Maria Samsøe-Schmidt is Global Partnerships Assistant, providing support to the Global Partnerships team. In her role, she is coordinating the production and execution of programmes and special initiatives for Copenhagen Fashion Summit and CFS+.
Samsøe-Schmidt joined GFA in 2017 as Business Development Intern and continued on to execute and facilitate the Matchmaking programme at Copenhagen Fashion Summit.
Samsøe-Schmidt is currently studying a BA in Intercultural Market Communication at Copenhagen Business School. She holds an AP degree in Global Entrepreneurship, Design & Logistics from Copenhagen School of Design and Technology. In addition, she has a background in retail at some of the biggest Danish design brands before pursuing her sustainability journey that began within the sphere of concept development, marketing and branding.