The organisers of The Textile Institute's 81st World Conference are predicting that this year's event will be the most successful yet. Taking as its theme 'Australia 2001, An Odyssey in Fibres and Space', the conference is being held in Melbourne, Australia from 1-4 April 2001. Five hundred delegates are expected, and 76 industry leaders will speak on the innovation and technology that will take the textile industry well into the 21st Century.