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Additional speakers confirmed for Textile 4.0 Conference

More speakers have been confirmed for the Textile 4.0 Conference. The conference, organised by World Textile Information Network (WTiN), will take place at the Hotel Novotel Amsterdam City, The Netherlands, on October 25-26, 2017. The eventis the first to explore the realities of Industry 4.0 in textiles industry. Over two days, industry experts will share their ideas on the opportunities and services that can be leveraged using the Internet of Things (IoT) and on best practices to enable smart manufacturing.

In the session from dumb product to 'technology as a service', Steve Smith, of DP Innovations, will reveal how IoT developments are enabling suppliers of manufacturing technology to move beyond the delivery of standalone products and offer an increasing range of value-added services.

Yves-Simon Gloy, of RWTH Aachen, will contribute to the session Automation and the workforce, which will focus on which skills will be in demand and what kind of jobs will be under threat as the textile industry adopts Industry 4.0 principles.

Yariv Bustan, of Twine Solutions, and Michel Byvoet, of Bivolino, will present in the session Turning disruption into innovation: emerging business models. This session will discuss enterprise opportunities in customisation and manufacture-on-demand.

The Textile 4.0 Conference is the professional event dedicated to the realities of Industry 4.0 in the textiles industry. It aims to shed light on the many developments that are happening even now and provide expert insights into what the future might hold for business and investment decision makers throughout the textiles value chain.