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07 May - 09 May 2018
8th ECPC - Upcoming Generation
European Conference on Protective Clothing / NOKOBETEF 13
Sheraton Porto Hotel and SPA
Porto, Portugal
8th ECPC - Upcoming Generation

About the event

Protective clothing provides a vital role in workers safety, ergonomics and comfort and with the evolution of the smart textiles (e.g the integration of wearable electronics), beyond physically protected, the workers could be monitored and alerted to various hazards, avoiding possible injuries. As a result of this evolution, the arrival of smarter protective equipment and new wearable gadgets is making life safer and more productive for workers from several industries.

 

This 8th European Conference on Protective Clothing is organized by CITEVE – Technological Centre for the Textile and Clothing Industries of Portugal in association with the European Society of Protective Clothing (ESPC), the Federation of the European Union Fire Officer Associations (FEU), the Institute for Safety (IFV) and the European Safety Federation (ESF).

 

A 3-day conference, in the unique setting of Porto historic city, will bring together industry innovators, technology providers, researchers, clusters and other actors from the Protective Clothing industry sector from across Europe.

 

An event full of opportunities to explore, learn, share and of course do networking, through an attractive well-balanced programme of presentations, posters and discussion sessions is awaiting you! The conference will embrace domains like integrated electronics/smart textiles, product safety, ergonomics, comfort, sustainability, regulatory aspects and, in addition to the regular ECPC/NOKOBETEF, a supplementary and important theme day dedicated to the needs of Firefighters will contribute to the conference success.

 

SCOPE

The conference intends to be a platform to disseminate, to exchange and to discuss the results of research, project developments and implementation programmes related to protective clothing, with a strong focus on user protection and well-being, installing a dialogue between industries and academic organizations. In addition, the purpose of the “Firefighters Theme Day” is to initiate interaction between end-users and scientists to create a better understanding of their worlds. Industrial partners can benefit from this to develop more task-specific products based on the functional needs of the end-users.

 

TARGET GROUPS

This conference is intended for researchers, designers, manufacturers, purchasers, experts in health and safety and human factors, public authorities (procurement), and end-users.

 

GENERAL TOPICS

- New methods and standards

- Thermoregulatory systems for protective clothing

- Smart systems and wearables for protective clothing

- New materials, functionalizations and technologies

- Multi-risk protection

- Sports and Medical Protection

- Sustainability and circular economy

- Ergonomics and Comfort

- Digitisation/Industry 4.0 and PPE performance modelling

- Selection, safe use, maintenance and lifecycle

 

SPECIAL FIREFIGHTERS’ PROTECTIVE CLOTHING

- Task-specific clothing

- System approach

- Textile layering as adaptive protection

- Cooling and (forced) ventilation

- Integrated sensor techniques

- Protective layers against hazardous materials in smoke

- Care and maintenance

 

IMPORTANT DATES: Abstracts Submission extended until 22nd December 2017 | Acceptance Announcement 31st January 2018 | Early registration prior 31st March 2018 | Conference dates from 7th to 9th May 2018

 

LANGUAGE: The official language of the conference is English. All submissions (including oral and poster presentations) shall be written and presented in English.

8th ECPC - Upcoming Generation

Speakers

Wilbert van de Eijnde
Oclusion Skin (NL)

Participating In

14:00 - 15:15
Day 08
SESSION 3: Protection Against Contaminants and Hazardous Materials
Speakers
Skin Barrier Impairment Due to the Occlusive Effect of Firefighter Clothing
Wilbert van de Eijnde
Maurice Kemmeren
Institute for Safety (NL)

Participating In

15:15 - 15:45
Day 08
PANEL DISCUSSION
Speakers
Maurice Kemmeren
Stephane Conings
Firefighter of Amsterdam (NL)

Participating In

14:00 - 15:15
Day 08
SESSION 3: Protection Against Contaminants and Hazardous Materials
Speakers
Awareness and Change of Behavior in Relation to (de)contamination Before, During and After Firefighting
15:15 - 15:45
Day 08
PANEL DISCUSSION
Speakers
Stephane Conings
Luís Mário Ribeiro
Coimbra University (PT)

Participating In

11:30 - 12:30
Day 07
Plenary Session: Megatrends
Key note
Luís Mário Ribeiro
Vincent Dubois
SDIS 13 Sapeurs Pompiers Des Bouches Du Rhone (FR)

Participating In

09:30 - 10:45
Day 08
SESSION 1: Wildland Firefighting
Speakers
PPE Concerns Wildland Firefighting
Vincent Dubois
Ricardo Oliveira
CEIF (PT)

Participating In

11:00 - 12:45
Day 08
SESSION 2: Textiles & System Approach
Speakers
High Thermal Resistance Boots to Improve Firefighter Safety
Ricardo Oliveira
Hilde Færevik
SINTEF Health Research (NO)

Participating In

09:00 - 10:45
Day 09
SESSION 11: Thermoregulatory Systems for Protective Clothing
Speakers
Offshore Work in the Barents Sea
Hilde Færevik
Elzbieta Mielicka
Head of Scientific Department of Knitting and Clothing Technologies - Textile Research Institute (IW)

Participating In

14:00 - 15:45
Day 08
SESSION 7: Selection, Safe Use, Maintenance and Lifecycle
Speakers
Elzbieta Mielicka - Textile Research Institute (IW) - Head of Scientific Department of Knitting and Clothing Technologies
Functionality of Work Wear Clothing based on Dimensioning Silhouettes and Users Preferences
Elzbieta Mielicka
Head of Scientific Department of Knitting and Clothing Technologies - Textile Research Institute (IW)
8th ECPC - Upcoming Generation

Tickets

Early bird booking prior 31/03/2018 - 22:00

Dinner Only
Dinner 8th May
60,00 €
60,00 € (Late)
Sold out
CITEVE Associate
One Day - 7th May
112,50 €
137,50 € (Late)
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CITEVE Associate
One Day - 8th May
112,50 €
137,50 € (Late)
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CITEVE Associate
One Day - 9th May
112,50 €
137,50 € (Late)
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Professional
One Day - 7th May
225,00 €
275,00 € (Late)
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Professional
One Day - 8th May
225,00 €
275,00 € (Late)
Sold out
Professional
One Day - 9th May
225,00 €
275,00 € (Late)
Sold out
CITEVE Associate
All days
225,00 €
250,00 € (Late)
Sold out
Student
Student All Days
350,00 €
400,00 € (Late)
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Professional
Regular all days
450,00 €
500,00 € (Late)
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8th ECPC - Upcoming Generation

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