THE WEAVING GROUP
"BACK IN BRITAIN"


The Biannual Conference of the Weaving Group
6th October 2016
At
Cedar Court Hotel, Huddersfield, HD3 3RH

Conference Chairman Mr. R Wilson - Managing Director, Border Technologies
Session Chairman 1) Paul Blomfield, Milliken Industrials
Session Chairman 2) Simon Hartley, Milliken Industrials
Session Chairman 3) Gary Eastwood, Pennine Weavers
Session Chairman 4) Kate Hills, Make It British

PROGRAMME

08.15 - 09.10 Registration
09.10 - 09.15 Chairman's Welcome

09.15 - 09.20 Session 1 and introductions by Paul Blomfield, Milliken Industrials

09.20 - 09.40 "Heathcoat - 200 years of manufacturing in Tiverton" Mark Drysdale, Heathcoat Fabrics
09.40 - 10.00 "Economics outlook - slowing growth or rebalanced growth?" Rhys Herbert, Lloyds Bank
10.00 - 10.20 "Energetic optimization in textile - 360° engineering solutions" Donato Langone, Albini Energia
10.20 - 10.30 Morning coffee

10.50 - 10.55 Session 2 and introductions by Simon Hartley, Milliken Industrials

10.55 - 11.10 "Innovative production technologies for textile reinforced composites" Josef Klingele, Dornier
11.10 - 11.25 "Fast moving technology for fast moving mills" Fritz Legler, Staubli
11.25 - 11.40 "Weaving and innovating" Dominique Baldeck, Itema
11.40 - 11.50 Short break
11.50 - 12.10 "The holistic approach to textile manufacturing" Bob Harding, Bonas
12.10 - 12.30 "Picanol - Let's grow together" Tony Decock, Picanol
12.30 - 12.50 "Karl Mayer - your partner in new technology" Peter Obrist, Karl Mayer

12.50 - 14.00 Lunch

14.00 - 14.05 Session 3 and introductions by Gary Eastwood, Pennine Weavers

14.05 - 14.25 "Textile composites and applications" Xiaogang Chen, University of Manchester
14.25 - 14.45 "The Worshipful Company of Weavers" Richard Humphries & John Snowden, The Worshipful Company of Weavers
14.45 - 15.00 "The unplastic mountain jacket" Richard Hamshire, McNair Shirts
15.00 - 15.15 "A tradition of innovation" Simon Spinks, Harrison Spinks
15.15 - 15.45 Afternoon tea

15.45 - 15.50 Session 4 and introductions by Kate Hills, Make It British
15.50 - 16.05 "Alpaca Comfort, Britain's newest mill" Shaun Daniel, Alpaca Comfort

16.05 - 16.20 "Re-establishing cotton spinning in 2016: the story so far" Andy Ogden, English Fine Cottons

16.20 - 16.35 "Saving Trouser Town" Ed Oxley & Brant Richards, HebTroCo
16.35 - 16.50 "The future for Made in Britain textiles post-Brexit" Kate Hills, Make It British
16.50 - 17.00 Chairman's closing remarks

20.00 till late. Conference dinner with comedian Martin Gold

 

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