Three major US-based textile industry trade shows — the American Textile Machinery Exhibition –
International (ATME–I)/Megatex, Techtextil North America (TTNA) and SPESA Expo — will colocate and
align with one another at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) in Atlanta for Textile &
Sewn Products Industry Week 2010, scheduled to take place May 18-20, 2010.
The three exhibitions will be held in adjacent halls at the GWCC, allowing attendees to take
in all three shows and their associated educational, networking and other special activities.
ATME–I, a quadrennial exhibition organized by Atlanta-based Mack Brooks Exhibitions Inc. and
sponsored by the Falls Church, Va.-based American Textile Machinery Association, moved to Atlanta
in 2006 from its long-time venue in Greenville. The show, touted by its organizers as the largest
of its kind in the Americas, features the full spectrum of textile machinery, technology and
TTNA and its associated symposium, organized by Atlanta-based Messe Frankfurt USA, have been
held biennially in Atlanta since 2000, presenting a comprehensive, vertical array of nonwovens and
technical textiles machinery, technologies, services and end-products; in addition to a series of
seminars covering research and development, emerging technologies and applications, and other
topics of interest to the industry. The show will become an annual event beginning next year, with
an Atlanta venue in even-numbered years and a West Coast venue in odd-numbered years.
SPESA Expo, organized by the Raleigh, N.C.-based Sewn Products Equipment & Suppliers of
the Americas (SPESA), is a triennial exhibition and symposium focusing on equipment, technology and
services for the Western Hemisphere and global sewn products industry, encompassing apparel,
leather and footwear, home furnishings, upholstered furniture, technical textiles, and
transportation interiors. Held in Miami Beach, Fla., since 2004, the expo will move to Atlanta for
its next edition.
“The colocation of ATME–I/Megatex with Techtextil North America and SPESA Expo provides a
dynamic platform for the textile industry in the Americas,” said ATMA Chairman Jay White Jr.,
Morrison Textile Machinery Co. “We expect excellent customer attendance from the entire textile
processing and applications chain. This will be a very significant event for our industry with
numerous networking opportunities, educational seminars and business and technical workshops
alongside the trade shows themselves. Anyone who is in the textile business in the Americas should
recognize that this is a ‘must-attend’ event.”
May 6, 2008