Members of the COBMEX® Canadian, UK and European teams recently had the opportunity to attend the 2023 PCIAW® Summit in Portugal—an event filled with learning, collaboration, and recognition. Over three insightful days, our team engaged in discussions, connected with industry peers, and learned the latest developments in the professional clothing sector.
The summit united executives from diverse sectors of the uniform industry. Beyond the confines of traditional business interactions, the event provided COBMEX® and other industry leaders a platform to share insights, discuss innovations, and collectively address common challenges and opportunities.
Jon Edberg, COBMEX® Executive Vice President, reflected on the summit, stating, “The PCIAW® Summit was an opportunity to immerse ourselves in the industry’s pulse, grasp emerging trends, and align our strategies with the evolving needs of our customers. It was a comprehensive experience that resonates with our commitment to excellence.”
The summit provided a platform for insightful discussions on sustainability, technological advancements, and industry best practices. A diverse array of topics were covered, ranging from sustainable manufacturing practices to the latest technological advancements in the textile industry.
The summit concluded with the highly anticipated Awards dinner, where COBMEX® received the PCIAW® Innovative Global Manufacturer Award, recognizing the company’s commitment to excellence, ethical production practices, and innovation – one of its core values. This award celebrates companies that go beyond industry standards, prioritizing efficiency, quality, and customer satisfaction. COBMEX®‘s dedication to driving positive change within the global apparel and textile industry has been validated through this accolade, further solidifying its position as a leader in the industry.
Phil Newman, President and CEO of COBMEX®, expressed gratitude for the honor, stating, “The Innovative Global Manufacturer Award reflects the dedication and hard work of our team. It acknowledges our commitment to producing quality knitwear, consistently pushing ourselves to redefine industry standards.”
COBMEX® eagerly anticipates the next summit in 2024 to reconnect with industry leaders. Our commitment to fostering productive dialogue and contributing to the global professional clothing and textile supply chain remains steadfast. The experience gained at the summit, coupled with the honor of receiving the Innovative Global Manufacturer Award, fuels our dedication to continued learning, innovation, and setting new benchmarks in the uniform knitwear manufacturing sector.