Unique high-tech textiles set trends for innovation in numerous application areas, and on November 24 and 25, about 650 materials experts from 27 countries will attend the Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf International Textile Conference 2016 at the International Congress Center Dresden. These experts will be exchanging their newest research findings and applications. Key topics will be fiber composites, polymer materials, and the functionalization of textile structures for fiber composites, protective textiles, and the sector's current mega trends. The event will also focus on sustainability and recyclability. This year's partner countries are Austria and Switzerland; and the host city for this important European textile conference is Dresden, which is Germany's center for lightweight engineering and one of the leading German locations for new materials.