08/01/2020 – Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf International Textile Conference (ADD-ITC) — auf Deutsch lesen

For the first time with four parallel sessions

Focus lay on the topics digitization, industry 4.0, artificial intelligence, and tactile internet at this year Conference in November in Dresden.


Approx. 600 participants from Germany and abroad accepted the invitation to the ADD-ITC to Dresden. © daliu/stock.adobe.com


600 participants from Germany and abroad accepted the invitation and attended the event located at the International Congress Center. International participation amounted to 20 percent from 25 different countries, and approx. 45 percent of participants joined us from industry and various associations.

Professor Chokri Cherif, host of this year’s conference:

“This year was dominated by Techtextil and ITMA, two of the most important conferences of the textile sector; thus, we are extraordinarily glad that so many participants join us for ADD-ITC de-spite of this eventful year to enjoy the many excellent presentations from industry and research throughout the next two days.”

Partner country Great Britain

This year’s partner country was Great Britain. Due to numerous well-established networks of research partners with Great Britain, the organizers had deliberately chosen this partner country at this specific time. The goal was to send a visible signal that existing cooperation relationships in research and industry with companies and universities can persist and new collaborations can be created independently of Brexit.

Important meeting point

Since 2007, this conference for innovations and technological strategies has become the most important meeting ground for exchange between executive management, experts & young professionals from industry and science at the three locations Aachen, Dresden, and Denkendorf. The conference’s success is mainly based on its broad range of topics, including current developments, market strategies, and global trends along the entire textile process chain, environment and resources, energy, mobility, health and digital communication through the development of key technologies by using novel materials and advanced production technologies.

Digitization, industry 4.0, artificial intelligence, machine learning, tactile internet, and sustainability are among the topics that will be presented in exciting lectures. Professor Chokri Cherif is convinced that “the new 5G mobile communications standard will open innovative possibilities for connecting sensors, machines, and other devices along the textile pro-cess chain for various high-tech applications.”

The next ADD-ITC takes place on November 25th to 26th 2020 in Stuttgart.