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Wear It Smart 2016 | Montreal's wearables get-together

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Vestechpro is preparing Montreal's Wearables Get-Together

Montreal, September 2nd 2016 – Vestechpro, the Centre for research and innovation in apparel, in collaboration with the Bureau de la mode de Montréal and their partners, presents the second edition of the Montreal meeting of wearables, on the 19 and 20 October at the Agora Hydro-Quebec. Some 300 technophiles, including several experts of international renown, researchers, professionals and business entrepreneurs from the industry have been invited to this highly-anticipated event in order to share their expertise and their vision of products and services of the future.

The theme of the event, Experience it, is centred around the primary function of the connected object which is to improve the physical and psychological well being of the user within an optimal technological experience. The principal focus will be on wearables as a means of communication between the real and digital worlds, together with the integration of intelligent function in clothing. This approach requires close collaboration between developers from domains as diverse as connectivity sectors, the apparel and textile industry and health and sports. Guest speakers and panelists will address issues around design and functionality, health and well being and consumer trends.

Since its creation in 2011, Vestechpro has been involved in this booming industry and this year continues its leadership in innovation by presenting a round table activity with representatives from higher education who will discuss the training of new and future employees in the techno apparel sector. Guest participants will address key issues concerning the role of educational projects within a technological ecosystem.

Experience Wear It Smart 2016
Worldwide, sales of wearables experienced a growth of 172% in 2015. (IDC Research). Sales of these products are no longer confined to early adopters and the increasing presence of these products on the market more than justifies Vestechpro’s interest in this industry and its hosting of Wear It Smart 2016. Building on the success of Wear It Smart 2015, Vestechpro continues its role as a leader in the apparel innovation sector and reinforces the position of Montreal by increasing awareness of decision makers to the numerous business opportunities available in the emerging market of wearable technology.

Tickets are available on the Wear It Smart 2016 new website.

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