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Seminar: “Textile industry and business culture in Latvia and Baltic States” (26th of April, 10:00-12:00)

10:00 Welcome speech. Ints Vîksna, LTC/EEN Latvia
10:10 – 10:40 “Textile industry in Latvia”. Guntis Strazds, Association of Textile and Clothing Industry, Chairman of the association.
10:40 – 11:00 “Textile industry in Lithuania”. Rimantas Serva, Lithuanian innovation centre, EEN Lithuania
11:00 – 11:30 “Business opportunities in Latvia”. Arta Munkena, The Swedish Trade & Invest Council
11:30 – 12:00 “Good practice - Artex Latvia success story”. Kristîne Rudzîte-Ţogla, manager of Sales & Development department.
12:00 – 17:00 Matchmaking event

More information and registration for seminar: agnese.kore@edi.lv


On April 26 - seminar "Fashion and Design" will take place.


Lecturers:

  • Miguel Angelo Carvalho "Productivity in the Apparel Industry. How Can You Be More Efficient?"

    Short description:
    In today’s global, dynamic and highly competitive market, apparel and textile industry must be highly efficient in all its levels to maintain profit. In this presentation we will discuss the importance of Team Building; Costs Management (Labor and Material); Increasing Productivity and Flexibility with best use of Work Study, Production Planning and Quick Response Philosophy of Teamwork.

    Brief description:
    Entrepreneur, Professor and Researcher at UNIVERSITY OF MINHO (Portugal).
    Visiting Professor at MIT (2010); Cornell University (2017) and RTU-Riga Technical University (2019).
    Founder of CONTROLCONSUL; Founder and CTO of WEADAPT (Inclusive Design) and FYT TECHNOLOGY (FYT Jeans – Engineered for ComfortTM)
    Winner of the Prizes START 2008, SpinUM 2009, ISCTE MIT Venture Competition 2010.
    Textile Engineer; Master in Design and Marketing; PhD in Textile Engineering.
    Expert in Work Study, Production Planning and Teamwork. Consultant in Design Thinking by the UNIVERSITY OF SALAMANCA (Spain).
    Focus of research and interaction with industry: Clothing and textile functional design;
    Ergonomics; Anthropometrics; Development of functional and interactive materials;
    Teamwork; Work study; Production planning; Production control.


  • Pavina Souvanlasy "Colours Strategies and Creative Fashion & Lingerie Inspirations for Fall-Winter 2020-2021"

    Description:
    Its transversal vision makes it possible to decode colors, patterns, fashion and lingerie trends. A strategic cross-approach that will nourish your creativity!
    You will discover the red thread which will guides trends by Fall-Winter 2020-2021.

    Biography:
    Graduated from a French Business school with a major in Digital Marketing and Communication, and after have started her career for a jewellery brand, Pavina Souvanlasy has been working for the past three years at Carlin Creative Trend Bureau within the Sales department.
    With a great experience in innovation and fashion industries, she has gathered a unique expertise in business development.
    From societal to aesthetic trends, Carlin has not only the expertise to understand and anticipate what will drive future consumers’ desires, but also a unique talent to explain and bring these trends to life thanks to a synergy of disciplines such as marketing, product design and research & innovation.
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