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Wear It Smart 2016 | Vestechpro is committed to the training of new employees

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

Vestechpro is committed to the training of new employees

Montreal, October 3, 2016 - Vestechpro, apparel research and innovation center, 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.

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.

In 2015, the worldwide wearables market experienced a growth of 172% and this year, more than 275 million wearables will be sold around the world, with sales estimated at $28 billion US. Does this high level of interest justify the development of a specific training programme in wearables apparel in higher education institutions?

The growth and accessibility of technological applications through service distribution networks and smart products have led the consumer to demand more of smart clothing which is now seen as a means of communication featuring multiple functions. How can we redefine the educational challenges facing higher institutions and train a new generation of creators who will be as skilled in designs as in technology?

What is the best way to understand the growth niche market represented by wearables within the context of training new employees, responding to consumer demand for performance and immediacy, repositioning the apparel industry at a crucial moment in its development and ensuring medium and long-term career opportunities for employees in the sector? These are the issues which participants will address during the panel discussion: ‘Training for a Connected Future’

Tickets for Wear It Smart 2016 are available on the Wear It Smart 2016 site.

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