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MIAMI 2023

MIAMI 2023

Únete al evento del año del 6-8 de Noviembre en el
Miami Desgin District.
enriquecedoras y celebrando la moda Latinoamericana

Paneles y conversaciones con líderes de la industria y invitados
especiales totalmente aspiracionales.

La oportunidad de conocer y compartir con emprendedores en la industria de la moda, belleza y diseño, así como freelancers, editores,
proveedores y más.

Todo un shopping experience: Una curaduría de lo mejor del diseño latino, abierto a todos los asistentes de LAFS así como a compradores de todas partes del mundo en
búsqueda de nuevas marcas latinas.

Divertidas experiencias creadas con nuestra comunidad en mente en
conjunto con marcas que nos encantan.

La mejor fiesta del año que nos transporta un mundo mágico y anunciamos
nuestros ganadores de Pitch to LAFS.



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6-8 de Noviembre, 2023
*Sujeta a cambios

Domingo, 5 de Noviembre

Pre-Registration: 2-5PM

2:00PM – 5:00 PM – Pre registration starts @ Istituto Marangoni Miami 

Come to Istituto Marangoni Miami  to check – in for the event, get your LAFS bracelet to access the event and the LAFS Tote with all the goodies from our wonderful sponsors.


3:00 PM – Meet the Founders @ Istituto Marangoni Miami (30 Minutes)

Lunes, 6 de Noviembre

Our 2 venues for the day are the LAFS TENT @ Jungle Plaza 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM and The LAFS Pop up @ Paradise Plaza  3rd Floor 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM


8:30 AM – Registration opens @ Jungle Plaza

Come to Jungle Plaza to check – in for the event, get your LAFS bracelet that will have to be shown to access the event and the LAFS Tote with all the goodies from our wonderful sponsors.


8:00-8:30 AM @ Paradise Plaza

LAFS Co-founders, Estefania Lacayo & Samantha Tams invite you to the official ribbon cutting ceremony to launch LAFS 2023.


8:30-10:00 AM @ Paradise Plaza

The Official Pop-Up Preview: For buyers, store owners and Mastercard Priceless experiences. Must be registered to participate. 


9:45-10:00 AM @ Jungle Plaza

Welcome to LAFS 2023: An interactive welcome with Danie Gomez-Ortigoza and our community.


10:00- 10:30 AM @ Jungle Plaza

Panel 1: An Overview of the State of Global Retail

Speaker:  Keanan Duffty /Dean of Fashion Istituto Marangoni Miami 

About: In this annual tradition, Keanan Duffty will share an all-encompassing rundown of the global retail panorama.


10:30-11:15 AM @ Jungle Plaza

Panel 2: A Conversation on Wellness, Longevity & Biohacking 

Moderator: Iman Hasan, Founder of IHC Agency,

Speakers:  Katie Kaps Co-Founder and Co-CEO of HigherDOSE, Jessica Kane CMO of BodyBio, Alexandra Zatarain Co-Founder and VP of Brand and Marketing of Eight Sleep, Whitney Tingle Founder of Sakara

About: Four different women in the wellness world talk about building their brands in the health and wellness space and how they stand out in a saturated market. What makes their products special and the health practices that help them stay on top of their game. 


11:15- 12:00 PM @ Jungle Plaza

Panel 3: A Responsible Approach in a Sustainable Era 

Moderator: Samantha Tams, Co-Founder of LAFS &TRIBU

Speakers:  Indré Rockefeller Climate Communicator & Co-Founder of Paravel, Vanessa Barboni Hallik Founder & CEO Another Tomorrow, Carolina Kleinman Founder and Creative Director Carolina K

About: A non-negotiable: The environment must be taken into consideration in every step of your business. These three professionals talk  concrete actions and share how they forgo the sustainability “trend” talk and actually provide proactive solutions to the pressing environmental matters that are afflicting the world today. 


12:00- 12:45 PM @ Jungle Plaza

Panel 5: Women in Leadership Presented by Audemars Piguet

Moderator: Sandra Campos CEO, Founder, Board Member, CNBC Contributor

Speakers: Ginny Wright CEO Audemars Piguet, Americas, Kim Perell 9X Founder, Investor and Bestselling Author,  Business Expert,  Alexandra Wilkis Wilson Investor and Entrepreneur Co-Founder of Clerisy, Gilt & GLAMSQUAD

About: Women are an increasingly important pillar in today’s workforce and more than ever, they occupy high leadership roles contributing to the continued success of companies in various industries. Despite more women occupying these leadership roles, there are still a lot of barriers and obstacles to overcome. This conversation discusses the role of women in leadership through the lens of three powerful professionals from different industries.


1:00PM – 3:00PM  Lunch Break


2:00 PM – 2:45 PM Breakout session @ Jungle Plaza

MASTERING THE ART OF REEL MAKING: An Exclusive Breakout Session with Melissa Machiavello!

Looking to master the art of crafting captivating Instagram reels? Don’t miss this breakout session exclusively for 15 LAFS attendees with Digital Creator Melissa Macchiavello. In this private breakout session, you will learn all the tips and tricks to to elevate your Instagram game. Register now and take your account to the next level!

Registration required / Limited Capacity


3:00-3:30 PM @ Jungle Plaza

Keynote: Transformando tu Vida y Mente

Speaker: Rodrigo Garduño Founder of  54D

About: Prepare to be motivated, with the inspiring founder of cult-favorite fitness method 54D who shares how absolutely anyone can build the life they want. 

*This keynote speech will be in Spanish.


3:30-4:00 PM @ Jungle Plaza

Panel 7: The True Power of a Brand Presented by Mastercard 

Speaker: Guadalupe Durán VP & Regional Lead, Digital Platforms Latin America and the Caribbean Mastercard 

About: A marketing-focused conversation that delves on brand building, the best global practices and how Mastercard evolves by applying sense and sensibility through a multi-sensory strategy.


4:00-4:45 PM @ Jungle Plaza

Panel 8:  Journey to the Top: In Conversation with our Pitch to LAFS 2022 Winners

Moderator: Estefania Lacayo Co-Founder of LAFS & TRIBU 

Speakers: Annaiss Yucra Founder of Annaiss Yucra,  Clarissa Egaña Founder of Port de Bras, Susana Vega Founder of Susana Vega Jewelry.

About: Last year’s Pitch to LAFS winners return to the stage, this time to share their personal journeys and talk about all of the opportunities, challenges and achievements after their 2022 Pitch win. 


4:45 – 5:15 PM @ Jungle Plaza

Q &A: In Conversation with Edgardo Osorio,  Founder of  Aquazzura

Moderator: Bridget Foley, Fashion Journalist and Critic

About: Building a lifestyle luxury brand in today’s world, without being part of the fashion conglomerates is no small feat and the shoe and handbag category is especially competitive. How do you create a powerful lifestyle brand with staying power in today’s world?


5:15 -6:00 PM @ Jungle Plaza

Panel 10 : Inclusion in the Beauty Industry

Moderator: Margarita Arriagada, Founder of Valdé Beauty

Speakers: Sandra Velásquez Founder of Nopalera, Giancarlo Perez Co-Founder and CEO of House of BO

About: Despite being the biggest consumers of beauty in the United States, Latinos in the beauty industry face major obstacles along the way, including lack of inclusion and shortage of funding. This conversation with experts from the skincare, fragrance and make-up categories delves on the challenges faced by Latino beauty entrepreneurs and the possible solutions.


6:00PM – 8:00PM  @ Paradise Plaza

A toast to Latin American talent! Shopping & Cocktails, hosted by UNA Vodka to celebrate  the LAFS Pop-up and our community getting together once again.

Martes, 7 de Noviembre

Our 2 venues for the day are the LAFS TENT @ Jungle Plaza 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM and The LAFS Pop up @ Paradise Plaza 3rd Floor 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM


8:00 AM – 10: 00 AM @ Paradise Plaza

The Official Pop-Up Preview: For buyers, store owners and Mastercard Priceless experiences. Must be registered to participate. 


9:00 -9:15 AM @ Jungle Plaza

Welcome to Day 2 of LAFS 2023: An interactive welcome with Danie Gomez-Ortigoza and our community.


9:15-10:00 AM @ Jungle Plaza

Panel 1 : Thriving in the Retail Ecosystem

Moderator: Ramya Giangola Founder of Gogoluxe

Speakers: Ida Petersson Womenswear and Menswear Buying Director Brown’s, Danielle Licata Co-Founder Curio, Joseph Tang Fashion Director Holt Renfrew, Molly Nutter President By George

About: This discussion from 4 different perspectives discusses the current retail ecosystem and which parts of it must brands be paying close attention to. Tech innovation, community values, collaborations,  the role of authenticity and bringing products that feel fresh and new: this conversation is not only for emerging  and established brands, but also content creators and retailers too.


10:00-10:30 AM @ Jungle Plaza

Presentation Powered  by Shop with Google: Ads Overview, Category Insights, Creative Best Practices and Holiday Optimization with Campaigns 

Speaker: Britney Martinez Velarde Growth Business Advisor

About: Grow your business with Google. This informative workshop includes a Google Ads Overview as well as a deep dive into category insights, creative best practices, holiday optimization campaign. 


10:30 -11:00 AM @ Jungle Plaza

Panel 3: In conversation with Tata Harper

Moderator: Estefania Lacayo, LAFS and Tribu Co-Founder

About: A pioneer in the clean beauty space, Colombian Tata Harper built a successful business and successfully sold it to the Korean conglomerate, The Amorepacific Group. In this conversation, Tata shares all about her inspiring journey with our co-founder, Estefania Lacayo. 


11:00 AM – 11:45 AM @ Jungle Plaza

Panel 4: Creating Brands Consumers Want

Moderator: Camila Straschnoy Brand Consultant, Educator & Public Speaker 

Speakers: Bianca Gates, CEO & Co-Founder of Birdies, Lisa Sadoughi Founder of Lele Sadoughi

About: Without customers, a business cannot thrive. Understanding your consumers, forging meaningful connections, and crafting products that cater to their evolving needs and wants has never been more challenging. There are no shortcuts to building a strong brand-consumer relationship,  but a brand’s ultimate goal remains the same: to inspire consumers not just to make a purchase, but to buy into something that keeps them coming back. Join us for a conversation where we unpack best practices from global brand leaders and walk away with actionable insights for your brand.


11:45-12:30  PM @ Jungle Plaza

Panel 5:  Finding Balance and the Importance of a Support Group

Moderator: Estefania Lacayo Co-Founder of LAFS and TRIBU

Speakers: Brenda Díaz de la Vega Luxury & Fashion Industry Consultant, Taliana Vargas Actress and Social Entrepreneur, Stacey Caldwell Founder of Caldwell Creative

About: An honest conversation on the personal challenges faced by entrepreneurs and the importance of having a support group. The panelists discuss perfectionism and the idea that oftentimes we are  way too hard on ourselves. Work life balance, goal prioritization, resisting the urge to compete and how success is defined, all this and more in this great conversation between 4 women in different career paths.


1:00- 3:00 PM Lunch Break 


2:00 PM – 2:45 PM Breakout session @ Jungle Plaza

HOW TO SCALE YOUR BUSINESS: An Exclusive Breakout Session with Donata Minelli!

Join an intimate talk with Donata Minelli on HOW TO SCALE YOUR BUSINESS. Donata is the CEO of Ulla Johnson and has nearly three decades of experience in luxury consumer brands, building and scaling businesses. In this private breakout session, you will have the opportunity to talk with Donata and gain insights from this industry expert. Don’t miss this unique opportunity!

Registration required / Limited Capacity


3:00- 3:45 PM @Jungle Plaza

Panel 6: In it to win it: Brand Success & Longevity 

Moderator: Donata Minelli CEO Ulla Johnson

Speakers: April Hennig Chief Merchandising Officer Moda Operandi,  Rickie de Sole Women’s Fashion Director Nordstrom, Divya Mathur Fashion Director Revolve Group.

About: A comprehensive deep dive with three of the world’s top retailers who discuss their retailer’s DNA, how brands should go about picking a wholesale partner and how to make the most out of that relationship, plus collaborations, launches, influencer marketing, exclusives and so much more. The three experts weigh in on what it takes to build a healthy brand that stands the test of time.  


3:45-4:15 @ Jungle Plaza

Panel 7:  In Conversation with Ana Khouri 

Moderator: Rodner Figueroa, TV presenter & Founder of Rodner Figueroa.



4:15-4:45  @ Jungle Plaza

Panel 8: Design your Life with Diane Von Furstenberg & Fabiola Beracasa-Beckman

Moderator: Estefania Lacayo, LAFS and TRIBU Co-Founder, Fabiola Beracasa-Beckman Film & TV Producer, Human Rights Activist 

About: After being told “no” many times, Fabiola Beracasa- Beckman finally succeeded in her dream of bringing larger-than-life-figure Diane Von Furstenberg to the screen. In this candid conversation between the two power women, they discuss persistence, resilience and turning no’s into yes’s.


4:45-5:15 PM @ Jungle Plaza

Panel 9: Passion: The fuel behind entrepreneurship

Moderator: Samantha Tams, LAFS and TRIBU Co-Founder

Speakers: Valentina Ferrer Model and Co-Founder Kapowder, Isabela Rangel Grutman Founder of  Rangel & Isa Grutman Jewelry

About: Entrepreneurship is difficult and even if you have funding or a great business plan, it is futile without passion. This conversation will touch on two different entrepreneurial ventures one in the fashion and jewelry space and the other in wellness, both completely fueled by the passion of their creators.


5:40 -6:25 PM @ Jungle Plaza

Closing Panel : At the Intersection of Music, Fashion and Art

Moderator: Sandra Campos CEO, Founder, Board Member, CNBC Contributor.

Panelists: Emilio Estefan Grammy and Emmy Award Winning Producer, Craig Robins CEO and President of Dacra, Estefania Lacayo, LAFS and Tribu Co-Founder.


8:00 PM @ Palm Court 

LAFS MIAMI 2023 Concert with especial musical guest, presented by Miami Design District


7:30 PM-  Doors open


8:00 PM –  Performance Starts

Miércoles, 8 de Noviembre

Our 3 venues for the day are The LAFS Pop up @ Paradise Plaza 3rd Floor  10:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Istituto Marangoni Miami for Breakout Sessions and the Dupont Building.


9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pitch to LAFS contest @ Mr. C (Closed Door Competition)  


10:00 AM – 8:00 PM LAFS POP UP @ Paradise Plaza

Last day to shop the curation of the best Latin design under one roof. Open doors for everyone, even those who aren’t attending LAFS!


10:00 AM – 10:45 AM Breakout session @ Istituto Marangoni Miami, Room 403

WHOLESALE STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS: An Exclusive Breakout Session with the Shopbop Team! 

Experience an intimate round table exclusively for 30 LAFS attendees with Beatrice Nimaroff, Jamie Padell, and Sarah Lerer from Shopbop on WHOLESALE STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS. In this private breakout session, you will have the chance to talk with the Shopbop team and gain insights from industry experts. If you are a designer, you just can’t miss this opportunity!

Registration required / Limited Capacity


12:00 PM – 12:45 PM Breakout session @ The Library, Istituto Marangoni Miami

PLANET, PEOPLE, PROGRESS: An Exclusive Breakout Session with Carolina K 

Experience an intimate round table exclusively for 15 LAFS attendees with Creative Director Carolina K. In this private Breakout Session, you will have the chance to talk with an expert on sustainability and social impact. If you own a business, you can’t miss this one-time opportunity!

Registration required / Limited Capacity


1:00 PM – 1:45 PM Breakout session @ The Library, Istituto Marangoni Miami 

HANDS ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP: An Exclusive Breakout Session with Alexandra Wilkis Wilson!

Experience an intimate with Alexandra Wilkis Wilson on ENTREPRENEURSHIP. Alexandra is a serial entrepreneur, co-founder of successful businesses such as Clerisy, Gilt, and Glamsquad. In this private breakout session, you will have the chance to talk with Alexandra and gain insights from this serial entrepreneur par excellence. Don’t miss this one-time opportunity!

Registration required / Limited Capacity


2:00 PM – 2:45 PM Breakout session @ The Library, Istituto Marangoni Miami 

PROFITABILITY MATTERS: An Exclusive Breakout Session with Johanna Isaac Fadul, in collaboration with Vístete de Colombia!

Join this exclusive breakout session, tailored for just 15 LAFS attendees, with experienced Fashion Business Consultant, Johanna Isaac Fadul. Collaborating with Vístete de Colombia, this intimate session will offer you creative insights on building a profitable and enduring brand. Secure your spot now through Ticket Ferry!

Registration required / Limited Capacity


3:00 PM – 3:45 PM Breakout session @ The Library, Istituto Marangoni Miami

CREATING PERSONALIZED SHOPPING EXPERIENCES: An Exclusive Breakout Session with Sarah Easley.

Experience an intimate round table exclusively for 15 LAFS attendees with Sarah Easley on CREATING PERSONALIZED SHOPPING EXPERIENCES. Sarah is the Founder and CEO of MaisonMarché and is well-known for hosting the fabulous pop-ups with MaisonMarché. In this private breakout session, you will have the opportunity to talk with Sarah and gain insights from this industry expert in times where personalization is EVERYTHING. 

Registration required / Limited Capacity


4:00 PM – 4:45 PM Breakout session @ The Library, Istituto Marangoni Miami 

CREATING THE PERFECT EDITORIAL LOOKBOOK: An Exclusive Breakout Session with Dania Ortiz!

Aspire to design the perfect editorial lookbook? Join this exclusive breakout session with Dania Lucero Ortiz, the Fashion and Accessories Director of Town&Country Magazine! If you are a fashion designer, don’t miss this unique editorial opportunity! Register now through Ticket Ferry.

Registration required / Limited Capacity


5:00 PM – 5:45 PM Breakout session @ The Library, Istituto Marangoni Miami 

WEAR YOUR VALUES: How to Build a Transparent Brand with Taryn Hipwell and Francesca Belluomini 

Join an intimate breakout session with two experts on circularity and transparency, Taryn Hipwell ad Fancesca Belluomini on BUILDING A TRANSPARENT BRAND. In this private breakout session, you will have the opportunity to discuss with Taryn all about sustainability.

Registration required / Limited Capacity


8:00 PM Closing Ceremony Gala Presented by Zacapa @ Alfred Dupont Building Announcement of Pitch to LAFS 2023 Winners.

Be prepared to show your ticket at the entrance.



Adrienne Mashian buyer
Alan Bursztyn speaker
Alexandra Zatarain speaker
Ana Khouri speaker
Anebella Bergero speaker
Annaiss Yucra speaker
April Hennig speaker
Arielle Siboni speaker
Aura Marina Hernandez speaker
Beatrice Nimaroff buyer
Beth Buccini speaker
Bianca Gates speaker
Brenda Diaz de la Vega special guest
Bridget Foley speaker
Britney Martinez Velarde speaker
Camila Straschnoy speaker
Carmen Busquets speaker
Carolina Kleinman speaker
Clarissa Egaña speaker
Craig Robins speaker
Danielle Licata speaker
Diane Von Furstenberg speaker
Divya Mathur speaker
Donata Minelli speaker
Edgar Osorio speaker
Emilio Estefan speaker
Eva Hughes speaker
Eyan Allen speaker
Fabiola Beracasa Beckman speaker
Fabricio Cardenas speaker
Giancarlo Pérez speaker
Ginny Wright speaker
Guadalupe Duran de Ponce speaker
Hakan Baykam speaker
Ida Petersson speaker
Iman Hasan speaker
Indre Rockefeller speaker
Irma Martinez speaker
Isabela Rangel Grutman speaker
Jen Daft judge
Jessica Kane speaker
Johanna Ortiz speaker
Keanan Duffty Mentor
Juana Burga Special Guest
Karla Martinez Judge
Katie Kaps Mentor
Keanan Duffty Mentor
Kim Perell speaker
Laure Heriad Dubreuil judge
Lisa Sadoughi speaker
Margarita Arriagada speaker
Maria Gabs Ureña speaker
Maria Williams speaker
Massimo Casagrande speaker
Molly Nutter speaker
Morena Zabeni speaker
Nane Miller speaker
Nieves Alvarez speaker
Nina Farran speaker
Ramya Giangola speaker
Raul Lopez special guest
Rickie de Sole speaker
Rodrigo Garduño speaker
Sandra Campos speaker
Sandra Velasquez speaker
Sara Walker buyer
Sarah Easley speaker
Sarah Lerer buyer
Shira Sue Carmi speaker
Silvia Tcherassi speaker
Stacey Caldwell speaker
Stephanie Horton speaker
Susana Vega speaker
Tata Harper speaker
Trisha Gregory speaker
Valentina Ferrer speaker
Vanessa Barboni speaker
Whitney Tingle speaker


Danie Gomez Ortigoza speaker
Fernanda Cobo speaker
Melissa Machiavello speaker
Natassia Capra Ambassador
Raquel Cañas speaker
Stephanie Hill Ambassador
Taliana Vargas Ambassador
Titina penzini Ambassador
Tuti Barrera Ambassador
Uti Torres Ambassador
Valerie Frangie Ambassador


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The LAFS Experience with Google
Miami, Design District
November 6th-8th, 2023

The opportunity of a lifetime!

LAFS has partnered with Google for a special sweepstakes for LatinX students and entrepreneurs based or doing business in the US. The lucky winners will attend the summit, learn from industry leaders and make valuable networking connections with other entrepreneurs in attendance.

Winners will be selected
at random from eligible applicants

The 5 selected winners will get the following:

  • 1 General Admission Ticket
  • 1 Closing Ceremony Gala Ticket
  • Airfare and hotel accommodations (up to $3500)

*All prizes are non-transferable

In order to be eligible,
you must meet the following criteria


  • 18 years or older 
  • Currently located in the continental US
  • Must be able to attend the entirety of the conference
  • LatinX student or entrepreneur with interest in fashion, design, beauty, and wellness


October 2

Applications Open

October 13:

Applications Close

October 16:

Winners randomly selected and contacted.

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