IFAI Advanced Textiles 2008
June 12 - 13, 2008
IFAI Advanced Textiles 2008, taking place in the cultural hub of Berlin from June 12.-13 is conceived as a European-US Networking Conference, highlighting major trends and new technologies in the field of technical textiles. The overall goal is to create new business opportunities between US and European companies that deliver or process technical textiles for various application fields. The unique forum for bilateral talks and meetings shall point the way for prosperous initiatives towards innovation and cross-section activities in both continents by fostering co-operations, strategic partnerships and common projects.
The conference is being supported by major European and US institutions like the US Commercial Service, the major German association IVGT, ESF, the European Safety Association as well as ETT, the European Entrepreneur Club of Technical Textiles, to name only a few. Key note speaker Luis Filipe Girão, Head of Unit, Directorate General Enterprise & Industry, European Commission is opening the conference. The program is clearly application-oriented and will bring together industry leaders from all over Europe and the US to speak about their issues and requirements. Global players like Lenzing and TenCate, Hollingsworth & Vose as well as small and medium-sized businesses offering special product solutions and technologies are sharing their innovation processes with the audience. This concept will foster prosperous bilateral discussions during the 1,5 day event in Berlin.
The conference topics are:
Sustainable product developments for major fabric applications
Nanotechnologies and embedded systems
High-performance textiles for architecture and lightweight structures
Innovative textile applications for advancing protective clothing
Thanks to Isa Hofmann!