ATLANTA — April 2011 — The eighth edition of Techtextil North America took place March 15 – 17,
2011 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. This was the second edition on the
West Coast and resulted in the majority of exhibitors and visitors being pleasantly surprised and
pleased with show.
The 2011 event hosted 94 exhibitors from 11 countries, while the total verified attendance
reached 1,114 from 32 countries.
David Audrain, President of Messe Frankfurt USA commented on the conclusion of the 2011
edition “I am pleased with how well received the Techtextil North America Symposium was, and the
many very positive responses we had from the majority of our exhibitors regarding the quality of
attendees they met with. The west coast edition of Techtextil North America has proven that there
is a highly-qualified audience for technical textiles in the western half of North America. We
still have a lot of work to do to make this the event we know it can be, but with the help of some
key manufacturers and supporters, I am confident that we can continue to build this event into an
excellent value for all our customers.”
The kickoff to the event was the keynote address by Jeremy Litchfield, Founder/Chief
Pacesetter of Atayne who commented that “All the way around Techtextil North America was an
outstanding event. The show proved to be a great resource for discovering partners with products
and technologies our company was looking for. The happy hour reception each day was a very nice
touch. It provided for some great networking opportunities outside of the individual booths. The
symposium was also a great learning experience. I have never experienced such a wide breadth of
topics at other shows.”
Held concurrently with the exhibition, the symposium contained ten sessions with more than 40
presentations in a variety of formats that covered a wide range of topics from high performance
nonwovens, sustainable materials, military developments and research to medical textiles.
Cleveland Heath with the Navy Clothing & Textile Research Facility and one of the
speakers, summarized that “Techtextil North America offered an excellent opportunity to interact
with government laboratories, academia and private sector notables to discuss a variety of
evolutionary textile technologies pertinent to my application needs. My experience resulted in
several promising relationships for which I’m thankful. Great Symposium!”
Posted on April 19, 2011
Source: Messe Frankfurt Inc.