08:00 – 09:30*
Microfibre Consortium meeting
Recap developments since ISPO 2018. Open to Microfibre Consortium Members only.
08:00 – 09:30*
EOCA Annual Assembly
EOCA Members only. Speaker: Leah Glass, Blue Ventures. Hear about the impact of EOCA’s “2 Million trees” – conservation, benefits to local communities and their importance for the outdoor
11:00 – 12:00 | Room: Paris/Berlin
Microfibers – Global research update
Speaker: SINTEF. This session will present research in order to begin answering some of the more pressing questions surrounding microfiber’s future, effects, and remediation strategies.
12:00 – 13:15 | Room: London
Did you say ‘Recycled Leather’?
Speaker: Benjamin Marias, Partner, Agence Innovation Responsible (AIR). This session will explore the status quo and the needs surrounding recycled leather and identify remaining knowledge gaps.
13:30 – 14:30 | Room: Berlin
An Introduction to Bio-Synthetics
Speaker: Sophie Mather, biov8tion. An introduction to bio-synthetic materials as high-performance, sustainable alternatives.
14:30 – 15:45 | Room: Berlin
Bio-Synthetics: An Advanced Discussion
Speaker: Panel. This session will host a panel of industry experts on the topic of bio-synthetics and provide an opportunity to discuss the more advanced topics surrounding this rapidly emerging field.
16:00 – 17:00 | Room: Berlin
rPET: why it is important and how to make your life easier
Speaker: Karla Magruder, Texicology & Textile Exchange. This session will briefly share why moving from virgin to rPET is important and will also address the challenges.
From 17:25 | Location: OutDoor Stage, Entrance East
Announcement: EOCA Grants Summer 2018
Find out about the conservation projects EOCA will be funding this year. Held just before the OutDoor Awards.