Meet our new Co-President and CFO, Patrick Nohilly

Get to know our newest addition to the team, Patrick Nohilly, our new Co-President and CFO as he talks about his background, moving to Atlanta, and how he went from working at a restaurant to starting his career in business.

Tell us a little bit about your background
Hmmm. Where to begin. Born in Queens, NY moved to Long Island, NY at age 8, and lived there in various places for the rest of my life…until now. The only sport that existed in Queens was stick ball in the street and baseball in the vacant lot next door. When I moved to Long Island my sister and I lived with my aunt to start school on time before we closed on a house. My aunt stuck me on a soccer team with my cousin, was hooked from day one. Never looked back. Met my wife at age 18 working in Continue reading Meet our new Co-President and CFO, Patrick Nohilly

What it’s Like to Work at Messe Frankfurt North America?

 

Our HR Director, Vickie Ralls shares what it’s like to work at one of the top trade show companies in the world.

We’re Diverse
One of the most fascinating aspects of the business is the incredibly different industries in which the teams work. From Automechanika to Texworld USA and Boulevard-Pret-a-Sale, from Beautyworld Middle East, and Paperworld to Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas. These just name a few and how diverse the shows are. It’s very exciting when a team is ready to take off for their show. There’s a kind of frenzy and excitement that’s a contagious energy which spreads around the office.

Our employees have a strong desire to contribute and are committed to providing excellent service to our customers. We value our diversity and different perspectives. The employees are encouraged to develop further and progress in their field with the support of management. We take pride in all of our employees and collectively share in the prosperity of the business.

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We Know How To Have Fun
As hard as everyone works, we also have fun. One year for a team building event, we went bowling. We bowled three games. The second game, you had to do things like Continue reading What it’s Like to Work at Messe Frankfurt North America?

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

Meet the Team: Kia Ford

Year Started: 2016

Department: International Sales
Position: International Sales Associate

Describe yourself in 3 words.

  • Silly (a “good” silly of course)
  • Creative
  • Positive

Tell us about your typical day at Messe Frankfurt?
A typical day on the job for me begins when I make my signature cup of coffee. I will then check my email and follow up with inquiries pertaining to my shows from exhibitors and exhibitor prospects, the office team, as well as from Frankfurt. I do some data entry and update my files. Normally, after this, I consider what show(s) need to be touched on that particular day after I Continue reading Meet the Team: Kia Ford

Welcome to Boulevard Prêt-à-Sale: Messe Frankfurt’s Newest Show

 

Messe Frankfurt has joined forces with fashion industry veterans Arnold and Bruce Zimberg to launch Boulevard Prêt-à-Sale, a first-of-its-kind trade show, which will offer global retailers the opportunity to meet with brand-name apparel, accessory, and footwear companies on one platform. Dedicated to showcasing value and off-price merchandise for the better market, Boulevard Prêt-à-Sale will be held twice a year in New York City in March and October. The first show, scheduled for March 2017, will focus solely on Continue reading Welcome to Boulevard Prêt-à-Sale: Messe Frankfurt’s Newest Show

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

Summer 2016 editions of Texworld USA and Apparelsourcing USA maintain strong visitor attendance

On Tuesday, July 12th, 2016, the Summer 2016 edition of Texworld USA opened its doors and show floor for business to exhibitors and visitors alike. Continuing through Thursday, July 14th and once again taking place at the Javits Convention Center in New York City, the historic 21st edition of Texworld USA presented an assortment of international suppliers from around the globe who showcased textiles, trims, and accessories in 16 product categories. In addition to celebrating 10 years of success in New York City, the anniversary edition of Texworld USA was also a celebration of 10 years of partnership with Lenzing Innovation.

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The summer 2016 edition of Texworld USA boasted over 485 exhibitors representing 15 countries, including  Continue reading Summer 2016 editions of Texworld USA and Apparelsourcing USA maintain strong visitor attendance

5 Reasons to Download the Texworld US and Home Textiles Sourcing Expo App

Whether you’re at Texworld USA, Apparelsourcing USA or Home Textiles Sourcing Expo, there is no reason to not download the mobile app. It has just about everything related to the shows, and we really mean everything. From the floorplan down to exhibitor booth staff contact information, the apps has you covered. It’s a great way to maximize your attendance and network while at some of the biggest sourcing shows in the US.

Here are 5 reasons why you should download (and engage with) the app:

1. You can win a prize just by using it.
Both apps have a Leaderboard Challenge wherein users earn points by doing different things in the app like adding a profile picture, posting status updates, posting pictures, checking-in places, liking posts, and more. On the show’s last day, the Top 3 engaged users on each app will win the following Visa Gift Cards: Continue reading 5 Reasons to Download the Texworld US and Home Textiles Sourcing Expo App

Take A Break – Things To Do In NYC While Visiting Texworld USA

We’re exactly seven days away from Texworld USA & Apparelsourcing USA Summer 2016 show! Whether you’re a first-timer or a returnee, we know how hectic and packed those three days could be, and if you don’t plan ahead, you might be wasting your precious time Googling “where to eat” or “what to do” in NYC. While you might have already done most things from the Top 10 Things to do in NYC by TripAdvisor, we’ve put together a list of some suggestions for you to check out in between the seminars, or free time you have during your stay in the city.

WHERE TO EAT

There are thousands of restaurants to choose from, but we know you would rather stay around the area while attending the show. Here are some suggestions:

North River Lobster Co

Seafood

Pier 81 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036
11:30am – 11:00pm
Distance from Javits Center: 1.3mi
11-minute drive
30-minute walk

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Photo Source: Katie G

Try something different and sail away after a long tiring day of walking, networking and learning. Get on board with North River Lobser Co for fresh seafood, mason jar cocktails, buckets of beer and a raw bar while enjoying the beautiful views of Hudson River. It’s free to Continue reading Take A Break – Things To Do In NYC While Visiting Texworld USA

Messe Frankfurt: A timeline of its rich history

Being around for 775 years, Messe Frankfurt has proven a lot with its international success and growing portfolio with 132 (and counting) trade fairs at over 40 locations in five continents, 29 subsidiaries and about 2,300 employees. But how exactly did we get to this point? Where did all begin? Let’s take a look back on some of the important years in Messe Frankfurt’s history.

1150 – The first documented Frankfurt trade fair occurred

1240 – The first highly official Frankfurt Autumn Trade Fair was approved and sealed in a letter by the Emperor Frederick II on July 11.

1330 – The Frankfurt Spring Fair received its privilege from Emperor Louis IV on
April 25. Afterwards, trade fairs were held twice a year – spring and autumn.

1851 and 1855 – The first World Exhibitions in London and Paris heralded the start of the new type of industrial technology exhibition respectively.

1907 – Construction of the Festhalle marked the creation of one of Europe’s largest exhibition halls. It is the cornerstone of Ausstellungs- und Messegesellschaft mbH, the company founded in that is now known as Messe Frankfurt GmbH.

1919 – Import Fair opened on October 1, after World War I was over. With more than 3,000 exhibitors over a total exhibition area of 16,500 square meters, the event was also a commercial success.

1920 – The “Frankfurt principle” saw its first Continue reading Messe Frankfurt: A timeline of its rich history