2017 PREFERRED FIBER & MATERIAL
ROUND TABLES AGENDA

PREFERRED FIBER & MATERIALS (PFM) ROUND TABLES


  • When

    12th October 2017

  • Where

    Washington D.C., USA

Agenda

Weds Oct 11
6.15pm – 8pm

LAUNCH OF THE PREFERRED FIBER & MATERIALS HANDS-ON LAB
Room 21, Franklin Building

Join us to toast the opening of the Preferred Fiber & Materials (PFM) Hands-On Lab! Get a sneak preview of the Lab and join us for a “fireside chat” with innovation gurus EILEEN FISHER, H&M Foundation, Vegea and evrnu.

Thurs Oct 12
7.30am

COFFEE @ THE LAB
Room 21, Franklin Building

The PFM Hands-On Lab opens for visitors! Rise early, grab a coffee and explore the Lab’s interactive, hands-on displays.

REGISTRATION OPEN

For new attendees that didn’t attend the Textile Sustainability Conference.

8.45am

WELCOME & INTRODUCTION TO THE DAY
Franklin Ballroom

Liesl Truscott, European and Materials Strategy Director, Textile Exchange
Simon Cooper, Partner, Change Agency (Master of Ceremonies)

9:00am

THE 2030 SDG STORY
Franklin Ballroom

SDG OVERVIEW: Felipe Arango, Partner, BSD Consulting

PANEL DISCUSSION: The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been welcomed as providing the new organizing framework that we can all work within. We asked our distinguished panel to take themselves forward to 2030, when the Global Goals will be concluded. What will their story be in 13 years’ time? What will they have done to achieve the targets, and what challenges will they have met? Join us for this thought experiment with those at the heart of our industry’s response to the SDGs.

Panelists Include:
Brian Backe, Senior Director of the Programs and Resources Unit, Catholic Relief Services
Dr. Reiner Hengstmann, Founder, go4more.global
William Jasper, President, Two Eleven Associates (previously CEO at Unifi)
Amit Shah, CEO, Spectrum International Pvt. Ltd.

10.00am

ORGANIC COTTON ROUND TABLE (OCRT) GLOBAL STAKEHOLDER MEETING
Franklin Ballroom

Lead: Liesl Truscott & La Rhea Pepper, Textile Exchange

Topics Covered:
Sustainable Agriculture | Fair Finance | Transparency and Supply Networks | Seed Economics | Cotton in Transition

Agenda: Click here to download the full agenda.

[All thoughtstarters listed in agenda above]

 

BIOSYNTHETICS ROUND TABLE
Room 20, Franklin Building

Lead: Sophie Mather, biov8tion

Confirmed Thoughtstarters:
Kenji Higashi, Spiber
Ranjan Samant, Dupont/ Sorona®

Topics Covered:
Microsite Launch | Supplier Q&A | New Technologies |

Agenda: Click here to download the full agenda.

 

MM CELLULOSICS ROUND TABLE
Room 4, Franklin Building

Lead: Simone Seisl, Textile Exchange

Confirmed Thoughtstarters:
Dr. Reiner Hengstmann, go4more.global
Angelika Guldt, Lenzing
Debra Guo, Stella McCartney
Sophika Kostyniuk, Canopy
Mattias Jonsson, re:newcell
Helene Smits, Circle Economy

Topics Covered:
MMC Hotspots | Landscape | Circularity/End-of-Life | Transparency and Standards

Agenda: Click here to download the full agenda.

RECYCLED POLYESTER ROUND TABLE
Room 3, Franklin Building

Lead: Karla Magruder, Fabrikology

Confirmed Thoughtstarters:
Merrilee Avila, Nike
Menachem Katz, Consultant
Traci Kinden, Circle Economy/ REvolve Waste
Ada Suneson, PVH

Topics Covered:
SDGs and Target Setting | Circularity/End-of-Life | New Technologies | FAQs | Definitions

Agenda: Click here to download the full agenda.

12:00pm

REVIEW & REPORTING BACK FROM PFM ROUND TABLES
Franklin Ballroom

 

1:00pm

LUNCH
Osgood Building, Dining Room

DEMONSTRATIONS @ THE LAB
Room 21, Franklin Building

Join us in the PFM Hands-On Lab during the lunch break for special demonstrations from Recover, EILEEN FISHER and Ecoalf.

2:15pm

OCRT REGIONAL STRATEGY MEETING: INDIA
Franklin Ballroom

Lead: Amish Gosai, Textile Exchange

In Collaboration With: Organic Cotton Accelerator (OCA) and the Organic and Fair Cotton Secretariat (OFCS)

Agenda: Click here to download the full agenda.

OCRT REGIONAL STRATEGY MEETING: CHINA
Room 18, Franklin Building

Lead: Evonne Tan, Textile Exchange

In Collaboration With: rare and CottonConnect

Agenda: Click here to download the full agenda.

 

OCRT REGIONAL STRATEGY MEETING: LATIN AMERICA
Room 20, Franklin Building

Lead: Silvio Moraes, Textile Exchange Ambassador

In Collaboration With: SOCiLA

Agenda: Click here to download the full agenda.

OCRT REGIONAL STRATEGY MEETING: AFRICA
Room 19, Franklin Building

Leads: Silvere Tovignan, Textile Exchange Ambassador & Prama Bhardwaj, Mantis World

In Collaboration With: TE’s Africa Sourcing Working Group

Agenda: Click here to download the full agenda.

 

OCRT REGIONAL STRATEGY MEETING: TURKEY & CENTRAL ASIA REGION
Room 3, Franklin Building

Lead: Simone Seisl, Textile Exchange

In Collaboration With: Egedeniz and Aytug&Aytug- International Business Consultants

Agenda: Click here to download the full agenda.

Read about the 2017 Regional OCRT Meeting in Izmir here.

CONSUMER ENGAGEMENT MEETING
Room 4, Franklin Building

Leads: La Rhea Pepper & Nicole Lambert, Textile Exchange

In Collaboration With: Source3, Cotton Diaries and MetaWear

Agenda: Click here to download

4:15pm

COFFEE BREAK

4:30pm

REVIEW & REPORTING BACK FROM OCRT REGIONAL STRATEGY MEETINGS
Franklin Ballroom

6:00pm

2017 OCRT INNOVATION AWARD & DRINKS RECEPTION
Franklin Ballroom

 ▇ PFM Round Tables  Organic Cotton Round Table  ▇ All 

FLOW OF THE DAY


7.30am

REGISTRATION OPEN  |  COFFEE @ THE PFM HANDS-ON LAB

8.45am

WELCOME & INTRODUCTION TO THE DAY

9.00am

PANEL DISCUSSION: THE 2030 SDG STORY

SDG OVERVIEW: Felipe Arango, Partner, BSD Consulting

Panelists Include:
Dr. Reiner Hengstmann, Founder, go4more.global
William Jasper, President, Two Eleven Associates (previously CEO at Unifi)
Amit Shah, CEO, Spectrum International Pvt. Ltd.

9.30am

RECYCLED POLYESTER ROUND TABLE

TE Lead: Karla Magruder

Confirmed Thoughtstarters:
Merrilee Avila, Nike
Menachem Katz, Consultant
Traci Kinden, Circle Economy/ REvolve Waste
Ada Suneson, PVH

Topics Covered:
SDGs and Target Setting | Circularity/End-of-Life | New Technologies | FAQs | Definitions

BIOSYNTHETICS ROUND TABLE

TE Lead: Sophie Mather

Confirmed Thoughtstarters:
Kenji Higashi, Spiber
Ranjan Samant, Dupont/ Sorona®

Topics Covered:
Microsite Launch | Supplier Q&A | New Technologies |
Note: This meeting will be set inside the Hands-On Lab

MM CELLULOSICS ROUND TABLE

TE Lead: Simone Seisl

Confirmed Thoughtstarters:
Dr. Reiner Hengstmann, go4more.global
Angelika Guldt, Lenzing
Debra Guo, Stella McCartney
Mattias Jonsson, re:newcell
Helene Smits, Circle Economy

Topics Covered:
MMC Hotspots | Landscape | Circularity/End-of-Life | Transparency and Standards

ORGANIC COTTON ROUND TABLE (OCRT)
Global Strategy Meeting

TE Lead: Liesl Truscott

Confirmed Thoughtstarters:
Michael Arny, Leonardo Academy
Tobias Bandel, Soil & More
Rhett Godfrey, Chetna Coalition
Christine Goulay, Kering
Scott Kaufman/ Heidi McKloskey, PeerAspect
La Rhea Pepper, Textile Exchange
Joy Saunders, Integrity Consultant
Dan Zook, Initiative for Smallholder Finance

Topics Covered:
Sustainable Agriculture | Responsible Finance | Organic 3.0 | Transformational Integrity | Transparency | Blended Cotton Program | Seed

12:00pm

REPORT BACK & NEXT STEPS FROM THE PFM ROUND TABLES

1:00pm

LUNCH  |  DEMONSTRATIONS @ THE PFM HANDS-ON LAB

2:15pm

OCRT REGIONAL STRATEGY MEETING: INDIA

Lead: Amish Gosai, Textile Exchange

In Collaboration With: Organic Cotton Accelerator (OCA) and the Organic and Fair Cotton Secretariat (OFCS)

Agenda: Click here to download the full agenda.

OCRT REGIONAL STRATEGY MEETING: CHINA

Lead: Evonne Tan, Textile Exchange

In Collaboration With: rare and CottonConnect

Agenda: Click here to download the full agenda.

OCRT REGIONAL STRATEGY MEETING: LATIN AMERICA

Lead: Silvio Moraes, Textile Exchange Ambassador

In Collaboration With: SOCiLA

Agenda: Click here to download the full agenda.

OCRT REGIONAL STRATEGY MEETING: AFRICA

Leads: Silvere Tovignan, Textile Exchange Ambassador & Prama Bhardwaj, Mantis World

In Collaboration With: TE’s Africa Sourcing Working Group

Agenda: Click here to download the full agenda.

OCRT REGIONAL STRATEGY MEETING: TURKEY & CENTRAL ASIA REGION

Lead: Simone Seisl, Textile Exchange

In Collaboration With: Egedeniz and Aytug&Aytug- International Business Consultants

Agenda: Click here to download the full agenda.

Read about the 2017 Regional OCRT Meeting in Izmir here.

CONSUMER ENGAGEMENT MEETING

Leads: La Rhea Pepper & Nicole Lambert, Textile Exchange

Isaac Nicholson, Source3, will host this highly-interactive, action-orientated and “fiber neutral” session, joined by Marzia Lanfranchi, Cotton Diaries, connecting stories from crop to cloth and Nicole Lambert, Textile Exchange, sharing the findings from the consumer section of our Benchmark Program.

4:15pm

COFFEE BREAK

4:30pm

REVIEW & REPORTING BACK

6:00pm

2017 INNOVATION AWARD & DRINKS RECEPTION

[Note: ▇ PFM Round Table Organic Cotton Round Table ]

NEW THIS YEAR! PREFERRED FIBER & MATERIALS HANDS ON LAB

On the day of the Preferred Fiber and Materials Round Tables (October 12, 2017) we will, for the first time, be hosting an accompanying Preferred Fiber & Materials Hands-On Lab for participants to see and feel samples of a diverse range of new and innovative fibers and materials. Find out more in the link below!

PFM Hands-On Lab

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