Frost & Sullivan VP to deliver keynote speech at PCIAW summit

Sanjiv Bhaskar, Vice President of Research at Frost & Sullivan, has been announced as a keynote speaker at the PCIAW Summit & Exhibition 2023, set to be held from November 7-9, 2023, at Alfandega Congress Centre in Porto, Portugal. The annual event is organised by the Professional Clothing Industry Association Worldwide (PCIAW) and is a networking and educational event focused on the international supply chain for the uniform, workwear, and personal protective equipment (PPE) markets.

Bhaskar is a well-known expert in the research field and his insights are expected to provide valuable knowledge and insights to the event. He will present on the market performance and growth trends for the professional clothing industry, commenting on world events and their impact on future growth in the uniform, workwear, and PPE markets.

Frost & Sullivan’s presentation will also focus on sustainable PPE innovation and investment, analysing trends in raw materials, nearshore supply chains, and emerging market leaders. Bhaskar will shed light on the comparative performance of companies committing to corporate social responsibility and carbon reduction in net-zero strategies within the professional clothing industry.

“Sustainability efforts are presently minimal in the PPE Industry. End-user awareness and legislative actions will force PPE vendors to demonstrate measurable sustainability efforts to maintain a competitive advantage in the coming years,” Sanjiv Bhaskar, Vice President of Research at Frost & Sullivan, said.

The professional clothing industry is a significant part of the textile industry, supplying lifesaving equipment and identifying uniforms to the working people that keep the global economy operating. Progress towards a sustainable future is crucial, and Yvette Ashby, CEO of PCIAW, said she is honoured to have Bhaskar as a keynote speaker at the event to educate on the growth opportunities in a sustainable professional clothing and textiles industry.

The 2023 event will be sponsored by global workwear fabric manufacturer, Carrington Textiles, and will be chaired by Elena Lai, Secretary-General of the European Textile Services Association (ETSA). The summit is an important event for the uniform, workwear, and personal protective equipment markets and is expected to draw attendees from around the world.

In recent years, the textile industry has been exploring new technologies and innovations to meet the growing demand for sustainable and eco-friendly products. Many companies are working towards developing textiles that are not only comfortable but also provide maximum protection to the wearer, especially in hazardous working environments. With a focus on sustainability, the industry is shaping the future, and events like the PCIAW Summit & Exhibition play a vital role in bringing together experts and stakeholders to share knowledge and ideas.


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