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Automation & Digital Future: Increasing Efficiency in Textile Manufacturing

An ITMAconnect exclusive, the upcoming webinar on Automation and Digital Future is the second of the five-part Innovator Xchange virtual edition.

9th February 2024

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Singapore

Clothing/​Footwear, Sustainable

ITMA, the world’s largest international textile and garment technology showcase, has launched a new series of webinars on its ITMAconnect online sourcing platform and knowledge hub. Called the Innovator Xchange Virtual Edition, the series features five webinars to be held between 25 January and 22 April 2024 – exclusively for ITMAconnect users.

Each webinar focuses on the latest industry developments, drawing reference from the Innovator Xchange discussions held during ITMA 2023 in Milan. Through panel discussions, industry experts will share their insights and engage with participants with questions and answers.

The second webinar in the series is:

 ‘Automation and Digital Future: Increasing Efficiency in Textile Manufacturing’

Date & Time: 29 February 2024, from 10.00am - 10.45am CET.

With increasing costs, managing efficiencies through technology is an integral part of a digitalised future for the textiles and apparel industry. Can efficiencies be increased by using less water and energy or are there other methods? What measurement tools are there in the market? This webinar will cover innovative new technologies and assess the role of data in enhancing efficiency in textiles and garment manufacturing.

This conversation will unravel the key inefficiencies plaguing textile production and the historical barriers to their resolution. From regulatory pressures to sustainability imperatives, discover the driving forces compelling manufacturers to overcome inefficiencies.

Engage with experts as they share insights on leveraging technology, the role of software in streamlining production, and the crucial data needed for optimising the textile supply chain. Uncover the collaborative efforts required from technology providers, academics, governments, legislators, and textile companies to forge a more efficient and sustainable future.

Envision the sustainable factory of the future and explore the transformative potential of AI and robotics in optimising production processes and minimising waste. This webinar is your gateway to a future where innovation meets sustainability, and efficiency paves the way for a thriving textile industry.


Madelaine Thomas, Head of Content, World Textile Information Network (WTiN)

Panel Members

Mr Mauro Moro, Chief Executive Officer, Savio Macchine Tessili S.p.A, Italy

Mr Shannon McCarthy, Head of Business Development, Datatex Consulting S.r.l.

Dr Thomas Fischer, Deputy Director Management Research, Deutsche Institute für Textil- und Faserforschung Denkendorf (DITF)

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