"Micro technology as the way ahead for both workwear and the fashion industry" is to be the theme of a series of round table discussions involving some of the world's experts at the Avantex Symposium in Frankfurt from November 27-29. The symposium is timed to run concurrently with Avantex, the world's first ever exhibition wholly devoted to the application of micro-system technology to the needs of the garment industry. The discussions will be chaired by Jurgen Berger of the VDI/VDE Technology Centre and Professor H Planck of the German Institute for Textile and Process Technology in Denkendorf.