The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), Roseville, Minn., has announced two
keynote speakers for its upcoming Advanced Textiles ’10 Conference, to be held June 16-17 in Paris.
Frédérique Mutel, president and CEO of Paris-based JEC Composites, will discuss the “World of
Composites.” Kimberly Glas, deputy assistant secretary for textiles and apparel, U.S. Department of
Commerce, will discuss the U.S. textile industry’s state-of-the-art advancements in protective and
medical applications, their regional developments with global benefits and the special requirements
mandated for product acceptance in the U.S. marketplace. Conference sessions also will include
presentations by global technical textile industry leaders and various other speakers.
“As the demand for technical textiles steadily grows around the world, it’s creating new
opportunities for collaboration and innovation,” said Steve Warner, president and CEO, IFAI. “The
dialogue provided at our event is an exhilarating venture into the new ideas demanded by today’s
challenges in areas from medical textiles to geosynthetics and nanotechnology. AT ’10 brings
together the thought-leaders together to help companies plan their strategy with the latest
February 23, 2010