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WHAT YOU WILL HEAR

This track will feature some of the world leaders in smart fabric manufacturing, along with the people who are making waves with battery and sensory technology. Hear inside information from the manufacturers of wearable electronics and e-textiles, who are using next-generation technology in their manufacturing process, and even in the clothing produced! Also featuring the latest news in recyclable textiles.

KEY REASONS TO ATTEND

Hear from key drivers in the market, and discover the latest market developments before anyone else. There will be in-depth presentations on not only the applications of smart textiles, but how to take advantage of the latest breakthroughs in product development. This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to network with industry experts and forge invaluable relationships.

If you would like to participate, contact Sarah O’Connell: sarah.oconnell@edpltd.co.uk

Themes: Future of, Innovations, Benefits, E-Textiles, Challenges, Reliability, Protective Clothing
9:00am
Track Host: Address & Welcome
Keynote Sessions
9:15am
Opening Keynote:

Christopher Freeman, Head of Digitally Assisted Assembly / Augmented Reality Technical Fellow, AMRC

10:35am
Solo Speaker: Combat Ready - Intelligent Textiles Showcase the Latest Military Applications
Speaker:

Stan Swallow & Asha Peta Thompson, Founders, Intelligent Textiles Ltd

10.55am Break
11:15am
Solo Speaker: How Style Can Meet Technology
Hugo Boss' Head of Design will outline his experience working with wearable technologies since 2005, focusing on what Hugo Boss have developed, and how he sees the integration of technology into fashion moving forward.
Speaker:

Peter Bona, Head of Design, BOSS Menswear

12.05pm Lunch
1:00pm
Panel Discussion: Redressing the Future
What does the future of our wardrobe look like? Our experts discuss the capabilities of smart fabrics, and how they are paving the way for wardrove innovation.
1:20pm
Battle of the Brands: Tech vs Fashion
Who should be leading market trends? Who knows most about consumer benefits? Let’s find out!
Panellists:

Benjamin Males, Co-Founder, TwentyFour15

1:50pm
Case Studies: The Fabric Frontier
Three industry experts share their revolutionary products.

2:50pm
Panel Discussion: The Value of Smart Clothing
What are the compelling reasons behind manufacturing smart clothing? What are the challenges of integrating electronics into textiles? Is the result elegant enough for mainstream wearability? Who is doing a good job of cross-pollinating fashion and technology? Our team of panellists discuss.

3.15pm Break
3:30pm
Recycling Smart Textiles/E-Textiles
The Head of Sustainability and Ethical trade for Stella McCartney discusses what happens at ‘end of life’ for smart and e-textiles. How can we make the manufacturing process more sustainable? And what responsibility do the big brands have to produce products with longevity?
Speaker:

Claire Bergkamp, Head of Sustainability and Ethical Trade, Stella McCartney

4:00pm
Protective Clothing
Experts discuss how and why protective clothing is critical to some companies and their industries.

  • Environmental hazards
  • Radiation
  • Space Travel (effects)
  • Emergency Services

4:55pm
Themes: Health and Beauty, Fashion, Wearable Technology, Sports Wear, Aesthetics
9:30am
Track Host: Address & Welcome
Keynote Sessions
9:40am
11.00am Break
11:15am
Keynote Panel: Health & Beauty
Hear of the new, upcoming and relatively unknown health and beauty products that can be seen in the garments we buy and wear.

  • Drug releasing medical textiles
  • Fabrics with moisturisers
  • Perfumes
  • Anti-aging properties
  • Where, why and how much?
11:45am
12.05pm Lunch
1:00pm
1:25pm
Back to Basics
Forgoing the aesthetics momentarily, we focus purely on what smart clothing can do for us in terms of:

  • Comfort
  • Heating and cooling the body
  • Weight and practicality
  • Cost and where to find them
1:55pm
2.15pm Break
2:45pm
Let’s Get Physical: Smart Clothing in Sports
There are conversations and controversies around the use of smart technology in sports, but whatever your opinion, there is certainly space for athletes to use a variety of smart clothing. Whether regulating body temperature, reducing wind resistance, controlling muscle vibration or simply tracking biometrics, our panel explores the theme. Including:
  • What a team data specialist looks for in smart clothing
  • The best placement on the body
  • Which data points are being captured most successfully
  • The barriers to mass adoption
3:15pm
3:35pm
Aesthetic Smart Garments
Experts will share the fabrics that light up, change colour and gather energy from the environment. But what are the main positives and negatives around the uses of smart clothing?
Panellists:

Benjamin Males, Co-Founder, TwentyFour15

4:30pm

This conference is a PAID TRACK and can be accessed using the two-day conference pass or relevant one-day conference pass

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