8:30am // Registration, Coffee & Mingling

9:00am // Welcome

9:15am // Session 1 & 2

10:15am // Session 3 & 4

11:00am // Coffee Break

11:30am // Session 5

12:15pm // Break for lunch

1:00pm // Session 6

2:15pm // Workshop

3:00pm // Coffee Break

3:30pm // Workshop

4:15pm // Session Q&A, Closing the conference and workshop

Session 1: Consumer trends – how are shaped expectations (regarding rental, resale or repair) in the next 10 years.

Session 2: Transparent supply lines – how transparency can build confidence and scale of impact on textile supply chains.

Session 3: Combating climate change in the clothing and textiles sector – examples of good practice.

Session 4: Higg index – benchmark, measurement and better reporting.

Session 5: Disruptive innovation – the impact of the latest technologies that convert water reduction approaches, recycled fabrics, microfiber and factory digitization.

Session 6: Circularity of textiles – how brands can establish circularity as a principle of functioning, best practices and lessons learned.

Workshop – Questions for discussion


1. Where do we want Romania to be in 2030 and in terms of adopting the circular economy in the textile industry in terms of adopting Agenda 2030?

2. How do we get there in terms of adopting the circular economy in the textile industry?



Dr. Simina LAKATOS - IRCEM President, Member of the ECESP Coordination Group

Marian ŞERBESCU - Prefect, Institution of the Prefect Iaşi District

Costel ALEXE - Deputy of Iasi, Environment Commission, Chamber of Deputies

Dr. eng. Alexandru STANILA - Association of the Inventors Forum in Romania

Prof. dr. eng. Antonela CURTEZA - Faculty of Textile-Leather and Industrial Management, "Gheorghe Asachi", Technical University of Iasi

Marcela ZAMFIR - Senior Point Manager S.C. Greenfiber S.A.
Mihai BRADU - Iasi Manager, ECOTIC

Ramona TANASA - Chief of External Cooperation Office North East Regional Development Agency

Cosmin Dorin TEODORU - Director at DGDSCSP, Ministry of Environment of Romania

Razvan GHEORGHIU - Director at the Iasi Sanitation Inter-community Development Association

Drg.chim. Irina PETRUC - Iaşi Environmental Protection Agency

Eftalea CARPUS - National Institute of Research and Development for Textiles and Leather INCDTP
Gelu VAC - Software Architect, IT Consultant, Scoala Informala de IT
Cezar BULACU - Research and Development Director of S.C. Minet S.A.
Cornelia BRUSTUREANU - Vice-Dean of Faculty of Visual Arts and Design, George Enescu, Iasi National University of Arts

Caterina AILIESEI - Founder and CEO of Katty Fashion
Rudolf PADURARU - NE Reginnova Association


Questions for discussion

  1. What are the circular policy instruments adopted by Romania so far and how do they influence the textile industry?

  2. Identify the key areas for implementing the systemic circular economy across the value chain of the textile industry (production, consumption, waste management, waste to resources, innovation and investment, others).

  3. Why is there a need for a circular economy strategy in Romania and what is the role of the state in achieving this?

  4. What kind of circular economy do we want to have in Romania by 2030?

  5. What are the trends in the systemic circular economy related to innovation, technology, education, legislation in concern with the economic, social and environmental three pillars, in the world? and in neighboring countries?

Questions for discussion

  1. How will the technological developments influence the global economy, the European economy and national economies, including the Romanian economy?

  2. Where does Romania stand in economic, social and environmental terms regarding the adoption of the circular economy in 2019? (SWOT analysis, Strengths - Weaknesses)

  3. What advantages and opportunities does Romania have in relation to the adoption of the circular consumption and production model?

  4. Analysis of Romania's real potential from the point of view of resources and an appreciation of how to value them (Analysis of Romania's resources and capacity to adopt the concept of systemic circular economy in the year 2018, PEST analysis).

  5. What investment and development programs in the textile industry should focus on facilitating the transition to the systemic circular economy by 2030?