Packed TSA Spring Conference set for magical record…

Stimulating programme covers variety of key issues, from the environment to wellbeing

3-4 May 2023, Hilton St George’s Park, Burton Upon Trent

The TSA Spring Conference has brought 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.

Presentations 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.

In the arresting titled ‘1+1=3’ presentation, Joe Ricci, president and CEO of the TRSA, will join conference to show how the UK and USA textile associations are working together and what they are achieving and hope to build in the future.

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

The TSA is the trade association for the textile care services industry. The TSA represents commercial laundry and textile rental businesses. Membership ranges from family-run operations through to large, multi-national companies.  Visit for more information.