A myriad of exciting knowledge and networking events will be held at ITMA 2019. Some of the events will be organised by ITMA in partnership with leading industry organisations. Events you can look forward to at ITMA 2019 include:
|20 June ||21 June ||22 June ||23 June ||24 June ||25 June |
|Press Conference & Awards ||ITMA-EDANA Nonwovens Forum ||Planet Textiles ||Textile Colourant & Chemical Leaders Forum ||Digital Textile Conference ||Better Cotton Initiative Seminar |
| ||SAC & ZDHC Manufacturer Forum || || || || |
ITMA-EDANA Nonwovens Forum
Date: 21 June 2019 | Time: 1030 – 1730 hours | Venue: Gran Via Convention Centre
Theme: Nonwovens Manufacturing Processes for the 21st Century: More Flexible, More Efficient, More Sustainable
ITMA will jointly organise the Nonwovens Forum @ ITMA 2019 with the International Association for the Nonwovens and Related Industries (EDANA). The event will feature discussions on the latest innovations in nonwovens.
Who should attend?
- Textile and garment producers upgrading to nonwovens production
- Retailers and brand owners
For enquiries, please email email@example.com.
Jointly organised by:
SAC & ZDHC Manufacturer Forum
Date: 21 June 2019 | Time: 1000 – 1800 hours | Venue: Gran Via Convention Centre
Theme: Value of Chemical and Environmental Management
The SAC & ZDHC Manufacturer Forum will focus on the value of chemical and environmental management, the Higg Facility Environmental Module (Higg FEM), the ZDHC tools and implementation, and ways of continuous improvements at facility level. The Manufacturer Forum promises to be informative and highly practical. The morning session will provide the most recent overview of SAC and ZDHC, and demonstrate the related approaches and tools. Afternoon discussions will focus on the practicalities of implementation and provide teaser trainings on best practices. The day will close with an evening reception as an enjoyable opportunity for further discussion and for networking amongst industry peers.
For enquiries, please email Daren Abney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: 22 June 2019 | Time: TBC | Venue: Gran Via Convention Centre
Theme: Sustainable Technologies and Environmental Best Practice
An annual international conference that tackles crucial issues on sustainability in the global textile sector, Planet Textiles is organised by MCL News & Media in partnership with the Sustainable Apparel Coalition.
For enquiries, please email Paula Jones at email@example.com.
Textile Colourant & Chemical Leaders Forum
Date: 23 June 2019 | Time: 1030 – 1730 hours | Venue: Gran Via Convention Centre
Theme: The Circular Economy and Resource Sustainability Strategy
The 3rd Textile Colourant and Chemical Leaders Forum @ ITMA 2019 will centre on the circular economy and resource sustainability strategy. It explores how textile chemicals and innovative and cleaner technologies can support the strategy under the influence of Industry 4.0 emerging strategic concept.
Who should attend? Organising Committee
Dyeing, printing, finishing treatment processing companies
Raw material processing companies
Retailers and brand owners
Textile and garment producers
Andrew Filarowski (Chairman of C&C Forum)
Society of Dyers and Colourists
Andrew Filarowski is the deputy chief executive of the SDC and has over 20 years of international experience of textile and business management.
In his current position, he is responsible for the development of the Society's training courses internationally. He is secretary to BSI Colour Fastness and Colour Measurement Committee TCI/81 and its mirror committee in ISO TC38.
Andrew is also instrumental in ensuring the Society maintains its position in the field of education in textile coloration and is responsible for Colour Index, an internationally acclaimed publication. He ensures that the Society continues to be relevant for professionals involved in the coloration industry.
The Spanish Association of Textile Chemists & Colourists (AEQCT)
Carlos Aguilar is the president of AEQCT. He is managing director of Aguilar & Pineda Asociados S.L., a textile machinery, chemicals and environment technology company. He is also managing director of Luciano Aguilar S.A., a family business with 139 years of history dedicated to packing machinery, president of the IEEE-Spanish institute for Packaging, and vice president of Salón Hispack, an international packaging exhibition.
American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC)
Diana Wyman is the technical director of AATCC. She oversees textile test method development, instruction, and research. She has been involved in all aspects of product testing - from managing a contract lab to developing specifications for a retail brand.
Diana holds degrees in fashion merchandising, business, and textiles. She also serves on textile committees for ASTM, ISO, and IPC.
Jan Marek, MSc., PhD. (1950)
The International Federation of Associations of Textile Chemists & Colourists (IFATCC)
Jan Marek is the vice-president of IFATCC and president of the Czech Society of Textile Chemists and Colourists (since 2008). He is technical and sales director of INOTEX Ltd, an innovation and technology transfer company specialised in wet processing of textiles supporting the implementation of research and technological development results into the practice of industrial companies.
Imm. Past President
The Dyestuffs Manufacturers Association of India (DMAI)
Janak Mehta is the immediate past president of DMAI. He was president for four consecutive years, from 2012 to 2016. Earlier, he was also the president from 2006 to 2009. He has also recently been selected as the first ever Chairman of Asia Dyestuff Industry Federation (ADIF)
Janek is a member of the executive committee of the Indian Chemical Council. He has been nominated to be a member of the Task Force on Chemicals set up by Indian government's Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilisers since 2003.
Call for Papers
ITMA 2019 exhibitors are invited to submit their papers for the forum. The papers should centre on the following topics:
- Chemical/colourant supplier’s role and response to the current environmental issues. Some current issues facing the industry and areas of growth are:
- C8 chemistry
- Digital printing
- Effluent treatment
- Production of novel dye chemistry, or dye and chemical feedstock
- New preparation, dyeing and finishing technologies and their impact in on a more sustainable supply chain in response to NGOs’ requirements and environmental concerns
The deadline for submission is 15 October 2018. For enquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Digital Textile Conference
Date: 24 June 2019 | Time: TBC | Venue: Gran Via Convention Centre
Theme: Right Speed, Right Price
As digital textile printing matures, it is clear that chasing speed for its own sake is not always the best strategy. What matters is spotting the applications where digital textile can be a commercial winner by delivering the right quality, productivity and price. While ITMA 2015 saw the super-fast single-pass machines meet head-on, ITMA 2019 is likely to have a focus on ink innovation, and perhaps for the development of inkjet in other areas of textile finishing. The WTiN Digital Textile Conference at ITMA will also explore the trend for integration of on-demand print with downstream manufacturing processes.
For enquiries, please email Chinky Tyagi at email@example.com.
Better Cotton Initiative Seminar
Date: 25 June 2019 | Time: TBC | Venue: Gran Via Convention Centre
Theme: Scaling More Sustainable Cotton through Collaboration
An introduction to the largest cotton sustainability standard in the world, with a multi-stakeholder approach to scaling more sustainable cotton farming practices. The event will feature an introduction to the Better Cotton Standard System, highlights from farming activities, and perspectives from guest speakers demonstrating value from field to store. Who Should Attend?
Anyone working with cotton, including:
- Retailers and brands
- Textile and garment manufacturers
- Civil society organisations
- Raw material processing companies
For enquiries, please email Daren Abney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Subject to change without prior notice.