After a postponement of the conference in 2020 due to the pandemic and a virtual conference in 2021, the Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf International Textile Conference (ADD ITC) 2022 will be held from December 1-2, 2022, in Aachen/Germany. It is one of the leading textile conferences in Europe and creates an interface between research institutions and industry.
At the conference, experts from the fields of textile chemistry, finishing and functionalization, textile machinery as well as manufacturing and composites meet in order to discuss the latest developments.
Sessions addressing the following topics will cover sustainability in the textile industry; the future of textile production; textiles for medicine and health; smart textiles and fashion; textiles - past and future; technology transfer (IGF-ZIM projects); and textile developments by startups.
This year’s partner countries are Sweden and Finland. Representatives from both countries’ textile industry, as well as from research institutions and associations, will provide a comprehensive insight into the textile landscape of this year’s partner countries.
In this year’s program
, plenary speakers will include Giuseppe Gherzi (Gherzi Textil Organisation), Dieter Gerten (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) e.V.), and Ali Harlin (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland), among others.
Keynote speakers come from a broad cross-section of science, industry and education including ETP - The European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing, IKEA of Sweden AB, the WWF and musical instrument-maker mezzo-forte Streichinstrumente.
ADD 2022 SPECIAL: Fashion Show 'Rise!'
The textile and clothing industry must reinvent itself! At the conference, the best graduates from the design departments of German universities make the transformation to a sustainable and fair industry visible with an inspiring fashion show. Trendsetting design, technical innovations, sustainability and diversity will be staged in multimedia by the team of Neo.Fashion and Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences.