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
Despite going up against the second largest blizzard in New York City history, attendees and exhibitors alike braved the weather and converged on the show floor for three days of networking, business development and industry education during Texworld USA and Apparelsourcing Winter 2016 back in January this year.
Texworld USA saw the highest number of exhibitors in the history of the show’s winter edition with a total of 215 suppliers, all of which specialize in apparel fabrics, fibers, accessories and trims.
Apparelsourcing USA, the long-term joint venture partnership between Messe Frankfurt and CCPIT-Tex, presented 108 suppliers and international apparel manufacturers specializing in finished apparel, contract manufacturing and private label services.
Across both shows, a record-breaking 323 exhibitors represented 16 countries, including: USA, China, Peru, Portugal, United Kingdom, Colombia, Pakistan, Korea, Japan and India.
Texworld USA and ApparelSourcing ultimately welcomed a total of 4,008 verified visitors across the three days, representing over 39 countries.
TEXWORLD USA CUTTING EDGE AWARDS
Texworld USA Winter 2016 also featured the debut of the annual Texworld Cutting Edge Awards. Recognizing the most forward-thinking products each season, Continue reading A LOOK BACK: Texworld USA and Apparelsourcing USA Winter 2016
Over three days, you will find hundreds of exhibitors waiting to network with you. This is your chance to get one step ahead of your competitors by discovering new ideas, innovations and research.
1) Discover new innovations, technologies and developments
The co-location of Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas provides access from technical textiles, nonwovens to manufacturers and distributors of machinery, equipment, parts, supplies, systems, technology, supply chain solutions and other products and services used for the development of sewn products. Continue reading 5 Benefits of Attending Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas
By Valerie Pound
As an Executive Assistant for two Presidents, my plate stays pretty full. I definitely get to wear multiple hats, like today when I had the opportunity to play an elf and select a family to help for Christmas. I was very excited to speak on air about the family, our company, employees and our decision to give back to the communities that we serve.
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This year wasn’t the first time we, as a company, have participated in giving back. Last year we were able to bless a family of three with all of their Christmas wishes. So it is with a joyful heart this year, we celebrate a growth within our own corporate family and the ability to give back on a greater level. We selected a family of five for this Christmas. When I spoke with the mother, she could not believe her family was selected and started crying with the hope that her kids would have a Christmas after all!
We bless others in all different ways. From a smile and a kind word to donating not only our money but our time. Several of Continue reading Ways We Give Back
You’ve marked the date(s) on your calendar, pre-registered to attend, and booked your flight and hotel. You might be thinking, “I’m ready to go!” Not so fast. After investing your time and hard-earned money, don’t you want to be sure that you’re getting the most out of the trip? Of course you do. Lucky you, we’ve put together 5 handy tips to make sure you’re doing just that.
Follow the below 5 tips to ensure that you get the most out of your next trade show visit:
Get The Most Bang For Your Buck
Let’s face it: visiting a trade show can often be a pricey endeavor. Between the flights, hotels and registration fees, the expenses can add up quickly. However, a trade show can also be one of the best investments you can make for your business – there’s nothing quite like getting some face time with old and new business contacts and vendors alike. To get the most bang-for-your-buck, do a little research and find out if any other industry trade shows are taking place at the same time in the city (or even venue!) you’re visiting. Why not take advantage of other opportunities to connect with contacts in your industry while you’re already in town?
Pre-Planning Is Key
Do not give in to the urge of waiting until you arrive at your hotel, or even the show floor, to plan how you will spend your valuable time. A few weeks prior, take a look at the show’s website and take note of the show’s official hours, special events and seminar schedules. Then, start divvying up your time according to a simple formula: 30% for walking the show floor, 20% for education and planned special events and 10% for unexpected networking opportunities.
Also, don’t forget to Continue reading 5 Tips To Get The Most Out Of Your Next Trade Show Visit
Social Media has become an integral part of the trade show experience as of lately, especially as an exhibitor. Show attendees want to connect with exhibitors on a professional level. Whether this is your first time exhibiting or you consider yourself an exhibiting guru, these pointers can help you reach your target audience at your next show.
1. Make sure you are following the show on all of its social media outlets
2. Use the show hashtag when you Continue reading Top 10 Social Media Tips for Exhibitors
Welcome to the world of waste management, recycling and public works. Waste & Recycling Expo Canada is a trade show that provides a platform to analyze various products and services, build relationships and network. Co-located with the Municipal Equipment Expo Canada and the Canadian Waste to Resource Conference, this multi-industry event is Canada’s ONLY show serving the waste, recycling and public works markets – all under one roof! Our 18th edition is this year, November 4-5, 2015 at Palais des Congres de Montreal, Montreal QC, Canada.
Did you know:
- In a lifetime, the average North American will throw away 600 times his or her adult weight in garbage
- 70% of landfilled waste could be either reused or recycled
- The EPA estimates that 75% of the American waste stream is recyclable, but we only recycle about 30% of it
- Across Canada it costs more than $1.5 billion per year to dispose of garbage
- Waste management in Canada has grown into an $ 8 billion industry
Interesting stuff, huh? Shocking, even? These figures tell the truth of the matter – even with continuous improvements in waste management technology and recycling program awareness in the last 10 years, we still have a long way to go towards major change!
The show provides opportunities to network with industry professionals, attend educational seminars, and discover the latest trends in the waste, recycling and public works industries.
For more information, please visit us online at www.cwre.ca / www.municipalexpo.ca and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and YouTube.
Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Moscow, Chicago or Dubai: organizing trade fairs is our passion – and has been for over 775 years for Messe Frankfurt GmbH. As the North American subsidiary of Messe Frankfurt GmbH, we opened our doors in 1991 and in 2015 are bursting at the seams with new shows that are reaching thousands of consumers and businesses in exciting cities all over the world.
Welcome to the Messe Frankfurt North America Blog where you will learn about our company, our events and tradeshows and our team. Today, let’s learn about one of our Presidents, Dennis Smith.
1. Tell us a little bit about your background.
I was born and raised in Colorado and left at a young age to serve in the US Military. Following a tour overseas, I headed off to college and then moved back overseas where I cut my teeth in the international trade show industry with a few years in the aerospace industry. Currently, I have a business administration degree and an MBA in International Business. I began my trade show career in Europe and was fortunate to Continue reading Meet The Team: Dennis Smith, President, Messe Frankfurt North America