Euratex Invitation to the AGM (June 17, 2022)

The COVID-19 pandemic and the Ukraine crisis are bringing new perspectives to our global economic model, with unprecedented energy prices, increased focus on supply chain dependencies, increased environmental responsibilities and new job profiles.




10.30 – Welcome & introduction, Alberto Paccanelli, President EURATEX

10.40 – Keynote: “How the EU Textiles Strategy & Transition Pathway can help to build a resilient textile industry”, Valentina Superti, Director European Commission DG GROW

  • Debate

11.00 – Factors of Resilience

  • Sustainable energy supplies for the textiles industry, Dr. Tomas Wyns, Doctoral Researcher in the Environment and Sustainable Development, Brussels School of Governance, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Reshoring & Nearshoring to build resilient supply chains, Gildas Minvielle, Director of the Economic Observatory Institut Français de la Mode, Paris
  • New materials to reduce our supply chain dependencies, Michiel Scheffer, Project Manager Sustainable Textiles, Wageningen University
  • Skilled workforce to build competitive factories, Daniela Toccafondi, President Polo Universitario Città di Prato
  • Debate, moderated by Dirk Vantyghem, Director General EURATEX

12.15 – Special feature: “Supporting EU-Ukrainian cooperation in the Textile industry”, Tetyana Izovit, President UKRLEGPROM and Elena Garkusha, EUTI Coordination Officer at EURATEX.


Free online Registraton can be had here


EURATEX GA Conference: Building a Resilient European Textile Ecosystem


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