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PCIAW® SUMMIT 2022

18th October 2022 | Radisson Blu Edwardian, Heathrow London

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The PCIAW® Summit is an educational conference for professional clothing textiles with international networking opportunities.

The PCIAW® Summit 2022 commenced at 9am with John Miln, Chair of PCIAW®
welcoming global professional clothing executives.
Charles Ross PCIAW Summit

Hosted by Charles Ross,
Lecturer, Royal College of Art.

Back by popular demand, Charles Ross, the esteemed lecturer and specialist in performance sportswear design and sustainability hosted the 2022 PCIAW® Summit for lively day on education and networking.

2022 Summit Agenda

09:00 - 09:10
Opening addresses
John Miln, Chair, PCIAW®
Yvette Ashby,CEO, PCIAW®
Welcome guests for to the PCIAW® Summit 2022, for an educational networking event that brings together peers across the professional clothing supply chain.
09:00 - 09:10
09:10 - 09:15
Keynote speaker
César Araújo, President, ANIVEC; Founder, Calvelex; Founding Board Director, PCIAW®.
Emphasising the important collaboration between ANIVEC and PCIAW®, with Portugal facilitating nearshore partnerships across the UK and Europe due to its ideal proximity to supply chains.
09:10 - 09:15
Ed Grigg Natalie Wilson
09:15 - 09:35
PCIAW® Board Directors’ update
Ed Grigg, Managing Director, Incorporatewear & Founding PCIAW® Board Director
Natalie Wilson, Managing Director, Shield360 & Founding PCIAW® Board Director
A presentation on the progress of PCIAW® and outlines the work the association is doing and its vision of the future.
Ed Grigg Natalie Wilson
09:15 - 09:35
09:37 - 10:02
Business impact of complex global supply chains
Elena Lai, Secretary General at European Textiles Services Association.
Jonathon Jones, Advocate, Plimsoll.
Adam Mansell, CEO, UKFT.
Highlighting the plight of businesses with the war in Ukraine and with dislocated shipping routes; bottlenecked supply chains, reduced availability of raw materials and skill shortages to provide insights to solutions in reconfiguring operations to ensure resilience and reliability for professional clothing.
Q & A (5 minutes).
09:37 - 10:02
10:04 - 10:29
Compete on scale with manufacturing partnerships
Steve Ciuffini, Commercial Director, Wearwell.
Samantha Fernando, Sales Director, Keela Internationa.
Considering the benefits of creating manufacturing partnerships to deliver on the UK Government’s intention to set targets for awarding public contracts to SMEs.
Q & A (5 minutes).
10:04 - 10:29
Zied Braham
10:31 - 10:46
Tunisia: a nearshore manufacturing partner
Zied Braham, General Delegate, Invest In Tunisia Agency London Office.
Offering attractive investment opportunities in Tunisia as a nearshore manufacturing partner for professional clothing.
Q & A (5 minutes).
Zied Braham
10:31 - 10:46
10:46 - 11:15
Networking break
10:46 - 11:15
11:15 - 11:45
Shared and unique challenges in the tender process
Marion Baudet, Delivery Manager, Eurostar.
Brett Egan-Briers, PPE and clothing vice-chair, National Fire Chiefs Council.
Tina Butler, Head of Commerical and Procurement, NFCC / Kent Fire and Rescue.
Paul Elkins MCIPS, Director – Direct and Indirect Purchasing, Procurement, Supply Chain, Tower Supplies.
Opening the floor to discussion between buyers and suppliers across diverse sectors on the shared and unique challenges being faced in the tender processes.
Q & A (5 minutes).
11:15 - 11:45
11:47 - 12:07
Evolution of tender evaluation for defence textiles of professional clothing
Major General Simon Hutchings OBE, FCILT, Director, Joint Support, Ministry of Defence.
Sam Staincliffe, Co-Founder, Uplift360.
Amplifying the importance of values and environmental consideration in tender evaluation is in the pipeline across the public and private sector. Focusing on the defence sector, we evaluate the impact on buyers and suppliers of defence textiles and how this can translate across all professional clothing
Q & A (5 minutes).
11:47 - 12:07
Maya Desouza
12:09 - 12:24
BITC
Maya DeSouza, Circular Economy Taskforce, Business in the Community .
A presentation of the sustainable procurement principles, the result of the pilot project and the launch of the Joint Statement of Demand.
Q & A (5 minutes).
Maya Desouza
12:09 - 12:24
12:24 - 14:30
Networking lunch & fashion show
12:24 - 14:30
14:30 - 14:45
The Higg Index and the EU green new deal
Charles Ross, Lecturer at the Royal College of Art.
Demystifying the controversy surrounding the Higg Index’s sustainability measurement tools; tackling the increasing rise in greenwashing, and exploring the impact of the EU Green Deal, and upcoming ecodesign regulations
14:30 - 14:45
14:45 - 15:00
Understanding the environmental impact of professional clothing
Lizzy Ramsden, Business Account Manager, Textiles 2030.
Highlighting the challenges that the professional clothing industry faces in reducing it’s environmental footprint and moving towards circularity, and how Textiles 2030 is providing the tools to evaluate progress and measure your businesses’ impacts.
Q & A (5 minutes).
14:45 - 15:00
Jonas Andersson & Roy Wilders
15:02 - 15:32
PPE regulations will require more care
Roy Wilders, Manager – Registered Safety Supplier Scheme, BSIF
Jonas Andersson, Workwear, Fabrics Division, W.L. Gore & Associates
Explaining the consequences of the updated regulations surrounding the care and maintenance of PPE, requiring employers can ensure that the products are fully compliant throughout its term-of-use and not just from point-of-purchase with a focus on buying higher quality products that last.
Q & A (5 minutes).
Jonas Andersson & Roy Wilders
15:02 - 15:32
15:32 - 16:00
Networking break
15:32 - 16:00
16:00 - 16:30
The chemical reaction
Dr Helmut Krause, Technical Director Softline & Shoes, Hohenstein.
Q & A (5 minutes).
Toby Moss, Director of Business Development, Worn Again Technologies.
Understanding the requirements for chemicals in the manufacture of professional clothing to be compatible with recycling technologies.
Q & A (5 minutes).
16:00 - 16:30
Debbie Huntley & Karen Sparrow
16:32 - 16:57
Designing for the future workforce
Debbie Huntley, Product Development Manager, PULSAR®.
Karen Sparrow, Red Sparrow Consulting.
Exploring the emerging design trends towards casualisation and comfort with an increasing influence from fashion, whilst discussing the changes in professional clothing to design for inclusivity of gender, sexuality, and ethnicity instead of male-centric production of the past.
Q & A (5 minutes).
Debbie Huntley & Karen Sparrow
16:32 - 16:57
16:47 - 17:35
Design with the end in mind
Peter Clodd-Broom, Director & Co-Founder, Meryl Fabrics®.
Rossella De Angelis, Group Communications Director, Klopman International.
Dr Annette Van Es, Director, Fibre2Fashion consulting.
Rick Van Es, Director, Fibre2Fashion consulting.
Paul Farrell, Sales Director Carrington Textiles.
Planning for end-of-life professional clothing is key, no matter how durable the product is with a focus on dismantling and separating the recyclable from the non-recyclable to ensure maximum reduction in textile wastewith a system in place to collect, sort and recycle.
Q & A (5 minutes).
16:47 - 17:35
17:40
PCIAW® Summit 2022 closes
17:40

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