The most anticipated and informative summit for
the professional clothing industry
Tuesday 18th June 2019
The Montcalm, Marble Arch, London W1H 7TN
08:00 – 16:30
The Directors of the Professional Clothing Industry Association Worldwide are delighted to invite you to the PCIAW Summit 2019 which will take place at The Montcalm, Marble Arch on the 18th of June 2019. This will be the most anticipated and informative summit for the professional clothing industry and places for this prestigious event are limited.
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A WARM WELCOME
Welcome to your industry association; the first sector-specific trade body devoted to the professional clothing industry and supply chain.
As chair of the PCIAW, I am delighted to have the opportunity to help shape the future of the industry for our members and drive its development; I am looking forward to representing their views and tackling the issues most important to the sustainability and development of their organisations and the professionals within them.
John Miln Chair, PCIAW
Welcome to our first PCIAW Summit event 2019.
As CEO of PCIAW it is my pleasure to launch this wonderful event that will enable suppliers to showcase what they have to offer giving them the oppertunity to CONNECT with buyers and STENGTHEN and THRIVE together building a stronger industry network at this crucial time.
We look forward to seeing our esteemed members, and welcoming new ones in what is one of the most important industry events in June 2019.
Yvette Ashby CEO, PCIAW
ABOUT PCIAW SUMMIT
The PCIAW Summit 2019 will bring together exclusive key industry professionals from Corporatewear, Workwear and PPE for this unique and intimate networking event marking the launch of the awaited PCIAW association and PCIAW website.
The conferences at this event will feature imperative topics to our industry including current affairs such as the onset of Brexit. Industry experts will inform and educate, brining you up to date with the PCIAW and explain exciting events planned for 2019, allowing honest audience feedback.
PCIAW Summit 2019 will enable you with the chance to:
CONNECT – STRENGTHEN – THRIVE
Whether you are a buyer or a supplier, this
is a MUST.
The guest speakers will be discussing the latest developments in technologies and the key trends that will be shaping tomorrows future; discussing the effects of Brexit, CSR, removing the challenges of tendering for major contracts, what buyers need from suppliers alongside Electric Arc with much more to come. Each speaker will be given 15 minutes to speak, with five minutes’ Q&A.
PCIAW SUMMIT AGENDA
|08:00 - 09:15||Registration and coffee|
|09:15 - 09:25||Opening address||César Araújo,
Board Director, PCIAW
|09:25 - 09:40||PCIAW - what it means for you||John Miln,
|09:40 - 09:45||Q&A|
|09:45 - 10:05||Post Brexit - what is the impact on the textile industry?||Adam Mansell,
|10:05 - 10:10||Q&A|
|10:10 - 10:25||An insight in to how complex logistics in challenging environments can|
help address the challenges and threats to our own industry
CBE Vice President
Agility Logistics - Defence and
Government Services, Europe
|10:25 - 10:30||Q&A|
|10:30 - 10:45||A circular future for the Professional Clothing Supply Chain is on the horizon||Cyndi Rhoades,
CEO, Worn Again Technologies
|10:45 - 10:50||Q&A|
|10:50 - 11:05||Networking & coffee|
|11:05 - 11:25||Getting the most out of the tender process LIVE||Samantha Heilling,
PCIAW & Cherry Pigeon
|11:25 - 11:30||Q&A|
|11:30 - 11:45||Health at Work - the risks, the opportunities and how changes in EU legislation will impact.||Alan Murray,
|11:45 - 11:50||Q&A|
|11:50 - 12:10||How will Brexit affect British Standards and what is the UK's future in developing standards in Europe?||Richard Collin,
Head of European and National Policy, BSI
|12:15 - 12:15||Q&A|
|12:15 - 12:30||BSI, PPE, and Brexit||Nathan Shipley,
PPE Group Certification Manager,
|12:30 - 12:35||Q&A|
|12:35 - 12:50||Analysing the global industry and predicting the future||Jonathon Jones,
Senior Analyst/ Marketing Manager,
|12:50 - 12:55||Q&A|
|12:55 - 13:35||Networking lunch|
|13:35 - 13:50||Sharing the vision for the future of the American uniform and its influence on the UK and European markets.||Steve Zalkin,
|13:50 - 13:55||Q&A|
|13:55 - 14:10||An exciting collaboration between two iconic brands: Virgin Galactic and UnderArmour||Karen Sparrow,
Spaceline Apparel Manager,
|14:10 - 14:15||Q&A|
|14:15 - 14:30||What’s in a shoe and how important it is to get it right... and left.||Lee Wilson,
Footwear Fitting Technologist,
|14:30 - 14:35||Q&A|
|14:35 - 14:50||Protecting workers against the risks caused by an electric flashover (ARC) and other protective clothing|
Product Development Manager,
|14:50 - 14:55||Q&A|
|14:55 - 15:10||Networking & coffee|
|15:10 - 15:25||An ethical supply chain is essential to winning business today, so what’s really important and how can you improve yours?||Dan Murray,
|15:25 - 15:30||Q&A|
|15:30 - 15:45||What’s coming up at the UKFT and how buyers and suppliers of professional clothing will benefit.||Adam Mansell,
|15:45 - 15:50||Q&A|
|15:50 - 16:05||What size should I buy? How will it fit? How much stock should I allow for size exchanges?||Leanne Howard,
|16:05 - 16:10||Q&A|
|16:10 - 16:25||An invaluable insight into next season and next year’s fashion trends and colours, and consider how they will transcend the industry.||Marie Leck,
|16:25 - 16:30||Q&A|