The world’s first Global Summit for the Professional Clothing Industry Association will be the industry’s greatest ever think tank

For one day only 20 of the world’s best industry experts will come together from across the globe to impart their outstanding knowledge on the professional workwear, corporate clothing and associated industry sectors.  This unique gathering will assemble our industry’s uniform buyers from international blue-chip companies to emergency services, world-wide manufacturers, legislators and politicians.
This will create the opportunity to be inspired, connect, and be involved, in all aspects shaping our industry today. A truly exceptional experience to witness the industry from an entirely new perspective and leave buzzing with new ideas, new insights and new connections. Access specialists and experts at forum-style presentations and Q&A sessions throughout the day.
This exciting event is taking place on Tuesday 18th June 2019 at The Montcalm, Marble Arch, London.
Revealing what lies ahead
Find out what trends will be shaping the professional clothing industry, gain priceless advice and guidance on the most pressing topics. An outstanding array of speakers includes leading UK and International influencer Adam Mansell (CEO, UKFT) – bringing you the latest and most updated news from the government on how Brexit will be affecting our industry; Karen Sparrow (Spaceline Apparel Manager, Virgin Galactic) – shares their truly out of this world vision of the future for astronaut, pilot and crew performance clothing; Chris Murray CBE FCILT (VP Defense and Government Services Europe, Agility Logistics) – discussing complex global logistics in challenging environments; César Araújo (President, ANIVEC); Steve Zalkin (President, NAUMD); Marie Leck (Senior Couturier, Vivienne Westwood Ltd), plus representatives from SATRA, Plimsoll, the British Standards Institute, (BSI), British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF), as well as opportunities to hear from uniform buyers within the public sector and major blue-chip companies. There is certain to be something to inspire you and revolutionise your business vision.
Transform your perspective
This extraordinary event is the single largest gathering for uniform buyers and suppliers of professional clothing under one roof encompassing the entire supply chain. You will leave motivated and equipped to return to the office with a new perspective, ideas, invaluable connections and insights to energise your colleagues and business.
Forge new partnerships
Reconnect with old contacts and start new conversations with the hundreds of delegates present at scheduled networking opportunities throughout the day. Uniform buyers and suppliers will be able to hear experts from both sides discuss how forging the right long-term partnership through the tendering process is essential. Are you a buyer releasing a tender?  A supplier wanting to know how best to respond? You will take away new strategies and ideas to implement directly into your business.
Invest in yourself, your team and your industry
This is a priceless investment in your knowledge, businesses development and the opportunity to better understand the sector.  Whether you are looking to procure the clothing for your employees, or provide a service within an international supply chain, there is guaranteed to be something you cannot afford to miss.
More enlightening topics include:
New and changing legislation post Brexit – how leaving the EU impacts you, your uniform buying and the whole industry;
CSR – is your clothing supply chain affecting the planet and what can you do?
Innovation in design and technology – is there a development to tackle the long-standing question of fit? How can a buyer reduce their capital exposure when procuring uniform?
British Standard markings – how will these be perceived in a new Europe without the UK?
Plus, so much more
Be involved, be informed, and be inspired.
Adam Mansell, CEO, UK Fashion and Textiles Association – UKFT
“There are so many challenges affecting the industry as a whole, particularly post-Brexit, it is a great opportunity to reach so many businesses with such important topics.  It will be an interesting day for both the speakers and delegates.”
Karen Sparrow, Spaceline Apparel Manager, Virgin Galactic
Having the correct clothing is an essential part of everyone’s working day, but for Virgin Galactic we are pushing the boundaries with innovation at the highest level for our future astronauts, pilots and crew performance, through ground-breaking technology and design. We are immensely proud to be able to share our vision of the future for professional clothing;”
Jonathan McKendry, PCIAW Director and Export Sales & Marketing Manager, Carrington Textiles LTD
“The PCIAW summit is a major step in highlighting the Association as a vital resource for our industry. It will provide key information on so many important topics in just one day, our aim is for it to become an annual occurrence bringing together everything our industry needs to know.”
A leading Public Sector buyer
“Getting the right clothing for our staff is crucial as well as ensuring their comfort everyday. This is a wonderful opportunity to network with suppliers and other buyers and truly gain new insights that we can take away and enhance the process of buying uniforms.”
Following the summit why not join Anton Du Beke, the legendary dancer from hit TV show Strictly Come Dancing, on 19th June enhancing your networking and connecting with the industry’s finest at the prestigious Professional Clothing Awards 2019 when they celebrate their 10th Anniversary with an evening of industry glitz and glamour, also at The Montcalm, Marble Arch.
Attending the PCIAW Summit and Professional Clothing Awards ceremony will leave you inspired and energised to take your business forward.
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