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PCIAW® SUMMIT
18th October 2022 | London
PCIAW® Summit | PCIAW® Awards

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

Industry experts share insights into the new trajectory of sustainable tendering,
supply chain resilience and hyperinflation of professional clothing.
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 will host the 2022 PCIAW® Summit for lively day on education and networking.

Book your hotel rooms for the PCIAW® Summit and Awards

Rooms at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel are available to book for the PCIAW® Summit & Awards at a special discount rate.

PCIAW® Summit 2022: What to expect

Experience a full day conference on the 11th October with further speakers on the morning of the 12th October, alongside the free-to-access PCIAW® Exhibition will showcase expert designs of uniforms, workwear and PPE.

PCIAW® Summit 2022: What to expect

Experience a full day conference on the 18th October, alongside the free-to-access PCIAW® Exhibition that will showcase expert designs of uniforms, workwear and PPE.

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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
09:15 - 09:40
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).
09:15 - 09:40
09:50 - 10:15
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).
09:50 - 10:15
10:20 - 10:50
Networking break
10:20 - 10:50
10:55 - 11:20
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).
10:55 - 11:20
11:30 - 11:45
Lifecycle costing of professional clothing
Jack Quick, Policy Manager, UK Hospitality.
Changing mindsets on cost vs price in the drive towards efficient buying, benefiting both buyers of professional clothing and the environment as garments are made to last as the journey to net zero requires a move away from the make-use-dispose operating model.
Q & A (5 minutes).
11:30 - 11:45
11:55 - 12:15
Evolution of tender evaluation for defence textiles of professional clothing
Sam Staincliffe, Co-Founder, Uplift36.
Simon Hutchings OBE, FCILT, Director, Joint Support, Ministry of Defence.
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).
11:55 - 12:15
12:20 - 14:20
Networking lunch & fashion show
12:20 - 14:20
14:25 - 14:35
The Higg Index
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
14:25 - 14:35
14:35 - 14:45
Stopping the waste in professional clothing
Catherine Salvidge, Sustainability Textiles Specialist, Textiles 203.
Highlighting the challenges that the professional clothing industry faces in preventing waste and providing the tools to evaluate progress to avoid the impact of the EPD and waste regulations coming into force through the European Union.
Q & A (5 minutes).
14:35 - 14:45
14:55 - 15:20
PPE regulations will require more care
Paul Bryce, Vice President, Ansell.
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).
14:55 - 15:20
15:25 - 16:00
Networking break
15:25 - 16:00
16:00 - 16:15
The chemical reaction
Dr Helmut Krause, Technical Director Softline & Shoes, Hohenstein.
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 - 16:15
16:20 - 16:40
Designing for the future workforce
Debbie Huntley, Product Development Manager, PULSAR®.
Melis Yazici, Managing Partner, Dress Best Uniforms & Corporate Wear.
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).
16:20 - 16:40
16:50 - 17:15
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.
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).
16:50 - 17:15
17:25 - 17:45
PCA VISION fashion show
17:25 - 17:45

PCIAW® Awards Ceremony

PCIAW® Industry Awards.

the PCIAW® Awards is a black-tie networking event to celebrate innovation and achievements of individuals and businesses from the professional clothing industry.

PCA Vision Awards.

The international competition for students designing corporatewear, workwear and PPE. The winning garment is set to be manufactured and sold commercially for the first time.

PCIAW® Awards Ceremony

PCIAW® Industry Awards.

the PCIAW® Awards is a black-tie networking event to celebrate innovation and achievements of individuals and businesses from the professional clothing industry.

PCA Vision Awards.

The international competition for students designing corporatewear, workwear and PPE. The winning garment is set to be manufactured and sold commercially for the first time.
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PCIAW® Summit 2021 highlights
The 2021 Summit focused on sustainability within our industry, featuring both Q&A sessions with expert insights to teach about the revolutionary innovations in textiles and recycling, which are set to radically transform the supply chain and facilitate a sustainable, closed loop, circular economy.
Summit 2021 Spotlight