Forum Schedule


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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 

7:00 am - 8:00 am 
Registration Opens and Complimentary Breakfast

8:00 am  – 8:45 am
Fiber Trends
Speaker:  Alasdair Carmichael, President - Americas, PCI Fibres; Secretary/Treasurer, Synthetic Yarn and Fiber Association (SYFA).

8:45 am – 9:30 am
Yarn Formation: Spinning and Twisting and Texturing Developments
Speaker:
Dr. William Oxenham (Bill), North Carolina State University College of Textiles, Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science, Abel C. Lineberger Professor and Associate Dean of Academic Programs

9:30 am - 10:00 am
Break

10:00 am - 10:45 am
Fabric Formation: Knitting Developments Flat, Circular and Warp
Speaker: 
Jim Kaufmann, senior engineer, T.E.A.M. Inc.; Owner, NovaComp Inc.

10:45 – 11:30
Fabric Formation: Weaving Machine Developments
Speaker: 
Dr. Tushar K. Ghosh, North Carolina State University College of Textiles, Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science

11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Fabric Formation: Jacquard and Dobby Weaving Developments
Speaker:
  Dr. Abdel-Fattah Mohamed Seyam, North Carolina State University College of Textiles, Department of Textile and Apparel Management

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch


1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Fabric Formation: Nonwoven Developments
Speaker: 
Dr. Behnam Pourdeyhimi, North Carolina State University College of Textiles, Department of Textile Engineering And Science; Klopman Distinguished Professor of Textile Materials and Associate Dean for Industry Research and Extension; and Director of the Nonwovens Cooperative Research Center.

1:45 pm – 2:30 pm
Dyeing, Printing and Finishing: Textile Chemistry Developments
Speaker:
  Dr. Harold S. Freeman, North Carolina State University College of Textiles, Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science, Ciba-Geigy professor of Dyestuff Chemistry and Associate Dean for Research

2:30 pm – 3:15 pm
Dyeing, Printing and Finishing: Machinery Developments Update
Speaker:  Dr. Peter J. Hauser, North Carolina State University College of Textiles, Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Break

3:45 pm -  5:00 pm
Apparel Developments
Speaker:  Juan Zighelboim, a 20 year apparel manufacturing veteran and Co-founder and President of El Salvador-based activewear and sports apparel manufacturer Textiles Opico SA de CV (TexOps); and Vice President, Americas Apparel Producers’ Network (AAPN).

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Cocktail Reception and Networking
 
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 

7:00 am - 8:00 am
Breakfast


8:00 am - 8:45 am
Composite Innovations
Speaker:  Jim Kaufmann, senior engineer, T.E.A.M. Inc.; Owner of NovaComp Inc.

8:45 am – 9:30 am
Special Topics: Nanotechnology Update; Methods of Manufacture and Applications
Speaker:
  Dr. Philip D. Bradford, North Carolina State University College of Textiles, Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science

9:30 am - 10:00 am
Break

10:00 am - 10:45 am
Special Topics: What's Ahead with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
Speaker: Jonathan M. Fee, Licensed Customs Broker, Alston & Bird, LLP

10:45 am – 11:30 am
Special Topics: M&A/Investment Trends & Essential Considerations in Bringing New Textile Technologies to Market
Speaker:  Ed Gregor, Joint CEO GL Capital LLC; and Managing Director of Edward C. Gregor & Associates, LLC

11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Questions & Closing Remarks

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Textile World Innovation Award Luncheon and Presentation Honoring Tencate Protective Fabrics of North America

*Topics and speakers subject to change
 

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Dates & Times
Monday, Sept. 15th, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday, Sept. 16th, 8:00am - 12:15pm

Innovation Award Luncheon
Tuesday, Sept. 16th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm

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Conference Pricing
Full Conference Pass
(Conference + Awards Lunch)

Advance Rate: $1,100 Ends 9/12
Onsite Rate: $1,250 Reg after 9/12