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Futurity & Friends Conference Hosts

Host Andrea Heck

Andrea Heck,


Event Host

"Great things are rarely accomplished by a single person. Typically, they are achieved by a group of people. I look forward to an innovative and successful day together!"


Daniele Scarante,

Fashion Designer

(ex Fabricant, ex Adidas)


"Why is the Fashion Industry still Struggling to Adopt 3D

on a large Scale?


Martin Semsch,

CEO Vizoo

Workshop Host

"With a background in sporting goods and leading 3D Apparel Creation at adidas, I'm passionate about driving material digitization across supply chains. Let's revolutionize industries together!"

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Natasha Kanolik,

Fashion Designer &

Costume Modeler

(Dneg Feature Animation, London)


"From Fashion to Animation:


Entergalactic is dedicated to American fashion designer Virgil Abloh, who served as a costume designer on the project.

Workshop Host Detlef Mueller

Detlef Mueller

Director Digital Creation,

Footwear, Adidas

Workshop Host

"With over 25 years of experience in 3D and footwear, I firmly believe that openly sharing knowledge will empower the industry to emerge as a leader in this field."


Marius Eschen,

Product Lead 

(Hamburg Port Authority)


"Hamburg Harbour-

 A journey in Digital Transformation"

Conference Schedule

Wednesday, 25. Oct.
  • 12:30 - 13:30



  • 13:30 - 14:00

    Opening Address - Andrea Heck

    Roof Top Bar

  • 14:00 - 14:30

    Conference Speech - Daniele Scarante (Ex- Fabricant) - "Why is the Fashion Industry Still Struggling to Adopt 3D on a large Scale?"

    Conference Room

  • 14:30 - 15:00

    Briefing Workshops - Andrea Heck

        Roof Top Bar

  • 15:00 - 17:00

    Workshops - Round 01 - Problems of Digital Transformation - Leadership, Automation and Supply Chain

    Workshop Rooms 1 - 3

  • 17:00 - 17:30


  • 17:30 - 18:30

​       Presentation of Results of Workshops - Round 01 
       Conference Room
  • 18:30 - 18:45

​       Closing Remarks - Andrea Heck 
        Roof Top Bar
  • 18:45 - 19:30

​       Moving to Party Location 

Thursday, 26. Oct.
  • 09:00 - 09:15

    Opening Address - Andrea Heck - Day 2

    Roof Top Bar

  • 09:15 - 09:45

    Conference Speech - Marius Eschen - Project lead at Hamburg Harbour Port Authority - A succes story in Digital Transformation 
         Conference Room
  • 09:45 - 10:00

    Briefing Workshops - Andrea Heck

        Roof Top Bar

  • 10:00 - 12:00

    Workshop Round 02 - Solutions for Digital Transformation - Leadership, Automation and Supply Chain 

    Workshop Rooms 1 - 3

  • 12:00 - 13:00


    Roof Top Bar

  • 13:00 - 14:00

    Solutions Sharing

    Roof Top Bar

  • 14:00 - 14:30

    Conference Speech - Natasha Kanolik - "Animating Success: The Fashion Style of ENTERGALACTIC"

    Conference Room

  • 14:30 - 15:00

    Coffee Break
  • 15:00 - 15:45

       Expert Recommendations
        Conference Room
  • 15:45 - 16:15

       Closing Remarks - Andrea Heck 
       Conference Room

Reasons to Attend

We want to create a place for the textile industry to gather knowledge and spark collaboration for digital working between diverse disciplines.

Our industry is at the verge of great change with the goal to become healthier and cleaner.
We can reach this when leaders converge at Futurity & Friends Conference.

Here’s how you - and your employer - can benefit by joining us in

Hamburg 25.& 26. Oktober 2023


The two day conference is aiming to bring together the cutting edge personnel of the latest technology and advances in our field, adding talks and inputs from industries that have already made a digital transition. During the workshops participants will create documents that are directly related to their daily  work and current projects.

Additional benefits will be:

During best practice sessions and talks on topics ranging from practical applications of technology to theoretical suppositions on the future. You will learn from industry experts and be able to share these advancements with your colleagues.


The experiences of the digitisation journey of other industries and apply them on what’s next in our industry. You will be excited to get inspired by new areas of possibility and to return to the office ready to apply them to your daily work.

To professionals sharing their knowledge, exchange ideas, and innovate in a collaborative atmosphere. You will expand your professional network and will have the opportunity to share what we’re doing and collaborate with others.



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