conference program 2016

Everyday from January 24th to the 27th, 2016 you will be able to attend 4 conferences a day dedicated to sport and outdoor textiles. Don’t miss the opportunity to stay up-to-date on the industry news at ISPO TEXTRENDS, Hall C3-411.

Daily from January 24th-27th

12:00 - 13:00
ISPO TEXTRENDS Trends Fall/Winter 2017/18

Featuring the key colors and mega trends that will inspire the activewear market through the entire textile chain to anticipating the future needs of the consumer. Louisa will also present the additional five key textile trends unique to ISPO TEXTRENDS. That includes new textile developments and inspirations, fabric structures and content through to the final garment applications, set to define the activewear Fall/Winter 17/18 season.

Speaker: Louisa Smith - Textile Trend Consultant

Sunday 24th & Monday 25th

10:00 - 11:00
Carbon footprinting & climate neutral products in the textile industry – how to get a grip on it

Global warming is one of the major issues of mankind that needs to be mastered by all. A contributor is, of course, the textile industry. Due to the strong diversification of the value chain, it is not always easy to obtain carbon emission data on each production level. Are there possibilities to work around this issue and carbon footprint, and even offset a final product?

Speaker: Tristan A. Foerster – Managing Director of ClimatePartner

14:00 - 15:00
Performance Sportswear and Innovative Embellishments

Sportswear garments and materials must perform in a variety of sports and environments sometimes individual functions or multiple functions are required such as high visibility and reflective properties, waterproof and windproof properties, stretch and compression, moisture management and thermal regulation. How can innovative garment embellishments meet these physical demands and surpass expectations?  

Speaker: Fiona Fairhurst - Senior Manager Fabric Direction - Avery Dennison

16:00 - 17:00
In love with our bodies - In love with ourselves - In love with our souls

What it will mean to your business and the never ending growth of athleisure wear. And why is everyone obsessed with “pushing the limit”? Extreme physical endurance is the new hedonism, but for how long?

Just how narcissistic are you? Why people are spending so much time promoting themselves. We are all curators today and image is all important. Have you had your bottom polished yet? You need to to make those jogging pants look extra good.

Contradiction or winning strategy? Many of us thought that a strengthening economy would see the end of “make-do and mend” thinking and the new hipster economy. How wrong could we be – from a new love of haute couture processes to the boom in social selling sites, it’s all about mindfulness.

Speaker: David R Shah - Publisher Textile View and View2 magazines

Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th

10:00 - 11:00
Water repellency without fluorine – learning from nature

Keeping textiles clean and dry in outdoor conditions has historically been achieved through a variety of chemical treatments with fluorine-based products providing the benchmark in repellency performance. While a spectrum of fluorine-free technologies is available today that are capable of providing water repellency effects, the cutting-edge of fluorine-free development is towards realizing ever-higher levels of repellency performance.

Speaker: Carlo Centonze - CEO HeiQ Materials

11:00 - 12:00
Latest Development in Functional textiles 

Advanced fibrous structures are designed for improving the functionality of clothing and other product. The current development in the areas: optical fiber based safety textiles, line lighting systems, insulation for extreme conditions, odor absorption material, electromagnetic shielding and electro-conductive textiles will be presented.

Speaker: Jiří Militký - Dept. of Material Engg., TU, Liberec - Czech Republic

14:00 - 15:00
Biomaterials : opening to new product types

Biomaterials are disrupting the landscape by allowing for new product types to exist that have never existed before. DuPont Sorona® presents its business model and technological innovations that stem from the tech.

Speaker : Hao Ding - Regional Business Manager - DuPont Sorona®

Only on Wednesday 27th

13:00 - 14:00
ISPO TEXTRENDS Preview Trends Fall/Winter 2018/19

Louisa will also present the additional five key textile trends unique to ISPO TEXTRENDS. That includes new textile developments and inspirations, fabric structures and content through to the final garment applications. A preview of Fall/Winter 2018/19

Speaker: Louisa Smith - Textile Trend Consultant

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