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The Silk Road extends to Australia

12th October 2015

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Thanks to the efforts of the Federation of Asian Professional Textile Associations (FAPTA), the Technical Textiles & Nonwoven Association (a client of Apical International), Deakin University and its Institute for Frontier Materials, the Silk Road is coming to Australia in November 2015!

While the Silk Road is said to pre-date the Han Dynasty (206 BC), the delegates registered for the 13th Asian Textile Conference (ATC-13) being held in Australia next month (November 2015) come from countries along the routes that stretched from China through India, the Middle East, the African continent, through Europe to Britain. Looking back, the story of technology is in fact the story of fibres and textiles that enabled economic development and global trade from the most ancient times to the present.

The keen interest globally in ATC-13 and the obvious significant investment in research confirms that fibre and textile technologies will continue to transform economies and cultures into the future.

As with the Silk Road, ATC-13 promises to bring partnerships of prosperity through science, inventions, innovations and entrepreneurship in fibre and textile technology to over 300 delegates from as many 17 countries. The program of over 400 papers and posters from global scientists and researchers across all textile fields will set directions and goals for the progress of textile science and engineering for the next decade.

The host city is Geelong, a beautiful coastal township on Victoria’s Port Phillip Bay.  It is a city rich in culture and coastal landscapes, with a strong science and research community and an unprecedented global legacy of step-change research in the sciences of wool fibres and textiles.

Thanks to the efforts of the Federation of Asian Professional Textile Associations (FAPTA), the Technical Textiles & Nonwoven Association (a client of Apical International), Deakin University and its Institute for Frontier Materials, the Silk Road is coming to Australia! We look forward to welcoming fibre and textile practitioners from all nations to ATC-13 and Australia, in November 2015.

The 13th Asian Textile Conference and exhibition will be held in Geelong  over four days between 3 – 6th November 2015 at the Deakin Waterfront campus in Geelong.