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

Posted 19.02.19

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 and gain priceless advice and guidance on the most pressing topics from an outstanding array of speakers and scheduled debates.  Leading UK and International influencers such as Adam Mansell (CEO, UKFT) – bringing you the latest and most updated news from the government on how Brexit will be affecting our industry; 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 is the single largest gathering for uniform buyers and suppliers of professional clothing under one roof – this extraordinary event will encompass 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

We’ve scheduled opportunities for networking across the day so you can reconnect with old contacts and start new conversations with the hundreds of delegates present. Uniform buyers and suppliers will benefit from opportunities to be informed and discuss the latest technologies, innovations and news.  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 to respond and make your submission unique?  You will take away new strategies and ideas that can be implemented directly into your business.

 

Invest in yourself, your team and your industry

You can’t put a price on the amount of learnings and insights you will glean from this unique day. This is an 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.

 

Just a few of the topics being covered …

New and changing legislation post Brexit – how leaving the EU will impact you, your uniform buying and the whole industry;

CSR – is the clothing supply chain affecting the planet and what you can do about it.

Innovation in design and technology – is there an answer out there 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.”

 

A leading Public Sector buyer

“Getting the right clothing for our staff is crucial as well as ensuring their comfort every day. This is a wonderful opportunity to network with suppliers and other buyers and truly gain new insights that we can take back to our office and enhance the process of buying uniforms with.”

 

Jonathan McKendry, PCIAW Director and Export Sales & Marketing Manager, Carrington Textiles LTD

“We see the PCIAW summit as 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.”

 

Following the summit why not join Anton Du Beke, the legendary dancer from hit TV show Strictly Come Dancing, on 19th June to further enhance your networking and connect 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.

 

To book summit tickets, find out more and see new speakers as they are announced, visit: https://pciaw.org/summit

To book tickets for the Professional Clothing Awards 2019 go to: www.professionalclothingawards.com

 

Notes to Editor:

Further quotes available from the PCIAW directors: https://pciaw.org/about-us/the-board/

About the PCIAW:

The PCIAW is the only UK and worldwide association dedicated exclusively to the professional clothing industry, it’s supply chain and associated industries. Our members at the forefront of our work: we are run by members for the benefit of our members.

We bring together organizations, experts and individuals from across the industry to create a platform through which we provide business opportunities, professional guidance and strategic support for those who are part of our thriving trade.

With an ever-growing network of global professionals, we facilitate collaboration and encourage peer-to-peer support, creating business connections and helping our members extend their reach.

We are the voice of our unique industry; we push the agenda, challenge, strengthen and influence on the industry’s key topics of today and the future.

For further information please contact Charlotte Jay by emailing charlotte.jay@cherrypigeon.com or by calling 07920 200711.