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" Powerful speakers, expert knowledge, topical information, smart audience made up of thought leaders, great networking opportunities. " Jen Ohlson, Interactive Health Technologies

Wondering what sets WEAR apart from other industry events?

  • Focus on commercialization. WEAR asks, and then answers important questions like What does the consumer of the future want? How can you develop and fund your projects? What relationships do you need to get you there?
  • Bridge disciplines. The WEAR Conference brings together the world’s largest technology companies, the most innovative startups, major clothing brands and design firms - all in one room.
  • Build critical relationships with apparel product developers, fashion executives, component makers, senior management, electrical engineers, investors, designers, medical device developers, project managers, textile manufacturers, lighting professionals, and R&D executives in the room, you are guaranteed to connect with someone critical to your future success.

Who Will You Meet?

As an attendee at WEAR, you will have access to leading product developers, component makers, fashion executives, senior managers, electrical engineers, investors, medical device specialists, textile manufacturers, lighting/display professionals, R&D executives, and more - representing a wide range of companies that serve a diversified range of end use applications - all together at the same time in the same place!

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Why Smithers?

Smithers, Founded in 1925 and headquartered in Akron, Ohio, with laboratories and operations in North America, Europe, and Asia, has over 40 years’ experience organizing leading global events, and provides testing, consulting, market reports, and compliance services. Smithers is a leading authority for tire testing studies with experts who have a proven track record of developing and delivering comprehensive tire test plans.

Smithers has been in the Tire testing market since the 1920’s and has a very strong brand for independent expert opinion on tire performance. Along with presenting leading industry information at Traction Summit, with over 90 years of expertise in rubber testing, Smithers provides custom tire analysis and standard testing to meet all of your requirements.

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