The TSA Spring Conference, 3-4 May 2023, Hilton St George’s Park, Burton Upon Trent, brings together a cornucopia of talented speakers and stimulating presentations – so perhaps it’s not surprising that it’s set to beat all records in terms of numbers attending, said the TSA team. 

TSA and TRSA have been conducting a ‘hands across the water’ exercise and In the arresting titled ‘1+1=3’ presentation, Joe Ricci, president and CEO of the TRSA, will join the conference to explain how the UK and USA textile associations are working together, what they are achieving and what they hope to build in the future.  

Other presentations at the ecent will cover topics as diverse as the environment, including a keynote address from award-winning environmentalist and author Natalie Fee, laundry fire safety, the energy market, and wellbeing.  The ‘people matter’ section includes a talk by Matt Bowes of Vision Linens, who shares his story of leaving prison and being given a second chance, and a discussion on menopause awareness, its effect on the workforce and how best to approach it.  

Christoph Geppert of Grain Sustainability is joined by Carmen Cardenal Pac of Ecolab to look at where we are as an industry on the TSA’s Sustainability Roadmap as well as, more specifically, the issues around microplastics and PFASs.  

A fantastical keynote address from Keith Barry will look at wellbeing in the workplace.  As a world-renowned ‘mentalist, magician and subconscious mind specialist’ his approach is likely to be thought-provoking and distinctly left-field.  

Keith is also providing the pre-dinner entertainment for the Industry Dinner, taking place on the evening of May 3rd.  Other networking events include a new members reception before dinner in the Sir Bobby Robson Lobby.  

Conference bookings are already at over 140, so anyone thinking of coming should contact the TSA as soon as possible.  Email for information or visit