BESTSELLER announces Ms. Dee Poon as inspirational speaker at UNLEASH

BESTSELLER announces Ms. Dee Poon as inspirational speaker at UNLEASH


BRANDE, Denmark, 2017-Jul-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — 1,000 global talents will gather in Denmark this August to look for solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems. UNLEASH is the name of the event, and it culminates in a grand award show, where presentation of the best solutions will be garnished with world class speakers – BESTSELLER is proud to be presenting one of them.

BESTSELLER is partner of the UNLEASH track ‘Sustainable Production and Consumption’ where more than 120 talents are allocated to find solutions to issues within industries like the fashion industry. To add to this agenda, and to explain the complexity of turning an entire industry onto a more sustainable path, BESTSELLER is proud to present Ms. Dee Poon as inspirational speaker at UNLEASH.

Dee Poon represents one of the largest suppliers of premium shirts and polos around the world – The Esquel Group. The company has been a key supplier for BESTSELLER for over a decade, and the group has a profound focus on sustainability in its way of conducting business and it operates with values that are easily identifiable for BESTSELLER.

Being the daughter of the Esquel Group Chairman, Dee has practically been raised on the company values, and the will to make a difference in the world is something she has taken with her in her current position as Managing Director of Brands and Distribution of the Esquel Group.

“When we think about building a sustainable future, we are talking about creating an environment where our children – and their children – will thrive. To make this happen, we must reimagine our role as suppliers and make sustainability a top priority. At Esquel, we have been integrating sustainability into every step of our comprehensive supply chain, from the cotton farms to our fabric mills and garment factories,” Dee Poon says when asked to comment on the importance of sustainability and the role of suppliers.

“To really make a difference, sustainability and positive actions must come from all parts of the value chain – including consumers, retailers and producers. We therefore look very much forward to hearing Dee Poon – representing her family company that we respect a lot – present her views on sustainability from a supplier perspective,” says Anders Holch Povlsen, Owner and CEO of BESTSELLER.

Dee Poon will give her speech at the ‘UNLEASH Award Show – Presented by BESTSELLER’ on 21 August in Concert Hall (Musikhuset) in Aarhus.


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BESTSELLER announces 11 hand-picked talents for UNLEASH

BRANDE, Denmark, 2017-May-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — This August, BESTSELLER is partnering with UNLEASH to bring together 1,000 global talents to solve the world’s most pressing problems. Meet the 11 hand-picked BESTSELLER talents that will take part in the event.

Talents from more than 165(!) countries around the world have applied to become part of the UNLEASH Lab in Denmark this August. They represent diverse backgrounds and aspirations, but they all have a common goal of making a difference for the world on behalf of an entire generation.

A number of talents have been sourced from a wide array of organisations, businesses and institutions. Others have been found through an open online recruitment process focusing on finding creative and innovative people who are passionate about solving some of the world’s most pressing problems by engaging in co-creation with peers and experts. The talents will come from all over the world and include academics, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and technical experts primarily aged 20-35 years.


As project partner BESTSELLER has been fortunate enough to deliver a number of talents to act as key experts on the given Sustainable Development Goal most prominent to BESTSELLER – i.e. Sustainable Production and Consumption.

Through recommendation from managers across the BESTSELLER organisation, we are very proud to have ended up with the following 11 talents to represent our company at UNLEASH:


Jose Prakash,  Sustainability Manager, India, New Delhi

Sally Fu, Sustainability Manager, China, Shanghai

Mia Jepp Mortensen, Strategic Sourcing Specialist, Denmark

Peter Holm Jensen, Legal Counsel, Denmark

Tea Stricevic, Business Analyst, Austria

Muhammad Ehsanul Karim, Senior Merchandiser, Bangladesh

Varun Kashiva, VERO MODA Supply Chain Manager, Denmark

Alexander Granberg, SELECTED Buying Apprentice, Denmark

Felicity Tapsell, JACK & JONES Project Manager, Denmark

Pernille Berthon Iversen, NAME IT Buyer, Denmark

Henriette Fogh Høyer, ONLY Process & Sourcing Coordinator,Denmark
Throughout the coming months, we will introduce you more thoroughly to some of these talents and find out more about how they perceive BESTSELLER’s role in solving global issues, and what they expect from the programme in August.

Read more about UNLEASH and BESTSELLER’s involvement here.


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