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Copenhagen – With one month to go, over 25 speakers have now been confirmed for Planet Textiles 2016 including new names such as former White House advisor Cyrus Wadia, who is Nike’s new Vice President of Sustainable Business & Innovation.

Other new additions to Planet Textiles, which already has registered attendees from 30 different countries include: Joschen Hoffmann, Senior Policy advisor at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development; Michael Beutler, Director of Sustainability Operations, Kering; James Gifford, Director of Impact, TAU Investment Management and Vicky Dodman, Project Manager, Corporate Human Rights Benchmark.

With still one month to go until Planet Textiles, space at the event is becoming limited, so please reserve your place HERE to avoid disappointment.

Cyrus Wadia who was recently appointed as the new Vice President of Sustainable Business & Innovation for Nike, previously served as the Assistant Director for Clean Energy & Materials R&D within the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy – where he advised the White House and Executive Branch leadership in the design of national policy in advanced materials and manufacturing.

He will give delegates a unique insight into Nike’s thoughts on how innovation and sustainability go hand-in-hand and will throw out a few key challenges to the textile industry in order to advance this thinking.

Joschen Hoffmann, Senior Policy advisor at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development will update Planet Textile delegates about the German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles and how it intends to grow this initiative beyond Germany’s boundaries.

Meanwhile, a special GLASA forum at Planet Textiles will look at how the investment community can help to accelerate significantly better sustainability performance in the apparel industry. Mike Schragger, Chair, The Global Leadership Award in Sustainable Apparel (GLASA) and Managing Director at Stockholm-based The Sustainable Fashion Academy (SFA) says: “The aim is to identify the top five things investors can do to accelerate sustainability performance in the apparel industry. Actions will be divided into short, medium and longer-term interventions.”

Michael Beutler, Director of Sustainability Operations, Kering; James Gifford, Director of Impact, TAU Investment Management and Vicky Dodman, Project Manager, Corporate Human Rights Benchmark will all take part in this special breakout session.

The latest, impressive line-up for Planet Textiles 2016 looks like this:

Cyrus Wadia, Vice President of Sustainable Business & Innovation, Nike

Rick Ridgeway, Environmental Affairs, Patagonia

Brad Voorhees, Supply Chain Sustainability, VF Corporation

Marcus Gover, Director, European Clothing Action Plan

Zheng Jian, Office for Social Responsibility, China National Textile & Apparel Council

Vivek Tandon, Founder of perPETual Global Technologies

Joschen Hoffmann, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

Marc Guenther, Editor-at-Large, Guardian Sustainable Business

Stephanie Schmidt, Changemaker Alliance Director, Ashoka

Mike Schragger, Director, Sustainable Fashion Academy

Jason Kibbey, CEO, Sustainable Apparel Coalition

David Pircher, Head of Business Development, Oeko-Tex Association

Christian Wieth, Senior global marketing manager, Novozymes

Elzaphan Hotam, VP Sales, TIPA Corp.

Rohan Batra, Project Development, Sustainability, Aditya Birla

Brooke Summers, Project Lead – Cotton to Market, Cotton Australia

Anna Czerwinska, Marketing Manager, Oeko-Tex Association

Allan Williams, Head of R&D, Cotton Australia

Tim Wilson, CEO, Historic Futures

Guisy Bettoni, Director, C.L.A.S.S.

Elena Fanjul-Debnam, Workplace Options

James Gifford, Director of Impact, TAU Investment Management

Emma Lupton, Water Specialist, CDP

Vicky Dodman, Project Manager, Corporate Human Rights Benchmark

Michael Beutler, Director of Sustainability Operations, Kering Collaboration

In yet another a new move, Planet Textiles can also announce a new collaboration with the Copenhagen Fashion Summit (CFS) whereby Planet Textiles delegates get a 30 per cent discount on entrance to the CFS. Similarly CFS delegates get a 30 per cent discount on entrance to Planet Textiles.

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Named individual Ecotextile News subscribers have until today (11th April) to register free for the event due to the need to work out catering requirements.

Sustainable Apparel Coalition members can register for free attendance directly with the organisation.

There still one or two sponsor slots available. Contact Scott Miller This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information on raising your profile at this key leadership event..

Planet Textiles 2016 is organised by MCL, Sustainable Apparel Coalition and Messe Frankfurt and takes place in the Copenhagen Concert Hall on Wednesday 11th May one day before the Copenhagen Fashion Summit and one day after the Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s two-day annual member meeting.

Web: www.planet-textiles.com

 

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