ITMF will hold the physical edition of its annual conference after a gap of three years from September 18-20, 2022 in Davos, Switzerland. The event will be hosted by Swiss Textiles and Swiss Textile Machinery. The theme will be: Climate Change and a Sustainable Global Textile Value Chain. It will focus on the short and mid-term challenges faced by global industry leaders owing to the pandemic and supply chain disruptions.
Addressing climate change
The conference will not just address these challenges but also decipher learning from them. It will address the issue of climate change besides identifying solutions for sustainable textile production, and new market opportunities. The conference will serve as a platform for industry leaders to exchange manufacturing strategies and production models ideas. They will share their production expertise and future vision at the event.
The keynote address will be by David Bossart, CEO, Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute, a renowned philosopher, futurist, retail and consumer analyst with over 22 years experience. He will speak on the topic: Between cheap, aspirational, and sustainable - textile manufacturing in a fully disruptive and interconnected world.
Focus on startups
The event will also host six start-ups who will share their innovations in the sector and business models. The sessions will help identify new solutions for converting challenges into opportunities.
ITMF will also organize the ITMF Awards 2022 to honor companies and individuals for their outstanding achievements in the sector. This year, the awards will be given in two categories: Innovation & Sustainability and International Cooperation.
Business navigation strategies
Introduced for the first time in 2019 in Porto, Portugal, The World Café will allow delegates to discuss in small groups their business navigation strategies. The results of these discussions will be shared among participants at the end of the event. The event will also provide opportunities to discuss the current state of the industry and a way out of the situation.