Bodi.me Sponsors the PCIAW® Summit, Exhibition & Awards 2023
Bodi.Me, the award-winning apparel fit technology company is sponsoring the PCIAW® Summit, Exhibition & Awards. On 7-9 November 2023, it will be the first time the event is being hosted in Portugal and will be located at the award-winning venue – Alfandega Congress Centre, Porto, Portugal – on the bank of the iconic Duoro River.
The annual PCIAW® Summit, Exhibition & Awards is organised by the Professional Clothing Industry Association Worldwide (PCIAW®) and is an educational, networking event dedicated to the international supply chain for the uniform, workwear and personal protective equipment (PPE) markets.
As a returning sponsor of PCIAW® for 2023, Bodi.Me’s innovative Size-Me solution offers the professional clothing industry a fast, cost-effective garment size recommendation tool that requires no intrusive wearer photos or body scans. Bodi.Me’s sizing technology solution offers a streamlined, digital fit process that saves time and money, by improving fit accuracy to reduce return rates.
Bodi.Me was founded with a clear mission in mind: to address the prevalent issue of size mismatching within the rapidly expanding online garment industry. At the heart of technology offering is the core platform, Size-Me, an easy-to-implement size advice tool that delivers immediate and accurate results with minimal data requirements.
The software seamlessly integrates with any e-commerce system utilising APIs and harnesses the power of Bodi.Me’s proprietary algorithm and AI technology which matches wearers with perfectly sized garments. By leveraging a vast and robust database of 3D body models, combined with the latest advancements in artificial intelligence and machine learning, Bodi.Me has made the Size-Me solution into a cutting-edge, precise, and versatile platform.
The annual PCIAW® Summit, Exhibition & Awards event gathers global executives from the professional clothing supply chain for unique networking opportunities, advocating for partnerships and collaboration. 2023 is the first year the PCIAW® is set to host the event in Portugal, bringing together nearshore manufacturing partners including Tunisia to support the textile industry’s efforts to grow and diversify sourcing operations.
Lara Mazzoni, Founder & CEO, Bodi.ME commented: “From the very beginning, Bodi.Me has been deeply committed to the uniform industry. We take immense pride in being a part of the esteemed Professional Clothing Industry Association Worldwide (PCIAW®) family and playing a pivotal role in assisting this industry in providing superior service to their customers while also achieving their sustainability goals”
Yvette Ashby, CEO, PCIAW® said: “I am proud to have Bodi.Me as a sponsor of the Summit, Exhibition & Awards 2023. The innovative sizing technology is helping the professional clothing industry achieve the right garment fit with greater accuracy. The result is less textile waste and pollution which is important, but it can also save uniform buyers money. Looking ahead, we have an exciting roadmap of new tools and innovations to further support the garment industry in its quest for greater sustainability.”
The PCIAW® Summit, Exhibition & Awards event takes place over three days from 7 – 9 November 2023.
- 7 November – Textile and apparel factory tours for delegates arranged by ANIVEC the Portuguese association for clothing and apparel, who is a long-term partner of PCIAW®.
- 8 November – PCIAW® Summit Part 1 begins at 9:00am until 1:30pm followed by a networking lunch. The PCIAW® Exhibition begins at 1:30pm until 5pm.
- 9 November – PCIAW® Summit Part 2 begins at 9:00am until 1:30pm. The PCIAW® Exhibition begins at 1:00pm until 4pm.
- 9 November – PCIAW® Awards begins with a champagne reception at 6:00pm followed by a three-course gala dinner. The PCIAW® Awards ceremony begins at 7:30pm until 10:00pm, complete with an evening of networking and entertainment.