Fashion Futian! Explore Globally
At 2:30 pm Paris time on September 30, 2021, SHENZHEN FUTIAN FASHION INVESTMENT 2021 PARIS FORUM was successfully held in Paris, France with the support of Futian District People’s Government of Shenzhen Municipality, which showed the charm of Futian to the world.
The forum is not only a grand event for the development of the fashion industry in Futian District, but also another achievement of the exchanges between China and France in the field of fashion. With Shenzhen Futian Fashion Investment Promotion as the core, this forum promotes Futian’s high-quality business environment, industrial foundation and industrial projects to the world. International institutions, fashion brands and international talents are warmly invited to Futian for development.
With the help of international professional organizations, Futian International Fashion Strategy Committee, united high-end international fashion resources through the top fashion event of Paris Fashion Week. The event was actively participated in by top fashion authorities in the world, French government agencies, international luxury groups, and international fashion media. This event was supported by Paris La Défense, GBD Innovation Club, DEFI La Mode de France, Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, Kering Group, Institut Français de la Mode, EnaMoMa by PSL, Comité Professionnel de Développement de l’Horlogerie, de la Bijouterie, de la Joaillerie, de l’Orfèvrerie et des Arts de la Table, L’Officiel, Fashion Channel, Le Chinese Business Club, Who’s Next (WSN) and other French institutions and international organizations.
Mr. Pierre-Yves Guice, CEO of Paris La Défense, President of GBD Innovation Club, Mr. Pascal Morand, Executive President of Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, one of world’s top fashion authorities, Mr. Sébastien Vicente, Head of the Art de Vivre Department of Business France, and other international guests attended the event. The entrepreneurs, industry guests and international media also attended, and discussed innovation and development and win-win cooperation with representatives of Shenzhen Futian District, the most active and innovative CBD in China.
Mr. Pierre-Yves Guice, CEO Paris La Défense and President of GBD Innovation Club said “ The long established ties between France and China boost the economics of our countries. With an attachment to win-win partnerships,” we hope to strengthen cooperation with the Futian District of Shenzhen, one of the most important financial and business areas in China’s economy, the core CBD of Shenzhen, in eco-fashion, cultural tourism, digital economy, business, trade, education and sustainable urban development, and other emerging areas.
Mr. Zhou Jiangtao, Acting District Mayor of Futian District People’s Government of Shenzhen Municipality declared that Futian is seizing major historical opportunities such as the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and the Shenzhen Pilot Demonstration Zone, highlighting the ‘three major industries’ of science and technology, finance, and fashion, and striving to build a central innovation zone, a central business district, and a central vitality zone.
Shenzhen Futian CBD Comprehensive Development Index ranks among the top three in China. In 2020, it became an official member of the GBD Innovation Club.
Ms. Meng Man, Deputy District Mayor of Futian District People’s Government of Shenzhen Municipality and Vice President of IFSC, gave a keynote speech via video, stating that “Futian will make every effort to build a cluster of fashion industry developments with a core engine + multi-point support.” Futian District is looking forward to working with international fashion companies, professional institutions, and talents around the world to” build a plateau for China’s fashion industry and jointly open up a new territory for the world’s fashion industry”.
At this event, two major thematic summit forums were held on the “Innovative Development of GBD” and the “Future Development of the International Fashion Industry”. A number of international fashion business executives participated in the exchange and discussed the development model of the city’s core business districts and fashion industry and international innovation cooperation matters. The guests at the conference fully recognized Futian’s business planning and fashion development concepts, and expressed their willingness to develop in Futian.
Futian is one of China’s fashion industry centers, with more than 2,000 fashion companies and an industry worth more than 120 billion yuan. It also has strong advantages in the fashion design industry. Among them, the high-end clothing and architectural decoration design industries are far ahead in China and well-known internationally. After the event, Ms. Dong Shan, Director of Futian District Culture, Radio, Television, Tourism and Sports Bureau of Shenzhen, and Executive Director of IFSC, said in a video interview with the media, Futian District constantly stimulates new momentum for the integration and development of the fashion industry, builds an international professional service industry cluster, and all-round grafting of international fashion resources, bringing together resources in the international fashion value chain, and building a “world-class bay area fashion center”.
At this event, the International Fashion Strategy Committee of Futian District signed a “Letter of Intent on Paris Outstanding Designer Fashion Cooperation Project” with EnaMoMa by PSL, and established a formal international cooperation relationship between Shenzhen Futian and Paris in the field of fashion and design. Together the two parties will build a bridge for cooperation between a large number of outstanding international designers and various fashion brand enterprises, thereby building a healthy ecosystem for the international fashion industry.
As China’s first urban and regional international fashion strategy executive agency, Futian International Fashion Strategy Committee has actively carried out international fashion industrialization exchanges and cooperation, attracting international resources to promote the joint work, deeply entering the international stage of the fashion industry, and fully displaying the international city image of Futian, Shenzhen. It is hoped that through a series of promotional activities, exchanges between China and France and the international influence of China’s fashion forces represented by Futian will be promoted, letting the world focus on Shenzhen Futian!