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Textile Opportunities in a Changing Automotive Industry - the 1st international conference

International Newsletters is pleased to announce that it will be holding the first edition of this major new conference at the Jaguar Experience Centre, Birmingham, UK on 5-6 February 2020.

This conference will explore how the changes in the automotive industry will offer opportunities for technical textiles and nonwovens, and how they can contribute to the next generation of vehicles. 

The automotive industry, whether public or private, cars, buses, or goods vehicles, is facing in the next decade the most disruptive transformation in its history. The advent of autonomous driving, electric vehicles, restrictions on car use in urban areas, lightweighting, environmental regulations, end-of-life recycling, safety and in-vehicle health monitoring, and other changes will impact directly on the manufacture, use and development of textiles in this sector.

Suppliers of woven and knitted fabrics, smart textiles, nonwovens and composites will all need to address these trends and satisfy radically new demands, for interior and exterior applications on vehicles.

About the Conference

Why a conference on automotive textiles?

Within the transport industry as a whole, the automotive sector is where most innovation in the development and application of technical textiles and nonwovens takes place. In addition, the call for reductions in emissions and noise, as well as the sustainable use and re-use of materials, and associated changes in legislation are all driving revolutionary changes. A new era of urban mobility is upon us with the advent of driverless/autonomous electric vehicles and vehicle sharing as opposed to ownership.

Venue and travel information

The conference will be held at the Jaguar Experience Centre near Birmingham, UK, a hub of the global automotive industry and the centre of significant commercial developments in many of these fields.

Home to the iconic Jaguar brand, the conference venue offers world-class facilities and is 15 minutes from Birmingham International Airport. The conference will incorporate a tour of the manufacturing facilities on site.


Call for Papers

Call for Papers

The core of the conference programme will be presentations by invited industry leaders, but in order to give an opportunity for anyone with exciting and relevant ideas to present to a high-level international audience, a call for papers is being issued for contributions in the following areas, with emphasis on work that will impact the industry

Register for more information

To pre-register your interest in receiving further information about this new conference, and to qualify for discounted registration at the meeting, please complete the form below and return by 30 June 2019.

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