Since the beginning of the year, we had the chance to assist to alcove micro-conferences. If you are not familiar with alcove, this organization offers a series of intimate talks, featuring inspiring visionaries who are willing to share insights from their personal journeys.

To end the year, alcove is doing for their first time, a panel event where industry leaders will discuss about fashion and technology. The event, alcove panel • Fashion X Tech / Mode X Tech (English conversation)  is schedule for next Wednesday and you surely do not want to miss this. However, if you are not familiar with the alcove events, here’s what you can expect from it.

An intimate atmosphere

We have been to different alcove events and we always loved their venues. At this moment, we don’t know where their next event will happen since you will only know the location the day of the event, which makes it special and unique. Be assured, all of their events happen on the island of Montreal and are easy to access by public transportation.  You will get to discover different spaces such as Breather, Butterblume, restaurant Melisse and more.

In addition, alcove makes is different from other conferences because as an attendee, you get direct and exclusive contact with the speakers. In general, they do not take more than 30 guests per events, giving you the chance personally talk with the speakers.

Networking with Like Minded Individuals

Let’s be honest, there’s nothing better than networking with other individuals and have meaningful conversations. This is what you can expect when going to alcove events. Their team is friendly and so are the guests.

Getting Inspired

alcove always choose the industry leaders and inspiring speakers to be part of their event.

Here’s a look at next week’s event panelist! (Photo By Mikael Theimer & Description by alcove)

Vyara Ndejuru / General Manager, Sr. Director/Brand Development – Call it Spring / ALDO

Vyara has been living at the busy intersection of fashion, retail, technology and consumer behaviour since 2000. First as part of a start-up (Yso), then of a joint-venture (Parasuco) & more recently as part of the worldwide fashion footwear and accessories, ALDO Group.



Debbie Zakaib / Executive Director / Grappe mmode

Debbie Zakaib has more than a decade in consumer products management at leading companies such as L’Oréal, Coca-Cola and Johnson&Johnson. Her management and fashion savoir-faire, as well as her involvement on several board committees and in the fields of arts, allow her since 2016 to lead the mmode Cluster,
and contribute to the Montreal fashion industry growth!



Chris Chan / Brand Lead, Fashion & Apparel / Google

As Brand Lead Fashion & Apparel for Google Chris Chan helps Canadian retailers with a variety of digital and brand building initiatives. Don’t miss this seasoned marketing expert as he join us on October 25!




Karolina Jez / Photographer/Content Creator / Nine Blonde

A fashion enthusiast and the brain behind @nineblonde@karolinajez has turned her love of photography into a business and works with brands such as Browns Shoes, Birks and L’Oreal to create content that captures social media audiences across Canada and beyond!




Dang Trinh  / Brand Strategist – Innovation / SSENSE

As a Brand Strategist of Innovation for SSENSE, the Montreal-based fashion platform currently serving 114 countries and generating an average of 32 million monthly page views. Founded in 2003, SSENSE is pacing the vanguard of directional retail with its mix of luxury, streetwear, and avant-garde labels.




That being said, we strongly suggest to discover more about alcove, their lineup for next year hasn’t been published yet but they will definitely create events that you don’t want to miss.  You can follow alcove on Instagram here!