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FESPA will host its fifth Digital Textile Conference on 5th December 2014 alongside FESPA Eurasia 2014 Istanbul. The conference will take place at the WOW Hotel, located opposite the exhibition venue.

The one-day conference will provide delegates with an international line-up of digital textile printing experts all ready to share a wealth of knowledge, experience and insights into the latest innovative products, trends and case studies.

FESPA’s recent Digital Textile Conference in Milan, Italy, welcomed 157 delegates, two thirds of whom came from outside of Italy, proving the international appeal of the digital textile printing industry.

Lorraine Harrow, Marketing Manager at FESPA comments: “Turkey’s importance as a textile manufacturing centre is clear; it is the world leader for cotton production, second in Europe for clothing supply, and a top three supplier globally of home textiles and is therefore a crucial location for FESPA to host the Digital Textile Conference. Coinciding with FESPA Eurasia ensures that printers and suppliers will have the ability to educate themselves across all aspects of digital textile printing.”

The Digital Textile Conference will explore promotional products, textile and garment decoration, interior textiles and soft signage. Simultaneous translation will be available for all sessions in English and Turkish.

Topics will include:

  • Market updates
  • Industry strategies
  • Transfer vs. direct printing
  • Digital fashion
  • Sportswear and apparel
  • Interiors
  • Environmental impacts
  • Digital textile inks
  • Case studies from leading printers and end users

Confirmed speakers include Ron Gilboa of Infotrends, who will examine insights into the growth and creative development of digital textile markets. Mark Abramson, CEO of ThinFolio, will discuss automating profits with one-off and short-run printed products. Hilal Özdemir, international Fashion Designer and owner of LA MOON Textile Design will review how she sees digital textile printing as a valuable tool for the fashion industry and how it benefits her as a fashion designer.

The one-day conference is being offered at a rate of €60 for printers, and €120 for suppliers and manufacturers. Visitors can take advantage of a discounted room rate at the WOW hotel by quoting ‘FESPA' at the time of booking.