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Perth, Sep 16, 2011 (Global Fashion Wire) - The Third International Conference of Fashion Incubators was held at the prestigious Parmelia Hilton Hotel between the 11th -13th September, 2011 with international fashion delegates from over 24 countries attending Perth. Thirty four seminar presentations were made during the 3 day conference covering a wide range of fashion related business topics.

Some of the speakers included:

Susan Langdon - Toronto Fashion Incubator - Canada
Sheelagh Wright - University for the Creative Arts - UK
Ali Charisma - Indonesia Fashion Week
Karen Webster - RMIT, Melbourne

The conference was hosted by Belmont based community organisations Textile Clothing Footwear Resource Centre of WA (TCFWA), designedge Fashion Incubator, TCF Global and the Belmont BEC. These organisations provide those in the fashion, TCF creative industries access to business workshops, online mentoring, forums, industry cluster networks, and national and global linkages to other small businesses operating in the textile, clothing, footwear & leather industry across Australia and around the globe.

The Conference had the aim of building on past successful conferences of International Fashion Incubators held in UK and USA and was made possible by support provided by the City of Perth Convention Scholarship to enable TCFWA Manager Carol Hanlon to travel to the USA in 2009 and bid for the 3rd conference to be staged in Perth.

The Third International Conference of Fashion Incubators offered new opportunities for fashion business educators and fashion trade events from around the globe to network, discussed best practice and expanded global designer marketing and promotional opportunities.

The event presented challenging speakers at the forefront of the industry as well as a range of practitioners willing to share their experiences and expertise, exhibitors and great opportunities for global networking. The Conference also announced the establishment of an International Fashion Incubator Organisation.

A list of other speakers that attended the International Conference of Fashion Incubators can be seen at

Supporters included:

City of Perth, AusIndustry, Perth Fashion Week, Global Fashion Wire, The Sunday Times, DonorTec, Alpha Models, Parmelia Hilton and Expedia

Conference Convenor, Carol Hanlon said "The Conference was one of the biggest that our TCF WA community organisation has undertaken, and was a resounding success. It was fantastic to have that many people passionate about assisting the emerging fashion, textile, clothing, leather and footwear industry around the world, all in one place. I am also pleased to announce that the fourth International Conference of Fashion Incubators will be held in Canada by the Toronto Fashion Incubator in 2013."

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