Day 1 (Monday) 26th September, 2016

09:00-10:20        Reception & Registration
Opening Session
10:30-10:35 Recitation from Holy Quran
10:35-10:50 Opening Remarks Dr. Yasir Nawab, NTU, Fsd

Dr. Mohammad Mujahid, Principle SCME, NUST

10:50-11:15 Technical Textiles: Opportunities for Pakistan’s Textile Industry Prof. Dr. Tanveer Hussain, Rector NTU
11:15-11:30 Current status of Pakistan’s Textile industry and role of FGCC Mr. Rehan Naseem Bharara, Chairman Faisalabad Garments City Company
11:30-11:45 Status of Sialkot Technical Textile Industry and expectations from academia Dr. Khurram Khawaja

Ex. President SCCI (Sialkot)

11:45-12:00 Success story of Interloop: An inspiration Mr. Navid Fazil, COO, Interloop Limited
12:00-12:10 Importance of innovation for Pakistan’s Industry Mr. Imtiaz Rastgar, Chairman HEC Innovation Steering Committee
12:10- 12:20 Address Ch. M. Nawaz, President FCCI
12:20-12:30 Address Secretary Mintex
12:30- 12:45 Role of HEC/ the way forward for textile Industry Chief Guest, Prof. Dr. Arshad Ali (Executive Director HEC)
12: 45- 14:00 Lunch and Prayer Break
Technical Session 1. Session Chair Prof. Dr. Mohammad Mujahid (SCME-NUST)
14:00-14:20 Benefits of accreditation in export of technical textiles Ms. Ismat Gul Khattak, DG PNAC
14:20-14:40 Trends in Technical fabrics for advanced applications Dr. Rizwan Hussain, DG- NESCOM
14:40-15:00 Vector Protective Textiles (NOT AVAILABLE FOR TODAY) Dr. Mumtaz Hasan Malik, UMT, Lahore
14:40-15:00 Geotextile use in Civil Infrastructure Mr. Hasan Sharyar Akhtar, Director Matrixx Company
15:00-15:20 Textile Composites: Materials of the future Mr. Khubab Shaker, NTU, Fsd
15:20-15:40 Nanofibers: A new entry into technical textiles era Dr. Zeeshan Khatri, MUET, Jamshoro
15:40 -16:00 Tea Break  
Technical Session 2. Session Chair Dr. Rizwan Hussain (NESCOM) & Mr. Farhan Latif (Director Chenab Group)
16:00 -16:20 Needleless Electro-spinning a Real-world way for the corpus fabrication of nano-fibrous membranes Dr. Usman Ali, BZU, Multan
16:20 -16:40 3D woven Fabrics for hi-tech applications Mr. Ayub Asghar, NTU, Fsd
16:40 -17:00 Comparative Analysis of 2D and UD’s Flexural Rigidity of Kevlar Woven Preform Dr. Mazhar Hussain Peerzada, MUET, Jamshoro
17:00 -17:20 Role of material engineering in Textiles Dr. Ahmad Nawaz, NUST, Islamabad
17:20 -17:40 Novel Anti-UV and Anti-fouling Polymeric Emulsions for Biomedical Textile and Fibers Dr. Nasir Ahmad, NUST, Islamabad

Day 2 (Tuesday) 27th September, 2016

Technical Session 3. Session Chair Prof. Dr. Sheraz Siddique, NED Karachi/ Co-Chair Dr. Mazhar Hussain Peerzada  
09:20 -09:40 Generating heat from glass fabric coated with conductive polymer Dr. Rehan Abbasi, BUITEMS, Quetta
09:40 – 10:00 Textile based Temperature Sensor: Development and applications Dr. Dawood Husain, NED Karachi
10:00 -10:20 Effect of Sphygmomanometric cuffs construction on pressure distribution Dr. Shenela Naqvi, NED Karachi
10:20 -10:40 Application of Textile based smart sensors to improve the healthcare system Dr. Syed Zameer Ul Hassan, BUITEMS, Quetta
10:40 -11:00 Materials for technical textiles and applications Mr. Mujeeb Ullah Khan,

CEO I-Textiles

11:00 -11:20 Tea Break  
Technical Session 4. Session Chair Dr. Rehan Abbasi, Buitems & Mr. Talib Butt (AVP, Crescent Textile Mills Ltd)
11:20-11:40 Dyeing of 100% Cotton Woven Fabric with reactive dye using microwave technology Dr. Uzma Syed, MUET, Jamshoro
11:40 -12:00 Characterization of fiber glass non-woven webs by using image analysis technique Dr. Sheraz Siddique, NED Karachi
12:00 -12:20 Textiles for near IR Camouflage Dr. Zulfiqar Ali, NTU, Fsd
12:20 -12:40 Environmental Issues of textile waste water and solution Mr. Amjad Paracha, EHS expert
12:40 -14:00 Lunch and Prayer Break
Round Table Discussion
14:00 -17:00 Shifting to highly value added technical textiles: issues of textile industry and possible solutions    

Invited participants only

17:00 Closing Remarks Professor Dr. Tanveer Hussain