Working Meeting 2020: 1 Livestream, 9 online workshops, 7 Market Booths

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27.04.2020

Working Meeting 2020: 1 Livestream, 9 online workshops, 7 Market Booths

Informing, playing a part, exchanging views: All this was offered at this year's Working Meeting of the Textiles Partnership on April 21st. Due to the corona virus, not in Cologne as planned, but virtually here on the website for the first time. The recordings of the online workshops and the market booths are still available.
Livestream: Update from the Partnership and Input

The COVID-19 crisis surpasses the capacity of individual actors and affects each member differently. The effects of the crisis on the work of the Textiles Partnership were presented by the head of the Partnership Secretariat Jürgen Janssen in a live stream at the beginning of the Working Meeting: Only through collective action, a partnership approach and shared responsibility can the effects be mitigated, especially at the present time, and the goal of a sustainable textile supply chain be further pursued.

Karl-Hendrik Magnus from McKinsey explained the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on the garment and fashion industry based on a study by the consulting firm. Among other things, a consolidation of brand companies and suppliers is to be expected, with a stronger orientation of consumers towards health and sustainability and a more flexible design of supply chains. Details and figures from the McKinsey study will be published shortly in the Sourcing Journal.

Online-Seminare

Die neun Online-Seminare deckten ein breites Themenspektrum ab, von Kreislaufwirtschaft über Risikoanalyse, von Lieferketten-Mapping bis zu Beschwerdemechanismen. Natürlich spielten auch die aktuellen Entwicklungen und Auswirkungen der COVID-19-Pandemie an vielen Stellen mit ein. Wir freuen uns, dass wir rund 20 Expert*innen für die Online-Seminare gewinnen konnten. Pro Session verfolgten jeweils über 100 Personen die Online-Seminare. 

The Market Booths will also stay online

Bei einem virtuellen Marktplatz hatten die Teilnehmenden die Möglichkeit, die sieben Marktstände zu besuchen und sich über die einzelnen Initiativen und Projekte zu informieren. Am Tag des Arbeitstreffens standen die jeweiligen Ansprechpersonen für Fragen zur Verfügung.