The inaugural Irish International Fashion & Food Summit (IIFFS) will take place in Sligo on November 3rd to 5th. It is a unique fusion of shared values from both worlds, from inspiration, creativity, individuality, to starting a business and achieving commercial success. For the first time in Ireland we are bringing together national and international industry leaders in both disciplines to openly discuss the future of fashion & food from inspiring creativity to the basics of good business practice. This is an opportunity for attendees to interact with industry elite and network with their peers.
The Food Series is an intimate programme of talks, panel discussions and events by Irelands leading
chefs, food writers, critics & producers. The diverse and inclusive programme will explore the current status of Irish Cuisine on a world stage and examines the use of traditional Irish ingredients and cooking methods in contemporary Ireland. It will honestly assess how to promote Irish Cuisine and produce in the international market. This is an event for industry professionals and food enthusiasts alike.
Designers will have the unprecedented opportunity to sell to national and international buyers in our trading rooms without having to leave Ireland. In order to exploit these potential business opportunities we are running a free business planning workshop in conjuction with Sligo LEO in September to assist designers in creating a business strategy.
Guests will experience the excitement and glamour of a Milan or Paris style designer fashion show in an avant-garde setting combing the best of Irish designers, hair stylists and make-up artist to create a fashion event never before seen in Ireland.
The Summit will close with a feast for both the palette and the eye at the Gala dinner in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Rosses point, Sligo, in an evening of fashion, food and fun. Former Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh will MC an Irish fashion industry award ceremony recognising the cream of Irish talent.