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Wed, 21 June


Flynn's Italian by Crystalbrook

CFW Symposium

Join us where fashion meets the reef to see Leila Naja Hibri (Australian Fashion Council), Wayne Cosgrove (Myer), Jude Kingston (Fashion Designer Masterclass & Mind Your Fashion) and Sara Shams (Disability Advocate) share industry knowledge

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CFW Symposium
CFW Symposium

Time & Location

21 June 2023, 11:50 am – 2:30 pm

Flynn's Italian by Crystalbrook, Crystalbrook Flynn, Level 1/85 Esplanade, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia

About the event

Looking for insider information on the business of fashion?

Join us where fashion meets the reef at the luxurious Crystalbrook Collections Flynn Italian Restaurant, for a celebration of the Diverse, Inclusive and Stylish.

Featuring four enigmatic speakers sharing a wealth of industry knowledge and experience, you are invited to enjoy a 2-course meal, whilst gaining key tips and secrets on how to not only survive but thrive in the ever-changing landscape of the modern fashion industry.

Speakers include:

Leila Naja Hibri - CEO of the Australian Fashion Council. Directly from one of Australian fashion's iconic leaders, Leila will be sharing a wealth of information on all topics fashion. 

Wayne Cosgrove - Hailing from the esteemed halls of Myer, Wayne, will be imparting knowledge of the retail world that he has gained over 10+ years of working in the industry. Strategy and consumer knowledge are at the forefront.

Jude Kingston of Mind Your Fashion, and Fashion Designer Masterclass, will be doubling up by sharing insider knowledge gained from 25 years as a buyer (30 years in the industry) while also imparting valuable information, strategies and coping techniques for mental health and wellness within the fashion industry.

Sara Shams, is a fun, vivacious and engaging disability advocate using her voice to bring awareness to the challenges of navigating the fashion scene for differently abled people.

Inclusions: A first class meal direct from the kCrystalbrook Collections Hotel - Flynn Italian restaurant chefs and drinks.

Dress Code: Smart Casual - bring your style to the table. 

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