The 10th edition of TV TecStyle Visions will take place from 15 to 17 February 2018 on the grounds of Messe Stuttgart. The show is embedded in the trade fair quartet EXPO 4.0, which also includes the trade fairs GiveADays, WETEC and POS Masters.
Since its premiere in 2000, the three-day event has become an important trade fair for textile decoration and promotion. The organizers are expecting some 11,000 visitors and up to 270 exhibitors for the anniversary edition due to the motto “Celebrate With Us”.
In the exhibition halls visitors will learn everything about the products and services of the industry on 25,000 square meters of floor space – ranging from the technologies for printing and embroidering of textiles to the decoration with flock, rhinestones or laser. In addition, nearly all well-known brands from the fields of promotional wear and corporate fashion are ready to present their collections.
“EXPO 4.0” app
The organizers of the trade shows TV TecStyle Visions, WETEC, POS Masters and GiveADays offer a tool for attending the fair: the “EXPO 4.0” app. The free app is available on both Google Play and Apple’s App Store. Features include the exhibitor lists, supporting programs and hall plans of the above trade fairs.
Visitors can also get details on a company’s portfolio and services. Visitors can inquire about the accompanying program and inquire about the speakers at TV TecStyleVisions. The special “My Visit” function can be used to create an individualized route for a trade fair tour.
TecStyle Fashion Show
Four times a day, as part of the TecStyle Fashion Show, professional models and dancers present the latest styles and collections, specially designed for textile decoration. On the catwalk visitors see new products from HAKRO, JHK, Premier Clothing, Anvil, American Apparel, Fruit of the Loom, Russell, PAYPER and ADLER Czech.
TV Expert Forum
The TV Expert Forum daily offers a series of specialist lectures and best practice-presentations with recognized experts in the areas of clothing, textile decoration and marketing. The forum includes 23 topics, ranging from computer-to-screen technology in screen printing, to the potential of the new generation of films for textile lettering, direct to garment printing, punching and embroidery.
For the first time at TV TecStyle Visions, daily podium discussions take place at 11.30 am. The TV Specialist Forum is organized by the “Akademie für Textilveredlung”.
Style at Work Discovery Tour
With the “Style at Work Discovery Tour”, organized by the media partner “PPF Personal Protection & Fashion”, visitors can easily find the suppliers of professional clothing and receive information about qualities, collections and options for decoration. The stands of suppliers are specially marked on the hall plans.
The special show on screen printing revolves around the printing of problematic textiles such as sports jerseys, functional clothing or softshell jackets. One of the experts here is the American screen-printing icon Charlie Taublieb. Rutland will discuss the special features of screen printing on functional textiles in several workshops and practical demonstrations. Technology partner is the specialist dealer Borchert + Moller, who provides the equipment for the special show.
Fair • eco • organic
Fair trade, sustainable products and ecological production processes are important issues for the textile, clothing and advertising industries. The TVP Infopoint Fair • eco • bio will learn trade visitors the more about sustainability in the textile industry.
Golden Shirt Award 2018
The Golden Shirt Award will be presented on 15 February. The competition serves the motto “Celebration”. All particpants had to decorate a T-shirt with a maximum of two decorating techniques. A jury from around the trade fair advisory board has evaluated the numerous submissions according to a defined system.
The winner of the “Golden Shirt Award 2018” will receive a grant of 3,000 Euros, second prize will get 2,000 Euros and and the winner of the third prize receives 1,000 Euros. The best results in the fields of embroidery, direct flock and creative print will also be rewarded. Some 50 entries will be presented at TV TecStyle Visions 2018. The audience will have the opportunity to determine an audience award. The winner of this prize will be published after counting the votes in the aftermath of the fair.