The inaugural Global Digital Textile Conference has been postponed to 5 – 6 October 2022 because of a clash of dates with the Milano furniture exhibition Salone del Mobile.

Originally set to take place from 8 – 9 June in Lake Como, Italy, organiser WTiN has taken the decision to move the event as Salone del Mobile expects to welcome more than 370,000 attendees over five days, significantly impacting the availability and price of accommodation for visitors.

WTiN said that it still plans to provide ‘an engaging in-person and virtual experience for delegates across the full digital textile ecosystem.’ The event programme will focus on market intelligence, the supply chain, sustainability within production processes, the impact of government policy across the textile industry and reshoring.

Specific talks will include Lin Lin, the vice president and secretary general of China’s Dyeing and Printing Association, speaking about the development status and trend of China’s textile digital printing; An overview of the global digital printing market from WTiN’s digital textile lead Joseph Link and content lead Madelaine Thomas; and Inga Bargende, business development manager at Covestro, looking into how the industry can overcome challenges in raw materials to accelerate the shift from analogue to digital.

In addition to this there will be three panel discussions, the first asking whether Thin Film MEMs print heads really are the future, the second addressing the challenges of modern day consumerism for print service providers and the third deciding whether sustainability really is within the reach of digital textile printers.