SNF Global Conference 2024 | Event Overview

11th – 12th April 2024

Jinhai Lake International Convention Centre

Pinggu District of Beijing, China

Building a Sustainable Future

In collaboration with the SFA and other likeminded organisations, the Sustainable Natural Fibres (SNF) Global Conference is an international event aimed at advancing sustainability and responsible practices within the natural fibres and fashion textile sector, covering animal fibres, down, silk, and other ethically sourced materials.

It serves as a learning platform for all stakeholders engaged in the industry supply chains, from herders and growers to manufacturers and international brands, as well as research and academic institutions, government bodies, private sector bodies and NGOs.

By fostering a collaborative environment, the event allows participants to come together, exchange ideas and cultivate synergistic relationships to raise awareness and promote climate action.

Experience the event

The global gathering will unite stakeholders from the natural fibres, fashion and retail sectors, including:

Growers & Herders

Standards & Certification Bodies

Associations

Processors & Manufacturers

Brands & Retailers

NGOs

Brokers & Exporters

Designers

Consultants

Media & Press

Academia & Students

Government

Be informed, inspired and empowered

The conference will feature plenary sessions, interactive workshops, and invaluable networking opportunities.

High profile speakers and experts will provide insights on emerging trends, present-day challenges, and strategic approaches to safeguard communities involved in natural fibre production. Discussions will highlight successful case studies and facilitate meaningful conversations on creating a more sustainable future. Topics to be addressed include:

  • Climate change impact on herders, farmers and growers.
  • Sustainability trends in natural fibre and fashion industry.
  • Global brands and local enterprises collaboration for sustainability.
  • Regenerative agriculture.
  • Animal welfare considerations.
  • Innovative supply chain tools and technologies.
  • Green finance opportunities.

 

If you would like to share your expertise and speak at the event, please contact us via the button below.

Sustainable fashion showcase

As part of the two-day event, the conference will launch the Sustainable Natural Fibre International Fashion Design Competition as well as feature a showcase for emerging designers specialising in the use of natural fibres. Innovative design creations will be exhibited at the conference venue, while a fashion show for a new generation of talented designers will take place at the U-town Shopping Centre.

Participants will have the opportunity to witness progressive fashion crafted by up-and-coming designers, skilfully blending creative concepts with a commitment to sustainability.

Contact us for information about how to enter the fashion competition and showcase.

China emerges as the ideal location to host the
SNF Global Conference

As the world’s largest producer and exporter of textile raw materials, including cashmere, China possesses unparalleled expertise in natural fibres and holds significant influence in the global textile industry.

By embracing eco-friendly manufacturing practices and technological innovations, China can serve as a catalyst for inspiring global efforts towards sustainability.

The country’s dynamic fashion industry and rapidly growing consumer market create an ideal environment for advocating sustainable choices. As Chinese consumers increasingly prioritise environmental considerations, China has the potential to spearhead worldwide trends towards greener fashion alternatives.

Cashmere-Fibres

Join us in Beijing

The Pinggu District in Beijing offers a blend of natural beauty and culture. Nestles among stunning landscapes, Pinggu offer picturesque views of Jinhai Lake and hosts the International Peach Blossom Festival every year in April.

In addition to its natural attractions, Beijing’s cultural richness is reflected in its iconic landmarks such as the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, and the Great Wall of China.

The city also boasts a vibrant culinary scene, bustling markets, dynamic arts and entertainment, and a thriving fashion and retail hub that blends traditional craftsmanship with contemporary style.

Conference Schedule

Please find below the current draft version of the conference schedule.

Thursday 11th April 2024
REGISTRATION & CHECK IN
Jinhai Lake Convention Centre
8:00AM
WELCOME & OPENING SESSIONS
Welcome remarks and presentations on emerging trends, challenges, and breakthroughs in sustainable practices.
9:00AM
LUNCH
Buffet lunch is provided at the conference venue.
12:00PM
AFTERNOON SESSIONS
Natural Fibre Comprehensive Forum
1:00PM
FASHION DESIGN COMPETITION SHOWCASE
4:00PM
SNF CONFERENCE BANQUET
Venue TBC.
7:00PM
Friday 12th April 2024
OPENING REMARKS & AGENDA
Jinhai Lake Convention Centre
9:00AM
BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Roundtable discussions for animal fibre, down, and silk sectors.
9:30AM
LUNCH
Buffet lunch is provided at the conference venue.
12:00PM
CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS
1:00PM
FASHION SHOW & COMPETITION AWARD CEREMONY
4:00PM
CLOSING REMARKS
6:00PM

Take part in a global network

The Sustainable Natural Fibres Global Conference is organised by the International Cooperation Committee of Animal Welfare (ICCAW) of the China Association for the Promotion of International Agricultural Cooperation (CAPIAC).

The conference is held in collaboration with the Sustainable Fibre Alliance (SFA) and the Cashmere and Camel Hair Manufacturers Institute (CCMI). It is supported by the Government of the Beijing Pinggu District.

Partners of the event include Australian Wool Growers’ Association, Mohair South Africa, China Down Industry Association, National Wool Industry Technology System, National Mulberry and Silkworm Industry Technology System and Inner Mongolia Academy of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry.

For more information about how to take part in this exciting event, please contact our communications team at the following email address: info@sustainablefibre.org

Whether you have inquiries about registration, speaker opportunities, sponsorship, or any other aspect of the event, we are happy to assist you.

See you soon!

Katy Edwards

SFA MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

12 February 2024