e-P Summit 2024
Edition 2024
See you on April 9 and 10 in Florence

At the Stazione Leopolda, the new edition of the event on fashion and the digital world.

The 2024 edition of the e-P Summit, the Pitti Immagine event focused on the relationship between fashion and the digital world, will take place on April 9 and 10 at the Stazione Leopolda in Florence.

As a reference forum for dialogue between tech companies and the fashion world, e-P Summit uniquely combines an exhibition format to explore the best software and hardware solutions supporting IT and digital in luxury and fashion, with a rich program of speeches and presentations to delve into the latest news and the most pressing topics in the sector.

For the first time, starting with this edition, also the fashion startups selected through the Innovation Call – a focus launched in collaboration with the Fashion Technology Accelerator in 2023 – will have the opportunity to present themselves on stage.

This year, again, the scientific direction is entrusted to Rinaldo Rinaldi, a professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Florence, who has been working for many years on the relationship between major fashion and luxury brands and ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) for the digital transition of the entire supply chain. Rinaldi is assisted in selecting the themes and content of the event by a Scientific Committee made up of university professors, experts, and industry executives.
e-P Summit has become an unmissable event for companies operating along the entire fashion and luxury supply chain, as well as for digital technology providers. The upcoming April edition will reaffirm this role. The pace of new technologies combined with the challenges characterizing supply chains increasingly highlight the importance of digital innovations.
In the two days in Florence, we'll delve into topics already on the agendas of leading brands as well as new frontier areas, including practical uses of Artificial Intelligence in the fashion world, the availability and maturity level of supply chain management solutions that address the complexity of the global end-to-end clothing supply chain. And also the growing push for using 3D technologies across the entire supply chain.

— Rinaldo Rinaldi, scientific direction

Among the topics of e-P Summit 2024:
  • Digitalizing design: How artificial intelligence is changing how we plan, visualize ideas, and digitally and physically bring new possibilities to life.
  • 3D and augmented reality: Potential for corporate operations.
  • Supply Chain Governance: From the digitalization of fabrics to communication, collaboration, and control, technology is bridging the gaps between brands and their partners.
  • Social & hybrid commerce: From simple communication tools to powerful e-commerce platforms.
  • Product journey: Certifications of origin, anti-counterfeiting, data-backed environmental and ethical sustainability, how smart technology can answer the most significant questions posed to fashion at the product level.
  • European Digital Product Passport: Challenges and potentials of this new tool for traceability.
  • Transparency and sustainability: How technological platforms, new data sources, and new consumer-focused tools are truly moving the needle on sustainability.
  • Privacy and Data Security: How brands can increase consumer trust and loyalty.