As the textiles industry faces a deep recession, it is of ever-increasing importance to reassess business activities to take advantage of the most profitable markets, to ensure your company emerges in the best possible position for the recovery.
Textiles companies are looking more and more at moving into higher-added value products, where pressure on prices is less intense than in consumer markets. This applies both to companies still predominantly engaged in the traditional textiles sector and to those already active in technical textiles.
Therefore, to help organisations interested in entering technical textile markets, as well as those who wish to develop their activities in technical textiles, International Newsletters Ltd, publisher of Technical Textiles International and Technical-textiles.net, has developed a unique concept: a practical symposium dedicated to helping manufacturers and suppliers understand exactly how to seize the opportunities presented by technical textiles.
The meeting will be a unique opportunity to hear from international experts about the nature of, and prospects for, every technical textiles market. The presentations will focus on providing useful, practical information for senior managers who are responsible for maintaining and improving the profitability of their company. There will also be ample opportunity to gain answers to specific questions in the extensive workshops that will be integrated into the programme.
The meeting will focus on market sectors by application and by geography. Speakers will give an analysis of the sectors alongside an overview of the latest developments within them and the effects these are having. Presentations will address how (and in which sectors) new technologies are making an impact. All application areas will be covered.
DAY ONE looks at the key issues for refocusing your company: how to educate and train your staff; develop new markets; and benefit from funding opportunities. Speakers will also discuss the vital issues of testing and intellectual property. Session two will present a range of views about the current and future prospects for technical textiles markets as seen from around the world.
DAY TWO will examine new opportunities that are emerging from growing end-use markets and new technologies. A day of presentations and discussions which will highlight a range of possible ways forward to ensure your company has a profitable future.
Who should attend
* Managing Directors, CEO's, Presidents and other senior managers with responsibility for the strategic, technical, product development or marketing direction of their company.
* General and consumer textile manufacturers who are seriously interested in diversifying their business into high-performance and industrial uses of textiles.
* Technical textiles companies who wish to develop and expand their technical textiles activities.
* Suppliers, analysts and others concerned with the future of the global textiles industry.
About the Conference Chairman.
Professor Roshan Shishoo, formerly director of the Swedish IFP Research Institute, now runs his own consultancy company, Shishoo Consulting AB in Gothenburg, Sweden. He chaired the first four 'How to Enter Technical Textiles Markets' symposiums and has organised many other seminar programmes in technical textiles, including conferences for Messe Frankfurt, Germany, the UK Textile Institute and the IFAI, USA. He also travels extensively in Europe, the USA, Asia and Australia.