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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

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

Messe Frankfurt celebrates #GED17

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.

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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

6 Things We’re Excited to See at NACE Automechanika

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.

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3. Scan-A-Palooza
Listen to industry guru, Mike Anderson, as he gives real insight into the world of diagnostics. Then get up close with a variety of Continue reading 6 Things We’re Excited to See at NACE Automechanika

Winter 2017 editions of Texworld USA and Apparel Sourcing USA boast record breaking attendance

The Winter 2017 editions of Texworld USA and Apparel Sourcing USA opened their doors and show floors to exhibitors and visitors alike on Monday, January 23rd, 2017. Continuing through Wednesday, January 25th,  and once again taking place at the Javits Convention Center in New York City, the co-located shows presented an assortment of international suppliers from around the globe who showcased textiles, trims and accessories, manufacturing and private label development services, as well as finished apparel.

Texworld USA Winter 2017 boasted over 225 exhibitors representing 12 countries, including: Canada, USA, Colombia, India, United Kingdom, China, Hong Kong, Japan, and more. Turkey, Korea and Taiwan returned with dedicated country pavilions. The Lenzing Pavilion also returned to the show floor with 17 exhibitors focused on integrating sustainable fibers into a wide range of product categories. From cotton to functional fabrics and knits to lace, Lenzing Pavilion exhibitors showcased the best use of TENCEL® and Lenzing Modal®.

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Apparel Sourcing USA, a long-term joint venture partnership between Messe Frankfurt and CCPIT-TEX, presented 107 suppliers from Continue reading Winter 2017 editions of Texworld USA and Apparel Sourcing USA boast record breaking attendance

6 Reasons to attend Waste & Recycling Expo Canada

1. Connect with more than 225 industry leading exhibitors from around the globe

From Aaquatools, Inc.to Zone Defense, Waste & Recycling Expo Canada promises to bring you the best in the waste management and recycling industry. Exhibitors are coming from different countries, including:

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Savic Engineering  is the market leader in the elimination of dust and odor problems. Their SPRAYSTREAM machines produce microdroplets to create a blanket of mist. The technology can be used in many sectors: Bulk handling industry, Recycling, Demolition works – Crushing plants, Agriculture and Horticulture, Food industry. Visit them in booth 1260.

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Durabac  has become a leading manufacturer in the sustainable development industry with their environmental equipment.  They specialize in waste and recycling containers (front & rear load), roll-off containers (cable or hook), plastic containers, self-dumping hoppers, plastic dumping carts and various platforms. See them in booths 1223 & 1323.

United States
Komptech Americas is a leading international technology supplier of machinery and systems for the mechanical and mechanical-biological treatment of solid waste and for the treatment of biomass as a renewable energy source. Visit them in booth 1329.

For a complete list of all exhibitors click here.

2. Explore the latest advancements in waste and recycling

Get to explore and experience both new and upcoming products like Continue reading 6 Reasons to attend Waste & Recycling Expo Canada

Avanprint USA: Messe Frankfurt’s latest show addition

Plus new partnership with World Textile Information Network (WTiN)

Messe Frankfurt is pleased to announce the launch of its highly anticipated digital printing technology focused trade event, Avanprint USA. The launch of Avanprint USA follows the successful launch of Avanprint Paris and is a joint partnership with World Textile Information Network (WTiN). Avanprint USA aims to bring together digital printing pioneers and North America’s top apparel design and sourcing professionals over the course of three days in New York City. This new sourcing platform will showcase the latest innovations in digital textile printing technology, including machinery, inks, software, products and services, and more. The first edition will debut at the Javits Convention Center alongside the Summer 2017 edition of Texworld USA, one of North America’s premier fabric textile trade events, on July 17th, 2017.

Avanprint USA will provide fashion textile buyers and sourcing professionals a rare opportunity to Continue reading Avanprint USA: Messe Frankfurt’s latest show addition

Home Textiles Sourcing Expo showcases over 120 international exhibitors during July 2016 edition

Products showcased across 6 categories: upholstery, bed, bathroom, table, window and floor

Show highlights include home trend and sustainability-focused seminars organizing by Lenzing Innovation

Returning to the New York City for its 7th edition, Home Textiles Sourcing Expo welcomed exhibitors and buyers to the show floor beginning Tuesday, July 12th at 10AM and continued through Thursday, July 14th. As a long-term joint venture partnership between Messe Frankfurt and CCPIT-Tex and as one of the largest events in North America to focus solely on textiles and finished soft goods for all home applications, Home Textiles Sourcing Expo has become a go-to event for manufacturers, retailers, jobbers, converters, contract specifiers and designers. This July’s edition once again showcased products in six categories, including upholstery, bed, bathroom, table, window, and floor.

 

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The summer 2016 edition of Home Textiles Sourcing Expo boasted over 126 exhibitors representing 8 countries, including: Turkey, Pakistan, Egypt, China, India, USA and Vietnam. The Turkey and Pakistan pavilions both returned to the show floor with over 200 square meters of premium home goods. High-quality cotton, premium bedding and luxury bath textiles were also to be Continue reading Home Textiles Sourcing Expo showcases over 120 international exhibitors during July 2016 edition