Techtextil Symposium 2017 is an informative and visionary expert forum revolving around the subjects of technical textiles, functional garment fabrics and their multifarious applications. At the 19th edition of the symposium from 9 to 12 May 2017, which is held concurrently with the two leading international trade fairs, Techtextil and Texprocess, renowned experts will present the latest research results, as well as new products and applications. Moreover, in addition to the proven lecture format, discussions and workshops will facilitate an active exchange of ideas for the first time. Experts interested in making a contribution are invited to subject proposals for the individual formats. The closing date for receipt of proposals is 7 November 2016. The focus of Techtextil Symposiums 2017 will be on new developments, trends and potential areas of application for technical textiles and nonwovens whereby emphasis will be given to both processing and new products. Special themes include apparel textiles, including smart textiles and wearables, printing technologies, such as 3D and digital printing, and the internet of things with regard to textile machines and sustainability. Proposals must be submitted in English. The lectures will be selected by the experts of the international Programme Committee.Proposals should be submitted online at http://techtextil2017.abstract-management.de.