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New business opportunities at IFAI Advanced textiles 2008
May '08
This thought-provoking 1.5 day conference program unveils market-ready innovations and new technologies. The program is application-oriented and will bring together industry leaders from all over Europe and the U.S. to speak about their issues and requirements.

Conference Highlights:

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
Smart Textiles Exhibition featuring innovative textiles apparel solutions by Daniel Hetcher, Pierre Cardin, Sunload, Jack Wolfskin and others

Sessions led by global players Lenzing, TenCate, and Hollingsworth & Vose as well as small and medium-sized businesses that offer special product solutions and technologies, will share their innovation processes with the audience.

Three distinguished keynote speakers will address European-U.S. entrepreneurial business opportunities

Mr. Luis Filipe Girao, Head of Unit, Directorate General Enterprise & Industry, European Commission

Mr. Jonathan M. Bensky, Commercial Minister Counselor, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service, United States Mission to the European Union, Belgium

Ms. Maria D'Andrea, Supervisor, Eastern Hemisphere, Office of Textiles and Apparel, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce - Washington, DC USA


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