PARTNERSHIPS FOR EUROPEAN INDUSTRY
The European textile and fashion industry invited the other sectors for ‘Industrial Dialogues’ to find new areas of potential cooperation, identify common challenges and ways to tackle them together.
The half-day event consisted of four ‘Industrial Dialogues’ between the entrepreneurs from different sectors. The conference took place in ‘Stanhope Hotel’ in the European Quarter with the presence of the EU Commissioner for Industry and SMEs Elżbieta Bieńkowska.
Textile and clothing companies are working hand-in-hand with other industries, service providers, consumers and authorities. But the opportunities for making clever and profitable partnerships are not exhausted - much more can be achieved in unexpected partnerships.
WHY WORKING TOGETHER
We count on working with other sectors to get the full benefit from international trade
We wish to take good examples to attract young talents to our sector
We are willing to contribute to the circular economy to produce better in Europe
We believe creativity is key for industry and can only be reached in partnerships
10:00 Registration and welcome coffee
10:30 Opening and keynote address by Elżbieta Bieńkowska, EU Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
11:00 Industrial Dialogues (30 min each including Q&A)
Education & skills
Armando Branchini, Altagamma & Felix Rohn, European Commission, DG Employment
12:40 Q&A & closing remarks
Hotel STANHOPE, 9 rue du Commerce, Brussels