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To particpate in the cerebral and information swap for the Indian fashion and retail businesses and to discuss, display and highlight facets and issues related to the healthy growth of these sectors, one cannot afford to miss the Indian Fashion Forum 2009( IFF ‘09). Slated to be held on January 27-28 in Mumbai, the event will see the presence of over 200 thought leaders and global honchos leading discussions to express their thoughts on opportunities in fast fashion, big box retail, specialty and discount stores and luxury retail.

IFF 09, is an ideal platform for all the stake holders in the fashion industry of India and will include Fashion voices of India. Taking centre stage will be Gautam Hari Singhania, CMD, Raymond Limited who is the chairman of IFF ’09 and will express his vibrant thoughts to converge and brainstorm on how together the industry can overcome the impact of the on going global downturn.

Following him will be other highly dynamic voices from across the globe, representing leading fashion brands of the world sharing their experiences, concerns and hopes, their individual and collective strategies for growth and what they expect from the forum.

The two day event will showcase sessions on retail reinvention; the way modern Indians celebrate their spending power; and FASHION, which has driven retail in India. Further, it will talk about the need for about 100 million square feet of additional quality retail space for fashion and lifestyle categories and the need for at least 200 more fashion brands/retailers at malls and high streets. Some of India’s largest fashion and textile brands, large retailers, and fashion intermediaries, will be part of the sessions.

IFF ’09 will also be the launchpad for the India Beauty Forum, which will host major stakeholders in beauty, hair care and cosmetics businesses coming together for a conclave besides numerous talk shows, workshops and catwalks — setting the perfect stage for leading and upcoming beauty brands to leverage the tremendous business environment at IFF.

IFF, the magnum opus of the business of fashion, will house simultaneous and concurrent leadership talk sessions, exhibits of futuristic concepts in fashion forecasting, branding and retailing, the best of retail spaces across India, and an unparalleled opportunity for business networking. With various sub-events under the umbrella of IFF, the event culminates in the IMAGES Fashion Awards – one of the most glamorous fashion award extravaganzas in the world.

— IndiaRetailing Bureau

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