Benoît Parotte is a Belgian designer and entrepreneur who’s own label and career in the luxury sector is longstanding. With success in the high-end, bespoke and tailored clothing market he has worked for exclusive brand Natan, is a professor at Haute École Francisco Ferrer, and a member of the WBDM (Wallonie Bruxelles Design Mode), a syndicate for the promotion of Belgian Design internationally. He is also a graduate of the Haute École Francisco Ferrer with a bachelor’s in fashion design, is an expert in 3D digital design, and is working to bring virtual fashion to the forefront in Belgium.
Collaborative Consultant (usa) / production and sourcing
Charles Kaliman is the founder and CEO of Kaliman Consulting. He has been in leadership positions in merchandising and sourcing, holding P&L and operational responsibility at Fortune 500 companies. Charles specializes in global sourcing, vendor management and merchandising; his areas of expertise include outsourcing, nearshoring, production planning, product development and product lifecycle management. He has collaborated with senior executives launching national brands such as INC, Structure, Henry Cotton’s and Everlast.