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IntertechPira to bring 5th Annual Smart Fabrics Conference
Feb '09
The competitive advantage of the future will be the development of technologically advanced products offering consumers extensive functionality. Smart fabrics are holding a significant position in this area with estimated compound annual growth rate of 32% for the period of upcoming two years.

In order to expand your knowledge and learn about the opportunities ahead, IntertechPira will bring you the 5th annual Smart Fabrics conference.

This well-established two day event will expand its focus in this year and analyse business, design and science aspects of the smart textiles field. Leading experts of the industry will deliver fundamental presentations appealing to all players throughout the supply chain.

Exploring the newest trends faced by home health care, industrial clothing, sport clothing, cosmetics and other markets, Smart Fabrics 2009 is an event not to be missed!

Date :10 – 12 March 2009
Venue:The Holiday Inn, Via Aurelia, km 8.400, Rome, 00165, Italy

Conference Co-chairs
- Martijn Krans, Principal Scientist, PHILIPS, Netherlands
- Danilo De Rossi, Full Professor of Biomedical Engineering, UNIVERSITY OF PISA, Italy

Who should attend
Smart Fabrics 2009 is designed for CEOs, presidents, senior managers, marketing managers, R&D managers and engineers, designers, technicians, business consultants and academics from the whole supply chain.

6 reasons to attend
· Explore the latest technical and design innovations in the industry
· Find out about future applications and lucrative opportunities ahead
· Learn about the most recent market developments, consumer preferences and forces affecting retailers
· Get an insight into the regulatory trends
· Network with the most influential players in the industry
· Develop your contacts and future business opportunities

The smart textiles market is expected to hit US$642.1 million* globally by the end of 2008, representing a compound annual growth rate of 28.3%. These figures are set to increase yet further into 2009 to keep pace with new applications emerging in the sector. IntertechPira is proud to present the 5th annual Smart Fabrics conference, a global forum for all the developments you should know about.

5th Aannual Smart Fabrics 2009

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