Agenda & Speakers announced for MiB Live! Online

We’re excited to announce the agenda and speaker line-up for Make it British Live! Online.

As well as the opportunity to meet with manufacturers and British brands in our virtual expo hall, there are some great keynote speakers and panel discussions taking place over the two days.

It’s our first virtual event, taking place on 24 & 25 September 2020, and excitement is building over the opportunity to network online with others in the UK fashion, textile and homeware industries.

Our speaker sessions will be covering topics such as Brexit, sustainability, crowd-funding and digital. So make sure to register so you don’t miss anything.

The speaker line-up and sessions include:


[10:30] (Main Stage) Sketch Pad to Shopping Bag – The Future of Fashion Production & Fulfilment with Kate Hills (Make it British), Jenny Holloway (Fashion Enter), Barbara Shepherd (Manchester Fashion Institute), Davinda Madaher (Freelance Textile Designer) and Omer Kulka (Kornit)

[11:30] (Main Stage) Fashion Roundtable Presents: Fashion and Brexit. What you need to know for you and your business with Tamara Cincik, Dr Lisa Cameron MP, William Bain (British Retail Consortium), Alison Cole (UDL Intellectual Property)

[13:00] (Breakout Session) How to use data and digital tools to transform your business with Jodi Muter-Hamilton (Black Neon Digital) Craig Crawford (Crawford IT), Peter Needle (Segura) and Chloe Watts (Chloedigital), Cathy McCabe (Proximity Insight)

[13:00] Speed Networking

[14:00] (Main Stage) How crowdfunding helped us set up a micro-manufacturing business with Jack Millington (Billy Tannery)

[15:00] (Main Stage) Why UK manufacturing is more sustainable with Christopher Nieper OBE


[10:30] (Main Stage) Reducing waste in design and manufacturing with Dr Mark Sumner (Future Fashion Factory), James Appleyard (Deluxe Beds), Lucy Blackley (BombyxPLM) and Rita Britton (Nomad Atelier)

[11:30] (Breakout Session) Everything you need to know about product testing with Helen Colebourn (Bureau Veritas)

[12:00] (Breakout Session) How to grow your online sales with Catherine Erdly (Future Retail Consulting)

[13:00] (Main Stage) Regenerative Agriculture: how textiles can actually be a benefit towards the problems of global warming with Charles Ross

[13:00] Speed Networking

[14:00] (Main Stage) Why visibility is vital in 2020 with Elizabeth Stiles

Register for the replay now!

Make it British Live! Online Replay

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