Messe Frankfurt North America 2016 Highlights

2016 was a year filled with excitement and growth for Messe Frankfurt North America! From hosting ten shows to adding a new valuable employee to our team. Here are five highlights from this past year.

1. We added new shows
As our company continues to grow, we added two shows in 2016 to further expand our already diverse portfolio. In August we announced our partnership with fashion industry veterans, Arnold and Bruce Zimberg and launched Boulevard Prêt-à-Sale which will showcase value and off-price merchandise, giving global retailers the opportunity to network with brand-name apparel, accessory and footwear companies in one location. Boulevard Prêt-à-Sale will have two editions every year: Spring and Fall. Continuing the partnership between Avanprint Paris and World Textile Information Network (WTin), we launched Avanprint USA to bring together the digital printing pioneers of North America’s top apparel design and sourcing professional in New York City.

2. We welcomed Patrick Nohilly as our new Co-President and CFO
Amidst launching shows in August and September, we added a new member to our team, Patrick Nohilly, who now oversees our company with Co-President and CEO, Dennis Smith.

3. We celebrated our 25th Anniversary
Together with our parent company, Messe Frankfurt GmbH, we celebrated a successful milestone of serving the North American market for 25 years. Co-President and CEO Dennis Smith thanked our talented staff in Atlanta, Mexico City, and Alberta, as well as the many others that have worked with us in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico over the years.

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Co-President and CEO, Dennis Smith welcomes the North America team to the Holiday Party + 25th Year Celebration
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Information Systems Manager, Erin Terrell talks about her 13 years of experience with Messe Frankfurt North America

4. We attracted around 37,000 visitors
Across all of our shows, we hit a new record total visitors for the year of 2016 and we anticipate a higher level of Continue reading Messe Frankfurt North America 2016 Highlights

Meet the Team: Scott Couey

Year started: 2012
Department: e-Media
Position: e-Media Coordinator

Describe yourself in 3 words.
Introvert, creative, and loyal

Name 5 of your favorite things

  • I love to read (favorite authors include: C.S. Lewis, Ted Dekker, and Donald Miller)
  • I have a huge Blu-ray collection (favorite actor: Chris Evans/favorite actress: Anna Kendrick)
  • Favorite color is cobalt blue
  • Favorite tv show: Smallville
  • Favorite holiday: Christmas (even though I missed being born on Valentine’s Day by about 6 hours too early)

Tell us about your typical day at Messe Frankfurt?
As e-Media Coordinator, I rarely have a “typical” day. One day I Continue reading Meet the Team: Scott Couey

Messe Frankfurt North America goes to Expo! Expo!

Pictured above (L-R) Dennis Smith – President & CEO, Carina Whitaker – Operations Director, Kari Martin Bush – Marketing and Conference Manager, Carrie Kittrell – Sales Manager, Brian Hays – IT Director along with (not pictured) Patrick Nohilly – President & CFO and Austin Berry – Business Analyst are all excited to attend this year’s Expo! Expo!  December 6 – 8 in Anaheim, CA!

Almost every trade show professional attends IAEE‘s annual “show for shows” to stay up-to-date with industry trends and technology while networking with like-minded professionals. This year’s Expo! Expo! provides an “inside out” approach, focusing on five key strategies: Interaction and Engagement, Innovation, Giving Back: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Encouraging a Global Spirit and Community, Learning: Plan, Perform and Lead.

Two of our employees who have attended Expo! Expo! in the past share their experience: Continue reading Messe Frankfurt North America goes to Expo! Expo!

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:

Belgium
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.

Canada
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

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

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