Innovation and disruption Europe's largest textile rental firms and associations Key networking opportunities 14, 15, 16 June 2017 Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel ETSA Members' Conference 2017 Paris France

ETSA's 2017 Members' Conference Programme

"Innovation and disruption - The textile services sector in transition"

14 - 16 June 2017 in Paris, France

Programme last updated on 10 May 2017

Wednesday 14th June 2017

Evening only: Informal welcome drinks and buffet dinner starting at 19:00 at the Salon Trocadero in the Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel hotel for those arriving on that day, introduced by Sam de Boo, ECOLAB

Thursday 15th June 2017

Morning: Arrival in Paris, hotel check-in and conference registration in hotel Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel

  • 9:00 - 10:00 Bus journey to ELIS plant in Nanterre (30-40 minutes journey depending on Paris traffic, 2 buses of 40 people). Meeting point at the hotel reception
  • 10:00 - 12:00 Plant visit (hotel and restaurant linen) in groups of 15-20 people. Headphones in English and French
  • 12:00 - 12:45 Bus journey back to the hotel Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel

    For Board members only
  • 09:00 - 12:30 Board meeting at Salon Business Playgroup, Pullman Paris Tour
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch at the Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel Hotel, room "Saint-Germain", ground -1, kindly sponsored by CHRISTEYNS
  • 14:00 - 14:10 Opening of ETSA Conference, at Salon Orsay, Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel
    Welcome by Juha Laurio, Lindström CEO, Chairman of ETSA Board and Charlie Betteridge, Christeyns VP, Conference Moderator
  • 14:10 - 14:25 ETSA activities, Robert Long, Deborah Santus, ETSA Secretariat
  • 14:25 - 14:45 Hygiene of domestic washing - Evaluating risks and opportunities, Katie Laird, CBiol MSB FHEA, Senior Lecturer in Microbiology, Head of the Infectious Disease Research Group
  • 14:45 - 15:05 Disruptive threats in textile and workwear service industry - Building on the ETSA 2016 customer expectations' study, Paul Mooney, Ducker Principal Consultant
  • 15:05 - 15:30 Networking coffee break
  • 15:30 - 16:20 Better the devil you know: the consequences of connecting your business in an era of the internet of things, Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, Interaction designer kindly sponsored by JENSEN.
  • 16:20 - 17:00 Robotic governance and technology, Dominik Bösl, Kuka
  • 17:00 - 18:00 Rest and refreshment time at hotel
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Guided walking tour
  • 18:45 (sharp) Departure (on foot) for dinner (for those not taking the walking tour) from hotel lobby
  • 19:00 - 22:00 Drinks + gala dinner on a sightseeing cruise on the Seine (short walk from hotel), kindly sponsored by KLOPMAN

Friday 16th June 2017

  • 09:00 - 09:05 Introduction, Charlie Betteridge, Conference Moderator
  • 09:05 - 09:45 Future of EU policy on resource saving, sustainability and the circular economy, Karl Falkenberg, former Director-General of DG Environment of the European Commission
  • 09:45 - 10:25 Political disruption, economic innovation: Europe 2020 from a German perspective, Bernd Ziesemer, Columnist, former Editor-in-Chief "Handelsblatt"
  • 10:25 - 10:50 Networking coffee break
  • 10:50 - 11:40 Panel discussion with textile services speakers, moderated by Charlie Betteridge. Short statements by Andreas Holzer, CEO bardusch Switzerland and CEO bardusch Group; Alfonso Marra, CEO, Klopman International Srl; Juha Laurio, CEO, Lindström OY. Panel Questions & Answers Session
  • 11:40 - 12:40 A new paradigm for business creativity, Luc de Brabandere, Corporate philosopher, Louvain School of Management
  • 12:40 - 13:00 Concluding remarks, Charlie Betteridge, Christeyns and closing of formal session, Juha Laurio, Chairman of ETSA Board 
  • 13:00 -14:00 Networking lunch (in the hotel, room "Saint-Germain", ground -1), kindly sponsored by KANNEGIESSER
  • 14:00 Close of 2017 Conference

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