World Textile Services Congress
18-19 JUNE 2020 • HILTON FRANKFURT CITY CENTRE • FRANKFURT, GERMANY

World Textile Services Congress

18-19 June 2020 • Hilton Frankfurt City Centre • Frankfurt, Germany

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World Textile Service Congress (WTSC)
18-19 June 2020
Frankfurt, Germany

The World Textile Services Congress (WTSC) provides a global forum for the exchange of best practices, trends and research critical to the growth of the nearly $125 billion (USD) international industry that supply, launder and maintain linens, uniforms, protective clothing, mats and mops, towels, wipes and other reusable textiles to businesses, retailers, hospitals and long-term care facilities, hotels, restaurants and other organizations that enhance their image and provide clean, safe environments for their employees and customers.

The previous WTSC in 2016 attracted nearly 90 executives from more than 50 laundry companies and 12 countries, as well as 14 sponsoring suppliers for a total of nearly 200 participants. We expect a similar interest and attendance for the WTSC 2020 based on the research being presented and proposed global issue discussions including:

  • An exclusive presentation of the first-ever global textile services market analysis by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Covering 14 key countries and combining industry expert insights with The Economist’s key sector data and trend analysis, it has been designed to give you insights to help shape your strategy and investments.
  • Automation/Technology
  • Digitalization/BIG Data
  • Environmental-stewardship/Sustainability
  • Hygiene
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Full Event Agenda

WTSC Agenda

Thursday 18 June

8:00 – 12:00 National Association Board of Directors Meetings (by invitation only)
• De Federatie van de Belgische Textielverzorging (FBT – Belgium)
• Deutscher Textilreinigungs Verband (DTV – Germany)
• Laundry Association of Australia (LAA – Australia)
• Textile Services Association (TSA – United Kingdom)
• TRSA, the Association for Linen, Uniform and Facility Services (North America)
12:00 – 13:00 Association Leadership Lunch (by invitation only)
13:15 – 14:00 WTSC Welcome Coffee & Registration

14:00 – 15:00
Global Textile Services Market Analysis
• An exclusive presentation of the first-ever global textile services market analysis by Claire Casey from The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Covering 14 key countries and combining industry expert insights with The Economist’s key sector data and trend analysis, it has been designed to give you insights to help shape your strategy and investments including:
   o Growth markets/segments
   o Demographics
   o Key change drivers in the global economy
15:00 – 16:30 Exploring Key Opportunities Identified in Global Textile Services Market Discussion
• Panel of Global Market Experts
   o Focus areas identified in The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) report
   o Client profiles and expectations
   o Case studies
16:30 – 17:30 Happy Hour

18:30 – 21:30 WTSC Dinner

Friday 19 June

9:00 – 10:00
Applying Technology Innovation and Digital Transformation
• Tom Raftery, SAP’s Global VP, Futurist, & Innovation Evangelist, will set the scene for the day with his keynote presentation addressing Digital Transformation around key topics such as:
   o Customer experience in product as a service business models
   o How digital transformation facilitates a more circular and sustainable economy
   o Innovation in mobility, logistics and energy
10:30 – 11:00 Networking Break
11:00 – 12:00 Innovation in Textile Services – Case Studies
• Logistical challenges and customer management solutions
12:00 – 14:00 Networking Lunch

14:00 – 15:00 Innovation in Textile Services (continued) – Automating Operations
• Improving efficiencies and overcoming labor shortages
• New knowledge and skills requirements
15:00 – 15:30 Networking Break
15:30 – 16:30 Environment/Sustainability
• Discussing drivers (regulation, customer demand, and differences per region)
• Issues (microplastics, energy, water usage and quality issues, circular economy and product lifespan/recycling)
• Role of Technology (measurement, mitigation, reporting obligations, support of circular economy principles)
16:30 – 16:45 WTSC Closing
18:00 – 21:00 WTSC Closing & Texcare VIP Opening Dinner

• Hosted by Messe Frankfurt and VDMA TFL, is a fun way to round off the congress and get ready for an innovation-packed trade show the next day. Join in for relaxed networking, fine local food, and a guided tour of Frankfurt’s historic Sachsenhausen district

   

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Hilton Frankfurt City Centre

Hilton Frankfurt City Centre boasts an amazing location in Frankfurt’s city center and the open park behind the hotel offers beautiful views from guest rooms and the terrace. Looking to explore a historic European city? Frankfurt has it all, from the Alte Oper (Old Opera), Städel Museum to the Old Town, which plays host to the stunning, traditional architecture of the Römer building—all within walking distance.

Rate for WTSC Delegates: Single 219 EUR / Double 244 EUR

Includes: VAT, buffet breakfast, WiFi

The hotel booking link will be sent to you with your registration confirmation email.

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WTSC Sponsorship Brochure & Interest Form

Sponsorship Brochure
Interest Form

Sponsorship Options

Title Sponsor (Exclusive)

  • Logo recognition on signage at Gala Reception & Dinner
  • Word of welcome at Gala Reception & Dinner
  • Reserved table in premier location at Gala Dinner
  • Six (6) complimentary World Congress registrations
  • Possibility to purchase tickets for customers (15% group discount as of 3 tickets)
  • Attendee list provided before and after event (subject to GDPR opt-in)
  • Top-tier logo recognition in all event promotional materials (print, web, email blast)
  • Advertorial + banner on ITSA WTSC webpage and newsletter
  • Top-tier logo recognition on signage and onsite programme at World Congress
  • Podium recognition at Opening Session
  • One (1) rollup banner in networking area (80x200cm)
  • Texcare International showcase highlight: Texcare International map highlighting your booth in the onsite programme and in Textile Services magazine (distributed at Texcare International)

Knowledge Partner

  • Introduction of a speaker OR guaranteed question OR participation on panel in session of choice (one sponsor per session)
  • Four (4) complimentary World Congress registrations
  • Possibility to purchase tickets for customers (15% group discount as of 3 tickets)
  • Attendee list provided before and after event (subject to GDPR opt-in)
  • Top-tier logo recognition in all event promotional materials (print, web, email blast)
  • Top-tier logo recognition on signage and onsite programme at World Congress
  • Advertorial + banner on ITSA WTSC webpage and newsletter
  • Podium recognition at Opening Session
  • Reserved table in premier location at Gala Dinner
  • One (1) rollup banner in networking area (80x200cm)
  • Texcare International showcase highlight: Texcare International map highlighting your booth in the onsite programme and in Textile Services magazine (distributed at Texcare International)

Event Partner

  • Two (2) complimentary World Congress registrations
  • Possibility to purchase tickets for customers (group discount for bulk purchasing)
  • Attendee list provided before and after event (subject to GDPR opt-in)
  • Recognition in all event promotional materials (print, web, email blast)
  • Logo recognition on signage and one rollup banner (80x200cm – produced by sponsor) at one (1) of the following functions:
    • Day 1
      • National Association Boards Lunch
      • Welcome coffee
      • Afternoon break 1
      • Happy hour
    • Day 2
      • Welcome coffee
      • Morning break 1
      • Morning break 2
      • Lunch
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Registration Rates & Deadlines

From 4 November 2019 to 30 January 2020
595 EUR + 19% VAT
Special Discount for members of the Host Associations: 545 EUR + VAT – For more information, please contact us providing your full contact details.

From 31 January to 22 April 2020
595 EUR + 19% VAT

From 23 April 2020 to 17 June 2020
695 EUR + 19% VAT

The registration fee includes free access to Texcare International from 20 – 24 June 2020, the world’s leading trade fair for the laundry, dry cleaning and textile services sectors.

Registration for the World Textile Services Congress (WTSC) 2020 is open to laundry operators only.

Industry suppliers may gain access by sponsoring the event.

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