ATLANTA — February 18, 2014 – Exposition Development Company, Inc. (ExpoDevCo) and Billian Publishing Inc.’s Textile World Magazine, announced today they have signed a collaboration agreement to jointly produce a new annual conference: Textile World Innovation Forum, to include the Textile World Innovation Award.
The Textile World Innovation Forum 2014 will be a two-day, high-level conference and targeting management personnel in engineering, processing, plant operations, research and development, and quality control. The Forum will offer these professionals unique insights into diverse areas of textile manufacturing such as: fiber, spinning, knitting, weaving, nonwovens, dyeing, printing, finishing, apparel manufacturing, and special-interest areas that may be adapted to their own operations.
The inaugural two-day conference will be held September 15th and 16th, 2014, at the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta and will culminate with the presentation of the Textile World Innovation Award. Textile World Magazine will present this prestigious award to a leading textile company in recognition of its outstanding efforts and accomplishments in product invention and innovation.
David Audrain, President & CEO of ExpoDevCo, commented: “The textile manufacturing industry in North America is seeing significant growth again in many sectors, and this conference will bring together the leading managers responsible for this continued growth. We have the utmost respect and admiration for the Billian team and their Textile World publication, and we believe that this is a great time to bring back the Textile World Innovation Award.”
Jim Borneman, President, Billian Publishing, and Publisher/Editor in Chief, Textile World, added: “The Textile World Innovation Award has a long history of honoring notable innovators in the industry. This year, there are several strong contenders. The idea of paring the award and a high-level forum dedicated to innovation is a great opportunity for industry leaders. Often in our careers in textiles, we become siloed as specialists — this is an opportunity to reconnect with innovation from fiber to finished product.”
Posted February 18, 2014
Source: ExpoDevCo/Billian Publishing