5 Things You Won’t Want to Miss at Techtextil North America 2017

As the only tradeshow in North America dedicated to technical textiles and nonwovens, Techtextil North America has become one of the most sought after events across verticals – from automotive and aerospace to fashion and design, to environmental protection and more. The event brings together product innovators, industry associations, and research institutions to deliver a robust offering of networking and educational opportunities for visitors and exhibitors alike.

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If you’ll be joining us in Chicago this week, here are a few things you won’t want to miss:

  1. Tech Talks

A new addition to the 2017 show schedule, Techtextil North America has partnered with The Nonwovens Institute to bring attendees mini-presentations throughout each day of the event. The various topics include advancements in technology for personal protective gear and healthcare equipment and new fabrics engineered for the transportation and filtration applications. Did we mention they’re free for all attendees?!

Tech Talks will be held near the Industry & Media Area, booth 1055.

  1. Poster Program

The 4th Annual Graduate Student Poster Program will highlight research done by graduate students from the top textile programs in the country including The Fashion Institute of Technology, The University of Georgia, University of Illinois and North Carolina State University. These students could be the next great addition to your team!

Poster Program located at the front of the show floor near the main entrance.


  1. German Pavilion

As one of the world’s leading industrial nations, Germany offers a wealth of opportunity when it comes to trade and commerce. Stop by the German Pavilion to interact with internationally-known companies and learn about potential import and export opportunities.

Look for the German Pavilion in the center of the show floor – visit booth 1225 for more info.

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  1. Symposium

Listen and learn from industry leaders as they discuss some of the most pivotal advancements in research and technology and shed light on the current state of the industry. Each session will have an open Q&A, so take the opportunity to have all your burning questions answered by the experts!

Symposium located in room E350. Single or three-day passes can be purchased here.

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  1. Press Tour

If you’re a member of the press looking for an insider’s perspective into an ever-evolving industry, don’t miss Techtextil North America’s dedicated press tour! Mix and mingle with company executives and product innovators to see the latest technology to hit the market.

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If you’d like to join the Press Tour, contact Ali Rosenberger: ali.rosenberger@usa.messefrankfurt.com.

Forget to register for Techtextil North America 2017? Don’t worry – online registration remains open through Monday, June 19th, or register on-site at McCormick Place – Lakeside Center, outside of Hall D1.


General Information


McCormick Place – Lakeside Center
Chicago IL, USA
Level 3, Hall D1

Show Hours:

Tuesday, June 20 & Wednesday, June 21
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursday, June 22
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Registration Hours

Monday, June 19
8:00 AM – 6:00PM

Tuesday, June 20 & Wednesday, June 21
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursday, June 22
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

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