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New technology advances from Picanol, Dornier, Stäubli and more at The Weaving Conference


Are you up to date with the latest advances in weaving technology from market leaders such as Picanol, Dornier, Itema, Stäubli, Karl Mayer, Vandewiele and Cygnet Texkimp?

Discover the latest developments and reconnect with industry colleagues at The Weaving Conference on 6th October 2022 in Huddersfield.

Join us to hear from:

  • Tony Decock, Sales Manager at Picanol: ‘The future of weaving’
  • Fritz Legler, Global Head of Marketing, Sales and Service Textile Marketing Officer at Stäubli: ‘Preparing the future in weaving’
  • Andrea Turiano, Sales Area Manager at Itema: ‘The latest innovations in weaving technology for the production of advanced technical textiles and sophisticated wool-based fabrics’
  • Dr Josef Klingele, Head of Product Line at Dornier Composite Systems: ‘Dornier production technologies for composite intermediates’
  • Jody Turner, Technical Lead in the Dry Fibre Team at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC): ‘Recent Advances in Fibre Processing Technology and Capability’
  • Richard Brook, Managing Director at Wooltex UK Ltd: ‘UK Manufacturing plant – Production of worsted spun yarn’
  • Stephen Morris, Knowledge Transfer Manager at KTN: ‘Shaping Innovation for the Future: Acceleration in AI and Robotic Systems’
  • Josef Kleinheinz, Senior Sales Manager, Business Unit Warp Preparation at Karl Mayer: ‘Progress of digitalisation in warp preparation using the example of sectional warping and feasability of warping production warps on a sample warper’
  • Bob Harding, Managing Director of Vandewiele UK: ‘Factory of the Future: Industry 4.0’
  • David Barker, International Sales Manager at Cygnet Texkimp: ‘It’s all about the fibre – From creel to despatch’
  • Richard Crane, technical director at Heathcoat Fabrics: ‘Innovation in weaving from fibre to finished fabrics’
  • Professor Parik Goswami, head of the Department of Fashion and Textiles at the University of Huddersfield and Director of the University’s Technical Textiles Research Centre (TTRC): ‘Design Thinking and Innovation: Navigating the valley of Death’


Please also join us on the same evening for the Conference Reception and Dinner which offers conference participants an excellent chance to network in a relaxed setting while continuing discussions about the day’s events.

For those wanting to stay over at the Cedar Court Hotel Huddersfield, please ring 01422 375431, select option 1 and quote ‘The Weaving Conference’ to secure a room booking. All previous reserved rooms at a discount rate have now been filled and the best available rate shall be offered by the hotel at time of booking.

For any questions, please contact paula.mcilwraith@ukft.org