DHL and IMG to kick off 6th DHL Fashion Industry Panel during World MasterCard Fashion Week

  • Panel taps into some of the industry's brightest minds, shares decades of fashion industry experience with young designers
  • Attendees to gain insight on how to create global fashion brands
  • Sid Neigum, Cycle 2 winner of DHL Exported program, to talk about experiences and expectations of upcoming season in London


TORONTO, Oct. 23, 2015 /CNW/ - Now in its sixth season, DHL, the Official Logistics Provider for World MasterCard Fashion Week, today will host experts across diverse areas of business and fashion during the DHL Fashion Industry Panel at noon in the Studio. The thought-leadership panel discusses the ever changing landscape of the fashion industry, and what is needed to become a true global brand by expanding internationally.

"With this season's panel, we are hoping to help give young designers an in-depth look into today's business landscape and the various sectors they need to consider when starting their journey into the competitive fashion industry," said Andrew Williams, CEO, DHL Express Canada. "We bring together Canadian experts who share their experience and advice on the challenges these entrepreneurs will face internationally-- as well as the opportunities that will allow them to thrive." 

The DHL panel discussion will be moderated by Julia Grieve, designer, Preloved, and include:

  • Andrew Williams, CEO, DHL Express Canada
  • Susan Langdon, Executive Director, Toronto Fashion Incubator
  • Sid Nigum, designer and winner of DHL Exported – London Market
  • Carolyn, Quinn, IMG Fashion

The panelists will discuss the diverse obstacles of starting a business and expanding internationally, the importance of logistics and how to familiarize yourself with how to import and export your collection. The topics also include key insights into working with dedicated partners and what programs to explore, like the DHL Exported program, to further enhance your brand and help your business grow.

Sid Neigum, winner of the Cycle 2 of the DHL Exported – London market, will also be on hand to discuss the upcoming season, his reasons behind wanting to expand internationally, what his experiences are in the Canadian market and what he is looking to do in the future.

The DHL Exported program was launched last year and continues with Cycle 2 this year. The program provides an opportunity for designers who are established in their local market, expand their global footprint via two fashion shows and international exposure at one of the world's most influential fashion week events.

""DHL has been a longtime partner of fashion weeks worldwide and has continuously supported the advancement of the fashion industry," says Carolyn Quinn, Director, IMG Fashion Events & Properties. "For the past six seasons, these insightful panelists have aimed to help young designers understand the complex nature of the fashion industry and provide them with the tools and advice to succeed."

DHL has developed specific logistics solutions to meet the demanding needs of the fashion sector. As a global company operating in 220 countries worldwide, DHL can deliver optimized supply chains, reduced lead times and easy access to new markets for up-and-comers and established fashion icons. DHL's fashion industry solutions include distribution centre management, international supply chain management, analysis and design, e-commerce management and a European Fashion Network that delivers over 200 million garments per year.

DHLThe logistics company for the world

DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. DHL's family of divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 325,000 employees in over 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including e-commerce, technology, life sciences and healthcare, energy, automotive and retail, a proven commitment to corporate responsibility and an unrivalled presence in developing markets, DHL is decisively positioned as "The logistics company for the world".

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 56 billion euros in 2014.

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SOURCE DHL Express Canada

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For further information: Verena Gross, DHL Corporate Communications - Americas, Phone: 954-415-7358, E-mail:; Leily Shafaee, Argyle Communications, Phone: 416-968-7311 Ext. 224, Email:

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