Illustrated report of the international congress


Congresgebouw-02-small.jpg Entrance of the Zebrastraat site where the International Conference on innovations in sports textiles organised by Centexbel and Fedustria took place
Congresgebouw-05-small.jpg Art work on roof. The Zebrastraat site in Ghent is a symbiosis of business meetings, art performances and living
zaal-janlaperre-small.jpg Jan Laperre, director general of Centexbel, welcomes the more than 100 participants from 11 different countries to the first international congress on Innovations in Sports Textiles
zaal-10-small.jpg Congress participants attending one of the four parallel sessions on Comfort, Wellness and Safety aspects, Performances and Sustainability
zaal-dansercour-small.jpg Dixie Dansercoer illustrated the very high demands he and his fellow polar explorers require of textiles and textile performances in very extreme weather conditions. Textiles are often a matter of life or death in the (Ant)artics
zaal-dimitrihuygen-small.jpg During the plenary session on Friday afternoon, Dimitri Huygen of the Belgian Sports Technology Club explains the many business opportunities of a joint prospection to international sporting events, an initiative of Agoria and the Belgian International Olympic Committee
tent-ctb-small.jpg The coffee and lunch breaks took place in the large tent on the patio where the congress sponsors and scientific institutes showed their exhibits and/or scientific posters
tent-curling-small.jpg Debomat displayed a curling mat that is part of a social integration project uniting elderly people and children
tent-ctb-small.jpg The Centexbel brochures and posters were intensively consulted and added extra colour to the exhibition room
tent-devan-small.jpg Devan Chemicals displayed the t-shirt containing 4 active substances that was presented as a gift to all participants at the end of the congress
tent-clarysse-small.jpg Weverij Jules Clarysse takes the cradle-to-cradle principle to heart with its production of very comfortable bath towels made of the pulp of soya milk and its policy of recycling used towels
tent-unitex-small.jpg TO2C and Unitex
tent-oekotex-small_0.jpg The importance of textiles without harmful substances was illustrated on the Oeko-Tex stand