2021 AGENDA

THE BIGGEST EVENT YET.

Experience multiple opportunities for learning with a mix of 
experiences for all our passionate delegates to learn and upskill.

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17 – 19 OCTOBER

CANBERRA

VENUE

THE NATIONAL ARBORETUM

TOGETHER, WE Make change happen.

Strategy is only ever as good as its execution. Execute brilliantly at The ACFC.

A NIGHT AT A WINERY . Not to be missed! Each year the ACFC hosts an exclusive networking evening for speakers, delegates, sponsors and influential leaders.
Celebrating the success and future prosperity our local industry strives toward a self-sustaining future.
LAUNCHING A 2-DAY EVENT!
We’ve grown significantly – twice as many speakers, a new app, more activities, plus more networking opportunities.
The ACFC is the leader in B2B education for the apparel and textile industry, presenting on all topics of a modern circular business model.
BUILDING CAPACITY. Attend the very first ACFC Trade Show and leverage the most exceptional tech and innovation available in sustainability.
The ACFC enacts change providing industry access to incredible tools under one roof– saving industry thousands of dollars and time.
A NIGHT AT SHAWS WINES. Not to be missed! Each year the ACFC hosts an exclusive networking evening for speakers, delegates, sponsors and influential leaders.
Celebrating the success and future prosperity our local industry strives toward a self-sustaining future.
LAUNCHING A 2-DAY EVENT!
We’ve grown significantly – twice as many speakers, a new app, more activities, plus more networking opportunities.
The ACFC is the leader in B2B education for the apparel and textile industry, presenting on all topics of a modern circular business model.
BUILDING CAPACITY. Attend the very first ACFC Trade Show and leverage the most exceptional tech and innovation available in sustainability.
The ACFC enacts change providing industry access to incredible tools under one roof– saving industry thousands of dollars and time.
standing up for industry. We have a phenomenal opportunity to ask “What does industry require from Government?”

During the conference, taking feedback position industry as a priority for positive change in new Government policies.

Our Round Tables are BACK!
In 2018 they were a smash-hit, 2021 we’re combining the most impor tant aspects all attendees look for, networking, professional advice, discussion, education and solutions.
Take a deep dive as we tear-down five huge topics industry’s talking about today.
INDUSTRY IMMERSION EXPERIENCE. In 2021, delegates can participate in an extraordinary experience visiting one of AWI’s homegrown Merino Wool Farms in Regional NSW.

In Partnership with local organisations, get up close and personal with a remarkable industry.

standing up for industry. We have a phenomenal opportunity to ask “What does industry require from Government?”

During the conference, taking feedback position industry as a priority for positive change in new Government policies.

Our Round Tables are BACK!
In 2018 they were a smash-hit, 2021 we’re combining the most impor tant aspects all attendees look for, networking, professional advice, discussion, education and solutions.
Take a deep dive as we tear-down five huge topics industry’s talking about today.

INDUSTRY IMMERSION EXPERIENCE.
In 2021, delegates can participate in an extraordinary experience visiting one of AWI’s homegrown Merino Wool Farms in Regional NSW.

In Partnership with local organisations, get up close and personal witha remarkable industry.

The Experience

2021 Conference Agenda

Monday18 October 2021
Day 1 Focus on CEO’s & The Business-Backend
TIME PROGRAME DETAILS SPEAKER/PANELISTS
8.00am EVENT REGISTRATION
8.20am VIP PRIORITY ENTRY
8.30am DOORS OPEN
8.50am EVENT OPENING + WELCOME MC CAMILLE REED & TBC
9.00am THE FUTURE OF PROFITABILITY. Triple Bottom Line. Sustainability presents the latest opportunity to accrue data from the largest retail market. KEYNOTE PRESENTATION 1 SPEAKER TBC
9:35am The FUTURE OF BUSINESS FOR CEO’s. Transformative Businesses. Vision unlocks the ability to grow a business. KEYNOTE PRESENTATION 2 SPEAKER TBC
10:00am NETWORKING + TEA BREAK
10:40am TBC SPEAKER TBC
11.05am THE FUTURE OF FASHION IS NOW. The core principals of a Sustainanble Business Model. ‘What is your reason for existing, other than money?’ Vision unlocks the ability to grow a business. KEYNOTE PRESENTATION 3 SPEAKER TBC
11:30pm LUNCH + NETWORKING
12:45pm ROUNDTABLES & WORKSHOP. FOCUS ON: Consumerism & EPR, Transparency & Traceability, Market Engagement. WORKSHOP ONE SPEAKER TBC
2:15pm THE FUTURE OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN. Transparency and Traceability. Technology allows greater means of accuracy.. KEYNOTE PRESENTATION 4 SPEAKER TBC
2:40pm NETWORKING + TEA BREAK
3:00pm THE FUTURE OF TRADE. Beyond Retail.Fashion’s facing 3 critical challenges: conscious consumers, retail experiences & circular economy.
3:30pm THE VOICE OF THE INDUSTRY ACTAAdvocates on behalf of the Industry. POSITION PAPER FORUM CHAIR TBC
3:55pm THE FUTURE OF ACADEMIA The 2024 workforce.Current fashion curriculum offers training in circular design, who is your future designer? PANEL / SPEAKERS TBC
4:35pm THE FUTURE OF INDUSTRY. Adapt of Die.The question you need to ask yourself, “By 2022 is your business model and product relevant?” PANEL / SPEAKERS TBC
5:00pm  Closing Remarks. VIP Guests head over to networking drinks.
Tuesday 19 October 2021
Day 2 Focus on Operations & Day-to-Day Objectives
TIME PROGRAME DETAILS SPEAKER/PANELISTS
7:30am EVENT REGISTRATION
7:50am VIP PRIORITY ENTRY
8:00am DOORS OPEN
8:15am EVENT OPENING + WELCOME MC CAMILLE REED & TBC
8:30m THE FUTURE OF DESIGN Training in Circular Design. Education is key for consistent improvement to profiting from circular design. KEYNOTE PRESENTATION 1 SPEAKER TBC
9:05am THE FUTURE OF INSTORE RETAIL. Where impressons count.. KEYNOTE PRESENTATION 2 SPEAKER TBC
9:35am NETWORKING + TEA BREAK
10:10am TBC SPEAKER TBC
10:30am THE FUTURE OF MATERIALS.FASHION 2.0 The greatest barrier to supplement sustainable materials is cost. KEYNOTE PRESENTATION 3 SPEAKER TBC
11:00am THE FUTURE OF FASHION IS NOW.The core principles of a Sustainable Business Model. ‘What is your reason for existing, other than money?’ WORKSHOP TWO FACILITATORS TBC
12:00pm The Future of Communication. THINKING OFFLINE. Traditional print or advertising won’t prove effective in 3-5 years to measure customer KEYNOTE PRESENTATION 4 SPEAKER TBC
12:35pm THE FUTURE OF BIODIVERSITY. Imperative Regenerative Practices. We’ve surpassed natural resource limite we’re now living beyond our means KEYNOTE PRESENTATION 5 SPEAKER TBC

1:00pm    Closing Remarks. Event End. Afternoon Tea Served.

Conference agenda subject to change

Even More to Experience.

Sunday 17 October 2021

TICKETS

$80

VENUE

SHAW WINES

Murrambatemen

TIME

4:30pm – 8:00pm

includes

Transfer, Dinner & Drinks, Networking

TICKETS

$110

VENUE

TBC

NSW

TIME

12:00pm – 3:00pm

includes

Transfer, Lunch, Tour, Photography, Workshop

PLUS

PLUS

Investor

speed-dating

Connecting sustainable financiers with green-economy startups.
The ACFC will host up to 15 capital venture firms and 15 local aspiring enterprises.

HOW IT WORKS:
1) Complete your expression of interest.
2) ACFC will select 15 startups.
3) Present a 5 minute to pitch 1:1 during the 45-minute speed dating session.

DATE: Sunday 17th October
Venue: TBC