The European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers (CEMATEX), owner of the quadrennial ITMA
textile machinery exhibition, has invited the Roseville, Minn.-based Industrial Fabrics Association
International (IFAI) to co-locate its Advanced Textiles ’11 conference with ITMA 2011, to be held
Sept. 22-29, 2011, in Barcelona, Spain.
“Technical textiles is a very important sector and we welcome IFAI to organize the Advanced
Textiles conference at ITMA 2011,” said Maria Avery, secretary general, CEMATEX. “We see it as a
win-win-partnership as both our events focus on innovation, which is one of the most important
drivers of business success today.”
Advanced Textiles ’11 will offer three sessions on the mornings of September 26-28 to present
new technical textiles research and developments under the following topics: an overview of the
technical textile market including demands and challenges; a look at the requirements for end
markets such as performance apparel; bio-hazard/extreme environments; electronic interactive
materials; digital signage; and complex materials applications.
“IFAI’s Advanced Textiles ’11 is a champion of the new spirit and game-changing technologies
in the textile industry,” said Stephen Warner, president and CEO, IFAI. “Our mission is to inspire
people, and we bring the network and knowledge together at our event with future-looking experts in
the field of technical textiles. The global demand for new applications is driving exciting
breakthroughs in the advanced textiles community.”
IFAI has begun developing the program for the conference and invites potential presenters to
submit a 300-word abstract to Kristy Meade, IFAI director of education and events, at
email@example.com. Deadline is Oct. 1, 2010.
June 22, 2010