Expo Hightex

Expo Hightex 2014

The twin event Expo Hightex (EH) and ADVANCED WORKWEAR CANADA (AWC) is a flagship for the technical textiles, geosynthetics and advanced materials industry in Quebec and Canada. March 18, 19 and 20, 2014, at the Montréal Science Center.
 
Its immense success over the years is a just reflection of CTT Group’s commitment to accompany its network of partners and textile cluster members “from innovation to commercialization.”
 
Every year, leaders of innovative textile product companies attend the event in great numbers to establish and consolidate commercial ties and strengthen their knowledge of new technology and innovative products.
 
Two major areas of activity are planned for 2014: an EXHIBITION AND NETWORKING area focused on business development and a CONFERENCE AND TRAINING area focused on knowledge development.
 
This edition will mark EXPO HIGHTEX’s 13th anniversary, and for the FIRST time the event will take place over three days, on March 18, 19 and 20. Appropriately, it will be held at a symbol of technical excellence, the Montréal Science Center, and for the first time this year too Expo Hightex will be offering two specialized technical training sessions to Quebec manufacturers, partners and buyers.
 

  • March 18 PM: Human Ecological Textiles and Clothing: From Manufacturing to Certification
  • March 20 AM: Workwear and Personal Protective Equipment

 Over the three days, we expect 600 visitors, 33 exhibitors and 22 speakers and technical trainers. The exhibition and conferences will take place on March 19 and 20 only.


Report

CTT GROUP AWARDS

 
INNOVATIVE COMPANY AWARD 2014
 
PERSONALITY AWARD 2014
 
ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARD 2014
         
   
         
From left to right
Mr Jacek Mlynarek, President & CEO of CTT Group
Mr. Robert Berger, President of MW CANADA, winner
 
From left to right
Honorable Pierre S. PettigrewExecutive Advisor (International) at Deloitte
Mr Earl LauriePresident & CEO of AIRBOSS DEFENSE, winner
 
From left to right
Winner’s mother
Mr Daniel Genest, President of Guillemot international, winner
 

 


ALBUM

 


Program

FINAL PROGRAM (PDF)

CONFERENCES: conferences simultaneously translated

WEDNESDAY MARCH 19 THURSDAY MARCH 20
PERSONAL PROTECTION:
NEEDS & TECHNOLOGICAL TRENDS
TRANSPORTATION AND THE LATEST INNOVATIONS

KEYNOTE 1
Protective Equipment Design from an Occupational Health and Safety Point of View
M. Boileau, IRSST

CONFERENCE 1
Textile Supply Chain Management
Stéphane Tremblay, KPMG and Jacek Mlynarek, Groupe CTT

CONFERENCE 2
Measurement Technology - Evaluating Safety and Comfort: Flame and Thermal Manikins
Richard Burke, Measurement Technology

CONFERENCE 3
Technological Advances about Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Blunt Trauma Protection
Alain Bujold, Mawashi Protective Clothing

KEYNOTE 2
Opportunities in Domestic and International Defense Sales: The need for innovation, the challenge of funding
Earl Laurie, AirBoss Defense

CONFERENCE 4
The Challenges of Modern Military Ground Operations in Arctic Regions
Jean Dumas, DRDC Valcartier

CONFERENCE 5
Development of Functionalized Textiles, from the Medical World to Protective Clothing
Prof. Dominique Adolphe, ENSISA

SPECIAL CONFERENCE
Major geopolitical and macro-economic challenges the world faces today: analysis and perspective 
The Hon. Pierre Pettigrew, Deloitte

COCKTAIL

CTT GROUP EXECELLENCE AWARDS

 

CONFERENCE 6
New Technologies in Textile Preforms for Transport Industry
Jonathan Lévesque, CTT Group

CONFERENCE 7
Latest Developments in Composite Molds
Robin Dubé, Centre Technologique en Aérospatiale

CONFERENCE 8
Pôle Uptex : VISION 2025 in France
Stephan Verin

CONFERENCE 9
Flammability Testing in Transportation
Valério Izquierdo, CTT Group

KEYNOTE 3
Innovative Technical Textiles: Emerging Trends and Technologies
Olivier Vermeersch, CTT Group

CONFERENCE 10
Performance Evaluation of 3D Textile Preforms for Manufacturing Complex Composite Parts 
Prof. Simon Joncas, École de Technologie Supérieure

CONFERENCE 11
Agriculture – A common thread towards bioeconomy
Olivier Lalonde, CÉROM

CONFERENCE 12
Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP)
Natacha Bustros, Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME)

 

 


Exhibitors

 

Exhibitors

Booth  
American &Efird 31  
Belt-Tech 33 BRONZE Partner
Block Bindings & Interlinings Ltd 21  
Cansew 20  
CIMA LTCI 22  
CSMO Textiles 4 TRAINING Partner
CTT Group 1  
Davey Textiles Solutions Inc 25  
Doubletex 14 BRONZE Partner
Eurotex 32  
Filspec 27  
Guillemot International Inc 19  
Innotex 28  
Kuraray 17  
Logistik Unicorp 24 GOLD Partner
Matador Converters 12 BRONZE Partner
Ministery of Finance and Economy 2 PLATINIUM Partner
Office of Small and Medium Entreprises 7  
Regitex 29  
Sageos 5  
Soleno Textiles 30  
Stedfast 25 GOLD Partner
Tencate Protective Fabrics 18  
Textiles Monterey 23 BRONZE Partner
The Textile Journal 3 MEDIA Partener
Vestechpro 16  

Partnerships

PLATINIUM PARTNER  


GOLD PARTNERS 
Logistik Stedfast


BRONZE PARTNERS 
Monterey Belt-Tech      Matador    Doubletex


TRAINING PARTNERS 

    


MEDIA PARTNER


Conferences

NEW : The conferences of Expo Hightex 2014 are available here.