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About the workshop

Initiated by the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce (CICC), the project "Young Professional Talks" is a series of seminars aimed at young professionals and students interested in launching and developing a career in China. The "China-Italy Young Professional Network (中Y意)" is a group of members are like-minded individuals with a strong interest in cultivating professional and personal development and growing their careers in China.

-Looking to make your first career win but don't know what's the right process or where to start?

-Want to learn what is the creativity process behind the scene?

At this workshop, attendees will meet the industry experts from the companies they are hoping to work for and get a glimpse into their respective journeys navigating and pursuing careers in the world of Fashion Business and Design Management.The agenda will cover following topics:

Fashion Business and the Career in Fashion Industry

  • Fashion Business in China
  • Career Path in Fashion
  • Skills Required and Competition In Fashion Management Careers
  • Opportunities Post Covid-19

Career Development in Fashion Design Management

  • Behind & beyond the scene
  • The contemporary fashion system
  • Art & fashion management
  • The matcher: crossover director
  • The storyteller: narrative and engaging contents for business



14:15 – 14:30 Registration

14:30 – 14:39 Welcome Speech

14:35 – 15:15 Fashion Business and the Career in Fashion Industry

14:15 – 16:00 Career Development in Fashion Design Management

16:00 – 16:20 Q&A 


  • Francesco Fioretto (Director of Education at Istituto Marangoni Shanghai)

    Francesco Fioretto

    Director of Education at Istituto Marangoni Shanghai

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  • Niklas Olsson (Learning & Organisation Development Director Zegna Group of Zegna (China) Enterprise Management Co. Ltd)

    Niklas Olsson

    Learning & Organisation Development Director Zegna Group of Zegna (China) Enterprise Management Co. Ltd

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  • Yingting Cheng (Chief Operating Officer at Istituto Marangoni)

    Yingting Cheng

    Chief Operating Officer at Istituto Marangoni

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Speaker- Mr. Niklas Olsson, who develops the Zegna organisation across Asia Pacific, nurturing leaders and their leadership, accelerate and unleash the potential of talents, whilst also managing Learning & Development, Employee Engagement and Change Management across the region.Niklas brings extensive experience in the Learning & Development & Organizational Development field with over 20 years of accelerating effectiveness and performance in organizations, leaders and talents. Prior to his current position, Niklas has been working for the past 15 years in various regional roles in Asia Pacific leading Organization, Leader and Talent Development in companies such as Nike & AstraZeneca & Johnson Controls.

Speaker- Ms. Yingting Cheng, the Chief Operating Officer Mainland China of Istituto Marangoni. She enhances the talent management and establishes a strong link between education and industry. She was the programme leader of the Fashion Business Department at Istituto Marangoni Paris before coming back to China in 2019. She teaches Principles of Business and Luxury Management to more than 200 graduate and undergraduate students from over 30 nationalities.As a senior consultant in fashion marketing and business development, involved in leading projects with Ferragamo, Celine, Rimowa, Vestiaire Collective among others

Moderator- Mr. Francesco Fioretto, the Director of Education of Istituto Marangoni, who has been art and creative director for fashion and luxury brands in Paris, redesigning their identity and extending their communication strategies to digital spaces. Francesco joined Istituto Marangoni Paris in 2014 as Graphic Design and Art Direction Tutor first, and Programme Leader of Fashion Styling & Creative Direction then. In 2020 he was appointed Director of Education of Istituto Marangoni Shanghai and relocated to China.

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