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28 Feb - 02 Mar

iTechStyle Summit 2018

International Conference on Textiles and Clothing
Port of Leixões Cruise Terminal
Porto, Portugal
iTechStyle Summit 2018

About the event

The iTechStyle Summit 2018 - 2nd International Conference of Textile and Clothing, organized by CITEVE – Technological Centre for the Textile and Clothing Industry of Portugal in collaboration with Associação Selectiva Moda and scientific coordination of University of Minho - Centre for Textile Science and Technology, is expected to bring together industry innovators, technology providers, researchers, clusters and other actors from the textile and clothing sector from across Europe. An event full of opportunities to explore, learn, share, and of course network.

The iTechStyle Summit aims to provide a platform to globalize the research by installing a dialogue between industries and academic organizations.

Addressed by leading voices from the industry and academy who will give their expert insights on the latest trends, strategies, opportunities and challenges, the conference will embrace the areas of industry 4.0, digitization and dematerialization of textile and clothing prototypes, new advanced fibres and materials, new technical and smart structures, and sustainability and circular economy.

 

LANGUAGE: the conference´s official languages are portuguese and english. There will be translation facilities available for the conference participants.

Conference Areas

Digitization and Dematerialization of Textile Manufacture
Digitization and Dematerialization of Textile Manufacture
Sustainability and Circular Economy
Sustainability and Circular Economy
New Advanced Materials, Fibres and Structures
New Advanced Materials, Fibres and Structures
Novel applications of Textile Based Materials
Novel applications of Textile Based Materials

Conference Topics

Functionalisation
Responsive materials
3D structures
Prototypes’ Dematerialization
Textile Based Composites
Biomaterials
Performance Measuring Methods
iTechStyle Summit 2018

Speakers

Francisco Fernandes
R&D Manager - Coltec (PT)
Responsible for the technical department and R&D of Coltec-Neves & Companhia Lda, a company that manufactures and commercializes multifunctional laminated fabrics and knitting breathable, waterproof and windproof for household textiles and technical garment Coltec also performs technical bondings for several industries like footwear, mattress, automotive, construction, health, filtration, sports, fashion and others carried out by different lamination and coating technologies using hot-melts, thermoadhesives and selfadhesives, special effects for fashion articles trough thermobonding films and foils applications.

Participating In

09:30 - 11:00
Day 02
SESSION 8: "SMART TEXTILES" (INCLUDED TF5)
Speakers
Francisco Fernandes - Coltec (PT) - R&D Manager
iTechcoat - New generation of multifunctional, intelligent and aesthetic textile structures
Francisco Fernandes
R&D Manager - Coltec (PT)
Amool Raina
Head of Aerospace Group - ITA-Aachen, (DE)
Dr. Amool Raina currently coordinates and heads aerospace group at the Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University. His doctoral thesis (highest distinction received) majoring in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Kansas presented solutions for improvement in wind turbine design and manufacturing. He is considered an expert in wind turbine design and engineering and has a work experience of over 6 years in the aerospace and renewable industry prior to joining ITA. He has designed and engineered over 35 wind turbine blades ranging from 2m to 105m in length with over 16,000 blades successfully flying worldwide. Dr. Raina has also been involved in projects relating to design and optimisation of aircraft engines and other components. Dr. Raina is currently developing and promoting textile based solutions for several sectors including aerospace, automotive, traditional textiles as well as digital solutions as per Industry 4.0 norms for the above industries.

Participating In

11:30 - 13:00
Day 02
SESSION 9: "SMART TEXTILES" (INCLUDED TF5)
Speakers
Amool Raina - ITA-Aachen, (DE) - Head of Aerospace Group
Smart textile applications for mobility
Amool Raina
Head of Aerospace Group - ITA-Aachen, (DE)
Joachim Hensch
Managing Director - Hugo Boss Textile Industries (DE)
Joachim Hensch has a profound and holistic knowledge in garment manufacturing, technology and innovation. Starting as a tailor for several years in bespoke couture, he later moved into the ready to wear business and since then has taken various positions, mainly in the field of product development. In 2015 he took the position of managing director in the biggest factory of HUGO BOSS Group located in İzmir with 3700 employees. His most important target is to transfer the whole organization into a flexible and reactive Smart Factory with implementation of industry 4.0 measures. That is to be prepared for a highly volatile, demanding and impatient market environment. Within this approach he is in the forefront of innovation excellence in garment manufacturing and thus the Izmir Factory is a role model for global industry. He believes in agile, SCRUM based project execution and flat hierarchies to cope with today’s pace of doing business.

Participating In

14:00 - 16:00
Day 02
SESSION 10: DIGITIZATION AND PRODUCTION ROBOTIZATION
Speakers
Joachim Hensch - Hugo Boss Textile Industries (DE) - Managing Director
Hugo Boss Producion Robotization
Joachim Hensch
Managing Director - Hugo Boss Textile Industries (DE)
Tatjana Spahiu
Lecturer - Polytechnic University of Tirana (AL)
Tatjana Kosova (Spahiu) has graduated the Polytechnic University of Tirana with a Bachelor and Master Degree (2003) in Textile Engineering and than graduated with a second Master Degree (2014) in Textile Materials. Currently she is a full Professor in Textile & Fashion Department, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnic University of Tirana. She holds a Ph.D diploma (2016) in “3D Technologies for body digitalization and advanced techniques for garment and footwear designing and production”

Participating In

14:00 - 16:00
Day 02
SESSION 10: DIGITIZATION AND PRODUCTION ROBOTIZATION
Speakers
Tatjana Spahiu - Polytechnic University of Tirana (AL) - Lecturer
3D virtual prototyping in fashion industry
Tatjana Spahiu
Lecturer - Polytechnic University of Tirana (AL)
Arnd Decker
Sales Area Manager - SETEX (DE)
Study of Information Electronics at the Technical Akadamy in Weilburg, finished in 1994. October 1994 at SETEX Schermuly Textile Computer GmbH, experts in automtion systems for textile industry. 1994 - 2001 as Project Engineer for dyeing machine automatisation, installation and training of OrgaTEX, a central management system. 2002 - 2013 as Head of department “Professional Services” responsible for customized automatisation projects. 2014 – 2018 as Area Sales Mager.

Participating In

16:30 - 18:00
Day 02
SESSION 11: DIGITIZATION AND PRODUCTION ROBOTIZATION
Speakers
Arnd Decker - SETEX (DE) - Sales Area Manager
Optimization of processes in the textile industry
Arnd Decker
Sales Area Manager - SETEX (DE)
Julio Grilo
Engineering and Innovation Director - Simoldes (PT)

Participating In

09:00 - 10:30
Day 01
SESSION 4: "TECHNICAL TEXTILES" MOBILITY (INCLUDED TFE4)
Speakers
Julio Grilo - Simoldes (PT) - Engineering and Innovation Director
Sustainable Solutions for Automotive
Julio Grilo
Engineering and Innovation Director - Simoldes (PT)
Laura Balmond
Ellen McArthur Foundation (UK)

Participating In

10:30 - 12:30
Day 28
SESSION 1: MEGATRENDS
Speakers
Circular Fibres Initiative
Laura Balmond
Joan Ginestà
CEO - Marinatextil (ES)
Joan Ginestà has a large experience on the textile sector as he is working on it for 40 years. 15 of those years, he has been a worker on different positions of the weaving textile chain. For the last 25 years and at present he is an industrial businessman, starting his activity on fashion sector and for the past years and currently on the technical textile sector producing fabrics for personal protection.

Participating In

10:30 - 12:30
Day 28
SESSION 1: MEGATRENDS
Speakers
Joan Ginestà - Marinatextil (ES) - CEO
From basic to special textile products: a question of people
Joan Ginestà
CEO - Marinatextil (ES)
iTechStyle Summit 2018

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