Factory Tours at PCIAW® Summit, Exhibition & Awards

Carrington Textiles and ANIVEC hosting Factory Tours at the PCIAW® Summit, Exhibition & Awards

PCIAW® is pleased to offer exclusive factory tours on the 7th of November 2023 for attendees of the PCIAW® Summit, Exhibition & Awards, in Porto, Portugal.

Delegates of the PCIAW® Summit, Exhibition & Awards 2023 are invited to join the factory tours in Porto, organised but the Key Sponsor, ANIVEC – the Portuguese Association for Apparel and Clothing.

The Portuguese textile and apparel industry has developed an entire ecosystem with a reputation for quality that reaches every corner of the world. From yarn spinning to fabric weaving, dyeing and finishing, all the way through to some of the finest garment manufacturing capabilities that Europe has to offer.

Not everybody gets the opportunity to see and learn how textile processing works with their own eyes and PCIAW® and ANIVEC are excited to give delegates of the PCIAW® Event in Portugal the chance to do so.

Carrington Textiles, the Premier Sponsor of this year’s PCIAW® Summit, is also pleased to offer tours of their state-of-the-art production facilities northeast of Porto. Attendees will be able to witness Carrington’s advanced manufacturing capabilities and commitment to quality firsthand.

The joint venture between Carrington Textiles and Acabamentos Têxteis SA has established Carrington as a leader in technical textiles and a model for effective nearshore production. The tours will provide a unique behind-the-scenes look at Carrington’s leading-edge technologies and processes, and how they drive efficiency, sustainability, and product excellence.

The optional factory tours provide an excellent opportunity for PCIAW® Event attendees to build relationships with partners in Portugal and unlock the benefits of a European connection.

César Araújo, President of ANIVEC; CEO of Calvelex and PCIAW® Board Director commented:

“Many of the PCIAW® Trusted Members currently manufacture in Portugal or are viewing the textiles ecosystem as a nearshore alternative. ANIVEC and PCIAW® will be facilitating factory visits on the first day – 7 November 2023 – providing greater business value for those reconsidering their supply chains, in addition to the opportunities for education, networking and celebration.”

César Araújo, President of ANIVEC; CEO of Calvelex and PCIAW® Board Director

Registration is open to all ticket holders of the PCIAW® Summit & Exhibition and PCIAW® Awards events. Due to limited capacity, interested attendees are encouraged to register early.

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The PCIAW® Summit will shed light on the upcoming challenges facing the professional clothing industry, such as incoming sustainability legislation, supply chain disruption, and firefighter PPE safety, whilst giving a platform to the innovations making strides in circular textile technologies and responsible manufacturing.

Access to the PCIAW® Exhibition is included in the PCIAW® Summit & Exhibition ticket, available for purchase on our website today. The Summit & Exhibition is one part of the greater 2023 PCIAW® Summit, Exhibition & Awards, which takes place from the 7th – 9th of November.

The PCIAW® Awards is a celebration of innovation and dedication to the professional clothing industry, recognising talent and excellence in businesses and individuals. The Awards begin with a champagne reception, followed by a three-course gala dinner and an evening of entertainment.

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 1:00pm. 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.

Purchase tickets to the PCIAW® Summit, Exhibition & Awards 2023 and join the premier professional clothing trade association in Porto this November.

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