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GDTC postponed until October 2022

June dates cancelled to avoid clash with Salone del Mobile.

4th April 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Leeds, United KIngdom


World Textile Information Network (WTiN), the UK-based information provider to the global textile  apparel industry, is postponing its first hybrid Global Digital Textile Conference (GDTC) until October.

The event – which will now take place in Como, Italy, and online on October 5-6  – will offer delegates networking opportunities and enable knowledge sharing between stakeholders in the textile inkjet printing ecosystem. It will also provide understanding of the development of the production landscape up to 2030 and support the common goals within the industry. 

The event was originally scheduled for June, but because of the Salone del Mobile Milano furniture exhibition moving its dates from April to June, WTiN has taken the decision to change the dates of the GDTC to avoid a clash.

Salone del Mobile expects more than 370,000 attendees over five days which will result in significant accommodation challenges in terms of both availability and price.  

“The decision to adjust the dates for GDTC has been taken to ensure that all delegates, speakers and sponsors have the opportunity to make the most of the conference and the surrounding city of Como,” said WTiN managing director Mark Jarvis.

The GDTC will welcome delegates from the full digital textile supply chian – printer OEMs, paper and ink manufacturers, software solution providers, textile printers and service providers and brands.

The extensive programme will focus on sustainability within production processes, the impact of government policy across the textile industry, reshoring and its strategic agenda for textile innovation. It will also address the design aspects of digital textile printing and how the industry can better understand the needs of fashion and sportswear brands. 

The GDTC is hosted by WTiN, with host partners ACIMIT and SMI, and event partners Epson, Kornit Digital, JK Group and MS Printing Solutions, and event sponsors Cibitex and Konica Minolta.

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