Agenda

AGENDA

The following is a preliminary agenda for #LAFS2019. We will be updating it soon with panel and workshop content as well as pending locations. Here is a general outline of what to expect this year.

LAFS 2019
NOVEMBER 12TH – 16TH
CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 12TH

CASA 1537

The official venue hub of LAFS 2019–from November 12th-15th. Open to every LAFS attendee, this is also the spot to meet with other attendees for networking. Located at Calle del Colegio 34-75.

TEATRO ADOLFO MEJÍA

The official venue for all panels and talks on November 13th-14th. Located at Plaza de la Merced No. 38-10.
Need translation? Make sure to download the Kudo app and bring your headphones to listen to the panels in either Spanish or English.

       

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM Registration @ Casa 1537
All attendees, speakers and sponsors must register prior to attending any LAFS activations.

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM @ Casa 1537
Meet the Founders: Join Estefania Lacayo and Samantha Tams for a casual welcome ahead of the summit.

7:00 PM – 11:00 PM @ Teatro Adolfo Mejía
LAFS 2019 Opening Ceremony
Join us for an evening inspired by Gabriel García Márquez’s novel Love in the Time of Cholera hosted by Esteban Cortazar.
Founders’ Welcoming Remarks
Remarks by 2018 Pitch to LAFS winner, Kika Vargas, followed by of announcement of the 2019 finalists.

Dress code: Cocktail attire.
Please reference the inspiration board on our website. This event is included with your General Admission ticket, not included in General Admission No Dinner.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH

CASA 1537

The official venue hub of LAFS 2019–from November 12th-15th. Open to every LAFS attendee, this is also the spot to meet with other attendees for networking. Located at Calle del Colegio 34-75.

TEATRO ADOLFO MEJÍA

The official venue for all panels and talks on November 13th-14th. Located at Plaza de la Merced No. 38-10.
Need translation? Make sure to download the Kudo app and bring your headphones to listen to the panels in either Spanish or English.

       

8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Today marks the official opening of our venue hub, Casa 1537 where you can experience a variety of onsite activations.
Enjoy the LAFS showroom: a beautiful curation of Latin American design (you can shop too!)
Shop the Boho Hunter pop-up
Book a complementary hair appointment with Authentic Beauty Concept
Get an express manicure by La Manicurista
Pamper yourself with Nicole Ravachi Beauty
Relax at the VERDI lounge
View Artesanías de Colombia artisans at work
Check out the Tybso Mural
Taste artisanal beers from Marantá, as well as cocktails and champagne from our sponsors

Today all panels will be taking place at Teatro Adolfo Mejia.
Doors open at 8:30 AM.
The first panel begins promptly at 9:00 AM and will end at 7:30PM.

7:15 AM – 8:15 AM @ Hotel Santa Clara
Zumba Class
Start your day off right with a complimentary Zumba class!

8:30 AM – 10:30 AM @ Teatro Adolfo Mejía
Breakfast at Tiffany: Fuel up with complimentary coffee and small bites from Tiffany & Co.
Need translation? Make sure to download the Kudo app and bring your headphones to listen to the panels in either Spanish or English

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM @ Teatro Adolfo Mejía
2019 Retail Overview powered by Istituto Marangoni Miami.
Speaker: Massimo Casagrande – Academic Director Istituto Marangoni Miami.
Presenter: Francisco Costa – Creative Director of Costa Brazil
A presentation on the current state of global and Latin American retail, projections, and opportunities.
This presentation is in English.

9:30 AM – 10:15 AM @ Teatro Adolfo Mejía
Cultural Celebration vs. Cultural Appropriation
Open Forum powered by Artesanías de Colombia
Participants: Ana Maria Fríes – General Manager of Artesanias de Colombia
Nina Farran – Founder of Fashionkind,
Patrick Duffy – Activist and Founder of Global Fashion Exchange and Fashion4Freedom
Carolina Kleinman – Designer of Carolina K
Lourdes Mena – Designer of Lula Mena
Presenter: Taliana Vargas – actress and philanthropist
Moderator: Rocio Arias Hofman – Journalist and Founder of La Silla Verde
An interactive conversation with panel participants and attendees on cultural celebration vs. cultural appropriation.
This panel is in English.

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM @ Teatro Adolfo Mejía
15 minute break
Make sure to grab a San Pellegrino inside the theater and check out the “Looking for the Masters” exhibit on the third floor.

11:30 AM – 12:15 AM @ Teatro Adolfo Mejía
A Family Affair
Presenter: Karla Martînez de Salas – Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Mexico and Latin America.
Participants: Silvia Tcherassi – Designer and Entrepreneur
Mauricio Espinosa Tcherassi – Business Developer at Silvia Tcherassi
A conversation on family business between the Colombian designer and her son.
Moderator: Rocio Arias Hofman – Journalist and Founder of La Silla Verde
This conversation will be in Spanish.

12:30 PM – 2:45 PM @ Casa 1537
Lunch break
We recommend you use this time to check out Casa 1537 and all we have in store for you. You can buy your lunch here from Moshi Restaurant.

Shop the Boho Hunter pop-up
Check out the Levi’s Waterless corner
Book a complimentary hair appointment with Authentic Beauty Concept
Get an express manicure by La Manicurista
Pamper yourself with Nicole Ravachi Beauty Products
Relax and enjoy beers and cocktails

12:45 PM – 1:30 PM @ Casa 1537
Networking by the minute powered by Marantá Artisanal Beer, 2nd floor
Bring your business cards and come meet other attendees and speakers while enjoying complimentary beer tasting. You will have one minute to speak with each guest—it’s a great way to break the ice and promote valuable networking opportunities.

12:45 PM – 2:45 PM @ Casa 1537
Private LAFS showroom walkthrough
Reserved for buyers and boutique owners
Hors d’oeuvres served by Moshi Restaurant. Open to all attendees after 2:45PM.

1:00 PM – 2:45 PM @ Carmen Restaurante
Networking Lunch with influential female leaders
Calle 38 # 8-19, Calle Del Santísimo
Moderator: Camila Straschnoy – Trend researcher, writer and strategist
Participants: Kelly Talamas – Creative director and consultant
Jenny Lopez – Model, blogger and entrepreneur
Atenas Hernández – Author, entrepreneur
Enjoy a great meal and learn from three entrepreneurs with strong social media followings who have built their careers and personal brands. Learn about their unique experiences, best social media practices, and delve into the importance of being authentic on your platform.
Only 40 seats available.
Mandatory RSVP
Attendees pay for own lunch
Special Fixed Menu ($32 USD approx) includes 3 course meal, 1 glass of wine and Acqua Panna or San Pellegrino. Vegetarian option available.

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM @ Teatro Adolfo Mejia
In Conversation with Francisco Costa, founder of Costa Brazil
Presenter: Giovanna Campagna – Founder of La Curuba
Moderator: Karla Martînez de Salas – Editor- in- Chief of Vogue Mexico and Latin America.
Francisco Costa, former Creative Director of Calvin Klein Collection, discusses the new phase of his career and his passion for sustainability and
ethical products with his new line, Costa Brazil.
This conversation will be in English.

3:45 PM – 4:45 PM @ Teatro Adolfo Mejia
The New Retail Forntier
Presenter: Esteban Cortazar – Designer
Join these industry leaders for a discussion how they are evolving their strategies for today’s consumers
Participants: Brian Bloke – Founder of The Conservatory
Holli Rogers – CEO of Browns and Chief Brand Officer at Farfetch
Trisha Gregory – Founder and CEO of Armarium
Julia Gudish Krieger – Founder and CEO of Villageluxe
Moderator: Lisa Pomerantz – Founder of LFP Collective
This panel will be in English.

4:45 PM – 5:00 PM @ Teatro Adolfo Mejía
Time for some Colombian coffee!
Stop by Café de Colombia for complimentary coffee or enjoy Marantá’s artisanal draft beer available for purchase

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM @ Teatro Adolfo Mejía
The Road to Sustainability in Fashion
Participants: Carmen Busquets – Fashion entrepreneur and philanthropist,
Holli Rogers – CEO of Browns and Chief Brand Officer of Farfetch
Sandra Valenzuela de Narvaez – Director of operations, partnerships, management and business at WWF- Colombia
A conversation with industry leaders on what business are doing to serve the greater good, especially as customers increasingly demand corporate responsibility and transparency.
This panel is in English.

6:00 PM – 6:30 PM @ Teatro Adolfo Mejia
“Looking for the Masters” Film Preview and Presentation
Presenter: Rocio Arias Hofman – Journalist and Founder of La Silla Verde
Participants: Paula Mendoza- Founder of Paula Mendoza Jewelry, and co-founder of “Looking for the Masters”
Alejandro Calderon – Co-Founder of “Looking for the Masters”
Carmen Busquets – Fashion entrepreneur and philanthropist.
This will be in Spanish with English subtitles.

Make sure to go up to the 3rd level to check out the “Looking for the Masters” exhibit.

6:45 PM – 7:45 PM @ Johanna Ortiz and Ana Khouri Trunkshow
Calle Baloco # 2-109, piso 1, local #2, Edifico Piñeres, Centro Histórico
Shop Ana Khouri and Johanna Ortiz designs at the Johanna Ortiz all-day pop-up shop! Johanna and Ana will be making a special appearance from 6:15 PM to 7:45 PM. 20% of the proceeds from the Ana Khouri trunkshow will go towards sponsoring LAFS2020 tickets for young entrepreneurs and designers in the region.

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM @ Casa 1537
We suggest you use this time to visit Casa 1537 where you can enjoy the following:
Discover and shop great Latin American brands at the LAFS showroom
Shop at the Boho Hunter pop-up shop
Get your hair done for the night by Authentic Beauty Concept
Relax and enjoy beers and cocktails
Relax in the VERDI lounge

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM @ Casa 1537
Sustainable Practices powered by Levi’s
Moderators: Nina Farran – Founder of Fashionkind
Patrick Duffy – Activist and Founder of Global Exchange
A must for anyone who is looking to create social impact or to implement sustainability strategies in and out of the office. Join us at the Levi´s corner at Casa 1537 for insights into their own sustainable practices and how they are creating impact for tomorrow.

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM @ Casa 1537
Glamworking
Getting Glam while Networking
Moderator: Camila Canabal – TV personality, blogger and entrepreneur
Laura Tobón – TV personality, entrepreneur and influencer
Amelia and Elisa Ochoa – Founders of Sisterly Style
If you are a boutique owner that promotes Latin American design, come meet other retailers and designers from the region at our beauty lounge on the 2nd floor. Enjoy the opportunity of being able to network with each other while getting an express facial, your hair or nails done.
Authentic Beauty Concept, Nicole Ravachi, and La Manicurista
*Included in your General Admission ticket.

Free night for everyone!
We suggest you make reservations for dinner out on the town. For a list of great restaurants, click here.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH

CASA 1537

The official venue hub of LAFS 2019–from November 12th-15th. Open to every LAFS attendee, this is also the spot to meet with other attendees for networking. Located at Calle del Colegio 34-75.

TEATRO ADOLFO MEJÍA

The official venue for all panels and talks on November 13th-14th. Located at Plaza de la Merced No. 38-10.
Need translation? Make sure to download the Kudo app and bring your headphones to listen to the panels in either Spanish or English.

       

8:00 AM – 8:00 PM @ Casa 1537

Today marks the official opening of our venue hub, Casa 1537 where you can experience a variety of onsite activations.
Enjoy the LAFS showroom: a beautiful curation of Latin American design (you can shop too!)
Shop the Boho Hunter pop-up
Book a complementary hair appointment with Authentic Beauty Concept
Get an express manicure by La Manicurista
Pamper yourself with Nicole Ravachi Beauty
Relax at the VERDI lounge
View Artesanías de Colombia artisans at work
Check out the Tybso Mural
Taste artisanal beers from Marantá, as well as cocktails and champagne from our sponsors.

Today all panels will be taking place at Teatro Adolfo Mejia. Doors open at 8:30 AM.
The first panel begins promptly at 9:00 AM and will end at 7:30PM.

8:30 AM – 10:30 AM @ Teatro Adolfo Mejía
Breakfast at Tiffany: Fuel up with complimentary coffee and small bites from Tiffany & Co.

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM @ Teatro Adolfo Mejía
The Hero Piece
How to define your brand identity and stay true to your signature style as trends come and go. Learn from designers who have created a successful hero piece and business.
Presenter: Danié Gomez of @journeyofabraid – Entrepreneur and visual storyteller
Participants: Lisa Sadoughi – Founder and Creative Director at Lele Sadoughi
Clare Vivier – Designer at Clare V.
Elizabeth Kanfer – Fashion Director of Jewelry, handbags and soft accessories at Nordstrom
Danielle Corona – Partner at Hunting Season
Moderator: Donata Minelli – Brand consultant
This panel will be in English.

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM @ Teatro Adolfo Mejía
In Conversation with Ana Khouri and Natalie Kingham
An intimate conversation with Ana Khouri on the journey of her career from sculptor to jewelry designer
Presenter: Karla Martînez de Salas – Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Mexico and Latin America.

Participants: Natalie Kingham -Fashion and Buying Director Matches Fashion
Ana Khouri – Jewelry designer and sculptor
This conversation will be in English.

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM @ Teatro Adolfo Mejía
15 minute break
Make sure to grab a San Pellegrino inside the theater and check out the “Looking for the Masters” exhibit on the third floor.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM @ Teatro Adolfo Mejía
Luxury Redefined
How can brands break through to the next generation of Luxury shoppers and stay connected through the purchase journey. They will unfold the new generation of luxury consumers, and how brands need to put the customer at the center in the age of hyper-relevance.
Presenter: Kelly Talamas – Creative Director and Consultant
Participants: Daniella Valleriano – Head of Industry for Pan-Latam at Facebook
Natalie Kingham – Fashion and Buying Director Matches Fashion.
This panel will be in English.
Moderator: Ramya Giangola – Fashion and Retail Brand Strategist

12:00 PM – 11:00 PM @ Teatro Adolfo Mejía
Latin American Challenges and Solutions in the Industry
Join us as we review the opportunities and challenges specific to the region and ways we can solve them. Together we review what it takes to succeed professionally in the region.
Presenter: Jenny Lopez – Model, blogger, and entrepreneur
Participants: Ana Faria – Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Boho Hunter
Leonora Jiménez – Model, entrepreneur and director of MBFW San José
Esteban Cortázar – Designer
Pamela Ocampo – Fashion consultant, editor and content creator.
Moderator: Samantha Tams – Co-Founder Latin American Fashion Summit
This panel will be in Spanish.

1:00 PM – 2:45 PM @ Casa 1537
Lunch break!
We suggest you use this time to check out Casa 1537 and all we have in store for you. You can buy your lunch here from Moshi Restaurant.
Discover great Latin American brands at our showroom
Shop at the Boho Hunter pop-up shop
Check out the Levi’s Waterless corner
Get your hair done for the night by Authentic Beauty Concept
Get an express manicure by La Manicurista
Pamper yourself with a mini facial by Nicole Ravachi Beauty products
Relax and enjoy beers and cocktails
Hang out at the VERDI lounge

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM @ Casa 1537 
Workshop Room 1
What Retailers Want
An intimate conversation with two founders and owners of luxury boutiques on what they are looking for in a brand and how one can stand out in a saturated market.
Save a spot on our website.
Moderator: Luisa Robledo Soto – Luxury brand consultant
Participants: Leslee Shupe – Owner and founder of Sernella
Max Martinez – Owner and founder of Max Clothing Stores

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM @ Restaurante Don Juan
Michael Kors presents a conversation between Leonora Jiménez, director and CEO of Blank, one of the most important platforms for the promotion of Latin American fashion, and Camila Straschnoy, trend researcher, writer and strategist. A talk on how to maximize your resources, develop projects with a global impact, articulate key alliances for the development of the textile industry and the challenges of emerging countries in fashion. This working lunch aims to open a conversation space powered by Michael Kors.

Calle del Colegio # 34-60 Local 1 Centro histórico

Only 60 seats available
Mandatory RSVP on our website
Attendees pay for own lunch
Special Fixed Menu ($30 USD approx) includes 3 course meal. This price doesn’t include beverages.

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM @ Teatro Adolfo Mejia
In Conversation with Johanna Ortiz
The road to success with Johanna Ortiz and the talented team behind one of the most successful fashion brands in the world.
Presenter: Gloria Saldarriaga – Art Collector
Participants: Johanna Ortiz – Creative Director
Paola Ortiz – Chief of Operations at Johanna Ortiz
Catalina Londoño – Global Sales Director & International Relations
at Johanna Ortiz
Moderator: Pilar Castaño – Journalist
This panel will be in English.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM @ Teatro Adolfo Mejia
Fashion for Good: In conversation with Beamina
Mother-daughter duo of Beatriz Martinez and eleven-year old Paulina Anchia represent a powerful new generation creating change. Learn about their brand and their commitment to help victims of the Puerto Rico hurricane and create awareness on human trafficking
Presenter: Estefania Lacayo – Co-Founder Latin American Fashion Summit
Participants: Paulina Anchia and her mother Beatriz Martinez – designers of Beamina.
Moderator: Eva Hughes – CEO and Founder, Adira Consulting
This panel will be in Spanish.

5:00 pM – 5:15 pM @ Teatro Adolfo Mejía
15 minute break
Time for some Colombian coffee!
Stop by Café de Colombia for complimentary coffee or enjoy Marantá’s artisanal draft beer available for purchase..

5:15 PM – 6:00 PM @ Teatro Adolfo Mejía
In Conversation with Carolina Herrera and Carmen Busquets
An inspiring conversation between two legendary
Venezuelan pioneers in the fashion industry.
Participants: Carolina Herrera – Fashion Designer
Carmen Busquets – Fashion Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
This conversation will be in Spanish.

6:00 PM – 6:30 PM @ Loto del Sur
Carrera 5 #34 – 37, Centro Calle de Ayos con esquina Calle del Arzobispado
Head to the Loto del Sur boutique for an authentic Cartagena “corner” experience. Join us for a drink with founder Johana Sanint and discover the unleashed power of plants.
Drinks, friends, music and the best Caribbean vibes.

7:30 PM – 9:30 PM @ Casa Pestagua
Fashion Party Powered by Coterie
Calle de Santo Domingo 33 – 63
Join Coterie and their designer partners celebrating Latin American Fashion Summit at the beautiful Casa Pestagua.
*Included in your General Admission ticket.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH

CASA 1537

The official venue hub of LAFS 2019–from November 12th-15th. Open to every LAFS attendee, this is also the spot to meet with other attendees for networking. Located at Calle del Colegio 34-75.

This is the last day to experience all the activities at Casa 1537. Casa 1537 is open from 8:00AM to 8:00PM. Here you will be able to enjoy the following:

8:00 AM – 8:00 PM @ Casa 1537

The LAFS showroom: a beautiful curation of Latin American design (you can shop too!) This closes at 4:30 PM today.
Boho Hunter pop-up shop
You can buy your lunch here from Moshi Restaurant

Book a hair appointment with Authentic Beauty Concept
Get an express manicure by La Manicurista
Pamper yourself with mini-facial by Nicole Ravachi Beauty products
Relax at the VERDI lounge
See Artesanías de Colombia craftsmanship demonstration
View the the Tybso mural installation
Sample artisanal beers from Marantá, as well as cocktails and champagne.

The remainder of the workshops will take place here today. Make sure to register on our website.

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM @ Casa 1537
Workshop Room 2
1) Business Strategies Level 1- A Guide to Understanding International Sales and Retail Partnerships
Mentors: Monica Sordo – Jewelry Designer
Amanda Alvarez- Senior Account Manager at CD Network

Workshop Room 1
2) Business Strategies Level 2 -Soul for your Brand
Mentors: Victoria de la Fuente – Fashion and Luxury Consultant
Pamela Ocampo – Editor and Fashion Consultant

Workshop Room 3
3) Business Strategies Level 3 – Growing your Brand Internationally
Mentors: Ramya Giangola – Fashion and Retail Brand Strategist
Stacey Caldwell- Owner and Founder of Caldwell Creative

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM @ Cloclo’s House
Fashion Business Breakfast by Si Collective
Mentors: Cloclo Echavarria & Isabella Behrens Founders of Si Collective

11:30 AM – 1:30 AM
Pitch Finalists present their brand to our judge panel.
This is for Judges and Pitch to LAFS finalists only

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM @ Casa 1537
Workshop Room 3
Fashion Law powered by Greenberg Traurig LLP
Mentor: Danielle Garno, Caterina Capellari and Gennette Faust of Greenberg Traurig.

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM @ Casa 1537
Workshop Room 2
Fashion PR 101
Mentors: Lauren Bozicevich and Souri Kim – Independent PR Consultants
Ana Cohen Henríquez – Independent PR
Cristina Cabarcos- Founder of C3 PR Agency

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM @ Casa 1537
Artesanías de Colombia, 2nd floor
A networking opportunity and first-hand look into the craftsmanship process of Colombian artisan Yudelis Sapuana’s demonstration powered by Artesanías de Colombia. This is a must if you are a brand or designer that works closely with artisans or are looking to begin collaborating with them. Come and network.

12:45 PM – 1:15 PM @ Casa 1537
2nd floor
A complimentary Beer Tasting Powered by Marantá Artisanal Beer.
This is a great networking opportunity, bring your business cards and meet other attendees and speakers!

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM @ Casa 1537
Workshop Room 1
Workshop Lunch: Styling Session Powered by Vogue
Mentors: Karla Martinez de Salas – Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Mexico and Latin America
Valentina Collado – Fashion Editor
*Attendees will be able to purchase lunch from Moshi Restaurant. Please buy your lunch in time.

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM @ Carmen Restaurante

Calle 38 # 8-19, Calle del Santísimo
Working lunch: Using your voice for good
Mentors: Patrick Duffy – Activist and Founder of Global Fashion Exchange
Nina Farran – CEO and Founder Fashion Kind
Danié Gomez – “ Journey of the Braid”
Marina Testino – ARTivist and Founder & Creative Director af Point Off View
Marinés Duarte – Entrepreneur and TV Host
A powerful conversation on the importance of using social media to create change

Only 40 seats available
Mandatory RSVP
Attendees pay for own lunch
Special Fixed Menu ($32 USD approx.) includes 3 course meal, 1 glass of wine and Acqua Panna or San Pellegrino. Vegetarian option available.

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM @ Casa 1537
Workshop Room 1
E-commerce Talk powered by Farfetch
Mentor: Daniel Funis – VP Farfetch Latin America

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM @ Casa 1537
Artesanías de Colombia, 2nd floor
A networking opportunity and first-hand look into the craftsmanship process of Colombian artisan Yudelis Sapuana’s demonstration powered by Artesanias de Colombia.
This is a must if you are a brand or designer that works closely with artisans or are looking to begin collaborating with them.
Come and network.

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM @ Casa 1537
Workshop Room 2
Growing your Brand with Artisans powered by Nest
Mentors: Amanda Lee and Meghan Black of Nest

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM @ Casa 1537
Workshop Room 3
Intimate Round Table with Carmen Busquets
Mentor: Carmen Busquets – Fashion Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

8:30 PM @ Hotel Santa Clara
Calle del Torno 39-29
LAFS 2019 Closing Ceremony and cocktail dinner party.
Closing remarks by LAFS cofounders, Estefania Lacayo and Samantha Tams and the reveal of 2019 Pitch to LAFS winner and prize.

Please refer to our website for dress code. The theme of the night is Latin Glamour.
This is included in your General Admission Ticket.

THANK YOU FOR COMING—SEE YOU IN 2020!

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