Lane Crawford Signs Strategic Partnership With Labelhood

LONDON — Labelhood, a Shanghai-based emerging designer support platform, community and fashion retailer, has entered into a strategic partnership deal with Lane Crawford for the Greater China region.
Labelhood will open pop-up corners in Lane Crawford’s stores in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu, with the focus on Chinese emerging talents from the fall 2019 season.
The partnership also includes a three-season scholarship supporting the most promising Chinese designers. The retailer will support the winner’s showcase in Labelhood during Shanghai Fashion Week with a cash prize of 100,000 renminbi, or $ 14,867 each season.
The first recipient of the inaugural scholarship is the New York-based Chinese designer Caroline Hu. Educated at Central Saint Martins and Parsons School of Design, Hu was nominated as a finalist in the 2019 edition on LVMH Prize last month.
“I am truly grateful for the support from Labelhood and Lane Crawford,” said Hu. “The scholarship is a very big encouragement for independent designers like me, and it will play a positive role in promoting the growth of independent designers in China.”
Tasha Liu, founder of Labelhood, said “The upcoming collaboration with Lane Crawford reaffirms our positioning on continuous Chinese designer incubation. I believe the partnership will amplify the message.”
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Global Fashion Agenda Welcomes Nike as Strategic Partner

PARIS — Copenhagen’s Global Fashion Agenda has welcomed Nike into its fold, marking its expansion into the athletic segment.
Other strategic partners of the leadership forum on fashion sustainability, which organizes the annual Copenhagen Fashion Summit as well as the yearly industry report, Pulse of the Fashion Industry, in collaboration with the Boston Consulting Group and the annual CEO Agenda, include H&M, Kering, Li & Fung, Sustainable Apparel Coalition and Target.
Global Fashion Agenda’s chief executive officer Eva Kruse in a statement released on Wednesday said the nonprofit organization has long had Nike on its radar. “Having an athletic company in our group will not only help push the agenda in an important segment, but with Nike’s global reach and innovative thinking, they’ll be able to help us propel the agenda further,” she said.
The aim of the GFA is to mobilize the global fashion system and guide and support industry leaders in changing the way fashion is produced, marketed and consumed.
Nike releases geared around its commitment to sustainable innovation, meanwhile, include the Flyknit and Nike Air styles. The brand releases a yearly Sustainable Business Report.
“Sustainability is embedded into everything we do. It’s a driving force for innovation, and we believe that there should be no compromise between sustainability, style and

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Strategic Meetings Management Handbook: From Theory to Practice


Not long ago, only the most sophisticated and informed corporate travel, meetings, and procurement managers knew anything about strategic meetingsmanagement (SMM), the science of centralized meetings planning and management.Today, however, more and more companies see adopting SMM as a necessity in order to gain greater visibility into all meetings spend, boost control overexpenditures, improve relationships with preferred hotels and other suppliers, and mitigate the everyday financial and security risks that come with holdingevents around the world.In Strategic Meetings Management Handbook: From Theory to Practice, eleven meetings industry thought leaders have come together to share their knowledge and experience in chapters about the most advanced SMM theories and best practices. In this book you’ll find chapters on:• The origins and history of SMM• Maturing an SMM program at your own pace• Coaching holdouts in your company toward fulladoption• Knowing when you’ve achieved success• Making SMM work even without a mandate fromsenior management• Managing the risks of meetings and events• How a meeting charge card benefits your SMMprogram• Expanding your program globally across your company’soperating regions• The payoff from meetings management technology• Combining business and meetings travel for maximumsavings and efficiencies• Crafting a management strategy for the growingphenomenon of virtual meetings and events• Funding your meetings program with commissionfrom a Corporate Travel DepartmentThis is not a how-to book. Rather, Strategic Meetings Management Handbook: From Theory to Practice gives readers a grand overview of the development of SMM, its progression today, what the most advanced industry players are thinking and doing, and where SMM is headed in the future.
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