ETSA's 2019 Members' Conference Programme

"Challenges and opportunities facing textile services"

Programme last updated on 21th January 2019

Moderator: Charlie Betteridge - VP Global Corporate Accounts, Christeyns

Day 1 - Tuesday 14th May 2019

  • 09:00 - 12:00 Board meeting
  • 12:00 - 14:00 Lunch (all members). Kindly sponsored by Van Moer
  • 14:00 - 14:15 Robert Long, ETSA Secretary General - Report on ETSA projects
  • 14:15 - 14:45 Nick Stene, Industry analyst on domestic washing machines - Latest developments: digitalisation, voice...
  • 14:45 - 15:45 Nicklas Bergman, Technology investor - Emerging markets and technologies: how the tech storm is disrupting society and business
  • Break 30 min
  • 16:15 - 17:15 Value-chain panel on challenges and opportunities facing the textile services industry
    • Ten Cate - Case study involving full value chain on sustainable solutions to meet user requirements
    • Jensen - Industry 4.0 and how laundry can further automate (TBC)
    • Beirholm - New market structure after consolidation in our industry
    • Nicklas Bergman (speaker)
  • Social event: guided walking tour followed by Celtic Nights at Arlington hotel (traditional entertainment with dinner, Irish music, dancing, show...).
    Kindly sponsored by Ecolab

Day 2 - Wednesday 15th May 2019

  • 8:30 - 9:30 John Bruton, former Irish Minister for Finance, Prime Minister and subsequently the EU's ambassador in Washington (invited)
  • 9:30 - 10:30 Uwe Horstmann, start-up investor and expert on digitisation - Start-up thinking... Using big data... Building the next generation of e-commerce
  • Break 30 min
  • 11:00 - 11:30 Stefan Michaelis, Jonny Fresh CEO - Case study on new market entrants - Threats or opportunities
  • 11:30 - 12:30 Textile services CEO panel on challenges and opportunities
    • 2 speakers from ETSA Board (T. Krautschneider + 1)
    • Irish guest (invited: Tom Joyce, former MD of CCG, chairman of Celtic Linen)
    • Uwe Horstmann (speaker)
    • Stefan Michaelis (speaker)
  • Lunch. Kindly sponsored by Tencate
  • Afternoon: Golf in Dublin area (TBC). Kindly sponsored by Christeyns

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