TV TecStyle Visions 2018: Europe’s leading Trade Fair for Textile Decoration and Promotion is celebrating a great anniversary
From February 15-17, 2018, some 11000 visitors will meet up to 270 exhibitors on 25000 square metres
TV TecStyle Visions will soon open its doors for the 10th time. The anniversary edition will take place from February 15-17, 2018 on the grounds of Messe Stuttgart. TV TecStyle Visions 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 Europe’s leading 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 8 (Alfred Kärcher Hall) and 10 (Paul Horn Halle), visitors will learn everything about the products and services of the industry on 25000 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. A varied supporting program completes the industry highlight.
“EXPO 4.0” app supports the trade fair visit
The organizers of the trade shows TV TecStyle Visions, WETEC, POS Masters and GiveADays offer a helpful 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 not only get information on a company`s name and stand number, but also details on its portfolio and services. With a view to TV TecStyle Visions, visitors can inquire about the accompanying program and inquire about the speakers. The special “My Visit” function can also be used to create an individualized route for a trade fair tour. With the zoom function of the hall plan, it is particularly easy to find companies and special areas.
The latest styles and collections on the catwalk:
“TV Expert Forum” with lectures, best practices and panel discussions
In the anniversary year, TV TecStyle Visions is once again committed to continuing personal education. The “TV Expert Forum” in Hall 8 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. Innovative IT solutions and e-commerce models for textile decorators as well as process automation are also discussed in the lectures. For the first time at TV TecStyle Visions, daily podium discussions take place at 11.30 am. At the subsequent get-together, interested parties are given the opportunity to network with the experts and receive further advice on the topics. The panel discussions examine the ecological, economic and social aspects of sustainability in the field of textile decoration, discuss the pitfalls of labelling textiles and deal with the training situation in the screen printing industry. The TV Specialist Forum is organized by the “Akademie für Textilveredlung”.
“Style at Work Discovery Tour” informs about workwear that can decorated
Decorated workwear and professional clothing are among the growing branches of the textile industry. Industry and the craft sector are increasingly recognizing the importance of corporate fashion as a means of communication. Trendy workwear in attractive colours and with pleasant wearing comfort serves as the figurehead for a company and creates a special connection to its customers. 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 and with the support of the trade fair app, visitors will get a comprehensive overview of the potential of workwear.
Special presentation on screen printing and Charlie`s Corner
The special show on screen printing in Hall 8 (booth 8B51) revolves around the printing of “problematic” textiles such as sports jerseys, functional clothing or softshell jackets. Questions that pose challenges even to experienced textile printers are answered on site. One of the experts here is the American screen-printing icon Charlie Taublieb, who always impresses his audience with his expertise in screen printing.
Rutland is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of screen printing inks for textile printing. The company 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. Trade fair visitors who like to lend a hand, can print an article of clothing on site.
TVP Info Point “fair • eco • organic”
Fair trade, sustainable products and ecological production processes are important issues for the textile, clothing and advertising industries. At the 10th edition of TV TecStyle Visions, the TVP Infopoint “fair • eco • bio” (Hall 10, booth 10D63) will be offering trade visitors once again the opportunity to learn more about sustainability in the textile industry. Sustainability experts from Neutral, Mantis World and Dakota will show on site how the manufacturing, trading and decorating of promotional textiles can be made sustainable. Under the guidance of screen printing experts on the stand, visitors can print their individual Fairtrade T-shirt with sustainable, water-based inks free of charge. A sustainability quiz rounds up the TVP Info Pont and offers the chance of a “hefty” profit.
Presentation of the “Golden Shirt Award 2018”
An integral part of TV TecStyle Visions is the presentation of the “Golden Shirt Award” during the first evening of the fair. The competition serving the motto “Celebration” is advertised by the trade magazine TVP. All textile decorators and other creative minds were invited to participate and decorate a T-shirt with a maximum of two decorating techniques. A topnotch 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 3000 Euros (sponsor: Kornit Digital Europe), the winner of the second prize will be endowed with 2000 Euros (sponsor: IVM SignTEX) and the winner of the third prize will receive 1000 Euros (sponsor: Madeira Garnfabrik). In addition, the best results in the fields of “embroidery”, “direct flock” and “creative print” will be rewarded with special prizes of EUR 1000 each. The latter are sponsored by Maag Flockmaschinen (direct flock), Amann & Söhne (embroidery) and Anvil (creative print).
Some 50 entries will be presented at TV TecStyle Visions 2018 as part of an exhibition in Hall 10 (Booth 10D95). The audience will have the opportunity to determine an audience award, worth 1,000 Euros (sponsor: L-Shop-Team). The winner of this prize will be published after counting the votes in the aftermath of the fair.
The awarding of the “Golden Shirt Award 2018” will take place on Thursday, February 15, 2018, at 5.30 pm on the show stage in exhibition Hall 10 (booth: 10E70).
There are many surprises waiting for the visitors
Many highlights will be ready for the approximately 11,000 visitors during the anniversary edition of TecStyle Visions. To celebrate the anniversary, the organizers are giving away a bright red Vespa in the “TV TecStyle Visions” design.
In addition, the trade magazine TVP in cooperation with Schiner 3D Repro GmbH will be giving away ten 3D figures. Visitors are invited to get scanned on site and with a bit of luck win a miniature of themselves. There is also a high quality embroidery machine with accessories to be won.
Opening hours and tickets
TV TecStyle Visions will take place from 15th to 17th February 2018, simultaneously to the trade fairs WETEC, POS Masters and GiveADays in Halls 8 (Alfred Kärcher Hall) and 10 (Paul Horn Halle) of Messe Stuttgart.
Europe’s leading trade fair for textile finishing and promotion is open on Thursday and Friday, February 15-16, 2018, from 9.30 am to 6.00 pm, and on Saturday, February 17, 2018, from 9.30 am to 5.00 pm. A total of 7000 parking lots are available in the outdoor area, an electronic parking guidance system directs the traffic to the nearest entrance. Visitors wishing to visit TV TecStyle Visions can reach the two halls most quickly via the West Entrance, which is located directly at Hall 10 (Paul Horn Hall).
Tickets can be purchased online at www.messeticketservice.de/tv-messe . Using the invitation code “TV08X070H0118”, the tickets are available free of charge and entitle the holder to a daily visit to all “EXPO 4.0” trade fairs. The ticket also includes the free travel in the Verkehrsverbund Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS).
Inspiration and great choreographies on stage: four times a day, as part of the “TecStyle Fashion Show” in hall 10, professional models and dancers present the latest styles and collections, specially designed for textile decoration. On the catwalk you can see new products from HAKRO, JHK, Premier Clothing, Anvil, American Apparel, Fruit of the Loom, Russell, PAYPER and ADLER Czech.