MOSCOW, November 28. /TASS/. The first BRICS+ Fashion Summit has opened in Moscow, the press service of the City of Moscow Department of Culture says.
"The first BRICS+ Fashion Summit international forum has opened in Moscow. The event will be of an even larger scale than anticipated earlier; the number of participating countries has increased twofold. Over 60 delegations from countries in Southeast Asia, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and the CIS will visit the Russian capital during the days of the Summit, [which runs] from November 28 through December 2," the press service said.
The summit will bring together prominent fashion industry professionals, young designers, bloggers and experts from diverse countries. More than 200 speakers, including the heads of industry associations, brand founders, apparel manufacturers, wholesale buyers and other industry professionals, will take part in the business program, the Culture Department said. Participants will discuss promising areas for international cooperation, as well as the development of entrepreneurship, the application of modern technologies and the preservation of cultural heritage in the fashion space.
"The widespread interest in the forum is evidenced by the readiness of BRICS+ countries to build up mutually beneficial cooperation and share successful practices. Plans call for paying special attention as part of the business program to support for and promotion of local brands," Moscow Deputy Mayor Natalya Sergunina said, as quoted by the press service.