Brand New Initiatives to Participate in the PCIAW® Summit, Exhibition & Awards 2024

The Professional Clothing Industry Association Worldwide is hosting this year’s PCIAW® Summit, Exhibition & Awards on 18-20th November with a series of initiatives that are new for 2024, including exhibitor workshops, the uniform buyers’ road show and UK factory tours. 

Workwear Uniform Group Ltd (WWUGL) is the Premier Sponsor for 2024 and for the first time, the PCIAW® Summit, Exhibition & Awards will be hosted in Birmingham, the UK’s second-largest city, at The Vox – on the NEC campus.

The annual PCIAW® Summit, Exhibition & Awards event is dedicated to the uniform, workwear and personal protective equipment (PPE) supply chains and offers targeted networking opportunities, complete with expert education and a celebration of the industry.

PCIAW® Factory Tours – Showcasing UK Manufacturing

On 18th November, PCIAW® will uncover the incredible capabilities of UK professional clothing factories, going across the entire supply chain from yarn processing and fabric manufacture, through to protective garment construction and state-of-the-art distribution.

Delegates of the Summit, Exhibition & Awards can register interest for the first ever UK Factory Tour by PCIAW®. More information will be announced in due course.

PCIAW® Exhibitor Workshops

Hosted on 19 – 20th November, the Exhibitor Workshops are a new educational concept that diverts from the traditional format into a series of interactive group session experiences that will enhance the learning and networking opportunities in the PCIAW® Summit.

The PCIAW® Exhibitor Workshops will educate on market trends and solutions, exemplifying the innovations in technical fabrics, uniforms, workwear and PPE, alongside technology platforms, components and accessories. Learn more about hosting a PCIAW® Exhibitor Workshop.

The Professional Clothing Fashion Show

Corporate uniforms are increasingly blending design trends with luxury fashion brands, whilst workwear and PPE products are taking recent inspiration from sportswear for trend-setting professional clothing concepts.  

The Professional Clothing Fashion Show will encapsulate the most innovative, design-conscious uniform, workwear and PPE clothing and feature in both the PCIAW® Summit and the Awards event in front of key decision-makers within the professional clothing industry. Enter a Professional Clothing Design.

Uniform Buyers’ Network Road Show

The Uniform Buyers’ Network (UBN) is a peer-to-peer education platform that was started by the buyers, for the buyers. During the PCIAW® Summit, the first-ever UBN Road Show will take place, as a starting point for a stand-alone event tailored for uniform, workwear and PPE buyers.

Led by the founding associates, Nisha Muire, Uniform Program Manager, Air Canada, Louise Johnson, Retail Corporate Wardrobe Manager, NatWest Group and Karen Sparrow, Owner, Red Sparrow Consulting, the UBN offers apparel and textile education for procurement and health & safety professionals, helping them to have more collaborative buyer, supplier partnerships and more productive tender processes.  Learn more

PCIAW® Event Sponsorship

With over 500+ delegates in attendance across the PCIAW® Summit, Exhibition & Awards from over 20 different countries, businesses that are looking to increase brand awareness or maintain a leading position in the uniform, workwear and PPE supply chains can sponsor the event and receive continual promotion in every iteration of promotional event literature for the rest of 2024. Sponsoring the PCIAW® event will maximise exposure in the must-attend Summit & Awards for the professional clothing industry.

PCIAW® Event Advertising

The PCIAW® is hosting the 2024 event at The Vox, a purpose-built venue that offers advertising opportunities for attending companies, visible to professional clothing supply chains.

Speak with the PCIAW® team and take advantage of some affordable branding opportunities that maximise visibility on entrance doors and digital screens. Learn more

Attend the PCIAW Summit, Exhibition & Awards 2024

Yvette Ashby, CEO, PCIAW® said: “As the global trade association for the professional clothing industry, I am honoured to welcome delegates to the 2024 event, which focuses on thought leadership about key market trends and regulation, including sustainable solutions, supply chain transparency, the future of smart textiles and much more. 2024 is a year of innovation for the PCIAW® Summit, Exhibition & Awards, shaking-up the format to be the most exciting and important event yet.”

The PCIAW® Summit, Exhibition & Awards event takes place over three days from 18 – 20 November 2023.

  • 18 November – PCIAW® Factory Tours showcases UK-made professional clothing, textile processing and state-of-the-art automated warehousing.
  • 19 November – PCIAW® Summit & Exhibitor Workshops 9:00 am until 5:00 pm.
  • 20 November – PCIAW® Summit & Exhibitor Workshops 9:00 am until 1:00 pm.
  • 20 November – PCIAW® Awards begins with a champagne reception at 6:00 pm followed by a three-course gala dinner. The PCIAW® Awards ceremony begins at 7:30 pm until 10:00 pm, complete with an evening of networking and entertainment.

Buy tickets to the PCIAW® Summit, Exhibition & Awards 2024 today.

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