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20th April 2017, Zeist

IAF to discuss Industry 4.0 and denim development at Texprocess Symposium

IAF is the world’s leading federation for apparel manufacturers, their associations, and the supporting industry.Messe Frankfurt has partnered with the International Apparel Federation (IAF) to organise part of the Symposium that takes place on the floor of the Texprocess trade show, which will be held in Frankfurt next month, concurrently with Techtextil.

Dialog Textile Bekleiding (DTB) and the World Textile Information Network (WTiN) also run part of Symposium programme.

On 9 May, IAF will present a highly topical and relevant session titled Implementing Industry 4.0 successfully in the fashion industry. In three subsessions IAF members and relations from across the world will explain to the audience in short speeches and panel discussions what the digitisation of the industry is capable of, how it is actually implemented by clothing manufacturers, brands and retailers, and finally, how start-ups are using new technology to create new business models and entice consumers. Organisations such as Lectra, Gerber, Spesa, Oerlikon, Saxion University, WTiN and Denkendorf will share their insights with the audience.

On 12 May, IAF will host a session titled Developments in denim and lessons for the rest of the industry. In a single round table discussion, the audience will hear about ways in which innovation in materials and machinery is transforming the denim industry, creating new value and sustainability and serving as a good example to other sectors of the fashion industry.

“The IAF symposia at Texprocess are meant to add an important extra dimension to an exhibition visit, giving inspiration on how to implement the available technology in one’s own business environment,” the association explains.


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