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2013 ITMF Annual Conference Program

Saturday, September 7
15:00 - 19:00: Registration

16:00 - 17:30: Directors' Meeting Directors of ITMF member associations, associate and corporate members

19:00 - 22:00: Joint Reception and Dinner ITMF, Austrian Textile Industry Federation (VTI) and Lenzing Office Bearers and Directors of ITMF member associations, associate and corporate members at Wirtshaus am See, Bregenz

Sunday, September 8
08:30 - 10:00: Meeting ITMF Spinners Committee

10:30 - 12:00: Meeting Joint Cotton Committee

12:00 - 13:30: Board Meeting

12:00 - 19:00: Registration

12:30 - 14:00: Lunch Fiber Session

14:30 - 15:45: Cotton
  • Metrics for Sustainability in Cotton Production - Terry Townsend, executive director, International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC), Washington
  • The New Meaning of Sustainability - Fritz Grobien, president, Bremen Cotton Exchange, Germany
  • Kai Hughes, managing director, International Cotton Association (ICA), United Kingdom
  • Lothar Kruse, Ph.D., lab manager, Impetus Bioscience, Germany
  • Panel Discussion/Q&A
15:45 - 16:15: Coffee Break

16:15 - 17:00: Man-made Fibers
  • Regional Markets for Manufactured Fibers: Overview and Outlook - Peter Driscoll, managing director, PCI Fibres, UK
  • Hans Leitner, senior technical manager, Lenzing AG, Austria
  • Panel Discussion/Q&A

17:15 - 18:30: Meeting Fibers and Applications Committee

19:00 - 20:30: Welcome Reception Cruise Ship Hohentwiel

20:30 - 22:00: Dinner Festival and Congress Hall

Monday, September 9
Formal Opening Session

09:00 - 09:45: Welcome Addresses
  • Dionys Lehner, president, VTI, Austria
  • Peter Untersperger, CEO, Lenzing AG, Austria
  • Josué Gomes da Silva, president, ITMF, Brazil
09:45 - 10:30: Keynote Address
  • Felix Brill, chief economist, Wellershoff & Partners, Switzerland (TBC)
10:30 - 11:00: Coffee Break

First General Session
11:00 - 11:45:Europe's Textile Industry
  • Alexander Hofstadler, managing director, Linz Textil, Austria
  • Research- and Creativity-based European Textile Production - Juan Pares, CEO, Textil Santanderina, Spain
  • Panel Discussion/Q&A
11:45 - 12:45: How E-Commerce Can Help Manufacturers and Retailers
  • Teppo Paavola, vice president, PayPal (eBay), San Jose, Calif.
  • (TBD), Google, Brazil
12:45 - 13:30: Lunch

Second General Session

13:45 - 15:00: Textile Supply Chain
  • Giuseppe Gherzi, managing director, Gherzi Textile Organisation, Switzerland
  • Simone Canclini, president, Canclini, Italy
  • Mark Green, head, Global Supply Chain, PVH Corp., New York City
  • Panel Discussion/Q&A
15:00 - 15:30: Coffee Break

15:30 - 16:30: Meeting
Committee of Management

16:30 - 17:30: Meeting
Committee of Home Textiles Producers

Evening: Gala Dinner aboard the Gebhardsberg

Tuesday, September 10
Third General Session
08:30 - 09:30: Retail
  • Tina Striddle, managing director, Aid by Trade Foundation and Atakora GmbH, Germany
  • Mark Sumner, sustainable raw materials expert, Marks & Spencer, United Kingdom (TBC)
  • Felix Poza, director, corporate social responsibility, Inditex, Spain (TBC)
  • Panel Discussion/Q&A
09:30 - 10:00: Coffee Break

Fourth General Session
10:00 - 11:15: Technical Textiles and Nonwovens
  • Development Potentials for Technical Textiles - Götz Gresser, director, ITV Denkendorf, Germany
  • New Textile Paradigms - Printed Electronics on Textiles, Photovoltaic Textiles, additive Technologies (3-E Printing) - Antonio Braz, director, CENTI-CITEVE, Portugal
  • Christoph Tobler, CEO, Sefar AG, Switzerland
  • Alexander Tessmar-Pfohl, member of the Board, Sattler AG, Austria
  • Panel Discussion/Q&A
11:15 - 11:30: The Global Textile Machinery Market Situation
  • Christian P. Schindler, Ph.D., director general, ITMF
11:30 - 12:00: China's Textile Industry - Today and Tomorrow
  • Sun Ruizhe, vice president, CNTAC, China
12:10 - 12:15: Invitation
2014 Annual Conference

13:15 - 16:30: Lunch and Visit
Dornier Museum, Friedrichshafen

For latest program updates, visit itmf.org. Program accurate as of Textile World's press time.

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