Venue: IMB Forum , Hall 8

April 21, 2009

2.00 - 4.00 p.m. Chances for the future: "Ecology and Sustainability"
Host: Prof. Dr. Andreas Stockert, Senior Vice President Lifestyle Logistics Kühne+Nagel Management AG, Schindellegi. Discussion participants: Ghassan Arab, Managing Director & Chairman, MultilineGroup, Düsseldorf, Willie Beuth, Founder 3p Institute for Sustainable Management, Köln, Konrad Dobschütz, CEO, Lac et Mel, Berlin, Andreas Merkel, Managing Director , Gebr. Otto Baumwollzwirnerei GmbH & Co. KG, Dietenheim, Andreas Streubig, Division Manager Environmental and Social Policy; Otto GmbH & Co. KG, Hamburg. Allen A. Terhaar, Executive Director CottonCouncil International USA,Washington, DC;


April 22, 2009

8.00 - 9.00 a.m. Situation and Perspectives in the Worldwide Garment Technology Industry
Speaker: Elgar Straub, Managing Director, VDMA German Garment and Leather Technology Association

10:00 - 10.30 a.m. ERP and PLM, harmonious interplay of the Holy Fashion Group/ Strellson AG
Speakers: Susanne Hess ,Strellson AG; Christine Rieger, Assyst GmbH

10.30 - 11.00 a.m. 3D-MTM solutions for garments with placed motifs
Speakers: Nathalie Gasser; Consultant to the apparel industry & Prof. Alexandre Kung; TPC International, Hong Kong

11.10 - 11.40 a.m. Cutting to the details: the art and technology of luxury lingerie production
Speakers: Herman van de Velde; Managing Director, NV Van de Velde & Philippe Heckenbenner, Director Northern Europe, Lectra

11.40 a.m. - 12.10 p.m. Placing technology in support of creative processes'
Speaker: Tom van der Poel , ICT Manager Unlimited Sports Group B.V.,NL

12.15 - 1.30 p.m. Symposium – EU- Project LEAPFROG ( Leadership for European Apparel Production From Researchalong Original Guidelines)

12.15 - 12.30 p.m. Overview on project activities and research results
Speaker: Lutz Walter, Euratex,Belgium

12.30 - 1.00 p.m. Overview on results of research module C: Virtual Garment Design and Prototyping
Speakers:Eric Boudon, IFTH, France & George Kartsounis, Athens Technology Center, Greece

1.00 - 1.30 p.m. Overview on results of the integration module: The extended Smart Garment Organisation
Speakers: Dieter Stellmach, DITF-MR, Germany & Martin Lades, Assyst, Germany

2.15 - 2.45 p.m. Benefits of RFiD in the textile supply chain: production - distribution - sales
Speakers: Rainer Jilke, Karstadt (Projektleiter RFID), Dr. Sebastian Potyka, General manager ; van Laack, Introduction by Mr. Dominik Berger, General Manager, CMO, RF-iT Solutions GmbH

2.45 - 3.15 p.m. "Originize" It! Integrating Track & Trace, Authenticating, Branding & "Customer Dialogue" - Connecting real world with virtual world - wherever you are -
Speaker: Lars Zanders, CMO, Originize Operations Ltd.

3.25 - 3.55 p.m. Outsourcing projects in the textile supply chain; strategy and goals
Speaker: Frank Marqurad , Head of Consulting & Development,Meyer & Meyer Internationale Spediteure GmbH & Co. KG

3.55 - 4.25 p.m. Demand in line with supply - how to successfully establish international supply chains
Speaker: Torsten Katzor, Director Business Development, DHL Exel Supply Chain Central Europe, Sector Retail & Fashion
Introduction by Holger Knapp - Area Manager "TextilWirtschaft" (from German publishing house Deutscher Fachverlag – dfv)

6.00 p.m. Messeparty mit IMB Innovation Award 2009, Rheinsaal, CC Nord

April 23, 2009

8.00 - 9.00 a.m. "Phoenix" of Russian Fashion Industry
Speakers: Elena Ilicheva, Ph.D. Director of Business Development -Editor-in-Chief

10.00 - 10.30 a.m. Challenges and bottlenecks of smart fabrics and interactive textiles (SFIT) and how Systex (FP7) aims to cope with it.
Speaker: Dr. Isa Hofmann – CEO IHOFMANN - Agency for communication, Wiesbaden - INTERNATIONAL.INTERDISCIPLINARY

10.30 - 11.00 a.m. Tomorrow's Textile Innovations - Challenges and Opportunities
Speakers: Alexandra Baum, General Manger, Novanex

11.10 - 11.40 a.m. Product development in the clothing industry: example of technical-textiles production
Speaker: Priv. Doz. Dr.-Ing. habil Sybille Krzywinski, TU Dresden

11.40 a.m. - 12.10 p.m. "From space to automotives - Outlast ® phase change materials (PCM) in car seats"
Speakers: David Parkman, Exmoor Trim/Barbara Fendt, Director Marketing & PR, Outlast Europe GmbH

12.15 - 1.30 p.m. Symposium – EU- Project LEAPFROG (Leadership for European Apparel Production From Research along Original Guidelines)

12.15 - 12.30 p.m. Overview on project activities and research results
Speaker: Mauro Scalia, Euratex

12.30 - 1.00 p.m. Overview on results of research module A: Innovative processes for shaping und stiffening of fabrics for clothing production
Speakers: Riccardo Baglini, D’Appolonia, Italy & Ian Jones TWI Ltd., United Kingdom

1.00 - 1.30 p.m. Overview on results of research module B: Automated garment production
Speakers: Rezia Molfino, DIMEC - Universität Genua, Italy & Roberto Montorsi, Robox, Italy

2.15 - 2.45 p.m. Developing a sleeve ironing table with the Veit Group
Speaker: Matthias Behr, Hugo Boss AG

2.45 - 3.15 p.m. Meeting the product safety requirements for clothing
Speaker: Thomas Rasch, German Fashion

3.25 - 3.55 p.m. Fitting the World: How to Develop a Global Standard of Fitin the apparel industry?
Speakers: Philip Courtenay, Adidas & Ed Gribbin, Alvanon

3.55 - 4.25 p.m. Using Business Intelligence to drive Product Development
Speaker: Margot Schubert, Margot Schubert Consulting, München


April 24, 2009

8.00 - 9.00 a.m. Textile production — is there a way back to Europe?
Speaker: Guiseppe Gherzi, Gherzi Textil Organisation, Zürich