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SpecTex18 full program:


All events marked with an * are included in the full delegate registration package: 

Full delegate rate includes: Welcome Reception, Lunch for Sun & Mon, Theme dinner, all Business Sessions & Workshops, Awards dinner. Click here to download copy of program.


Friday 25th May: 

12pm to 5.00pm - Golf tournament at Hartfield Golf Club. Members $130 Non Members $145
Meet for a an afternoon on the green and take advantage of a unique networking opportunity while enjoying a round a golf. 

Saturday 26th May: 

9.00am - 4pm Rottnest Island tour - Optional activity. Members $140 Non Members $175
Rottnest Island is Western Australia's little slice of paradise. Arrive via ferry, enjoy morning tea and lunch before heading off to Oliver Hill to discover the hidden secrets of this attraction through a guided tour.

6pm - 8pm *Welcome Reception. Members $85 Non Members $102
The Welcome Reception officially kicks off the SpecTex18 social program. Catch up and network with colleagues from across Australia and overseas.
Venue: Bathers Beach House
Dress: Smart Casual

Sunday 27th May: 

7.30am – 9.45am *SpecTex18 Opening Breakfast and keynote presentation. Members $120 Non Members $144
 Enjoy a warm breakfast along with a comical outlook by our mystery comedian before the keynote presentation which will offer an insight into the future trends, challenges and innovations in the textiles industry.

10.00am – 1.00pm Trade exhibition open to visitors

10.30am – 1pm *Marine Fabricator Workshop. Members $120 Non Members $144 (Includes morning and afternoon workshop plus lunch and business sessions). Framing Concepts. Discussion on different frame designs.

11.00am – 4.00pm Swan Valley Wine Tour - Optional activity.  Members $120 Non Members $144
Visit 3 Swan Valley wineries, sample wines and relax over a tapas lunch all while someone else takes care of the driving! 

1.00pm – 2.00pm *Parallel Business sessions:  (registration included in daily Business Session rate)
a. Marine Project Case Study - Clear PVC
b. Shade Project Case Study - Shade Cloth

2.00pm - 4.00pm Trade exhibition re-opens to visitors

2.30pm-4.00pm *Marine Fabricator Workshop  (registration included in daily Workshop rate). Track to Track enclosures and Zipper technology.

4.00pm-4.45pm *Business session (registration included in daily Business Session rate)
Fabrication Evolution. A panel discussion which will give you all the Insights into how to expand your business without the expense. 
7.00pm – 11.00pm *Theme Dinner: Murder Mystery. Members $175 Non Members $210
Venue: Esplanade Hotel
Dress:  As your favourite 1920’s mystery sleuth or villain!

Monday 28th May:

9.00 – 10.00am STA members Annual General Meeting

10.00am – 1.00pm Trade exhibition open to visitors

10.30am – 1pm *Marine Fabricator Workshop. Members $120 Non Members $144 (Includes morning and afternoon workshop plus lunch and business sessions). Patterning

12.30pm – 3.00pm Sailors Guide to Fremantle - optional activity. Members $85 Non Members $102 

Walking tour. Explores the wonderful "West End" of Fremantle where countless people have jumped off ships through the years. Enjoy a few beers and a light snack on the way.

1.00 - 2.00pm *Parallel Business sessions (registration included in daily Business Session rate)
a. Fabric Fire Retardancy test methods & NCC update and what it means for our industry
b. Actionable online marketing tips for small to medium sized businesses
2.00pm - 4.00pm Trade exhibition re-opens to visitors

2.30pm - 4.00pm *Marine Fabricator Workshop (registration included in daily Workshop rate)
Patterning continued  

4.00pm - 4.45pm *Tips & Tricks (registration included in daily Business Session rate)
A T&T session like you have never experienced before.  This will be a fun and interactive discussion of the newest tools on the market, as well as unique and clever ideas to make your job faster and easier presented to you on the day. 

7.00pm - midnight *Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner. Members $210 Non Members $252
Find who the winners of this year’s Awards will be in this magnificent new stadium venue. Wind down while enjoying a 3 course dinner, drinks and entertainment.

Venue: Optus Stadium
Dress: Formal


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