The 10th designedge Innovation Festival 2014 will run from 1st May through to 29th May with events, workshops, webinars and networking forums being staged in Belmont, Western Australia and broadcasted nationally ONLINE. Over 50 events will be presented during the festival, bringing together small business owners, inventors, innovators, fashion designers, creatives and community organisations.
Many of the designedge Festival events this year will again be provided as webinars, so that small business owners across Australia can log in and enjoy the events from their office or home-based business over the internet. Webinars are seminars conducted via the internet that allow users to participate via their computer and if the times and dates scheduled are not suited then a recorded session can be requested.
Carol Hanlon, Founder of the designedge Innovation Festival said, “This will be the 10th year we have co-ordinated the designedge Innovation Festival. The events will bring together small business owners, innovators, fashion designers, creatives, business associations and community groups. Of special interest to attendees this year will be the IFIC International Fashion Incubator Conference (IFIC) webinars. These webinars will focus on unique and innovative global fashion business topics with speakers from Canada and USA”
“Another exciting range of webinars will be part of the TCF Australia ONLINE ENERGY EFFICIENCY Training & Mentoring Project which provides a range services to small businesses in the fashion, textile, clothing, footwear, leather (TCF) creative and associated industries across Australia. These FREE webinars aim to encourage small businesses to reduce energy use, create cost efficiencies and investigate new green business opportunities.” Carol said.
TCF Australia ONLINE ENERGY EFFICIENCY Training & Mentoring Project webinars and/or recordings are available FREE throughout the entire designedge Innovation Festival.
Measuring Energy Usage in Your Business - Free - Save money by Making your Business Energy Efficient
Monitoring Energy Bills in Your Business - Free - Learn how to interpret your Energy Business Bills
Tips on Saving Energy in Your Business - Free - How to make your Business Energy Efficient using quick & easy steps
Low Cost Energy Efficiency Accreditation - Free - Tips in behavioural, low & no-cost initiatives to lower your energy costs
Energy Usage in your Supply Chains – Upstream & Downstream - Free - Discover the opportunities for making your Business Energy Efficient
Reduce Costs in Air Conditioning - Free - Discover low cost actions to help reduce Energy usage
Reduce Lighting Costs in Your Business - Free - An office that spends $2000 per quarter on electricity typically spends around $800 per quarter on lighting. New lighting technologies can reduce energy consumption by up to 90%
Reduce Office Equipment Energy Costs - Free - Learn how to reduce costs & save money within your business
TESTEX - Textiles Accreditation & Labelling – Free - Learn more about the testing, auditing and certification system for textiles and environmentally friendly operations
International Fashion Incubator Conference (IFIC) webinars include:
Giving Back: Corporate Social Responsibility - $35.00 30 Apr 9:30am WST & $35.00 9 May 2:00pm WST- Learn about corporate social responsibility with regards to fashion
Fashion Incubators: The Next Social Catalysts? - $35.00 2 May 2:00pm WST - This presentation explores the possibility of socially repositioning how we think of Fashion Incubators and the impact they can have in their local communities as social enterprises.
Colour Trends - Spring 2015 - $35.00 2 May 4:00pm WST - Spring 2015: Fabrics, Prints & Key Colour Direction
Designing and developing a cohesive and marketable collection while building impacting company processes - $35.00 9 May 11:30am WST - Designing and developing a cohesive and marketable collection while building impacting company processes
Top Five Retail Concepts for Emerging Designers - $35.00 9 May 4:00pm WST
The 2014 designedge Innovation Festival is supported by the Textile Clothing Footwear Resource Centre of WA Inc. (TCFWA) TCF Australia ONLINE Energy Efficiency Training & Mentoring Project, Belmont BEC, MY Business Incubator Project, BPW Business Incubator Project, sponsors, supporters and volunteers.
To find out more about the events:
BOOK ONLINE www.belmontbec.com/calendar
Enquiries: Phone (08) 9479 3777 or email [email protected]
Textile Clothing Footwear Resource Centre of WA Inc. (TCFWA)
The Textile, Clothing and Footwear Resource Centre of Western Australia Inc (TCFWA) is a not-for-profit national support centre for the Textile, Clothing Footwear and Leather industry providing support and specialised resources, services and training. From its head quarters in Belmont, WA, TCFWA aims at networking to maintain and establish key partnerships for the national TCF industry.