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Colloquium on Fashion Business and Technology for Social Change

Colloquium on Fashion Business and Technology for Social Change

  • 7th Apr 2021 - 8th Apr 2021 to (Everyday)
  • Wollongong Campus
    Building 21 Room G08
  • Contact Detailsbal-events@uow.edu.au

The colloquium will feature Australian and international fashion business experts from industry and academia, and attended by about 100 university students from UAE and Australia studying responsible leadership and information technology in fashion business for social good. 

This colloquium is the second iteration of the ReBitVlogs initiative (Responsible Business and IT Video logs) co-conceptualized and founded by Dr. Zeenath Reza Khan (UOWD) and Professor Mario Fernando (UOW). ReBitVlogs is a platform initiated to engage students with industry in discussions on pressing responsible business and technology-use issues to facilitate a dialogue towards a more sustainable and responsible future.

Program

All times are in Sydney time, except where noted.

April 5: Day 1 UOWDubai

4 pm-5 pm (Dubai Time, UTC+4) ReBitVlogs Majlis on Innovations in Fashion for Social Change: Years After Rana Plaza Disaster


April 6: Day 2 UOW 

11.30 am-12.30 pm - CCCM Seminar on Leading Responsibly in Fashion Business

  • Lindle Epe, Founder, The Earth Stylist 

April 7: Day 3 UOW

4.00 pm - Light refreshments

4.30 pm - Inauguration and Welcome - Professor Mario Fernando and Dr Zeenath Reza Khan

4.35 pm - Keynote - Professor Mohamed Salem, President, UOWD

Session One: Symposium on Responsible Leadership in Fashion for Social Change

4.45 pm - Invited Speaker Melanie Lechte, Founder & Director, Organic Crew, Australia

5.05 pm - Invited Speaker Kyle Fernandez, CEO, Always Trendin, Australia

5.25-5.45 pm - Q&A with Panel

  • Members include MGNT351: Responsible Leadership UOW students, ReBitVlogs Majlis UOWD alumni and 2018 CAAR Study Tour beneficiaries, UOW MGNT351 teaching staff.

Session Two: Innovation in Fashion for Social Change Proof of Concept (POC) Presentations

5.50 pm - UOWD CSIT114: System Analysis and Design Tech-G Challenge Winning Group POC

6.00 pm - Discussant Commentary from UOW

  • Panel includes MGNT351: Responsible Leadership UOW students, 2018 CAAR Study Tour beneficiaries and UOW MGNT351 teaching staff.

6.20-6.30 pm - Closing Comments 


April 8: Day 4 UOW

4.00 pm - Light refreshments

4:30 pm - Keynote - Dilan Gooneratne, Managing Director, Inqube 

Session One: Symposium on Responsible Leadership in Fashion for Social Change

4.35 pm - Invited Speaker ManoRanjan M, CSO, Five P Venture, India

4.55 pm - Invited Speaker Jess Fleischer, Co-Founder, Son of a Tailor, Denmark

5.15-5.35 pm Q&A with Panel

  • Members include MGNT351: Responsible Leadership UOW students, ReBitVlogs Majlis UOWD alumni and 2018 CAAR Study Tour beneficiaries. 

Session Two: Innovation in Fashion for Social Change Proof of Concept (POC) Presentations

5.40 pm - UOWD CSIT114: System Analysis and Design Tech-G Challenge Winning Group POC

5.50 pm - UOWD Tech-G Challenge Winning Engineering POC

6.00 pm - Discussant Commentary from UOW

  • Panel includes MGNT351: Responsible Leadership UOW students, 2018 CAAR Study Tour beneficiaries and UOW MGNT351 teaching staff.

6.20 pm - Panel Discussion - ReBitVlogs Student Journey in Fashion Ethics

6.30 pm - Closing

Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR)

 

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