Techtextil North America 2013 Closes With Positive Reviews

ATLANTA — April 17, 2013 — The tenth edition of Techtextil North America took place March 19 – 21,
2013 at the Hilton Anaheim in Anaheim, California. This was the third edition on the West Coast,
and the first one in California. The change of location attracted over 1,100 qualified attendees
from 30 countries.  The overall response, from the exhibitors and visitors, was confirmation
that they were pleased with the show and venue. 


The 2013 event hosted 75 exhibitors from 16 countries. John Gallagher, President of Messe
Frankfurt USA, commented on the conclusion of the 2013 edition “I am pleased with how well received
the Techtextil North America Symposium was, and the numerous positive responses we had from the
majority of our exhibitors regarding the quality of attendees with which they met.”


Attendees hail quality of the Symposium and the third SPESA conference


Symposium 2013

Held concurrently with the exhibition, the symposium attracted over 150 registrants and
contained five sessions with 24 presentations in a variety of formats that covered the topics of
new fiber developments, protective textiles, medical textiles, performance composites, and

Francesco Fornasiero with Lawrence Livermore National Lab and one of the speakers at the
protective textiles session, summarized that

“Techtextil North America offered an excellent opportunity to interact with academia and the
private sector to discuss a variety of evolutionary textile technologies.  My experience
resulted in several promising relationships for which I’m thankful.”


SPESA Conference Co-located 

SPESA held its third educational conference on “Advancements in Manufacturing
Technology”  for the sewn products industry. The sold- out audience of manufacturers heard
from industry experts about how they could improve their quality and manufacturing efficiency while
at the same time reducing the lead-time required for their production. 


Participants’ positive feedback about the conference was, “…engaging, informative, and
very useful.” Their intelligent questions and interaction with the speakers during the networking
breaks and during the cocktail reception on the Techtextil North America exhibition floor increased
the important “take-a-way” value of the conference for everyone.


According to SPESA Managing Director Dave Gardner, “This manufacturing technology conference
proved that there is a real need in the sewn products industry for this kind of technical
information, and SPESA is best positioned to provide this education.”


Exhibitor Statements

Duro Textiles, Dawn Clarke, VP Technical Marketing Military, USA: “We had excellent traffic
to our booth.  Within the morning of the first day, our time at the show was justified.”
Texcel, François Bourgault, Chef Marketing / Marketing Manager,  Canada: “As a returning
exhibitor, we were very pleased this year by the traffic and the quality of the visitors we met at
the Show. The Messe Frankfurt team is, as always, very courteous and professional. We will
certainly be back on the West Coast in 2015.”

Allasso Industries, Walter Chappas, President, USA: “Initially we were hesitant to exhibit,
as we are a fairly new company.  As the show comes to end, we can’t imagine not having
exhibited. We received positive feedback and great contacts throughout.”

Posted April 23, 2013

Source: Messe Frankfurt