Expo Hightex, a technical textiles trade is celebrating its 15th year will be hosted in Montreal. The show traditionally has been open only to Canadian companies, but to mark its 15th anniversary, organizers are inviting for the first time exhibitors from all over the American continent.
The show will be organized by Saint-Hyacinthe, QuÃ©bec-based CTT Group, a technology transfer center specializing in the research, development and testing of technical textiles, advanced textile-based materials and geosynthetics and the QuÃ©bec technical textiles industry. The show will be hosted in Montreal.
Expo Hightexâ€™s theme for 2017 is climate change. According to organizers, the event will explore the impact of new textile technologies on the climate and how their various sectors of activity can create cutting-edge solutions to help in the fight against the greatest challenge facing the world today.
This year, interested exhibitors those are unable to have a physical presence at the show will be offered the chance to participate virtually.
Companies may upload information, images, documents and videos to a specially created online space. A dedicated area at the show will display this information to interested visitors. The online space also offers a chat function so visitors may ask the virtual exhibitors live questions during the event.
On Tuesday, April 4, the conference will kick off at 9:00 a.m. with a World Tour speech from explorer Bernard Voyer. At 11:00 a.m., a session on Climate-proof Technical Clothing is scheduled, followed by a panel discussion on International Economic Development and Trade. A gala will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the exhibition hall following the conference events.
At 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 5, Neal Waters, president of the North American Uniform Manufacturers and Distributors, will present a session titled, â€œU.S./Worldwide Uniform Market and Its Opportunities.â€ The 11:00 a.m. session is titled, â€œAerospace Business Opportunities,â€ which will be followed at 2:00 p.m. by a session called, â€œHow to Get Into Worldwide Markets?â€
Expo Hightex 2017 attendees are asked to register via Eventbrite. A link can be found at the showâ€™s website.
The organizing committee is comprised of the following people: Jacek Mlynarek, CTT Group; Estelle Vazquez, CTT Group; Danielle Jutras, CSMO Textile; Elif Belgen, Regitex Inc.; Francois PÃ©pin, Soleno Textiles Techniques Inc.; Jean-SÃ©bastian BriÃ¨re, Textiles Monterey 1996 Inc.; Joannie Guy-Laberge, MESI; Jocelyn Lamarre, Accord Centre-du-QuÃ©bec; Joel Renaud, Davey Textile Solutions Inc.; Myriam Simard, Texel; Sae Chang, Hando Corp.; and Randy Williams, Doubletex.
The show will be held on April 4 and 5, 2017, at the Place Bonaventure, Montreal. Canada.
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