Top ten events to follow

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Among the abundant events carried out by the textile Industries and its associates throughout the year in home and abroad, it is vital to choose the right one to follow and visit to make best use of your time. Bangladesh Textile Today (BTT) is updating you about the events that are coming up. If you have any information about any event or you want to see in this page, please let us know by mailing: rysa@textiletoday.com.bd. Reporting Nusrat Rysa from BTT desk.

1.Texprocess 2013
Date: 10-13 June 2013
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt, Germany.
Web: www.texprocess.com.

Key Attractions:
The ‘Source it’ procurement platform at Texprocess 2013 in Frankfurt offers a comprehensive overview of the world’s most important sourcing regions. For the first time this year, the focus of ‘Source it’ is on national presentations with selected manufacturing companies. Among the countries and regions represented will be Egypt, Bulgaria, Hong Kong, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Senegal, South America and Vietnam. At the individual national presentations, trade visitors can find out about the situation in the local apparel industry, technical expertise, customs regulations, infrastructure and other circumstances relevant to sourcing.
Around 300 exhibitors, including the international market leaders, will make presentations at Texprocess. The product spectrum ranges from design and cutting, via sewing, joining, embroidery and knitting, to finishing, textile printing, IT and logistics.

2. Techtextil 2013
Date: June 11, 2013 to June 13, 2013.
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt, Germany.
Web: www.filo techtextil.com
Key Attractions: Benefit from high decision-making competence and meet the market for all application areas of modern textiles and textile technologies. A concurrent exhibition during Texprocess focuses mainly on technical textiles. Techtextil over the years becomes the place for presenting innovations brought out by technical textiles manufacturing and allied industries.

3. Asia Fashion Summit 2013
Date: May 15, 2013 to May 17, 2013
Location: Textile & Fashion Federation, Raffles City Convention Center, Singapore.
Website: www.asiafashionsummit.com.

Key Attractions: The Asia Fashion Summit is an annual gathering of global fashion’s thinkers, key players and entrepreneurs to discuss key issues that influence how fashion is produced, consumed and understood. The Summit, now on its fourth year, is one of the four pillar events under the Asia Fashion Exchange. Global fashion looks to the East at the 4th Asia Fashion Summit in Singapore. As Asia’s premier fashion business conference, the summit aims to provide an avenue for industry practitioners to analyze and understand the intricacies of and business opportunities in the dynamic Asian fashion market.

The 4th Asia Fashion Summit features a roster of compelling topics and seasoned speakers that will stimulate critical thinking and spark inspiration among local and international fashion practitioners. Participants are set to gain a wealth of insights covering industry trends, innovation business approaches, best practices and much more.

4. International Nonwovens Symposium 2013
Date: May 15, 2013 to May 16, 2013
Location: International Association Serving the Nonwovens and Related Industries (EDANA), Russia.
Website: www.edana.org

Key Attractions: The International Nonwovens Symposium is aimed at the entire nonwovens industry. The programme features a mix of technical and market oriented papers on nonwovens in all types of applications. The Symposium attracts top-level speakers and hundreds of highly qualified nonwovens professionals. The International Nonwovens Symposium is THE European event for educational and networking opportunities and monitoring latest industry developments.

Following the success of the 2012 EURASIA Nonwovens Symposium in Istanbul which drew more than 200 delegates, EDANA is pleased to offer the first nonwovens industry event of its kind in Russia in 2013.

5. SURTEX 2013
Date:  May 19, 2013 to May 21, 2013
Location: GLM, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York City.
Website: www. surtex.com

Key Attractions: SURTEX is the annual trade show for the surface design industry, bringing together the owners and creators of surface design (artists/ designers/ studios/ agents/ brands/ licensors) and manufacturers, retailers, marketers, etc., that utilize surface design for their product development needs. The show also serves to connect, educate, inspire and support this community on a year-round basis through webinars, newsletters, online discussion groups and other activities. Since 1986, SURTEX has been the single event and global resource offering the full scope of art selling and licensing under one roof.

6. Spun: Adventures In Textiles Exhibit
Date: May 19, 2013 to September 22, 2013
Location: Denver Art Museum, Denver
Web: www.denverartmuseum.org

Key Attractions: The Denver Art Museum takes a wide-ranging look at textiles from pre-Columbian weavings to modern fiber art, Navajo blankets to an examination of clothing in art and photography in the campus-wide exhibition Spun: Adventures in Textiles.The museum’s newly opened and renovated textile art galleries-debuting in May 2013-and its inaugural show Cover Story are at the heart of this campus-wide event. The DAM’s permanent collections have inspired these additional Spun exhibitions:

Red, White and Bold: Masterworks of Navajo Design, 1840-1870 draws from the museum’s extensive collection of Navajo textiles and conveys the importance of color, pattern and an artist’s hand in the stunning cloths created during the high point of Navajo weaving, from 1840-1870.

Material World offers viewers a range of work by contemporary artists who utilize fabric and related materials either directly or as a means of informing their art. New acquisitions by Shinique Smith, Leonardo Drew, Tucker Nichols and Ernesto Neto will be on view for the first time.

Irresistible: Multicolored Textiles from Asia highlights the use of resist-dye techniques from several Asian countries examining cultural traditions.

Pattern Play: The Contemporary Designs of Jacqueline Groag provides a rare opportunity to view works from one of most versatile women designers of the post WWII period, including works-on-paper There also is extensive programming encouraging visitors to join in the exploration of this vibrant medium, including a drop-in Quilt Studio, collaborative projects with artists and creative groups, new in-gallery opportunities supported by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Institute For Figuring’s Crochet Coral Reef project, a dye garden, and an artist-in-residency with Marie Watt.

7. FILTREX Asia 2013
Date: 29 May 2013 – 30 May 2013
Location: International Association Serving the Nonwovens and Related Industries (EDANA), Korea
Website: www.edana.org

Key Attractions: The conference and exhibition is organized in cooperation with the Korea Nonwoven Industry Cooperative (KNIC) and promises to offer a wealth of information and potential contacts, with both a conference offering papers from some of the world’s leading experts on filtration, and a table-top exhibition to showcase the products within our industry.

As with the previous editions in Europe and India, FILTREX ASIA promises to attract high-level attendees in particular from Korea, China and Japan, and to be a memorable event with excellent opportunities for networking and for business development.
8. XXII International Congress of the IFATCC
Date: May 8, 2013 to May 10, 2013
Location: IFATCC & TMTE, Budapest, Hungary.
Website: www.ifatcc2013-budapest.hu

Key Attractions:
Textile chemists and colorists play an important role in the production of comfortable and fashionable textiles. Chemical industrial unit processes and operations including those in the textile industry may generate hazards to the environment as well as to the consumers.

Products (e.g. textiles) built up by chemical elements and finally degraded into them represent a cycle of which all steps should be studied to judge their hazard to the environment and to the consumers.

IFATCC has always been committed to publish the recent results of Research and Development. Following this tradition members of IFATCC are kindly requested to consider the formulated guidelines while preparing their lectures and posters respectively. The central topic of the XXIII Congress of IFATCC is the development of the textile chemical processes and operations approaching environmentally and consumer friendly (green) technologies. The Congress covers all aspects of textile chemistry.

9. Apparel Sourcing Show
Date: May 21, 2013 to May 23, 2013
Location: Grand Futura Tikal Hotel & Convention Center, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Web: www.apparelexpo.com/2013

Key Attractions: The only apparel and textile trade fair in the CAFTA-DR region, where for three days the international key players of the industry meet under one roof. Every May the Apparel Sourcing Show welcomes more than 4,000 visitors to visit this event from different countries of the Americas.
On its 22nd edition the show will showcase an overview of the industry’s best skills and dexterity resulting in a production of high value added garments. The visitor can appreciate how the supply chain consolidates in this part of the Hemisphere, and the specialty of each of the CAFTA-DR countries and the competitive advantages of producing here.
The dynamic and segmented Exhibition Floor with more than 200 booths and 125 linking companies of apparel factories, textile mills, trimmings, technology and machinery, footwear and accessories, and much more!

10. Outlook Conference 2013
Date: May 6, 2013 to May 7, 2013
Location: Wild Dunes Resort, Isle of Palms, S.C.
Website: www. usifi.com
Key Attractions: The conference provides a premiere forum for technical textile executives, focusing on business and economics outlooks, with theme ‘
Focused. Fast. Flexible “

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