Past Events

Material Exchange is starting with series of events, named as “Open Book”, where we would invite Manufacturers and Material Suppliers to meet their Brands. This event is closed-type and could be accessed if you have already a business relationship with the specific brand.

The event for Product Development Leaders in Fashion

Product Innovation Apparel (PI Apparel) brings together the fashion, apparel and footwear industry to discuss the challenges and technologies disrupting the industry.

Join us on the shores of Lake Maggiore as we explore the strategies and technologies employed by some of the most progressive companies Worldwide.

For more information about the event click here.

The 23rd Taipei Innovative Textile Application Show (TITAS 2019) will be held from October 7-9 at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1. There will be 350 exhibitors with more than 700 booths from all over the world to gather in the professional trade show.

TITAS is the only professional textile trade show you may find in Taiwan, as well as the most important innovative textile exhibition in Asia. This year’s TITAS is all about Sustainable, Smart and Functional Textiles, with the focus on:

  • Sustainability – cutting down resource usage and optimizing manufacturing efficiency to achieve zero discharge of hazardous substances by adopting eco-friendly materials and processes;
  • Smart textiles – combining cloud computing and advanced communication technology to provide wearable technology that is fashionable and comfortable;
  • Functional applications – applying multifunctional textiles to a new lifestyle across sports, outdoor, fashion, fitness and wellness;
  • Smart Manufacturing has utilized Industry 4.0 high-end technology production processes to automate the work of sewing ready-to-wear clothing, and used the smart applications of the Internet, electronic business services and mobile apps to improve overall efficiency;

For more information click here.

Hosted by the United States Fashion Industry Association, Material Exchange, and Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA)

Innovation takes place at the intersection of fashion and technology, and Material Exchange is beginning to reimagine the way the industry interacts with materials. The Material Exchange online platform allows designers, materials teams, product developers and material vendors to collaborate, filter and organize the raw materials for their collections all within a secure environment.

Join USFIA, Material Exchange, and Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA) for a webinar on the Material Exchange innovation hub where material suppliers and brands can increase transparency, speed up development, and locate new materials… all while lowering costs.

This webinar will be recorded and distributed to everyone who registers.

  • When: October 3rd, 2019 (3 pm through 4 pm, Eastern Time)
  • Location: Online via Go2Webinar
  • Phone: +1 202-419-0444 (USA)
  • Email:

For more information on webinar and registering click here.

Learn more about United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA).

The Global Footwear Digital Transformation Summit 2019, organized by Shanghai ECV International, is going to be held on Sept. 23rd-24th, 2019. in Shanghai, China. Digital transformation is the radical transformation of a company’s organization and business processes so that it can leverage emerging technologies to sustain growth. According to the survey, the added value of industries related to global digital transformation will reach 10 trillion us dollars by 2020. Like many other industries, digital transformation has become the new buzzword of the shoe industry, and the shoe market is facing a major transformation and upgrading of business operation mode and even organizational mode. How to make good use of new technologies such as big data, Internet of things and artificial intelligence to promote and realize digital transformation has become a key issue in the reform process of the shoe industry.

The Global Footwear Digital Transformation Summit 2019 will bring together about 100+ footwear industry experts and senior executives to deeply analyze the development trend of digital transformation of footwear with a global view, and discuss footwear hot topics such as digital design and product innovation, digital manufacturing, shoe customization, additive manufacturing, smart stores, consumer interactive experience and footwear digital supply chain. In addition, this summit will provide a reference and industry exchange platform for the digital transformation of the global footwear market through keynote speeches, group discussions and other forms, combined with the digital case of the footwear industry, to jointly promote the transformation and upgrading of the global footwear industry and sustainable development.

For more information click here.