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2016 International Technical Textiles Symposium (ITTS 10th)

Event Information

The Taiwan Technical Textiles Association will organize the 2016 International Technical Textiles Symposium 10th (ITT 10) on March 23-24, 2016 in Taipei, Taiwan. More than 160 members from technical textiles industry will participate. An exhibition area will feature 22 organizations promoting their activities, products and services. The Taiwan Textile Industry office (TIPO) will be organizing 25 business-to-business matching for speakers and participation members in the two days. The 2016 ITT symposium has 20 speakers from 10 countries and covers two days of state-of-the-art technical textile topics.


The 2016 ITT symposium main theme is Textile Industry Productivity 4.0 (Textile Industry Revolution 4.0). A number of the speakers will present how to use the Internet combined with smart material and robotic applications in technical textiles industry. Industry Revolution 4.0 also is the major focus of the Taiwan government-led whole country new development direction. Therefore, the opening speech will be given by Director General Dr. Ming-Ji Wu of the Taiwan Government Ministry of Economic Affairs, Industrial Development Bureau. Dr. Ming-Ji's presentation is "Industry Productivity 4.0: Industry Promotion and Policies to Increase Productivity."


The next presentation will be from Robert Herzner, Senior Manager of the Science & Technology from the German Trade Office Taipei (GTO). HIs topic is "Germany's Approach to Growth: Industry 4.0 Framework and Applications in the Textile Industry." 


Third presentation is Mathias Obieglo, Regional Manager Asia, IMG Investment and Marketing Corporation, Economic Development Agency of the German Federal State of Saxony-Anhalt. His topic is "Mobility 4.0 – Smart Logistics for Textile Companies Operating in Europe." 


The next speaker will is Peter Lemmens, General Manager of the research and development center IMEC. Mr. Lemmens is going to present the topic "Disruptive Technologies for the Future Generation of Smart Textiles."


In the opening day's afternoon session, the first presentation will be from Professor Emeritus Masakazu Anpo from Japan's Osaka Prefecture University. He is also the Dean of the International College at China Fuzhou University. Professor Anpo presentation is "Large Scale LED Lighting-Type Plant Factories: The Key to a Manufacturing Revolution." 


The next presentation is by Holden Ho, the GS1 Taiwan Project Manager at GS1 Taiwan (Global Standard One). His topic is titled "An International Advocator of Cyber Physical System / Internet of Things - GS1 Global Practical Applications in the Textile Industry."


The Industrial Fabrics Association International's country section IFAI-Japan also is participating, bring a business delegation to support the 2016 ITT symposium. Toshio Katayama, Vice President of Daiichi Hanpu Co., Ltd and Vice Chairman of IFAI-Japan. He will be leading the IFAI-Japan group. The major speech is Dr. Hiroshi Toyoda from Taiyo Kogyo Co., Technical Research Center. His topic going to talks about Application Examples of Composite PTFE/Glass Fabric in Architecture Application. Jun Kano, Manager of Yagi & Co., Ltd., a major Japanese trade group, will be participating in search of new business development.


On March 24th, the conference's second topic is on Smart Textile. The opening speech is from Raghu Das, CEO of UK IDTechEx Company. Mr. Das presentation is "E-Textiles Enabling Wearables: Forecasts, Technologies, Trends & Opportunities." 


The second opening speech is by Annemarie van Hoof, the founder the Netherlands 4-Options Studio. Ms. van Hoof presentation is titled "Knowledge+Technology + Creative = Innovation." 


The following speech from Dr. Kai-fang Cheng, Deputy Director Center of IEIT at the Taiwan Textile Research Institute. Dr. Cheng presentation is "The Business Model Analysis of Smart Textile."

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Coming Events

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  • October 24-27: Intermediate Nonwovens Training Course, Cary and Raleigh, N.C., USA

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  • November 8-10: SINCE 2017 (Shanghai International Nonwovens Conference & Exhibition), Shanghai, China 

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