Executives from sportswear giants Adidas and Nike, as well as mail order firm Otto Group and Everest Textile Company, are set to speak at this year's World Textile Summit.

The event, which will be co-located with ITMA 2015, the world's largest international textile and garment machinery exhibition, will explore sustainability strategies to create business value in the textile manufacturing value chain.

Organisers CEMATEX, WTiN and MP Expositions say the summit will be an opportunity for textile business leaders to share and discuss their own experiences, with several presenting short case studies and engaging in audience debate. Topics include the investment case for green technology, and value creation from the use of sustainable materials.

Speakers include Frank Henke, VP for social & environmental affairs at Adidas; Dr Johannes Merck, CSR director at Otto Group; Linda Keppinger, global materials director at Nike; Roger Yeh, president of Everest Textile Company; and Helga Vanthourout, a senior consultant at the sustainability and resource productivity practice of McKinsey and Company.

The World Textile Summit will take place on 13 November, the second day of ITMA, in Milan.