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Smart Fabrics 2011 to be held in London

The 7th annual Smart Fabrics 2011 is to take place from 4-6 April 2011 at the Hotel Russell in London, UK and will cover topics such as the current status of innovative smart fabric technologies in the marketplace, as well as recent application breakthroughs and adoption. Organiser Intertech-Pira says, if you are involved in electronics, textiles, medical, sporting equipment, fashion, wireless communication industries, or military/space agencies this event could be of

17th November 2010

Innovation in Textiles
 |  London

Sports/​Outdoor, Protective, Medical/Hygiene, Clothing/​Footwear, Transport/​Aerospace, Interiors, Construction, Industrial

Stacey Burr, TextronicsThe 7th annual Smart Fabrics 2011 is to take place from 4-6 April 2011 at the Hotel Russell in London, UK and will cover topics such as the current status of innovative smart fabric technologies in the marketplace, as well as recent application breakthroughs and adoption. Organiser Intertech-Pira says, if you are involved in electronics, textiles, medical, sporting equipment, fashion, wireless communication industries, or military/space agencies this event could be of interest to you.

In 2011 the conference will be chaired by Stacey Burr, CEO of Textronics and VP at Adidas. Stacey Burr is a leader in the field of smart fabrics. Following a career at DuPont, she founded and served as CEO of Textronics Inc, a pioneer in electro-textiles. Textronics lead the commercialization of e-textiles with the first wearable sensors for fitness and health. In late 2008 she successfully sold the company to adidas and currently serves as Vice President, adidas Wearable Sports Electronics.

During her career at DuPont, Ms. Burr was involved in several polymers-based materials businesses that supplied the food industry and consumer product packaging sector. Ms. Burr spent six years in the textile fibre industry, where she led the North American Ready-to-Wear Apparel business for DuPont during its introduction of Lycra spandex into consumer apparel. She has worked and managed in the areas of engineering, sales, manufacturing, business development and marketing.

Ms. Burr has a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering and an M.B.A, with a marketing and operations emphasis, from Purdue University. She is the co-inventor of several patented materials and process technology innovations. In addition to her position with adidas, she also serves as an advisor to other start-up businesses.

Confirmed speakers for the 2011 program include:

Adidas

Arrow Science Consulting

Center for Nanotechnology and Smart Materials

Clothing+

Cocona Fabric

CuteCircuit

Elextile

European Technology Platform for Textiles and Clothing

Fabrikology International

Forster Rohner AG

Future-Shape GmbH

Ghent University

Innovalley, Inc

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design

Ohmatex ApS

Outlast Europe

Parsons - The New School for Design

Philips Research

Sefar

Smart Fabrics and Nanotechnology

Textile Testing & Innovation, LLC

TITV Greiz

University of Southampton

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