EXPO HIGHTEX 2009 7&8 Oct 09 Montreal: Landmark innovation and business event
for textile and geosynthetic technologies

MONTREAL, Oct. 7 /CNW Telbec/ - Expo hightex 2009 is taking place on 7 & 8 October 2009 in Montreal. The event includes an incredible range of activities offering the general public and experts the opportunity to discover hands-on the exciting technology and business prospects for textiles and geosynthetics in sectors such as aerospace, medicine, personal protection (including army) and automobile construction.

For the first time ever at Expo Hightex, a specialised high-tech demonstration zone has been constructed to underscore the tangible and fascinating ways textiles are used in the transport and medical sectors. Visitors will be able to discover "hands-on" how the textile industry - a high-value and integral part of our knowledge economy - participates in other value chains. The demonstration zone is supported by a range of innovative local companies who will be nearby in supporting booths.

World-class experts will also be providing original, detailed and accessible seminars along the same themes. To name just a few, Dr. Nicole Buckley, Director of Life and Physical Sciences at the Canadian Space Agency will be presenting a seminar entitled -A New niche for Canadian textiles-in space!", Pierre Pomerleau, CEO and President of Pomerleau Inc (one of Canada-s leading construction companies) will be outlining the present and future of involvement of textiles in his area of expertise, and Serge Carignan will be outlining the evolution of public transport vehicles in Québec. Geosynthetics are a key area in the seminars too - JP Giroud, an international authority in the area, will be offering two seminars on 7 October.

Canadian textiles and geosynthetics are at the cutting edge of technology and business. Come to Expo Hightex at Bonsecours Market, 7-8 October 2009, and find out more about how this high-value sector is boosting local industry in unexpected ways. More information: http://www.expohightex.com

About Expo Hightex 2009: Expo Hightex, 7-8 October 2009, Montreal, showcases the latest technological advances to encourage technological and commercial partnerships. Though its focus is Canadian textiles, the conferences and networking opportunities are aimed at such industries as aerospace, health, protective equipment and construction. It's organized by CTT Group, a non-profit organization dedicated to technological and commercial development.


For further information: For further information: Expo Hightex 2009 Media Contact: William Raillant-Clark, Communications Officer, CTT Group, (450) 778-1870, Cell: (514) 781-2677, wraillantclark@gcttg.com,

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