One of the most important goals of Serbia Fashion Week is the development of the textile industry. On this occasion, a special guest of the event was the mayor of the Dutch fashion capital, the city of Maastricht, Onno Hoes. At the conference, attended by the mayor of Maastricht, the deputy mayor of Novi Sad, Borko Ilić, President of Serbia Fashion Week, Svetlana Horvat, founder of the fashion festival Fashion Clash, Branko Popovic, and the Secretary of the Association for
Textile Serbian Chamber of Commerce, Milorad Vasiljevica , necessary steps that have to be taken in order for Serbia Fashion Week to develop fashion industry, were discussed. In the City Hall of Novi Sad, Svetlana Horvat signed a protocol for cooperation with one of the biggest fashion festivals in Europe, Fashion Clash. After the official signing of the contract, Svetlana Horvat pointed out that this cooperation, as well as the entire organization Serbia Fashion Week has multiple goals and holds a cultural, economic and educational importance.