2010-03-31_program_next_textileThe programme for Next Textile Borås 2010 is almost complete. A unique group of visionaries and entrepreneurs from the international Textiles industry is coming to Borås 24 to 25 May. Some of the most renowned are the director general of French Union des Industries Textiles, Emmanuelle Butaud-Stubbs; Albin Kälin from EPEA – the company behind the design paradigm Cradle to Cradle; Lutz Walter from Euratex, a trade association for the European textiles and apparel industry; and also Detlef Fischer from Swiss Bluesign Technologies.

“This year’s edition of Next Textile Borås has Rethink as its theme. New thinking, challenging old conventions and turning things to the better is also something our guest speakers really have succeeded to achieve. I’m enormously happy to present this year’s line-up and the fact that we have managed to bring together such heavy names from the textiles industry. You don’t get the opportunity to see people like Lutz Walter and Emmanuelle Butaud-Stubbs at a Swedish stage very often. You better grab a ticket while there still are any”, says Susanne Edström from Smart Textiles, one of the main partners to the City of Borås.

One conference – two blocks

The conferences Next Textile Borås is organized in collaboration with FutureDesignDays and divided in two blocks. FutureDesignDays Conference takes place 24 to 25 May. It is a seminar where interactivity and the following debate are important features. The first day is rounded of with a prize ceremony for Fiberrik a swedish award for textile innovations. The evening then continues with mingle and festivities. FutureDesignDays Breakout Sessions takes place 25 May, with more intimate meetings and more room for discussions and reflection.

‘I believe we have found a balanced mix with both formats. Day one is probably best suited for listening and receiving information. By day two, you have digested all impressions and are ready to take part more actively and start to put questions to the people on stage. It might just as well be somebody in the audience who give useful business insights to the speakers’, states Christian Alçenius of FutureDesignDays.

CURRENTLY READY SPEAKERS: NEXT TEXTILE BORÅS 24-25/5/2010

Monday 24/5

  • FutureDesignDays Conference – Keynote:
    Emmanuelle Butaud-Stubbs Director General, UIT – Union des Industries Textiles, France
  • Detlef Fischer Vice president, Bluesign Technology, Switzerland
  • Albin Kälin CEO, EPEA Switzerland
  • Orren Shalit CEO, SIT Scandinavia, Sweden

Tuesday 25/5

  • FutureDesignDays Conference – Keynote:
    Lutz Walter Head of R&D, EURATEX – The European Apparel and Textile Confederation
  • FutureDesignDays Breakout Sessions:
  • Emmanuelle Butaud-Stubbs Director General, UIT – Union des Industries Textiles, France
  • Detlef Fischer Vice president, Bluesign Technology, Switzerland
  • Albin Kälin CEO, EPEA Switzerland
  • Orren Shalit CEO, SIT Scandinavia, Sweden
  • Mohammad Taherzadeh The University of Borås
  • Smart Textiles Design Lab, Smart Textiles Borås