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Charles Ross from the Royal College of Art to co-host PCIAW® Summit 2021

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We are pleased to announce that Charles Ross from The Royal College of Art, is co-hosting the PCIAW® Summit with John Miln, Chairman of PCIAW®. 

The PCIAW® Summit will kick off on 2nd November 2021 with an opening address by John Miln, Chairman of the Professional Clothing Industry Association Worldwide (PCIAW®), who will welcome the industry to a conference of international proportions after a year of virtual meetings.

As a leading expert in the outerwear industry, Charles is a Lecturer in Performance Sportswear Design Performance at The Royal College of Art. He is also a mentor at the Design Council and a member of WRAP’s Textile Committee. 

He has taught many students who now lead the design of the outdoor industry, with graduates now work at Mountain Equipment, Rab, Arc’teryx, Berghaus, Patagonia, Páramo and Montane.

Sustainability: Are You Ready? 

This year’s PCIAW® Summit will feature over 20 industry thought leaders with educational presentations and exclusive insights across the supply chain, with an overarching emphasis on ethical practice and textile sustainability.

An expert lineup

Our impressive network of speakers includes His Excellency, Nabil Ben Khedher, Tunisian Ambassador to Great Britain, Jonas Andersson, GORE-TEX Fabrics Division, Workwear Business Unit, Paul Bryce, Vice President, Ansell, Adam Mansell, CEO of UKFT, César Araújo, PCIAW® Board Director, CEO of Calvelex, President of ANIVEC, and Tim Cross, Partner and Managing Director at Project Plan B, Peter Belk, Campaign Director – Circular Economy, Business in the Community, Michael Lock, VP of Global Software Sales at Gerber Technology, a Lectra company, Lara Mazzoni, Founder & CEO, Bodi Me.

Hosted at the luxurious Hilton London Metropole Hotel, this year’s PCIAW® event will be located in Central London, close to the iconic British landmarks of Buckingham Palace and the West End.

Book your rooms at a discounted rate now!

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