The most anticipated and informative summit for
the professional clothing industry
Radisson Blu Edwardian, London Heathrow
23rd – 24th March 2021
The Directors of the Professional Clothing Industry Association Worldwide are delighted to invite you to the PCIAW® Summit 2021 which will take place on 23rd – 24th March 2021 at the Radisson Blu Edwardian, London Heathrow. This will be the most anticipated and informative summit for the professional clothing industry and places for this prestigious event are limited.
PCIAW SUMMIT AGENDA 2021
|08:30 - 09:30||Registration and coffee|
|09:30 - 09:40||Opening address||Yvette Ashby, Founder and CEO, PCIAW®
Jeff Morris, Senior Vice President of Protective Fabrics, Milliken and Company
John Miln, Chairman, PCIAW®
|Innovation in the textile industry|
|09:40 - 09:55||Emerging Wearable Technologies||Randy Harwood, SVP, Under Armour|
|9:55 - 10:00||Q&A|
|10:00 - 10:15||Better Understanding Electric Arc||Paul Castelli, International Sales Director, Westex by Milliken|
|10:15 - 10:20||Q&A|
|Revolutionising professional clothing|
|10:20 - 10:35||Care Labelling||Adam Mansell, CEO, UKFT|
|10:35 - 10:40||Q&A|
|10:40 - 10:55||Sizing: How to Get it Right||Andre D’elia, Chief Product Officer, Size Stream|
|10:55 - 11:00||Q&A|
|11:00 - 11:15||The PCIAW® Uniform Buyers’ Network||Samantha Heilling, Co-Founder, PCIAW® Uniform Buyers’ Network|
|11:15 - 11:20||Q&A|
|An Industry Overview|
|11:20 - 11:35||Mental Health in our Industry||Heather Beach, Managing Director, The Healthy Work Company|
|11:35 - 11:40||Q&A|
|11:40 - 11:55||The Importance of Branding and Trends||Ann Dowdeswell, Sales & Marketing Director, Jermyn Street Design|
|11:55 - 12:00||Q&A|
|12:00 - 12:15||The Power of Plimsoll: Actionable Industry Insights||Jonathon Jones, Senior Analyst/Marketing, Plimsoll|
|12:15 - 12:20||Q&A|
|12:20 - 12:35||Fighting the Dragon – the fallout from the Dragons Breath – long latency disease risks for firefighters & improving future health outcomes||John Cairns MSc Pgd SIIRSM, Director, Cairns Consultancy Ltd|
|12:35 - 12:40||Q&A|
|12:40 - 12:55||Aligning the professional clothing industry with a net zero economy||Pauline Op de Beeck, Client Manager, Carbon Trust|
|12:55 - 13:00||Q&A|
|13:00 - 14:30||Networking Lunch|
|The Future of Sustainability|
|14:30 - 14:45||The Beginning of Sustainability||Peter Bartsch, Head of Corporate Sustainability, Lenzing Fibres
Alexandra Steger, Global Project Manager Workwear, Lenzing Fibres
|14:45 - 15:00||From Fibre to Fabric||Elke Bißdorf, International Product Manager, Klopman|
|15:00 - 15:15||Fristads Green: Measuring the total impact of a garment||Lisa Rosengren, Head of Research and Development, Fristads|
|15:15 - 15:55||Portugal: The Ecosystem||César Araújo, Board Director, PCIAW®
|15:55 - 16:10||A Closed-Loop Sustainable Solution||Tim Cross, Partner and Managing Director, Project Plan B|
|16:10 - 16:40||Q&A|
|16:40||Close of Summit|
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 PCIAW Summit event 2021.
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 March 2021.
Yvette Ashby CEO, PCIAW
ABOUT PCIAW SUMMIT
The PCIAW Summit 2021 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, bringing you up to date with the PCIAW and explain exciting events planned for 2021, allowing honest audience feedback.
PCIAW Summit 2021 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.