Messe Frankfurt To Launch Home Textiles Fabric Sourcing Expo In New York

Atlanta-based Messe Frankfurt Inc., U.S. subsidiary of Frankfurt-based trade fair organizer Messe
Frankfurt GmbH, has announced it will launch Home Textiles Fabric Sourcing Expo (HTFSE) in
partnership with The Sub-Council of Textile Industry, China Council for the Promotion of
International Trade (CCPIT TEX), with the inaugural show to take place July 13-15, 2010,
collocating with Texworld USA at the Javits Convention Center in New York City.

According to Messe Frankfurt, HTFSE will complement the company’s well-known Heimtextil brand
of shows — the primary one of which opens Wednesday in Frankfurt for four days, and which also
includes Heimtextil India; Heimtextil Russia; interiorlifestyle Tokyo/Heimtextil Japan;
IFFT/interiorlifestyle living, Tokyo; Intertextile Guangzhou Home Textiles, China; and Intertextile
Shanghai Home Textiles. HTFSE, Messe Frankfurt’s first home textiles expo in the Americas, will be
differentiated from other U.S. home textiles shows in that the others focus primarily on finished
products ready to be sold to retailers or are related to furniture shows.

CCPIT TEX will involved in organizing and supporting China-based textile manufacturers
exhibiting at HTFSE, while Messe Frankfurt will do the same for exhibitors from other important
textile manufacturing regions.

“We are excited about the potential for this show in New York which will expand our presence
in the textile sourcing marketplace,” said David Audrain, president, Messe Frankfurt North America.
“Messe Frankfurt is the world leader in textile industry shows, and providing this opportunity in
the USA for our international customers is very important to us.”

HTFSE will be held annually in conjunction with Texworld USA’s summer edition in New York

January 12, 2010