The 90th Textile Institute World Conference

25th – 28th April 2016 | Poznan, Poland



Where is the conference held?

IBB Hotel Andersia (Conference venue) Plac Andersa 3 Poznań Greater Poland 61-894

Its perfect location, right in the centre of a dynamic metropolitan area, makes the IBB Andersia Hotel the place to stay at in Poznań. This family-friendly Poznań hotel is located in the business district, right opposite Stary Browar Shopping and Art Centre, and 15-minute stroll to the Old Town Square, and Musical Instrument Museum.

The Hotel is conveniently connected with the airport, and located close to the PKP railway station and the Poznań International Fair (MTP).

The preferred airport for IBB Andersia Hotel Conference & SPA is Poznań (POZ-Lawica) – 6.3 km / 3.9 mi.

To contact the hotel, click here.

What facilities does the conference hotel have?

For full details on what the hotel has to offer including, wifi, spa, parking and swimming pool, please click here.

Where can I find the nearest chemist, supermarket and hospital?

There are pharmacies and supermarkets in the Stary Browar shopping centre which is conveniently situated across the road from the IBB Andersia Hotel. The closest hospital (Szpital Miejski im.Franciszka Raszei) is 14 minutes drive from the conference hotel.

What tours can I take?

There is a selection of different tours available with special rates for all conference participants and accompanying persons. These are available to book with KulTour. Visit: for more information.

It is strongly advised that you book this prior to your visit as these trips are very popular.

When should I register and how do I do it?

The earlier you register the better. You can do so by click here. Don’t forget to apply for your Visa as soon as possible as it can take up to 10 working days to process upon receiving your application. Please also note that payment via bank transfer or card prior to the conference is advisable as payment made upon arrival will have to be in cash at local currency – PLN Zlotys.

How do I get a visa?

If you require a Visa in order to join The 90th Textile Institute World Conference, please make sure you apply immediately to avoid disappointment. The process upon receiving your application can take up to 10 working days.

Invitation letters to the World Conference will be provided after registration and payment is completed. You can request the letter by emailing 

Visa letters cannot be produced until payment for registration has been made. In the event that a visa cannot be obtained, a refund will be given.  Notification of this must be given to the organisers at least 10 days prior to the start of the Conference.

The organisers will refund fees as soon as possible and no later than one month after the conference has concluded. The refund will be made back to the card used for initial payment.

All TIWC cancellation and refund requests must be emailed to:  Telephone requests will not be honoured.

Can I bring my partner to the conference?

Yes you can! The accompanying person rate is £150 which allows them to join all the social events.

How will I know I have registered?

You will receive an email confirming your registration. If you have not received this, try your junk mail and then email

Is lunch included in the fee?

Yes, lunch is included as well as all social events mentioned in the programme. I.E. The Gala Dinner.

Will the conference cater for dietary requirements?

Yes, you should state your dietary requirements when you register. If you have forgotten, please email

What currency should I get?

The Polish currency is Zlotys. It is advised to get them prior to travel although you can often get a good rate at the exchange outlets in Poland.

How do I get from the airport to the conference hotel and do I need to book a taxi?

All details on different travel options to the conference hotel can be found under the travel section on this site. To access, please click here.

What should I wear for the conference? 

During the day, smart casual is fine. During the evening, some delegates chose to dress up for the occasion but this is entirely up to the individual.

I don’t know anyone at the conference. Will there be anyone to talk to?

The conference is very casual so you would be welcome to join in to conversations. The Textile Institute stand will have representatives there and would be delighted to introduce you to others or chat you.

When is the programme available?

The preliminary programme has been released. You can find this by clicking here.

Please note that the schedule and format is subject to change.

Who will be attending? 

The full delegate list will be available at registration. Over 200 delegates are expected to attend.

Where can I get information about The Textile Institute?

The Textile Institute will have their very own stand at the conference. There will be representatives there throughout the day so pop along and say hi!

Can I become a Textile Institute member?

You can register to become a member at The Textile Institute stand. There is a special 50% discount too!

If  I can not longer make the conference, can I have get a refund?

Please note that there is a strict refund policy. For the full details, please click on the Terms & Conditions

I am a presenter, where/who do I give my PowerPoint presentation to?

Authors are advised to send their files (saved as pdf) to prior to the conference. You can bring your files to the conference on a pen drive/USB or a portable disc and copy them before sessions begin. However, please note this is not the preferred option as the organisers will not be able to test the functionality of this prior your presentation.




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