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The most anticipated and informative summit for the professional clothing industry

The Directors of the Professional Clothing Industry Association Worldwide are delighted to invite you to the PCIAW® Summit 2021 which will take place at the Radisson Blu Edwardian, London Heathrow.

The PCIAW®Summit
2nd November 2021

The Radisson Blu Edwardian, London Heathrow.
The PCIAW® Summit 2021 will bring together exclusive key industry professionals from Corporatewear, Workwear and PPE for this unique and informative networking event.


The conferences at this event will feature imperative topics to our industry including current affairs such as COVID-19 and the onset of Brexit. Industry experts will inform and educate, bringing you up to date with the PCIAW® and explain exciting events planned for 2021, allowing honest audience feedback. PCIAW® Summit 2021 will enable you with the chance to
08:30 – 09:30Registration and coffee
09:30 – 09:40Opening addressYvette Ashby, Founder and CEO, PCIAW®

Jeff Morris, Senior Vice President of Protective Fabrics, Milliken and Company

John Miln, Chairman, PCIAW®
Innovation in the textile industry
09:40 – 09:55Emerging Wearable TechnologiesRandy Harwood, SVP, Under Armour
9:55 – 10:00Q&A
10:00 – 10:15Better Understanding Electric ArcPaul Castelli, International Sales Director, Westex by Milliken
10:15 – 10:20Q&A
Revolutionising professional clothing
10:20 – 10:35Care Labelling Adam Mansell, CEO, UKFT
10:35 – 10:40Q&A
10:40 – 10:55Sizing: How to Get it RightAndre D’elia, Chief Product Officer, Size Stream
10:55 – 11:00Q&A
11:00 – 11:15The PCIAW® Uniform Buyers’ Network Samantha Heilling, Co-Founder, PCIAW® Uniform Buyers’ Network
11:15 – 11:20Q&A
An Industry Overview
11:20 – 11:35Mental Health in our IndustryHeather Beach, Managing Director, The Healthy Work Company
11:35 – 11:40Q&A
11:40 – 11:55The Importance of Branding and Trends Ann Dowdeswell, Sales & Marketing Director, Jermyn Street Design
11:55 – 12:00Q&A
12:00 – 12:15The Power of Plimsoll: Actionable Industry InsightsJonathon Jones, Senior Analyst/Marketing, Plimsoll
12:15 – 12:20Q&A
12:20 – 12:35Fighting the Dragon – the fallout from the Dragons Breath – long latency disease risks for firefighters & improving future health outcomes John Cairns MSc Pgd SIIRSM, Director, Cairns Consultancy Ltd
12:35 – 12:40Q&A
12:40 – 12:55Aligning the professional clothing industry with a net zero economy Pauline Op de Beeck, Client Manager, Carbon Trust
12:55 – 13:00Q&A
13:00 – 14:30Networking Lunch
The Future of Sustainability
14:30 – 14:45The Beginning of SustainabilityPeter Bartsch, Head of Corporate Sustainability, Lenzing Fibres

Alexandra Steger, Global Project Manager Workwear, Lenzing Fibres
14:45 – 15:00From Fibre to Fabric Elke Bißdorf, International Product Manager, Klopman
15:00 – 15:15Fristads Green: Measuring the total impact of a garment Lisa Rosengren, Head of Research and Development, Fristads
15:15 – 15:55Portugal: The Ecosystem César Araújo, Board Director, PCIAW®
CEO, Calvelex
President, ANIVEC
15:55 – 16:10A Closed-Loop Sustainable Solution Tim Cross, Partner and Managing Director, Project Plan B
16:10 – 16:40Q&A
16:40Close of Summit

Guest Speakers

The guest speakers will be discussing the latest developments in technologies and the key trends that will be shaping tomorrows future; discussing the effects of Brexit, CSR, removing the challenges of tendering for major contracts, what buyers need from suppliers alongside Electric Arc with much more to come. Each speaker will be given 15 minutes to speak, with five minutes’ Q&A.
Yvette Ashby - director-e

Yvette Ashby | CEO

Welcome to our PCIAW® Summit 2021. As CEO of PCIAW® it is my pleasure to launch this wonderful event that will enable suppliers to showcase what they have to offer giving them the opportunity to CONNECT with buyers and STENGTHEN and THRIVE together building a stronger industry network at this crucial time. We look forward to seeing our esteemed members, and welcoming new ones in what is one of the most important industry events in June 2021.
John Miln Brexit trade deal

John Miln | Chair

Welcome to your industry association; the first sector-specific trade body devoted to the professional clothing industry and supply chain. As chair of the PCIAW®, I am delighted to have the opportunity to help shape the future of the industry for our members and drive its development. I am looking forward to representing their views and tackling the issues most important to the sustainability and development of their organisations and the professionals within them.

How to book your room(s) at the Radisson Blu Edwardian London Heathrow for the PCIAW® Summit, Networking & Awards 2021

Please visit the Radisson website below.


Enter the dates you want, then click on the Special rates drop down menu and select Promotional code. Here you will need to enter the code 06PCW and click “BOOK NOW” or “CHECK AVAILABILITY”.
The agreed rate will show on the next page, allowing you to select the room type you wish to book. Click “BOOK NOW”. Once you have finished filling in all the Personal Information fields, you will be able to confirm the reservation selecting the button at the bottom.

Alternatively you can book your bedroom by phone

Alternatively you can book your bedroom by phone via the hotel’s reservations line on 0208 757 7901 and quote 0210JOI

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