion industry leaders.

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next gen group new

A successful initiative over the past seven years, in 2018 we are looking to evolve the event and take it to the next level. The fashion industry is currently experiencing challenging times, so finding and retaining talent to drive the business forward in this tough market is more important than ever.

Fashion businesses are also striving to succeed in a multichannel world and, to do this, are looking to find new skills to bring into the business, particularly in the digital sector. Next Gen 2018 will aim to reflect the trend of changing organisational structures and the introduction of new roles.

We are doing this by moving to a new venue and introducing a multi-stream approach allowing us to delve deeper into the individual challenges that delegates face with targeted content and discussions. 

As well as retaining the big industry leaders as speakers throughout the day, we will also introduce interactive sessions to give delegates even more to take away from the day, and to allow partners more one-to-one time with the audience.

This is a fabulous opportunity to invest in the future talent of our industry and position your business as an employer of choice for these fashion superstars. Take a detailed look at the 2017 coverage here.

The campaign launches in September with entries for the Drapers 30 Under 30 competition and culminates with the Next Gen event in May 2018. If you’d like to learn more about Drapers Next Gen 2018, please get in touch.

Martin Arnold, Drapers commercial director 

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