B2B fashion magazine Drapers has combined two events, the Digital Forum and the Digital Awards, into an all-encompassing Digital Festival.

The event, which will take place on 25 April 2017 at the Hilton in Bankside, will be part exhibition, part conference and part awards.

More than 500 professionals from the world of fashion will attend the event, which will also feature workshops and round table discussions of issues affecting the industry.

The theme of the event for 2017 is ‘The new rules of personal fashion, a personal approach to fashion ecommerce and all things digital’.

Festival producer Valerie Sokolova commented: “When it comes to selecting an event, top quality experience remains the number one priority for Drapers customers. B2B festivals are growing throughout the world because they meet expectations for a wider choice of content, industry benchmarking, collective problem solving and connecting to opportunities.
“Through talks, debates, live judging sessions, workshops, tours, experiential exhibition, spotlight discussions and awards dinner, the one-day Drapers Digital Festival aims to make the fashion digital and ecommerce professionals feel connected and inclined to share.”