Keynote Speakers 2019

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1. Alex Baker, Retail Tech X

Alex Baker, founder and CEO of Retail Tech X, is a keynote speaker and lecturer in retail, disruption and innovation. He has more than a decade of experience in helping retailers transform and identify the opportunities in digitalization and innovation. Customers include Microsoft, H&M, L’Oréal and The Body Shop.

2. Samuel Young, Head of ICAx

Samuel has worked with digitalization, innovation and startups within ICA and the startup world. Now responsible for ICAs innovation hub, ICAx which was started in 2017. ICAx focuses on creating growth for the ICA Group through innovation, partnerships and investments.


3. Louisa Smith, Textile Forecast

International trend consultant, Louisa Smith, forecasts up to three years in advance in all sectors of the textile chain, from fibre through to final garment. Louisa’s vision and research, monitoring textile developments through to global affairs has a bearing on delivering the right product to pass onto your customers.

With over 20 years international experience in the global fashion and textile industry, Louisa works with international corporations through to private companies and brand agencies in delivering on-trend information and market intelligence at all stages.

Her combination of creative know-how combined with market and product development intelligence ensure that companies who work with Louisa can be prepared to meet the requests of their customers.

4. Charles Ross, Royal College of Art – Textile Innovation

Over the last 20 years, Charles Ross has been helping focus the new generation of designers. He now lectures at the Royal College of Art, acts as a mentor for The Design Council, sits on the Waste & Resources Action Programme textile committee (that wrote SCAP – which was the base for the European Clothing Action Plan), contributed to Fixing Fashion (the UK Parliament’s report in Fast Fashion.) One of the original team behind the academic subject of Performance Sportswear Design, his roots are within the Outdoor Industry’s Sustainability Working Group but is most proud of being part of The Do Lecture team.

5. Pamela Ravasio PhD, Hohenstein Institute

Pamela has been appointed global Stakeholder Manager at Hohenstein in July 2019. She is specialized in corporate governance and responsibility (CR), with a strong link to innovation processes and digitalisation.

Prior to that, the European Outdoor Group, and the outdoor industry in Europe at large, have under her leadership, developed into a global leader in future-proofing an industry which is dominated by SMEs, private capital and family companies. Pamela champions transparency and an inclusive approach to all partners along the value chain, and leverages the opportunities arising from public facing accountability.

Pamela is a widely published author in the textile field, and holds professional qualifications in corporate governance, textiles, CSR and sustainability. She has further been member of several steering committees and advisory boards in the multi-stakeholder (MSI) and start-up space. She further holds an MSc in Computer Science as well as a PhD in Human-Computer Interaction and has worked and lived globally for 15+ years.

6. Jonas Larsson, F/ACT Movement, Swedish School of Textiles

Is it possible to be both environmentally aware and interested in fashion? F/ACT Movement is a project that wants to inspire fashion consumers into making sustainable choices without compromising on style and passion for fashion. Jonas Larsson, lecturer and researcher at The School of Textiles will talk about the prospects of a zero-waste fashion industry through the perspective of a environmentally aware consumer.

7. Jonne Hellgren, CEO RePack

RePack is an award-winning and globally unique reusable and returnable packaging service. It is designed for online retailers and shoppers; RePack simply replaces single-use delivery packaging. An empty RePack is folded into letter size and dropped in any postbox, anywhere in the world, free of charge. Listen to CEO Jonne talk about their journey and their solutions for zero-waste e-commerce.

7. Patrik Andreasson, Tullkompetens AB

How to tackle Brexit, Trade wars and Free Trade Agreements on a fast-moving global market. Patrik Andersson has an extensive knowledge and experience from the field of customs and trade and will help us navigate the ever-changing landscape of trade.


8. Martin Kössler, Helping You Grow Internationally AB

Since 2004, Martin and his global industry expert team has helped more than hundred famous brands and innovation start-ups to grow their international business. Martin has extensive international experience; in the 1990’s Martin was responsible for helping leading Scandinavian Gore-Tex® licensed brands with international expansion. In the early 00’s he was responsible for the international launch of Haglöfs. He also founded and led the export cooperation between leading Scandinavian Outdoor brands, SOG, for 15 years and is a strong believer in cooperation and clustering for international success.