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Pitti Immagine Introduces Pitti Connect

The new digital platform is designed to boost business and networking for all Pitti fairs.

Pitti Immagine has released more information on its much-talked-about new digital platform that will assist buyers in connecting with brands before the scheduled September trade show. Developed in response to the extraordinary requirements of our present Covid-19 reality, “Pitti Connect” is a new and essential tool in reimagining tomorrow’s fashion industry.

Launching in late June, Pitti Connect will allow exhibitors at the Pitti Immagine fairs (Pitti Bimbo, Pitti Uomo, Pitti Filati, Fragranze and Super) to easily reach buyers and members of the trade–including those not physically present. Users of the platform will be able to carry out scouting activities, research, meetings and even view collections through video chats or by means of a virtual showroom with advanced functions.

“We know all about the priorities and the challenges that fashion companies and brands are facing at this time because we at Pitti Immagine are experiencing the same ones,” says Raffaello Napoleone, CEO of Pitti Immagine. “For over a decade we have believed and invested in web evolution–with the launch of the first collaborations with the MIT in Boston and the inauguration of the e-Pitti platform, right up to the institution of the e-P Summit–and in the light of the profound digital transformation in progress that imposes innovative strategies for being competitive and looking to the future, we want to offer the very best existing technology with a totally new platform and an editorial layout that is rich in content, just like a regular magazine.”

Pitti Connect will make it possible for exhibitors not only to better communicate all the facets of their brand identity but will also have advanced functions for managing access to the marketplace and the order phase, adds Agostino Poletto, general manager of Pitti Immagine. “In fact, we have decided to create a customized marketplace product in collaboration with specialist companies in order to maintain a direct relationship with the exhibitors and companies as well as to ensure high qualitative standards and to control the entire process.”

The children’s trade fair Pitti Bimbo is scheduled to take place Sept. 9-10 in Florence.

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