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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

Meet the Team: Jeffery Johnson

Year started: 2014
Department: Sales
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

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!

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?