Meet the PERFORMANCE FORUM Jury

Launched in 2009, the PERFORMANCE FORUM is the first trend forum devoted to fabric categories such as BASELAYER, MIDLAYER, SOFTSHELL & OUTER MIDLAYER, 2.5 & 3LAYER, 2LAYER, LIGHTWEIGHT & DOWNPROOF, SHIRT, PANTS & TIGHTS, LIFESTYLE, AND SAFETY & DURABILITY as opposed to fashion subjects. The categories have enlarged through time and include today also many accessories - the philosophy behind the concept has not changed since the beginning. The three structural pillars are: To provide a working tool for designers, buyers, and product managers, a free and exclusive participation for all exhibitors, and finally, the selection process by a jury consisting of resident members plus seasonal industry supports by textile experts working for brands.

MARCO WEICHERT
The third-generation owner of a Munich based textile agency, has textile expertise in his DNA. After early work experience at Burlington (USA) and Pontetorto (Italy), he has developed and sold fashion, sports, and workwear fabrics, giving him more than 20 years of experience working with numerous textile, yarn, and finishing manufacturers from USA, Italy, and the Far East. His expertise includes the construction, composition, lamination, etc. of functional fabrics.  

CLAUS HABBICHT, CH COMPANY
In 2005, he founded his own garment consulting agency for Asian manufacturers. As a service provider, he works with active sports brands for skiing, outdoor, running, fitness, team sports, corporate fashion, and workwear brands. He is a founding member of PERFORMANCE DAYS and supports the PERFORMANCE FORUM Jury since 2009. His focus is on the processing of the materials.

ALEXA DEHMEL, EXPERT IN PERFORMANCE SPORTS CLOTHING AND WORKWEAR DESIGN | INNOVATION & SUSTAINABILITY CONSULTANCY FOR MORE BRAND VITALITY | FUNCTIONAL FABRIC CURATOR | LECTURER

Expert in Performance Sports Clothing and Workwear Design with over 20 years of experience in the apparel industry and design agency, curator of functional fabrics for over 12 years for Performance Days and for over 4 years for Functional Fabric Fair, lecturer. She has an extensive network of leading experts as well as personal connections to relevant collaborators and supporters that are profitable for her clients and the textile industry.

UTE MAUCH
With 20 years of International Experience as Designer & Creative Productmanager in the Sports-Fashion e.g for the French Brand Marithé + François Girbaud and Schöffel, Ute Mauch has a great passion & knowledge for functional fabrics. With her fine sense for Trends, Colors and Materials she knows the needs and preferences of the sports fashion market to create a desirable product.

LISA LECHNER
Lisa is in charge of exhibitor management and is responsible for generating a maximum pool of product submissions for the PERFORMANCE FORUM. She makes sure that all curated fabrics and accessories find their way into the PERFORMANCE FORUM and are digitalized for the Digital Fair. Her focus as jury member is on the material advantages to the consumer. In her free time she likes hiking, running and yoga.

MICHAEL HULLIN
Michael handles the visitor management and is responsible for the PERFORMANCE FORUM digitisation. He manages all fabrics and accessories for the PERFORMANCE FORUM and makes sure they are digitalized for the loop. His focus as a jury member is on the consumer perspective of functional textiles. In his free time, he enjoys running and climbing.

 

ASTRID SCHLÜCHTER
As a freelance journalist and ESMOD graduate, Astrid Schlüchter works for various B2B-, online- and print media with a focus on lifestyle, fashion, sport and retail. She has special knowhow in materials, design and new technologies. As a freelancer, she supports the Ebner Media Group with the media sport + mode, sazBike and Sportsfashion by saz. In her spare time she explores new regions by mountain bike, hiking, climbing, snowboarding or running.

LENA WEIMER
Senior Marketing Manager Lena realizes the communication to designers, buyers, product managers and press on all aspects of the fair and the product innovations presented by the exhibitors. As expert for sustainable markets, she continuously improves the fair's sustainability. Her personal interest in skiing, tennis and being outside in nature allow her a consumer perspective on functional textiles.

THERESIA BRANDL
With her background in architecture she is more functional and less fabric. She is also a contact for the exhibitors and her jury focus lies on sustainability and technical developments. Her interests are climbing, skateboarding and functional training.

CLARISSA STADELMANN
In 2011 she graduated in Fashion- and Designmanagement at AMD Munich. She gained textile experiences while working at Willy Bogner (Sales) and Adidas (Material Development)  and worked many years as a textile sales representative at Weichert GmbH.
Since 2022 she is part of the PERFORMANCE DAYS team and is responsible for the PERFORMANCE Forum.

 

PERFORMANCE DAYS THANKS THE FOLLOWING BRANDS FOR THEIR SUPPORT!

2022 April: Stephen McCullough + Charles Ross + Mammut Sports Group
2021 December: Stephen McCullough + Charles Ross + VAUDE
2021 May: Nora Kühner + Marc O’Polo
2020 December: Schöffel + SAZ Sport
2019 November: Hess Natur + Haglöfs
2019 May: Stella McCartney + AMD München
2018 November: Helly Hansen + Tierra + HS Niederrhein
2018 April: Odlo + Puma
2017 November: Adidas Outdoor + Mammut
2017 April: VAUDE + The North Face
2016 November: Salewa/Dynafit + Development Never Stops LLC.
2016 April: Kjus + GreenRoomVoice
2015 November: VAUDE + Maloja
2015 April: Jack Wolfskin + HS Niederrhein
2014 November: Jack Wolfskin


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Exhibitor List April 2022

Shanghai Jiuyu Textile Tech co., ltd.
Taiana S.p.a.
Liou Long Tai Textile Factory Co., Ltd.
HDWool Limited
Eclat Textile Co., Ltd.
Shinkong Textile Co., Ltd