Nearly 125 textile services industry executives from linen and uniform supply companies from 15 countries are pre-registered for the World Textile Services Congress (WTSC), which takes place on 5-7 October in Bruges, Belgium.

Co-sponsors are the European Textile Services Association (ETSA) and two national associations, FBT (Belgium) and TRSA (United States).

Representatives of more than 60 textile services companies will be joined by personnel from 14 event sponsors, all suppliers to the industry, to share education, networking and social events. Discussions of economic, political and legal trends will inspire attendees to improve company strategies.

The event begins Wednesday 5 October when the boards of directors of seven participating national associations meet during the day.

Giving one of the keynote presentations on Thursday 6 October will be Herman Van Rompuy, the European Council president from 2010 to 2014.