Fabric Link and Outdoor Retailer proudly present the Show Panel

FabricLink's Panel of experts will explore some of the hottest trends and technologies impacting textiles used in the outdoor market.The Panel will provide a balanced view from both the technical and product development sides.
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Contact: Beth Cochran
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406.579.7909
Fabric Link and Outdoor Retailer proudly present the Show Panel
“Where should your Textile Technology $$$ Be Going?”
Sunday, January 28, 2007, 7:30 to 9:00 AM

Downtown Marriott, Salon B, Salt Lake City, UT
(across the street from the entrance to the show)
Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2007
Scheduled Panelists Include:

o Bonding/Welding: Steve Howard , President/CEO, Bemis Worldwide
o Digital Printing : Willetta DeYoung, President, EDP Textiles, Inc.
o Sustainability: Kevin Hagen, Corporate Social Responsibility Program Manager, REI
o Product Development: Mark Lazarus , President, Laztech Consultants, Inc.
o Product Development: Joe Walkuski, President, TEXbase
o Moderator: Kathlyn Swantko, President, FabricLink/The Technical Center


All textile-based suppliers, manufacturers and retailers are invited and urged to attend this special event.
This provocative and timely discussion focuses on where the textile industry should and can go from here.
Join FabricLink's Panel of experts in exploring some of the hottest trends and technologies impacting textiles used in the outdoor market. Find out what makes the most sense to improve your bottom line. The Panel will provide a balanced view from both the technical and product development sides. Bring your questions.
The success of our past Panels and their strong attendance has magnified interest in this bi-annual series that brings together industry leaders to offer insights, ideas, and forecasts for developing, buying, and successfully selling textile products.
What the audiences say:
“Really insightful!!! I especially liked that the panelists sometimes challenged each other a bit.”
Kathleen DesMarteau, editor in chief, Apparel Magazine
“The OR Show photographer, who is a friend of mine, photographed this session and others during the show. He said that 'the Fabriclink Panel was the most interesting and the most lively of all the programs he shot, which was a nice comment coming from an outsider'!
Sharon Leicham, merchandising editor SNEWS®, GearTrends®
“I enjoyed hearing the opinions of the speakers. It was very interesting to hear the different perspectives, as well as, the similarities. I also liked the format!”
Cindi Brooks, sr. visual merchandiser, REI
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Expanded event sponsorship benefits include increased logo and product opportunities both before and during the event, as well as online at TheTechnicalCenter.com and FabricLink.com web sites. (See Sponsor Benefits Grid below)
We look forward to your participation and assistance in presenting Where Should Your Textile Tech $$$ Be Going To? at ORWM '07. Call or e-mail with questions. If appropriate, please forward this e-mail to other prospective sponsors.

Kathlyn Swantko
Kgswantko@fabriclink.com
818-345-7501
About FabricLink.com our Mission
FabricLink.com is the trade-to-consumer online resource. For 10 years, FabricLink has been the premier site for consumer textile education and product promotion. Currently, FabricLink.com averages over 150,000 visitors each month, who access the site's wealth of fabric resource and product educational information.
FabricLink.com's popularity is underscored by it's position on the major search engines, and the thousands of links to it from other sites, including publications, colleges and universities, family and consumer science programs, libraries, businesses, retailers, and trade associations around the world.
The Discovery Channel's has awarded FebricLink.com its prestigious Content Rules Award, in recognition of its depth of content, placing the site in the top 1% of the thousands they review.
Please visit FabricLink.com and see for yourself. Then, contact Kathy Swantko for more information of how you can increase consumer awareness and interest in your product. FabricLink.com, the place where you customers come to learn.

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