Announcing the 2020 Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas Virtual Symposium

Updated: Sep 16

By Messe Frankfurt


The 2020 Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas Symposiums have gone virtual. Like the in-person events, this monthly series will provide attendees the opportunity to learn from the brightest minds in both industry and academia. Divided into two tracks, each is a carefully curated selection of sessions covering the most pivotal advancements in research and technology, and exploring the latest trends and insights into the future of textile-related industries. Attendees can follow the Technical Textiles Track for an in-depth look at textile engineering and innovation, the Sewn Products Track for new solutions and technologies in manufacturing, or get the best of both worlds and choose sessions from both.


Sewn Products Track

The Sewn Products Track will launch October 7, 2020, with a special, two-part session on the future of manufacturing. The first session, The Factory of the Future, will address the evolution of technology in sewn products manufacturing, followed by The Workforce of the Future, a discussion addressing the importance of human capital in a technology heavy supply chain.


October 7, 2020 | 11:30 AM | The Factory of the Future

Moderated by: Arnie Kravitz, Chief Technology Officer, Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM)


Speakers: Andrea Madho, DEO & Cofounder, Lab141 John Martynec, Executive Vice President of Manufacturing and Operations, Hickey Freeman Eric Spackey, Chief Executive Officer, Bluewater Defense Giovanni Tracanella, Global Industrial Director, U.S. Operations Vice President, Vibram


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October 7, 2020 | 2:30 PM | The Workforce of the Future

Moderated by: Laura McAndrews, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Product Development & Design, University of Georgia


Speakers: Catherine Cole, Vice President of Global Business Development & Sales, MOTIF Jenny Guarino, Chief Executive Officer, ISAIC - Industrial Sewing and Innovation Center Sheng Lu, Associate Professor, Fashion & Apparel Studies, University of Delaware


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Technical Textiles Track

The first session of the Technical Textiles Track, which is supported in part by Georgia Tech’s School of Materials Science and Engineering, will be October 8, 2020. The session will represent a unique opportunity to gather together experts from academia and industry working on textiles with self-powering capabilities. October 8, 2020 | 2:30 PM | Designing Textiles with Energy Functionalities

Moderated by: Nian Liu, Assistant Professor, Materials and Nanotechnology, Georgia Institute of Technology


Speakers: Po-Chun Hsu, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University Kelvin Fu, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware Sheng Xu, Assistant Professor of Nanoengineering, Bioengineering, and Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California San Diego


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