Thanks to the lovley people at FashionFreax and E.Factor, next week I will be on the panel at a conference in Berlin about working in a world without geographic boundaries. Though IFB is in English, our community is strongly international, and to be honest, I didn't really think that was special as I always thought working on the internet meant greater possibilities for international collaboration. However, when I pause, I realize what an amazing thing we have created here, not all websites have international appeal, and not all communities encourage international discourse. IFB is certainly a special place. Aww… doesn't that make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside? Well, it should! 😉
I'm also really excited to hear what the other panelist have to say about their own international communities.
Beyond Boundaries – Building Your International Reputation
For E.Factor's first event in Berlin, we will be looking at what it takes to forge a reputation for your skills and product around the world. We're not talking about world-straddling brand ubiquity or becoming the next superstar celebrity designer here; just what it means to reach and work with clients, customers and partners beyond your immediate location.
- How can you get new business from someone on another continent?
- How can they hear about you?
- What does managing your reputation mean when media exposure talks in languages you will never know?
- How important is location anyway?
Jennine Tamm, (yours truly) Founder of Independent Fashion Bloggers
Bastian Unterberg, Founder, Jovoto
Alexander Grots, Founder, Gravity-Europe
Maartje van der Hoeve, Models at Work, Amsterdam based Model agency expanding in Berlin.
Claudia Helming, CEO, Dawanda
Date: Thursday, July 2
Time: 19:30 – 22:00
Stop by if you're in town! If you're not… no worries you can sit in the conference in a streaming version here.
I will also be attending Berlin Fashion Week… you'll hear the details about that soon, which I know you're going to love…