AFX aims to position Singapore as Asia's leading fashion hub, and comprises four key pillar events. These are Blueprint, a trade show that positions itself as the fashion trade gateway to Asia which creates business opportunities between international buyers and promising design players; Asia Fashion Summit, a premier business conference that generates thought leadership content and insights on fashion topics for industry professionals; Audi Fashion Festival Singapore, a showcase of world-class collections by top and emerging designers and labels, both international and Asian; and Star Creation, a regional fashion design competition to spot budding talent. AFX is a joint private and public sector initiative involving the Textile and Fashion Federation of Singapore (TaFf), Mercury Marketing and Communications and government agencies, International Enterprise (IE) Singapore, Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and SPRING Singapore (SPRING).
For more information, visit www.asiafashionexchange.com.sg
The Textile and Fashion Federation (TaFf) was formed through a collation of the textile and garment associations in 1981. Singapore's textile and garment industry has since then transformed from a manufacturing base to be a regional fashion, marketing and sourcing hub. TaFf takes an active role in nurturing the next generation of talents, facilitate marketing and exportation of textiles and apparels to the world, promote the betterment of business practices through the adoption of advanced technology. We encourage participation in research, development, innovation and other enhancement activity or social projects which add value to the industry.
For more information, visit www.taff.org.sg
WGSN defines and shapes winning style and design
With proven global authority, WGSN identifies and analyses current and future trends, creating online tools that can be put into action to power their customers' commercial success. WGSN enables those who need to see, think, and act on consumers' evolving wants, needs and behaviours to create brilliant products and services.
Our 36,000 customers across the apparel, style, design and retail industries — from major international brands to individual designers, trust us to provide accurate trend forecasting, insightful trend and market analysis, global fashion expertise, research and strategies on products, brand extensions, market opportunities and branding. Our clients include: Every one of the Fortune 500 apparel brands, 18 of Business Week's 25 most valuable brands worldwide, 88% of the world's Fortune 2000 style & fashion retailers. WGSN is a brand of Emap.
For more information, visit www.wgsn.com.
International Enterprise (IE) Singapore is the government agency driving Singapore's external economy. It spearheads the overseas growth of Singapore-based companies and promotes international trade.
With its global network in over 35 locations spanning many emerging markets, the agency connects businesses with relevant Singapore-based companies for their business expansion by:
IE Singapore also promotes Singapore as a base for foreign businesses to expand into Asia in partnership with Singapore-based companies. Singapore's unique advantages of strategic location, stable government, competitive workforce and pro-business environment make it an ideal launch pad to the region.
For more information, visit www.iesingapore.com
SPRING Singapore is an agency under the Ministry of Trade and Industry responsible for helping Singapore enterprises grow and building trust in Singapore products and services. As the enterprise development agency, SPRING works with partners to help enterprises in financing, capability and management development, technology and innovation, and access to markets. As the national standards and accreditation body, SPRING develops and promotes an internationally-recognised standards and quality assurance infrastructure. SPRING also oversees the safety of general consumer goods in Singapore.
For more information, visit www.spring.gov.sg
The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) is a leading economic development agency in tourism, one of Singapore's key service sectors. Known for partnership, innovation and excellence, the Board champions tourism and builds it into a key economic driver for Singapore. STB aims to differentiate and market Singapore as a must-visit destination offering enriching experiences through the "Uniquely Singapore" brand.
For more information, visit www.stb.gov.sg
The mission of the DesignSingapore Council is to develop Singapore into a global city for design where design innovation drives economic growth and enhances the quality of life. DesignSingapore promotes and develops the design industries as a creative cluster, encourages the adoption of design by enterprises and nurtures a climate of co-creation and innovation through design. The DesignSingapore Council is the national agency for design and is a part of the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts.
For more information, visit www.designsingapore.org