Q&A: Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas 2018

It is no easy feat to organize the two largest tradeshows for the U.S. Technical Textile and Nonwovens Industry and Ali Rosenberger is the one to tell you.  Ali is the Marketing & Conference Manager at Messe Frankfurt Inc. for the Technical Textile, Technology, and Sewn Products & Equipment team. She and the all-woman team are getting ready to welcome more than 560 exhibitors to Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center for the 15th edition of Techtextil North America and the fourth edition of Texprocess Americas. Taking place May 22nd through the 24th, the 2018 event will be one to remember. We sat down with Ali for more details about the 2018 event’s expanded agenda and special features.

Briefly introduce Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas:

Techtextil North America assembles all vertical aspects of the technical textile industry: from research and development, through raw materials and production processes and finally ending in conversion, further treatment, and recycling. Texprocess Americas is the largest North American trade fair for machines, plant, processing, IT systems and services for the development, sourcing, and production of textiles, other flexible materials and sewn products. Combined, these two events make largest technical textiles, nonwovens, machinery, sewn products and equipment trade show in the Americas. At this year’s show, with the purchase of a single badge, visitors gain access to both show floors – which means over 560 exhibitors and an amazing lineup of special features!

Talk a little bit about what you are looking forward to the most during Techtextil North America or Texprocess Americas.

Our exhibitors are pulling out all of the stops this year. With countless new product releases and Special Feature collaborations, the show floor is going to be buzzing with activity!

What are some new developments in your industry that will be introduced at the 2018 show?

I will be leading the press on a tour of some of the most innovative developments being shown at Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas – from smart fabrics and fibers to software solutions that are changing the industry as we know it – you’ll have to keep a look-out for daily coverage from the show floor to learn more!

Tell us about the High-Tex from Germany area being presented?

High-Tex From Germany is hosted by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy in cooperation with the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry. The area, located on the Techtextil North America Show Floor, will feature Continue reading Q&A: Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas 2018

Winter 2018 edition of Texworld USA and Apparel Sourcing USA breaks exhibitor and attendee records

The Winter 2018 editions of Texworld USA and Apparel Sourcing USA opened their doors to exhibitors and visitors alike on Monday, January 22nd at the Javits Center. Over three days, a wide range of international suppliers from around the globe showcased textiles, trims, accessories, manufacturing and private label development services and finished apparel for industry buyers, designers and experts.

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Texworld USA and Apparel Sourcing USA Winter 2018 featured a record-breaking 371 exhibitors representing 14 countries and over 4,000 visitors. The show showcased textiles with innovative structures, material mixes and surprising color palettes across 14 product categories.  Show attendees were able to view the latest textile trends, materials, fabrics and more with an exclusive opportunity to network and meet designers and suppliers from around the world while taking advantage of complimentary educational seminars.

“As organizers, we recognize that our responsibilities extend far beyond providing a space for the industry to do business here in New York City. We believe in Continue reading Winter 2018 edition of Texworld USA and Apparel Sourcing USA breaks exhibitor and attendee records

Waste & Recycling Expo Canada launches new website

Waste & Recycling Expo Canada / Municipal Equipment Expo Canada, the only trade show serving the waste, recycling and public works markets under one roof, announced today the launch of its revamped website. This newly redesigned website offers quick and easy access to essential information and features that provide a more comprehensive view of the event’s platform.

The new website has taken many aspects of the waste and recycling industry and translated them into imagery.  The clean, uncluttered design, improved functionality and enhanced rich content ensures an easier, informative and more engaging experience for the user.  The new website goes live today, December 15, 2017 and is located at the same address: www.cwre.ca. Continue reading Waste & Recycling Expo Canada launches new website

Messe Frankfurt and its Dedication to IAEE

With more than 10,000 industry professionals who support and conduct exhibitions globally, The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) forms a strong synergistic group of individuals.  The endless networking and educational opportunities IAEE provides its members have lead many at Messe Frankfurt North America to get involved. 

Over the years, Messe Frankfurt has been very active not only within the IAEE Southeastern Chapter but also on the national level. This year has been very exciting for us and IAEE SE, with our very own Chris Pendley joining the Board of Directors for The Southeastern Chapter of IAEE, co-directing the Young Professionals Committee of IAEESE. The YPs of IAEE makeup a large group of like-minded professionals that are immersed in the events and trade show industry.

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The panelists at IAEESE YP Spotlight event in April

Chris’ first project was a luncheon in April called “Young Professional Spotlight,” co-organized with fellow YP Chair, Shyanne Robinson. The event focused on breaking the barriers between different age groups in the workplace, featuring young professional panelists from different sectors of the business and discussed the challenges millennials face in the events industry. Attendees of different age groups were encouraged to ask questions that they are often afraid to ask millennials, and vice versa.   Continue reading Messe Frankfurt and its Dedication to IAEE

NACE Automechanika Thrives in Chicago With Networking, Training

New Location for 2018 Edition Announced

NACE Automechanika, the largest U.S. trade show dedicated to high-end technical and management-related training for automotive collision and service repair shops, returned to Chicago July 26-29, 2017. More than 360 leading suppliers displayed new automotive service and repair technologies, while connecting to nearly 8,000 attendees who took part in activities throughout Automotive Service and Collision Repair Week.

“NACE Automechanika succeeded in bringing buyers and sellers together on the show floor and in the training rooms, where we provided four days of high-quality education to automotive service and collision repair professionals,” said Jim Savas, vice president and general manager of UBM’s Automotive group. “We also had very favorable responses from attendees who enjoyed the networking opportunities associated with several co-located events, including the Collision Industry Conference, the MSO Symposium, and our new Business Outlook Conference.”

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The new alliance between NACE and Automechanika Chicago proved a successful one with a heightened support from the collision repair industry. Several industry groups held meetings and events during the week including AMi, I-CAR, CIC, CREF, Enterprise Rental Car, CCC Information Services, Inc., Allstate Insurance Company, the OE Round Table and others. “The industry needs and deserves a national show that is solely dedicated to Continue reading NACE Automechanika Thrives in Chicago With Networking, Training

Summer 2017 editions of Texworld USA and Apparel Sourcing USA Break Exhibitor and Attendee Records

The Summer 2017 editions of Texworld USA and Apparel Sourcing USA opened their doors and show floors to exhibitors and visitors alike on Monday, July 17. Over three days the shows, once again co-located with Home Textiles Sourcing Expo as well as the debut edition of Avanprint USA, presented a wide range of international suppliers from around the globe who showcased textiles, trims and accessories, manufacturing and private label development services, and finished apparel.

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Texworld USA Summer 2017 featured a record-breaking 519 exhibitors representing 12 countries, including: Canada, USA, Colombia, India, Haiti, China, Hong Kong, Bangladesh, and more. As always, China was heavily represented on the show floor with a large showing of high-quality textile and trims suppliers. Turkey, Korea, and Taiwan returned with dedicated country pavilions featuring 9, 56, and 29 suppliers respectively. The Lenzing Pavilion also returned to the heart of the Texworld USA show floor with Continue reading Summer 2017 editions of Texworld USA and Apparel Sourcing USA Break Exhibitor and Attendee Records

Techtextil North America Shows Continued Growth with 2017 Edition

The fourteenth edition of Techtextil North America took place June 20-22, 2017 at McCormick Place – Lakeside Center in Chicago, Illinois. This was the fifth edition of Techtextil North America hosted outside of Atlanta, held in the even years, and the first of its kind in Chicago. The Lakeside Center at McCormick Place provided a beautiful backdrop of the Chicago skyline while over 3,000 attendees networked with producers, manufacturers, and finishers from across the world over the course of the three-day event.

The two in one event, co-located with JEC Americas’ The Future of Composites in Construction, resulted in the largest technical textiles, nonwovens, textile machinery, and composites show in the United States this year – facilitating an active exchange of ideas and new partnerships across industries.

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The 2017 Techtextil North America show hosted 167 exhibitors from 16 countries. The co-located event with JEC Americas attracted 3,096 visitors from around the world representing Apple, Tesla, Reebok and more.

“We are pleased to announce that this year’s Techtextil North America, hosted in Chicago, Illinois, resulted in a 40% increase in attendance over the 2015 edition. Over the course of three days, the event garnered a dynamic audience – with visitors from Continue reading Techtextil North America Shows Continued Growth with 2017 Edition