Smart Fabrics 2005 (fabrics)

Venue: Hotel Avenida Palace

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Event Date/Time: Feb 07, 2004 End Date/Time: Feb 09, 2004
Early Registration Date: Dec 31, 2004
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This conference will provide a forum for the leading manufacturers, designers, and end users of the textiles, electronics and fashion industries to discuss the future commercialization potential for smart fabrics and wearables. The conference will focus on the business and technical issues facing this developing industry, including market size and growth potential, technical advances and hurdles, application trends, and production economics. A Fashion Show for display of end-use applications will be held during the Evening Reception on February 8th.

Smart fabrics have garnered much attention in recent years due to advancements in microsensors, flexible electronics, handheld multimedia devices, and textiles. They combine the appeal of flexible displays, wearable electronics, and wireless capabilities with trendy clothing for the fashionable, sport enthusiast and military and space agencies among others. The conference should be of particular interest for people involved in textile manufacturing, fashion, medical equipment, sporting equipment, military and space agencies, flexible electronics, organic EL, and wireless industries, as well as the investment community.

Conference participants will have ample opportunity to network and discuss the latest business issues with industry experts and end-users in an open-forum format. This exclusive event is designed for leading executives, R&D staff, corporate technologists, product managers, end-users and investors to discuss, debate and learn about the latest technical and business opportunities in this rapidly expanding industry – one that is projected to reach $100 million dollars by 2006. All technologies related to smart fabrics will be covered, including MEMs, carbon nanotubes, polypropylene/polymer blends, Kevlar, plastic electronics, wireless computing and advanced textiles. An exhibit area will be available to attendees for viewing the latest developments in this field.