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Fashion Management Summer School of University of Antwerp

The Antwerp Management School and the Department of Management / Cultural Management at the University of Antwerp, in partnership with ENCATC and the Flanders Fashion Institute are organizing their third Summer School on Fashion Management, focusing on fashion management for the second time.

Antwerp is well known for its creative high-fashion designers. Since the emergence of 'the Antwerp six' at the end of the 1980s, the city has taken on the status of a real fashion city, a status confirmed by events such as the 2001 year of fashion, Mode/Fashion Landed/Geland, and by the influence of the renowned Fashion Department at Antwerp's Royal Academy of Fine Arts and the work of its graduates.

The Antwerp Management School and the Department of Cultural Management wish to build on this rich tradition and have therefore developed a summer school orientated towards the managerial needs of this creative sector. Participants will be provided with management knowledge and skills specifically tailored towards the fashion business, which will enable them to anticipate the particular needs and dynamics of the industry later in their careers. The summer school also aims to provide a discussion forum in which graduates can share their knowledge and research results.

The summer school will take place at the Antwerp Management School and the University of Antwerp from 26-30 August 2013. The summer school consists of five modules led by national and international experts which will provide a broad overview of various aspects of fashion management, with a particular emphasis on the Flemish fashion industry. An intensive five-day program will introduce participants in the world of fashion management. Every morning, renowned national and international academics will give a lecture on different aspects of management from a global and a local perspective. In the afternoon, interactive sessions with professionals will be organised who will discuss their experiences in the exciting world of fashion and give a behind-the-scenes look at their organisation or business.

The summer school is specially designed for Master's and PhD students in (cultural) management who wish to explore fashion management more deeply, and for young professionals who wish to extend their management skills and knowledge.

Contact information: Prof. dr. Annick Schramme, Course Director, e-mail: annick.schramme@ua.ac.be, or Laila De Bruyne, Assistant, e-mail: laila.debruyne@ua.ac.be; tel.: +32 3 265 51 43; www.ua.ac.be/asu