Following the success of the first International Textile and Clothing Conference, the iTechStyle Summit will return to Leixões Port Cruise Terminal on February 28th and March 1st and 2nd, 2018. This is, of course, brand new for the 2018 edition: a program that extends over three days, one day more than the first edition of the conference.

Organized by CITEVE — Technological Centre of the Textile and Clothing Industries of Portugal, the conference counts on the collaboration of the Selective Fashion Association, by having in charge the scientific coordination of the University of Minho — Centre of Science and Technology Textile.

Image: CITEVE Head Quarters Vila Nova de Famalicão

The iTechStyle Summit 2018, which is part of the official Porto Fashion Week program, maintains its objective of consolidating itself as an important platform for debate and reflection on current scientific and technological knowledge involving innovative players in industry, technology suppliers, researchers, scientists and other agents linked to the Textile and Clothing Sector around the world.

Renowned experts in the fields of industry 4.0, digitization and dematerialization of products and processes, new materials and advanced use of natural fibers, new technical structures, electronic and intelligent textiles, and sustainability and circular economy are again expected.

Main Topics of the Conference: 

  • Functionalization;
  • Responsive Materials;
  • 3D structures;
  • Dematerialization of Prototypes;
  • Composites based on Textiles;
  • Biomaterials;
  • Methods of Performance Measurement.

Image: One of the CITEVE lab's in Vila Nova de Famalicão