WAKEFIELD – Registration is now open for the 10th edition of Planet Textiles which will take place at the heart of the giant ITMA textile exhibition which is expected to attract up to 120,000 visitors from 147 countries.
First launched back in 2009 in Hong Kong, the focus of next year’s Planet Textiles will be ‘sustainable innovation and technology’ – and is expected to be a seminal event where apparel retailers, brands and buyers can network with an unrivalled gathering of experts from the textile manufacturing sector.
Delegates to Planet Textiles will also get special discounted access to ITMA where they can view the latest in textile production technology in action. A limited number of Planet Textile curated tours of ITMA will be available so that delegates can see new innovative technology with a positive environmental impact.
As in Vancouver earlier this year, Planet Textiles is being supported once again by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, and will detail disruptive new textile technology, expert insight from leading industry CEOs, retail and apparel brands and NGOs involved in the environmental space. It takes place on June 22nd 2019 at the Fira Barcelona Exhibition Conference Centre, which right in the middle of the 8-day ITMA exhibition.
“Planet Textiles was informative, inspiring, and uncompromising in challenging the textile industry and apparel brands to become environmentally sustainable,” noted Matthew Dunchuk from Tentree Canada after the last event, which took place in May 2018. While Lisa Diegel from NY fashion label Marc Jacobs called it, “Inspiring and informational, fun and full of networking opportunities.”
Special sessions at Planet Textiles 2019 will feature the ZDHC Foundation and Fashion for Good, along with breakout sessions on what denim and textile production will look like in the second half of the 21st Century and how to reduce their environmental impact.
Eric Hopmann, CEO of DyStar, Xander Wessels, CEO, Archroma and Leo Bonnanni, CEO of Sourcemap which developed the new Open Apparel Registry have already confirmed their participation. More speakers to follow soon.
Reasons to attend:
- Details of breakthrough environmental technologies.
- Delegates eligible to 7-day discounted ITMA exhibition pass (saving €75).
- Limited curated ITMA exhibition tours for delegates.
- Network with top retailers, brands and manufacturers.
- CEO panel discussions.
- Special ZDHC panel on textile chemistry.
- Find out how denim will be produced in the future.
- How to finance disruptive technologies.
- Innovation showcase.
- Event app, live polling and interviews.
For a decade, this leading international event on textile sustainability has been a springboard for executives to implement practical, real, tangible change within their supply chains – Planet Textiles 2019 promises even more of the same.
This event will sell out very quickly. Only 420 tickets available.
Interested to speak? Final call for speakers here.
For more detailed information about the event, please visit: www.planet-textiles.com