With its extensive supporting programme of lectures, showcases and competitions, Techtextil offers exhibitors and visitors an insight into the latest developments in the industry, as well as additional technical inspiration.
The event highlights of 2019
Discover our unique Techtextil event programme 2019. The programme will be updated continuously.
Special-Event „Urban Living – City of the Future“
According to the United Nations, nearly 70 percent of all people are expected to be living in metropolises and megacities by 2050. This poses new challenges for living and mobility concepts, as well as food supplies and health services provision. Functional apparel, with smart functions for example, could also play an even more important role in people’s everyday lives in the future.
In collaboration with “Creative #olland“, the Dutch creative industries, Techtextil is dedicating an exhibition space to life in the city of the future with the 'Urban Living – City of the Future' special event. The Techtextil and Texprocess exhibition area will be presenting examples of textile applications. In addition, an accompanying complementary programme will offer insights into the industry.
NEW: Techtextil Forum
New: Techtextil Symposium turns into Techtextil Forum
From May 2019, the new Techtextil Forum provides an opportunity for an interactive exchange of ideas and information between exhibitors and trade visitors, as well as researchers and developers and users. Besides numerous expert lectures the Forum programme includes discussion events from widely differing areas of application. The Forum area will be located right into the exhibition hall. It will be accessible to all participants of the fair free of charge.
Techtextil Innovation Award 2019
For the 15th time now, Techtextil will be giving the Techtextil Innovation Award for outstanding new and further developments in the field of technical textiles, nonwovens and functional apparel fabrics. Both exhibitors and non-exhibitors at Techtextil can take part in the competition. The winners will be selected by a jury made up of experts from around the world. A special exhibition of their work will be presented to visitors and media representatives during the trade fair. The awards will be presented at the inauguration ceremony on the trade fair’s first day.
Entries can be submitted online up till 18 February 2019.
Student competition for textile architecture
On the theme of 'Textile Structures for New Building', the Techtextil trade fair will once again be giving awards for young ideas on building with textile-based materials. Submissions can be made from now onwards. Competition participants are free to choose any theme for their entries, which can be submitted in the following categories: macro-architecture, micro-architecture, material innovation, environment and ecology, as well as composites and hybrid structures. In addition, participants will be able to submit their entries in the context of 'Urban Living – City of the Future', which is the theme of the upcoming Techtextil special event. Within the framework of the special event, the focus will be on textile-based solutions for architecture, clothing, living and health, in an increasingly urbanised society.
The official award ceremony for the winners will take place at Techtextil in Frankfurt am Main. The prize-winning ideas will also be presented in a special show at the fair.
Young innovative companies
Dynamic, exciting, full of ideas: Young companies and start-ups from Germany present their textile innovations in the promotional area hosted by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi). A must-attend for all those who want to make a contact with young researchers and entrepreneurs.
Texprocess event highlights 2019
Trade visitors and exhibitors at Techtextil also benefit from the supporting programme at Texprocess, which takes place at the same time.