US-German Online Conference June 22nd, 2021: "The Textile Industry after COVID: New Materials and Manufacturing processes as Opportunities for the Future"


Invitation to Online event: US-German Conference "The Textile Industry after COVID: New Materials and Manufacturing processes as Opportunities for the Future" - Market trends in the US and Germany and resulting business opportunities, June 22nd 2021
10:00 am - app.2:00 pm (EST)
04:00 pm – app. 08:00 pm (local time, Berlin)  
Language of event: English
We cordially invite US companies, multipliers and institutions, which want to exchange ideas and meet with German experts in the field of smart, technical and home textiles.
Please find the agenda here:

10:00 am (EST)
10:00 am Opening: Mr. Bruno Tateossian, Mr. Markus Reichel (PhD), Mrs. Annika Stöhr, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)
10:15 am Keynote speech I: Market Trends in the German Textile Industry
Ralph Kamphöner, Director Foreign Trade, head of Brussels office, Textil+mode (confirmed)
Keynote speech II: Legal considerations in the US textile industry
Timo Rehbock/John Cullis, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP


11:00 am Thematic block I: Cooperation of science and companies

Testing Experts for Functional Textiles
Mr. Prof. Haiko Schulz (PhD), Managing Director, FILK Freiberg Institute gGmbH
Global megatrends - opportunities for the regional textile industry
Mr. Prof. Markus Michael, CEO, Texulting
11:15 am Virtual coffee break

11:30 am Thematic block II: Supply Chain
Keynote speech III: How can the Textile Industry strengthen supply chain in the face of disruption? 
Mr. Jonathan Eaton, Principal, National Supply Chain Practice Leader, Grant Thornton LLC (confirmed)
Personal protective equipment made in Germany
Mrs. Kristin Glatzeder, Managing Director, P. Glatzeder GmbH
Recycling and organic – short-term hype or long-term necessity?
Mr. Knut Rütters, Managing Director, Rütex GmbH
The Gold Standard forming belts for spunbond & meltblown manufacturing
Mr. Thomas Wolfrum, Filztuchfabrik Rodewisch GmbH

12:00 am Thematic block III: Development trends in final products
Keynote speech IV: Experience from a US advanced textiles technology company 
Mr. Drew Walston, CEO, EXO2 Innovative Heat Technology (tbc)
High-Tech weaving of textile artwork
Mr. Emanuel Baur, Business Development Manager International, Ernst Feiler GmbH Frottier- & Chenilleweberei
DownWool – The new Generation of Isolation
Mr. Markus Wiesböck, CEO, Grüezi bag Kultschlafsack GmbH

Biberna – latest textile trends developed in Germany
Mr. Maximilian Schmänk, Business Development Manager, H.u.W. Schmänk GmbH & Co. KG

Metallised Textiles for Challenges that matter
Mrs. Kim-Tina Pätzoldt, International Business Development Manager, Statex Produktions- und Vertriebs GmbH

12:45 am Round-Table discussion of the speakers and participants
01:15 pm Q&A and closing remarks 
Mr. Markus Reichel (PhD), DREBERIS
Take advantage of this event to get more information about the latest industry developments, get to know innovative solutions and connect with potential business partners!
There will be leading German companies with whom you can connect for partnerships. Please find the profiles here.
The Online symposium is free of charge and takes place Online (Zoom event). The Zoom link will be provided after registration. Click here to register to this event.
This event is part of the digital trade mission USA for German companies of the textile industry: Smart, technical and Home Textiles
(market entry program for SMEs of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).
We look forward to seeing you!
Organized by DREBERIS GmbH and in cooperation with OUINO Consulting