The European fashion and luxury brands industry accounts for 10% of all European exports. In recognition of Europe’s position as a global leader in the industry, the European Commission’s Vice President, Antonio Tajani, will be meeting with the CEOs of some of Europe’s largest fashion companies today to discuss plans for reinforcing the growth and competitiveness of the industry.

The CEOs of Chanel, Falke, Harrod’s, LVHM, Moser, Pucci, Ricosta, Zegna, IC Company’s Peak Performance, Imax-Max Mara and Bernardaud and the Tajani will be discussing specific measures required to achieve this goal.  The key talking points will be around how education and training available in fashion institutes provides students with the necessary skills required by the industry; how to foster innovation and creativity; protecting IP; seizing international trade opportunities and forming a regulatory framework to ensure growth in the fashion industry.

We wish we could be a fly on the wall in Brussels today… and will be eagerly waiting for the reports…