In a wide-ranging keynote address, Polman will argue that the fashion industry has reached a critical inflection point, where it must re-define its role in driving sustainable and equitable growth. This will require bold and courageous leadership, deployment of circular models of production, the acceleration of new technologies and deep and purposeful collaboration. But, above all, Polman will reinforce his passionate belief that the industry must re-connect with humanity to inspire movements for positive social and environmental change. In his view this is the only way fashion will stay fashionable, now and long into the future.
This keynote address will be followed by a conversation between Poirson and Polman on the need for ambitious leadership in the build-up to the G7 Summit in France.