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.
“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
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:
- 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.
- 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
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.
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
Year started: 2014
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.
Where can we usually spot you outside of Messe Frankfurt?
Staying active…working out, eating too much, climbing trees and playing with fireworks…I’m a Continue reading Meet the Team: Jeffery Johnson
As IAEE announces the location for Expo! Expo! 2017, our IT Director, Brian Hays reminisces on his first Expo! Expo! experience. Brian took a trip to Anaheim, CA along with some of the Messe Frankfurt North America team, last December for the annual trade show industry meeting and exhibition.
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!