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Advanced Textiles Conference creates new business opportunities
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Jul '08
IFAI's Advanced Textiles Conference 2008 held in Berlin, Germany, June 12 -13, 2008, drew nearly 100 attendees from 14 countries some from as far away as Saudi Arabia.

The premier conference was conceived as a U.S.-European entrepreneur networking event to create new business opportunities by fostering bilateral and cross- sectoral cooperation and strategic partnerships.

Conference topics included a roster of the most talked-about fields of innovation in the technical textile industry such as: Future and sustainability, nanotechnologies and embedded high-tech, high-performance textiles for architecture and lightweight structures and innovative applications in protective clothing.

The SmartTextiles community was represented by eight member company exhibits and a prototype the yellow coat of the University of Ghent that demonstrated the use of textile materials for an antenna.

Xybermind GmbH showed an intelligent walk analysis-system
Sunload GmbH presented the latest version of solar bags, a transportable mini power station to reload electronic equipment.

Pierre Cardin was part of the exhibition with a solar cell jacket as energy source for pda or mp3 players, mobile phones, etc.

Jack Wolfskin featured an intelligent weather-protective alpine jacket and WarmX knitted underwear with integrated warm-up technology.

Three prominent keynote speakers spoke on bilateral issues:
Luis Filipe Girão, Head of Unit, Directorate Enterprise & Industry, European Commission;

Jonathan Bensky, Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs, U.S. Mission to the European Union, U.S.

Department of Commerce; and Maria D'Andrea, Supervisor, Eastern Hemisphere - Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce.

The conference created a truly unique dialog between entrepreneurs, touching upon their specific requirements and sectoral impediments.

Global players like Lenzing, TenCate, Philips, Dow Corning, Hollingsworth & Vose as well as small and medium-sized companies, like Mectex from Italy, Texbor from Spain, and Textronics from the U.S., shared their innovation processes and new technology options with the audience, initiating animated debates.

According to IFAI President Stephen Warner, a special survey conducted onsite reported that the majority of the attendees had been highly satisfied with the quality and topics of the program.

"We appreciate the positive response from the audience and the supporting associations.

They have endorsed holding this meeting forum on a regular basis and developing it further.

IFAI will announce its plans for the Advanced Textiles Conference 2009 in the coming months.

Based on the enthusiasm expressed by conference attendees, we are considering a return to Frankfurt; as well as other potential locations in Europe, Asia and North America."

Industrial Fabrics Association International

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