Leading figures from the swimwear, sportswear and intimate apparel industry will gather in Monte Carlo next month for the Lycra Rendez-Vous World Forum.

The two-day event at the Grimaldi Forum has been organised by Invista as a platform the exchange of views on shared business growth challenges.

Speakers will include senior executives of leading fashion retailers and producers like Adidas, Wacoal, Cortefiel, Authentic Fitness and Vanity Fair.

Invista marketing director, Jon Penrice, said:"Our recent name change from DuPont Textiles & Interiors to Invista coincides with the discontinuation of the long-running Lycra Rendez-Vous trade fair that targeted these sectors and the launching of this new event.

"Both are symbolic of new challenges and new ways of doing business - the critical need for insight and for new apparel creativity and supply chain management models."