Event Schedule

Concurrent Events & Trend Forums

Technical seminars, networking events as well as new product & technology releases will be organized concurrently with ShanghaiTex 2017, offering the industry player impeccable business networking opportunities and an effective technological exchange platform.

Seminar and concurrent activities

Time Theme 11.27 (Monday) Venue
13:30-16:00 Smart Production Textile Industry 4.0 Forum Hall E1 - Smart Factory Conference Zone
While Industry 4.0 has become a global trend, many big brands have infiltrated the 4.0 philosophy into supplier requirements. Sensibly, for textile manufacturers, realizing 4.0 has become a necessity to achieve profitable growth by enhancing their adaptability to get orders, in addition to productivity optimization. The forum will gather international experts to discuss the latest smart solutions for textile industry, assisting enterprises to find their own pace to industry 4.0.
Finding your way to Industry 4.0 - Optimizing the Production Line
Speaker: Mr. Mark Harrop, CEO of British WhichPLM
Kutesmart: Case Sharing on Industrial Customization Based on Big Data
fifo CAD: The Application of Intelligent Color Management in Textile Enterprises
Speaker: Mr.Sun Liang, General Manager of fifo
14:00-16:30 Sports Tech The Sports Bra-ology Hall W1- Sports Arena
Many lingerie brands have launched their sports bra line under the " Sporty Athleisure" trend in the recent years. While sports bra is still facing many challenges on comfort, support, shoulder strap design and function, the event will gather lingerie professionals to advise and host a focus group discussion on today's sports bra wearing experience.
Fiber for Sportswear/Underwear (Dryarn)
Ms. Lynn Li, Product Manager – China of Aquafil S.P.A
Knitting Technology Breakthrough on Sports Bra
Speaker: Ms. Joanna Yip, Associate Professor of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
2017/18 Trend Forecast of Sports Bra
Speaker: Ms. Wen Gu, Professor of Donghua University
Focus Group Discussion: Female Runners User Experience on Sports Bra
Host: Mr Notes Luk, Visiting Lecturer, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Time Theme 11.28 (Tuesday) Venue
10:30-12:00 Sports Tech Wearable Technology X Textile Design Competition: Final Hall W1- Sports Arena
  ShanghaiTex 2017 invites all tertiary students and young designers to design a piece of smart textile product that can improve the life of the people and participate in the Wearable Technology X Textile Design Competition.The top 5 teams will be here to present their projects and discuss with panel judeges.
11:00-12:30 Eco-Denim ECO-DENIM/FINISHING FORUM Hall E1 - Smart Factory Conference Zone
Responding to China's "13th Five-Year Plan", ShanghaiTex 2017 endeavors to green up the denim industry. A variety of innovative eco denim production technology and materials will be here to open up new value and sustainability among denim industry under the Industry 4.0 era!
SS18 Sustainable Denim Trends for Women's wear
Agnes Kubiak, Co-founder & Creative director, Style-vision, Paris
The Laser Denim Washing Eco Solution
Mr. Liu Wen, CEO of GBOS Laser Technology Company Limited
COOLTRANS – Digital transfer coloration technology and the sustainable development of textile printing and dyeing industry
Mr. Allen Lai, General Manager, Equipment Sales & Marketing Department, Newtech Textile Technology Development (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

13:30-15:00 Buyer's Forum Buyer's Forum : MARKS & SPENCER- Plan A 2025 Hall E1 - Smart Factory Conference Zone
  In 2017, Marks & Spencer has collaborated with ShanghaiTex 2017 to conduct a trendsetting forum – "Marks & Spencer - Plan A 2025". Pre-registrants of the event could stay tuned with the latest development of Plan A and discuss the latest green solutions with other top-notch industry players.

14:00-15:30 Sports Tech Smart Textiles Innovation Forum Hall W1- Sports Arena
Wearable technology has become an important momentum for the next wave of sports textiles. Research showed that the annual global turnover of smart textiles will be nearly 5 billion dollars by 2020. Many textile manufacturers and sports brands have started to develop smart wear, underwear, gloves and shoes etc. The forum will explore the latest developments in smart textiles and inspire the industry with innovative ideas on sporting goods market.
Welcoming Speech
Speaker: Mr. Edwin Keh, Chief Executive Officer, The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA)
Solving the Smart Textile Paradox - Powerful but Invisible
Speaker: Mr. Philipp G. Schwarz, Co-founder and CEO, ANTELOPE.CLUB by Wearable Life Science GmbH
Making Technology Invisible to Wear
Speaker: Dr. Xiao-ming Tao, Chair Professor in Textile Technology of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 
15:30-16:00 Sports Tech Wearable Technology X Textile Design Competition: Prize Giving Ceremony Hall W1- Sports Arena
*Details will be posted soon

Time Theme 11.29 (Wednesday) Venue
09:45-16:30 Digital Print Digital Printing Trend Forum – Conclusions and Innovation Hall E1 - Smart Factory Conference Zone
  The same time, the forum is also a conclusion at the end of this year and a discussion at the next year on digital printing trend to share the print industry ups and downs, analysis the new look.

  The World's Leading Printing Technology Highlights  
  Dialogue with Digital Printing Factories: The Summary and Future Trend Forecast  
11:00-12:30 Sports Tech The Evolution of Sports Shoe Tech Hall W1- Sports Arena
  Running shoes have always been regarded as vital equipment for runners; The success of a pair of running shoes lies in the materials, design and technology in different parts of a shoe. Sports Arena will gather professionals from shoe uppers, sole, 3D printing and even smart technology to explore the latest development and trend of sports shoes.
  The Essenes of the Perfect Knitted Shoe
Speaker: TBC
  3D printing - Game Changing Tech For The Shoe Industry
Speaker: Mr. Tom Yan, Sales Manager of Materialise China
Themetic Showcase
11.27-30 (Mon to Thurs)
Sports Arena Wearable Technology X Textile Wearable Technology X Textile Design Competition: Winner Showcase Hall W1
Smart Textiles Showcas
Sports Bra & Sportswear Sports Bra & Sportswear showcase
Energetic Catwalk Show
Shoe Tech Sports Shoe Anatomy
3D Printing Technology Showcase
Smart Factory & C2M Experience Zone Smart Solutions Smart Manufacturing Technology Showcase Hall E1
C2M 3D body Scanning Bus & C2M Experience