Messe Frankfurt, SPESA To Launch Texprocess Americas In 2012
Atlanta-based Messe Frankfurt USA -- U.S. subsidiary of Frankfurt-based trade show organizer Messe
Frankfurt GmbH, and producer of Techtextil North America (TTNA) -- and the Raleigh, N.C.-based Sewn
Products Equipment & Suppliers of the Americas (SPESA) -- producer of sewn products and
equipment trade show SPESA Expo -- have announced a cooperation to co-produce and launch Texprocess
Americas in Atlanta April 24-26, 2012. The U.S. edition of Texprocess -- a biennial exhibition
presenting machinery, processing technology, information technology and services for the making-up
of textiles and other flexible materials -- will co-locate with TTNA at the Georgia World Congress
Center, with the objective of creating a comprehensive trade event that will attract technical
textiles, nonwovens and sewn products professionals alike.
Last year, Messe Frankfurt partnered with the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) Garment and Leather Technology Association to establish the Texprocess brand in Europe, where it will debut May 24-27, 2011, alongside Messe Frankfurt's flagship Techtextil in Frankfurt. Texprocess Americas will be the second show worldwide to be produced under the brand.
"Building upon the launch of Texprocess in Europe we believe that the combination of Texprocess Americas (in partnership with SPESA) and Texprocess will position the Texprocess brand as the most important series of events in the processing of textiles and flexible materials," said David Audrain, president, Messe Frankfurt USA. "We look forward to expanding our excellent relationship with SPESA."
"As the only trade association in the U.S. that solely represents suppliers to the sewn products industry, SPESA's primary goal is to provide value to our members and their customers," said Benton Gardner, president, SPESA. "The agreement between SPESA and Messe Frankfurt to co-produce Texprocess Americas will not only benefit our members but will help both suppliers and their customers achieve economies of scale and value-added results."
VDMA Managing Director Elgar Straub offered congratulations to Messe Frankfurt and SPESA on the establishment of the new show in the United States and further commented: "The market know how of SPESA together with the trade show organization knowhow of Messe Frankfurt paves the way for a strong show in the future. For the exhibitors of garment machines and technology, the new concept is the unique chance to reach North American producers of technical textiles such as car seats, airbags, composites or upholstery as well as the many excellent garment manufacturers in Latin America."
April 27, 2010