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ITMA Live series: Innovative Technologies

Panel focuses on current smart textiles trends and developments, and their impact on textile manufacturing technologies.

17th November 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Zurich, Switzerland


The second season of ITMA Live, a content series created to support the ITMA exhibition was launched recently. Comprising four industry discussions, the new ITMA Live series seeks to offer deeper discussions amongst industrialists on trending topics affecting the global textile and garment industry.

The discussions are based on ITMA 2023’s overarching theme of ‘Transforming the World of Textiles’, and its focused areas: Advanced Materials, Automation and Digital Future, Innovative Technologies, and Sustainability and Circularity.

Each of the ITMA Live panel discussions features three industry members with the session moderated by a key media representative.  This week’s panel is ‘Innovative Technologies’, which focuses on current smart textiles trends and developments, and their impact on textile manufacturing technologies. The discussion is moderated by Claudia van Bonn, Editor-in-Chief, Textile Technology, dfv media group.

The panel comprises:

-Jean-Marc Senecot, Global Head of Research & Development, Porcher Industries

-Michael Kieren, Product Manager, New Textile Technologies, Karl Mayer Stoll R&D

-Prof Yoel Fink, Professor of Materials Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

View the panel discussion on Advanced Materials…

The world’s largest textile and garment technology exhibition, ITMA will be held at Fiera Milano Rho, Milan, from 8 to 14 June 2023. It is expected to draw strong response. More details on stand space application can be found on the website. For participation enquiries, please email [email protected].

The last ITMA exhibition, held in Barcelona in 2019, featured exhibits from the entire textile and garment making value-chain, including raw materials and fabrics. It drew a record-breaking participation of 1,717 exhibitors from 45 countries and visitorship of over 105,000 from 136 countries.

New ITMA Live series features industry trending topics

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