Are smart textiles set to take off?


Wednesday 26th April 2017

13:45 - 14:45 CEST

Presentation Area next to the PERFORMANCE FORUM

The many different elements needed to make biometric or interactive smart clothes are slowly coming to market forming a new ecosystem of supplies spanning conductive fibers, sensors, connectors, batteries and more. But though the pieces of the puzzle are now being made available, the question remains as to what consumers truly need or want. This panel discussion will take a close look at existing technologies to draw a more precise picture of what’s to come.

Panel discussion speakers include:

- Mr Jan Zimmermann, Business Unit Leader, Forster Rohner
- Mr Andreas Röpert, CEO, Interactive Wear
- Mr Philipp Schwarz, CEO, Wearable Life Science
- Mr Steven Milner, SVP of Sales, Noble Biomaterials Europe
- Mr Peter Bona, Head of Creative Management, Hugo Boss

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About the orator

Ms Sophie Bramel


Independent Journalist

Sophie Bramel is a freelance journalist who has been writing on smart textiles, sportswear and fashion for the past twenty years. Consultant Technical Editor for World Sports Activewear (WSA), she has also authored several books on the history, development and future of functional fibers and fabrics.

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