Hugo Boss chief brand officer, Christoph Auhagen, is to deliver the keynote presentation at the International Apparel Federation's (IAF) 31st World Fashion Convention later this year.

Auhagen, who is responsible for brand management, creative management, sourcing and manufacturing at German fashion company Hugo Boss, will deliver his presentation on the opening day of the conference.

"With Auhagen of Hugo Boss as keynote speaker the IAF Convention in Istanbul is establishing itself again as the major conference in the global fashion industry," said IAF president Rahul Mehta.

Taking place in Istanbul, Turkey, from 14-15 October, alongside the 8th Istanbul Fashion Conference, the event will highlight the developments that are rejuvenating and strengthening the fashion industry. It will also look at investments in local skills, investments in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability, in products, in supply chain management and in marketing.