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
14:00-16:30 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. Toni Drescher, CEO of KEX Knowledge Exchange AG
C2M Mass Customization - The New Industry Ecology
Speaker:Mr. Jacob Li, Vice president of Kutesmart 
fifo CAD: The Application of Intelligent Color Management in Textile Enterprises
Speaker:Mr.Sun Liang, General Manager of fifo
Sustainable Technology for Textiles
14:30-15:00 Eco-Denim The Textile Challenge: Finding Denim  Hall E1 - Eco-Denim Centre
  In addition to a catwalk show featuring denim and digital printing technology, visitors will be here to join an exciting interactive game with us. (Walk In)

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, Sports Arena will invite lingerie professionals to advise and host a focus group discussion on today's sports bra wearing experience.
Fiber for Sportswear/Underwear (Dryarn)
Speaker:Creora / Dryarn
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, Consultant of Clothing Industry Training Authority
Discussion Group: Nuclear Kitty Running Club
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 Denim Mastermind Seminar Hall E1 - Smart Factory Conference Zone
Denim production involves with large water consumption and wastewater discharge from denim dyeing and finishing, so it's getting more important for denim manufacturers to introduce new technologies, equipment and auxiliaries to achieve this green transformation. This seminar will cover the latest sustainable denim design, manufacturing technology and application.
Digital Printing and Denim
Speaker: Intech
Laser Denim Washing & Finishing for the Sustainable Future
SS18 Sustainable Denim Trends for Women's wear 
Speaker:Agnes Kubiak, Co-founder & Creative director, Style-vision, Paris

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
10:30-12:00 Digital Print Megatrends in Digital Printing Hall E1 - Smart Factory Conference Zone
  With high precision, flexibility and energy efficiency, digital printing has gained the attention from various industry players. With a focus on short production cycle, low-volume and on-demand production, the forum will unleash the latest digital printing technology and application under the customization trend, bringing its great development potential towards industry 4.0.
  Applications and Growth Opportunities in Digital Printing
  The Customization Future of Digital Printing
  Sustainable Digital Printing Solutions
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
  The Smart Future of Sports Shoes
  What Makes the “Fastest” Running Shoe?
  3D printing - Game Changing Tech For The Shoe Industry
Speaker: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 
Eco-Denim Centre Eco-Denim Denim Applications , Production and Finishing Technology Showcase Hall E1
Smart Factory & C2M Experience Zone Smart Solutions Smart Manufacturing Technology Showcase Hall E1
C2M 3D body Scanning Bus & C2M Experience