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Weaving The Future 2022: Full speaker-line up revealed


The Weaving Conference is back for 2022, uniting the industry to discuss the latest developments in technology and new opportunities


Weaving The Future

UKFT, in partnership with The Weaving Group

Thursday 6th October 2022

 Cedar Court Hotel Huddersfield, Ainley Top, Lindley Moor Rd, Elland, Huddersfield HD3 3RH


8.30am: Registration opens

9am: Welcome from Adam Mansell, CEO of UKFT

9.10am: Opening Remarks with Jason McCartney, MP for Colne Valley

9.25am: ‘Textile Circularity for the Future’ with IINOUIIO Ltd Co-Founder & Managing Director Dr John Parkinson in partnership with Camira

9.50am: ‘Design thinking and innovation: Navigating the Valley of Death’ with Professor Parik Goswami from the University of Huddersfield

10:15am: ‘From design to loom’ with Richard Davies from AW Hainsworth

10.40am: ‘Preparing the future in weaving’ with Fritz Legler from Stäubli

11.05 am: Coffee break

11.30am: ‘Shaping innovation for the future: acceleration in AI and robotic systems’ with Melanie Cassley at Innovate UK KTN

11.55am: ‘It’s all about the fibre: from creel to dispatch’ with David Barker from Cygnet Texkimp

12.20pm: ‘Innovations in weaving technology for the production of advanced technical textiles and sophisticated wool-based fabrics’ with Andrea Turiano from Itema

12.45pm: ‘The future of weaving’ with Tony Decock from Picanol

1:10pm: Lunch

2:15pm: ‘Dornier production technologies for composite intermediates’ with Dr Josef Klingele from Dornier

2.40pm: ‘Fibre to finished fabric: driving innovation through technology and training’ with Richard Crane from Heathcoat Fabrics

3:05pm: ‘Digitalisation progress in warp preparation using the example of sectional warping – feasibility of warping production warps on a sample warp’ with Josef Kleinheinz from Karl Mayer

3.30pm: ‘Recent advances in fibre processing and technology’ with Jody Turner from the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)

3.55pm: Coffee break

4.20pm: ‘Wool yarns for 21st century weaving’ with Richard Brook from Wooltex UK

4.45pm: ‘Factory of the future: Industry 4.0’ with Mr Philippe Van de Velde, Global Vice President of Sales for the Vandewiele Group

5.10pm: Closing remarks with Adam Mansell, CEO of UKFT

6pm: Drinks reception in the Emley Suite

7pm: Dinner in the Yorkshire Suite