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Industry players discuss real-world issues at Advanced Textiles

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Feb '10
The Industrial Fabrics Association International has announced a stellar roster of distinguished intermational speakers for the Advanced Textiles '10 Conference in Paris this June.

Conference Date: 16-17 June 2010

Conference Location: UICP Espaces Congrés 16 rue Jean Rey,
75015 Paris, France

The not-to-be-missed event's keynote speakers are:
- Frédérique Mutel - President & CEO, JEC
Topic: "World of Composites"

- Kim Glas - Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles and Apparel - United States Department of Commerce
Topic: U.S. industry's state-of-the-science advancements in protective and medical textile applications, their regional developments with global benefits and the special requirements that are mandated for product acceptance in the U.S. marketplace.


Additional session speakers include a "Who's Who" of global technical textile industry leaders and innovators:
- Loek de Vries, President and CEO, TenCate, Netherlands
- Philippe Christou, Technology Director Europe, Huntsman Advanced Materials GmbH, Germany
- Stéphane Laurent, Rettenmaier SARL, France
- Dr. Liz Mallen, Impact Protection Program Leader Business Development Manager, Dow Corning Ltd., USA
- Stuart Smith, Business Development PPE and Protective Barriers North America, Norafin Americas Inc., USA
- Francoise Fournier, Responsable du Marche Architecture Textile, Ferrari Textiles, France
- Gordian Overschmidt, CEO, ZENDOME GmbH, Germany
- Philip Courtenay, Head of Apparel and Accessory Operations, Brand Adidas, Adidas AG, Germany
- Akseli Reho, CEO, Clothing+, Finland
- Jens Bode, Global Strategic Manager and Dipl.-Ing. and Christina Röleke, Global R&D Chemistry, Laundry & Home Care, Fibre & Textile Technology, Henkel AG & CO, Germany
- Wilson B. Harvie, Director of Corporate Business Development,
TenCate Geosynthetics, USA
- Dr. Thomas Stegmaier, Centre of Excellence Technical Textiles
Denkendorf; Centre of Bionic Innovations for the industry, Germany
- Bruno van Hemelryck, Supramolecular Chemistry Development Manager, Arkema, Franc
- Dr. Jürgen Günther, Head Applied Physics, Freudenberg Research Services, Germany
- Manfred Wagner, Group Research and Development, Daimler, Germany
- Pierre Defaux, Technical Service Manager, Bluestar Silicones, France
- Francois Cousin, Managing Director, Cousin Biotech, France
- Dr. Maureen S. MacGillivray, Department of Human Environmental Studies, Central Michigan University, USA

Invited speakers - subject to change

The much-anticipated conference sessions will discuss technical
textiles in the following industries:
- Natural fibers and fiber composites
- Products and technologies for medical applications
- Performance textiles in sports, wellness and healthcare
- Membranes and fabric structures in architecture
- Safety and protective textiles


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