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IVGT & ETT CLUB to support IFAI Advanced Textiles
Apr '08
IFAI Advanced Textiles 2008 will take place in the cultural hub of Berlin June 12-13 and is conceived as a European-U.S.

Networking Conference, highlighting major trends and new technologies in the technical textiles field.

The overall goal of the conference is to create new business opportunities between U.S. and European companies, focusing on building relationships to increase the technical textiles industries' reach throughout the world.

The unique forum for multilateral talks and meetings will point the way for prosperous initiatives towards innovation and cross-section activities in both continents by fostering cooperation, strategic partnerships, and common projects.

The conference is being supported by major European and U.S. institutions including the U.S. Commercial Service; major German association Industrieverband Garne - Gewebe - Technische Textilien e.V. (IVGT); the European Safety Association (ESF); as well as the European Entrepreneur Club of Technical Textiles (ETT).

Keynote speaker Luis Filipe Girão, Head of Unit, Directorate General Enterprise & Industry, European Commission will open the conference.

The program is clearly application-oriented and will bring together industry leaders from all over Europe and the U.S. to speak about their issues and requirements.

Sessions led by global players Lenzing, TenCate, and Hollingsworth & Vose as well as small and medium-sized businesses that offerspecial product solutions and technologies, will share their innovation processes with the audience. The atmosphere of innovation will foster prosperous multilateral discussions during the 1.5 day event in Berlin.

Conference topics:
- 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

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