Messe Frankfurt North America was established in 1991 and is located in Atlanta, Georgia. We currently produce trade shows in the continental United States, Canada and Mexico. These industries include technology and production, textiles and textile technologies, mobility and infrastructure.
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.
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, 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.”
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.
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→
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.
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.
Formnext powered by TCT, is now in its third year of bringing together industry professionals from one of the most revolutionary industries to date. Formnext is the product of a strategic partnership between Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH in Stuttgart and Rapid News Publications, Ltd., organizer of the TCT show + Personalize. The show is about the next generation of intelligent manufacturing technology and focuses on the efficient realization of parts and products, from design to serial production. With 290 exhibitors and several keynote speakers (covering topics anywhere from industrial tooling, design & product development to training and education), Formnext is sure to provide attendees and exhibitors an experience they won’t soon forget. In preparation for its 3rd annual show this November, Formnext has published Fon, the Formnext magazine that features articles on industry trends and this year’s focus: additive manufacturing – the technical term for 3-D printing.
“If you’re not excited by 3-D printing it’s because you’re not thinking big enough, say some technology visionaries who predict that life on Earth will soon radically change because of it,” taken from an article titled How 3-D printing Will Radically Change the World by CNBC writer Linda Federico-O’Murchu. In her article, Federico-O’Murcho interviews experts who explain how this technology will impact aspects of many different industries, but most dramatic is its potential in the medical field. Fon covers a fascinating story about an additive manufacturing technique that uses Continue reading Welcome to Formnext!→
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.
If you’ll be joining us in Chicago this week, here are a few things you won’t want to miss:
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.
Last week, Messe Frankfurt North America participated in the second annual Global Exhibitions Day (#GED17), which celebrated the Trade Show Industry and its influence on the globalized market. Organized by UFI The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, #GED17 received an international response of connection and solidarity. With 108 billion dollars in revenue and 1.8 million dollars in jobs and tax income, GED17 connected many of the friendly faces that contribute to those incredible industry figures. In a statement made by Messe Frankfurt North America’s President and CEO, Dennis Smith, “Messe Frankfurt, Inc. employs industry professionals all across Canada, US and Mexico. Through our trade events, we aren’t only creating opportunities for our exhibitors and attendees, we are contributing to the welfare of the many families that are benefiting from the trade show ecosystem.” GED17 was a successful day of community that recognized the significance this industry has on the worldwide economy.
Messe Frankfurt’s presence on Wednesday could not be ignored as subsidiaries from every corner of the world engaged on social media to show support of #GED17. This year’s Global Exhibition’s Day campaign message was “Think Global, Act Local,” a theme Messe Frankfurt North America strongly believes in. Our website will tell you Continue reading Messe Frankfurt celebrates #GED17→
Automechanika Chicago and NACE announced their partnership last year and together they will create a unified stage using NACE’s strong relationships within the collision and OE community combined with Automechanika Chicago’s global strength throughout the automotive aftermarket. The two entities will create an unprecedented partnership focused on training and product discovery for the automotive technicians, shop owners, and parts distributors. NACE Automechanika Chicago will take place July 26-29, 2017 in Chicago and we can’t wait to see these new things:
1. I-Car Training on the show floor
Free training sponsored by I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing the information, knowledge, and skills required to perform complete, safe and quality repairs.
2. OE Coliseum
Network with many of the OE companies, including Toyota, GM, Nissan, Fiat/Chrysler, BMW and others as they conduct training and demos on the show floor to educate the market on the various emerging vehicle technology.
Year started: 2014 Department: Sales Position: International Sales Manager
Describe yourself in 3 words. Intellectually Innovative Renegade
Tell us about your typical day at Messe Frankfurt? On any typical day at Messe Frankfurt, I am making magic happen. We are the facilitators of dreams. We create opportunity out of thin air…literally a slab of concrete and a vision.
What is your favorite/best thing about your job? Sales….I love sales…I love the easy sell…I love the hard sell. I love turning no into yes. I never take no for an answer.
1. IT takes everyone on the team working together in constant communication to make a trade show successful – before, during and after the show!
I was really amazed at how well-organized the event was, from registration to the closing ceremony. From the promotion of the event to follow up emails after the event. Expo! Expo! hosted 262 exhibitors and more than 2,200 attendees. I’m really impressed with how they provided something for everyone — they also made it informative and fun. The exhibit hall and the Tech Swim Up Lab were my favorite parts of the trade show. With these developments and technology, I’m very excited for the future of IT in this industry.
2. IT is always evolving and the landscape is ever changing. Networking and education are the keys to keeping up-to-date in the trade industry.
Another thing I learned from the expo is Continue reading First time at Expo! Expo!→