Speakers at the 2013 event held on 22nd October 2013, Kerry Hotel, Pudong, China alongside Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics exhibition are noted below. The presentations are available to download in PDF format where indicated.
The event was organised by MCL Global, publisher of Ecotextile News (UK), Messe Frankfurt GmbH (Germany) & CCPIT TEX (China).
Matthew Collins, Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs (IPE), Beijing, (China).
"Introduction to IPE and the IPE Pollution Map of China. How textiles fits in to the whole pollution scenario in China and details of its latest work."
Charles Dickinson, SVP, Head of Global Quality Management & Sustainability, Esprit on behalf of the Zero Discharge Roadmap Group (Hong Kong).
"Introduction of the ZDHC to textile producers and latest update on its progress towards the reduction of hazardous chemicals among suppliers – with emphasis on China."
Peter Higgins, Product and Supply Chain Sustainability, VF Corporation (USA)
"How one of the world’s top three clothing brands is taking a measured industry approach to reducing the impact of the chemicals it uses in its supply chain."
Oliver Klinck, Vice President, Fashion & Sports, Otto Group (Germany)
"The Carbon Performance Improvement Initiative (CPI2). A group of nine textile brands and retailers with the goal to reduce energy use in textile- and footwear-factories, with members including Otto Group, Tchibo, Tom Tailor, Hamm Reno Group, s.oliver, KiK, QVC."
Lincoln Poon, Sustainable Apparel Coalition (Hong Kong)
"Update on the SAC work on the Higg Index and how this can make a positive impact on the Chinese textile supply chain – especially when it comes to textile chemicals."
Liam Salter, CEO, RESET Carbon (Hong Kong)
"Overview of how the Higg Index can be used to drive a continuous improvement program on energy, water and chemicals management in a dye mill."
Ms Yan Yan, Vice Director, China National Textile & Apparel Council (CNTAC, China)
"Water Management in the Chinese Textile Industry, Challenge, Innovation & Governance."
Linda Greer, Director, Natural Resources Defense Council (USA)
"The Cleaner by Design programme in China. Updates and thoughts on the NRDC and other textile pollution initiatives."
Gu Haipin, Chief Manager, Jiangsu Lianfa Textile Co., Ltd, (China)
"A case study on the NRDC, Clean Design programme – a real world example of environmental and cost savings for a Chinese textile mill."
Steve Gray, VP of Strategic Marketing and Planning, Huntsman Textile Effects (Singapore)
"A high-level overview and assessment of the current situation on the environmental issues which face the textile dyeing sector in Asia."
Frazer Mead, Head of Innovation and Quality, Marks & Spencer (UK)
"Flagging up the M&S latest Plan A initiatives to reduce its overall impact and how this relates to its suppliers – focus on recycling and chemical management."
Stephan Wiegand CEO, I:CO (Switzerland)
"My Talking T-shirt: The mission of Closed Loop for textiles and shoes."
Shirley Han, Marketing Director, Global Organic Textile Standard (China)
"Sustainable raw materials – availability and use in China. The role of organic cotton in the region."
Ashley Gill, Integrity Specialist, Textile Exchange (USA)
"The latest news on the Global Recycling Standard … updates in theory and practice. How suppliers in China could benefit."