Nina Marenzi is the Sustainable Angle, Founder and Director in London.While Nina was researching for her dissertation ‘Organic Cotton: Reasons Why the Fashion Industry is Dragging its Heels’ for her MSc in Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development at Imperial College, she interviewed numerous fashion designers, representatives of the textiles industry, and NGOs. As a result, the need for curated sustainable textiles showcase became apparent and the Future Fabrics Expo was born. Nina has previously worked as a consultant on various environmental policy initiatives and set up The Sustainable Angle in 2010 to initiate and support projects aimed at reducing the environmental impact of industry.
Edward L. McDonnell
Edward L. McDonnell is president of Maple Shade Films, the production company he formed in 2001. He has since produced such films as the Oscar-nominated thriller Sicario, starring Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, and Josh Brolin; the Oscar-nominated thriller Prisoners, starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal; Original Sin, starring Angelina Jolie and Antonio Banderas; romantic drama A Walk to Remember, based on the bestselling Nicholas Sparks novel; Shanghai Knights, starring Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson; and Catwoman, starring Halle Berry. Collaborating with executive producer Steven Spielberg, McDonnell was executive producer of the mystery thriller Eagle Eye, starring Shia LaBeouf. Joining forces with Paul Junger Witt at Warner Bros., McDonnell produced such movies as David O. Russell’s topical Persian Gulf War action adventure Three Kings, starring George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg, and Christopher Nolan’s mystery thriller Insomnia, starring Al Pacino and Hilary Swank. He also served as producer on the family film Racing Stripes, starring Hayden Panettiere. In recent years, McDonnell has branched out into producing episodic television. His credits include Counterpart, starring J.K. Simmons; The Mosquito Coast, starring Justin Theroux and Melissa George; and is currently in production on the limited series Shogun for FX on Hulu. McDonnell began his career in entertainment at United Artists and MGM, then moved on to Paramount, where he was an executive for nine years. Working with Henry Winkler, he was involved in such pictures as Young Sherlock Holmes before leaving to work on several films with Steven Seagal, including Under Siege and Under Siege 2, Dark Territory, On Deadly Ground, and Glimmer Man.
Richard Wu is an entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience in the gaming industry. While completing his Media Studies from New School in 2006, he co-founded Seed Studio, an indie game studio with its headquarter in Taipei, Taiwan and an office in California, United States. Seed Studio provides game development services to companies across the globe, including Sony, Microsoft, BBC, Disney Interactive, THQ, and WWE. Richard collaborates with these clients to develop multiple hit titles across many genres spanning from sports games (such as WWE Wrestlefest, UFC Personal Trainer, and MLB The Show), simulation games (Sony PlayStation 3’s Railfan: Taiwan High Speed Rail), to family friendly games (such as Disney's Epic Mickey, Disney's Cars, Disney’s Where’s my Water, and BBC’s Doctor Who Legacy mobile game). Subsequently, Richard co-founded Compulsion Games in Montreal. It produced games such as Contrast, which won the Canadian Videogame's Award for best Indie Game and Canadian Videogame Award's Game of the Year (2013); and We Happy Few, which was nominated for Best of E3 Independent Games (2018).