A diverse panel of industry experts has been invited to share future trends, rare insights and strategic solutions at the Speakers Platform during the textile and garment technology exhibition ITMA 2019 to be held in Barcelona/Spain from June 20-26. The Speakers Platform is part of the ITMA Innovation Lab, a special feature launched to promote innovation excellence in the textile and garment industry. This is the first time that experts from non-exhibiting commercial organizations have been invited to participate.
The invited industry speakers will join ITMA 2019 exhibitors selected to make their presentations based on the following themes:
• innovative raw materials and manufacturing technology
• strategic business innovation through automation and digitalization
• technical textiles innovations and manufacturing technology
• sustainable textile and garment manufacturing in the circular economy.
To be held from June 21-25, the Speakers Platform will also feature panel discussions.
Furthermore, the finalists of the 2nd ITMA Sustainable Innovation Award have been unveiled. The award comprises 2 categories: ITMA Industry Excellence Award which celebrates the collaboration of ITMA exhibitors and their customers, and the ITMA Research & Innovation (R&I) Excellence Award for Master’s students of R&I Pavilion exhibiting institutions.
The Industry Excellence Award recognizes textile and garment manufacturers who have leveraged technological innovations to advance business sustainability that benefit people, planet and profit. The R&I Excellence Award recognizes outstanding achievements in textile and garment related post-graduate research.