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IMI & Alchemie Technology’s Digital Textile Manufacturing Technologies Conference 2024 will inform and
educate brand owners on the importance of innovative technologies within the dyeing, finishing and printing
sectors that can support them to meet their ESG targets and transform the textile industry’s sustainability.


Traditional ESG Impacts of the Textile Industry 

Currently, the textile industry accounts for 10% of global emissions - greater than international flights and maritime shipping combined. Textile dyeing and finishing processes are some of the most polluting manufacturing processes on the planet, responsible for over 3% of global CO2 emissions and over 20% of global water pollution. If business as usual
persists, by 2050 the textile industry is projected to represent 25% of the global carbon footprint.

Industry Focus is Changing
Many leading brands are answering the call and working to create favorable ESG initiatives and developing more environmentally friendly manufacturing and dyeing processes. Technology and research are playing a key role in making
the textile industry more sustainable. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) Fashion Industry Climate Action Charter sets targets to degas supply chains and halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. Using science-based targets (SBT), the initiative outlines a roadmap for
reducing emissions in line with the Paris Agreement. The Fashion Charter also sets out targets to ensure that 100% of electricity comes from renewable sources with minimal other environmental or social impacts by 2030, owning and exploiting emissions, and putting more emphasis on brands working with their suppliers to reduce emissions.


Digital Textile Manufacturing Technologies’ Disruptive Potential
Join us to learn how disruptive digital textile manufacturing technologies will be key

incentives and drivers for meeting brand owners’ goals, reducing environmental impacts,

and enabling more profitable production by:
– Growing demand for more sustainable production
– Enabling economical shorter runs & less inventory
– Immediate & dramatic reduction of environmental impact
– Lowering energy consumption 

– Reducing cost & yielding short-time ROIs
– Reshoring & enabling regional on-demand production
– Industry needs more profitable production
– Digital technology delivers immediate, dramatic, environment and cost benefits

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Day 1

12:00 pm                                          Registration & Refreshments

2:00 pm                                                  Opening Session


Welcome & introductions

Alvin G. Keene, President, IMI, Carrabassett Valley, Maine

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Dr. Alan Hudd, CEO & Founder, Alchemie Technology, 
Duxford, Cambridgeshire UK

Textile Industry Now & Going Forward

Textile & apparel industries state-of-the-art, challenges, & projections

  • Structure & dynamics

  • Market size & growth trends

  • ESG challenges & targets

  • Digital manufacturing technologies potential

  • Perspectives from

    • Brand Owners

    • Economists

    • Governmental agencies

    • Manufacturers

    • Trade organizations & more​


5:30 - 7:30 pm                                   Networking Reception

Day 2

8:30 am                                                     Session 2

Digital Textile Manufacturing Technologies

Digital Technology Options for

  • Dyeing

  • Finishing

  • Printing

  • Cut & Sew

12:00 - 1:30 pm                             Networking luncheon

1:30 pm                                                  Session 3

Digital Textile Manufacturing Technologies

Textile & apparel industries state-of-the-art, challenges, & projections

  • Implementation integration of disruptive clean-tech digital technologies into
    production lines

  • Impact on overall industry performance and profitability

  • Smart factories for textile & apparel manufacture

  • The textile & apparel industries of the future

4:00 pm


Speaker-Display Sponsorship

IMI and Alchemie Technology are pleased to offer the Digital Textile Manufacturing Technologies Conference 2024 Speaker-Display Sponsorship to enable digital textile manufacturing technology suppliers and developers to give a presentation on their technologies and have a display during the conference.

Our goal is to develop a “digital textile community” focused on generating excitement about rapidly expanding digital textile manufacturing technologies


For additional information on sponsorship opportunities, click here OR contact Al Keene

IMI sponsors conferences and courses worldwide to assist in understanding technology developments, markets, and applications requirements. IMI conferences and courses offer unique opportunities for leading hardware, technology development, consumables, software, and user companies to learn, network, and develop a comprehensive understanding of current as well as future developments impacting successful product implementations, market
entry/expansion, and technology utilization. Since 1990, IMI has held over 700 programs attended by well over 25,000 technical, marketing, and management personnel from companies around the world.

IMI programs are designed to enable attendees to obtain the latest technical, market, and application information while allowing time to network with other attendees in a timely and cost-efficient manner. Attendance at an IMI program enables attendees to meet with an industry’s leading experts in a single location over a short period of time thus maximizing
information transfer efficiency and minimizing travel and time expenses.

For Additional information, contact:

Carrabassett Valley, ME  USA
Phone: +1-207-235-2225
Email:     Web Site:

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