FESPA DTC - Milan 2016
30th September 2016

Hear from a clutch of leading businesses in the digital textile printing sector, from top technology providers, to some of the biggest textile print businesses in Europe and the world, as well as designers for leading brands and retailers – with deep trend insight from new research into this sector.
Get the knowledge and connections you need to take your business forward in digital textile printing – a sector which has a 29% CAGR growth prediction to 2020.
Make sure you’re a part of it.


Chairman’s Opening Welcome
Paola Bonfanti, Wide and Industrial Printing Content Editor, Stratego Group

9:45 - 10:00


Digital Textile Printing – Defining Markets and Opportunities
A general introduction to digital textile printing industry, offering a classification of the different segments.
Qualitative research has been conducted amongst industry experts to fully understand what the definition of DTP is and aims to differentiate it between the various sectors;
• Textile and décor (Apparel and decor)
• Industrial (automotive and carpet)
• Soft Signage (sign & display)
• DTG (direct to garment)

Duncan MacOwan, Head of Events, FESPA and
Enrico Barboglio, Secretary, FESPA Italia 

10:00 - 10:20

10:20 Market Overview and Industry Trends

This short talk based on data collected from market players in digital textiles inks and to summarise the technical and market drivers in digital textiles, evidence for current market sizes and where the markets are likely to be going ahead 5 years.

Ron Gilboa, Director of Functional & Industrial Printing Advisory Service, InfoTrends

10:20 - 11:00

11:00 Where is technology driving the future opportunity?

The industry’s leading technology providers come together to map the route to commercial success with digital textile printing technology.

Chaired by Ron Gilboa, Director of Functional & Industrial Printing Advisory Service, InfoTrends with:
Andrea Barbiani, Marketing Manager, MS Italy
Michele Riva, Sales and Marketing Director, Reggiani Macchine and
Giovanni Pizzamiglio, Head of Pro Graphics Sales Epson Europe

11:00 - 11:40


Connect with your peers and customers.

11:40 - 12:15


Brand owners and retailers (as “demand generators”) will share their experiences with digital textile printing highlighting: the opportunities brought by digital textile printing technologies, the new challenges they face, their emerging needs, their forecast for future trends/developments

Introduced by Dario Garnero, Board Member, Sistema Moda Italia with;
Roberta Zacco, Fabric and Print Director, Versace

12:15 - 13:00

12:25 The impact of digital textile printing on luxury fashion houses:...

Drawing on 18+ years’ experience in fabric research and development for the some of the world’s biggest names in fashion including Givenchy, Armani, Dior and now Versace, Roberta will highlight how digital textile printing has afforded new opportunities at the pinnacle of the fashion world.

Roberta Zacco, Fabric and Print Designer, Versace

12:25 - 13:00

13:00 LUNCH

Enjoy world-famous Italian cuisine as you make valuable connections with attendees to the conference

13:00 - 14:10


Challenges and opportunities for textile designers, relevant trends in textile design, and how this group is using the flexibility of digital textile production effectively

Introduced by Paola Bonfanti, Wide and Industrial Printing Content Editor, Stratego Group and featuring: 
Fulvio Alvisi, President, Associazione Italiana Disegnatori Tessili
Jessica Kayll, Senior Print Designer, Julien MacDonald

14:10 - 14:10

14:10 Freedom in Design

Fulvio describes the new freedoms afforded to designers by digital textile printing, highlighting how the technology has, and continues to, change textile design practices

Fulvio Alvisi, President, Associazione Italiana Disegnatori Tessili

14:10 - 14:40


Digital Textile Printing within the Luxury Fashion Industry
This presentation examines the relationship between digital printing and the luxury fashion sector. The fashion industry is increasingly using digital print across all market areas - from the High Street to high-end fashion houses. 
Drawing on her experiences working in both London and Paris as a textile designer for brands including Alexander McQueen, Cacharel, John Galliano and Julien Macdonald, Jessica considers how advantageous digital printing can be as a process within the luxury sector and discusses the ways in which fashion textile designers are using new technology within digital printing to drive new ideas and creativity within design. 
Textile design graduates entering the industry are now very familiar with Adobe Photoshop, preparing print files, and understanding the processes of digital printing. How does digital printing benefit emerging brands and new designers? How does digital printing compare with traditional methods? Is there an ecological advantage? What are the disadvantages? As a new technology, there are of course many ways in which digital printing can be improved in the future. The fashion design industry is well known for its desire to push boundaries; this presentation will discuss some ways in which digital printing could potentially be developed in the future to allow for more creative results and possibilities. 

Jessica Kayll, Print Designer, Julien MacDonald

14:40 - 15:10


Connect with your peers and customers.

15:10 - 15:30


Technology Users (including workflow and colour management)
A line-up of digital textile printing experts sharing their experience and insights on the latest innovations, products, trends and trade secrets

Chaired by Paola Bonfanti, Wide and Industrial Printing Content Editor, Stratego Group and featuring:
Andrea Ferrero, CEO, Miroglio Textiles
Lorenzo Zottar, Web Designer,The ColorSoup
Gianluca Brenna, CEO, Stamperia di Lipomo
Michela Garnero, Manager, Stamperia Serica Italiana
Antonio Sgroi, Country Manager, Optitex Italy
Lorenzo Frigerio, CEO, Tessile SRL

15:30 - 15:30

15:30 The ColorSoup – digital printing via the internet

From the creators of Miroglio Textile who produce more 8,000 designs representing more than 25 million metres of textile printed each year on the latest technology. Choose your textile, your pattern, or upload your own artwork, select the size and quantity, and checkout. Online print ordering for anyone, with flexibility and in-built pattern scaling and placement is now a commercial reality. Understand the demand and the technical challenges in offering this service

Andrea Ferrero, CEO, Miroglio Textiles and
Lorenzo Zottar, Web Designer, The ColorSoup

15:30 - 16:00

16:00 Digital Printing – a powerful compliment to traditional...

Gianluca discusses the impact of digital printing technology on the business he leads. Founded in 1960, the company has progressed from its hand-printing roots to become a medium-sized company offering a wide range of printing, steaming, washing and finishing services to the textile industry with a particular focus on garments and accessories.

Gianluca Brenna, CEO, Stamperia di Lipomo

16:00 - 16:30

16:30 Stamperia Serica Italiana

Michela will describe the challenges she and her team surmounted as they implemented digital technology into the production processes of Stamperia Serica Italiana, highlighting the successes and pitfalls encountered and avoided in this journey, as well as the benefits it has brought to the business.

Michela Garnero, Manager, Stamperia Serica Italiana

16:30 - 17:00

17:00 Coming soon..

Lorenzo Frigerio very known as textile expert, is leading TESSILE SRL company for 30 years.
The company, based in Como, produces and sells fabrics for own collection clothing.
He is also textile chairman of the sector trade association CONFARTIGIANATO OF LOMBARDY REGION.

Lorenzo Frigerio, CEO, TESSILE SRL

17:00 - 17:30

17:30 3D is changing Fashion

3D technology is transforming the fashion industry leveraging the way brands develop, produce and market their products. Today, it is not only possible to integrate 2D with collection development but also create a virtual photorealistic 3D product that is useful for design, texture/printed fabric and logo management and colorways. Inside a fashion company, 3D can impact the entire workflow with significant time and costs savings.

Antonio Sgroi, Country Manager, Optitex Italy

17:30 - 18:00


A final opportunity to ask any quetions.

Paola Bonfanti, Wide and Industrial Printing Content Editor, Stratego Group

18:00 - 18:00


18:00 - 19:00



For all delegate enquiries please contact Michela Marcantonio at: michela.marcantonio@fespa.com
For all sponsorship enquiries please contact Duncan MacOwan at: duncan.macowan@fespa.com