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What’s New at Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas 2023

Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas are reuniting in Atlanta for another co-located event to get textile sourcing executives up to date on the latest groundbreaking materials and technologies driving the industry forward.

The combined exhibition, held at the Georgia World Congress Center from May 10-12, 2023, will host more than 350 companies from over 30 countries in the technical textiles, nonwovens, sewn products equipment and technology sectors. The platform presents an opportunity for attendees to gain essential industry insights, reinforce B2B connections and learn about the solutions necessary to optimize their production capabilities.

“The industry is rapidly evolving, and we’re excited for attendees and exhibitors of Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas to have a front row seat to the action,” says Kristy Meade, vice president of technical textiles and technology shows for Messe Frankfurt, Inc. “Our team is dedicated to ensuring that this year’s show offers meaningful exhibitor and attendee experiences through a host of new show features. We continue to track new trends, technologies, and developments across the industry and bring them to the forefront through comprehensive education and programs.”

Tech Talks hosted at the event will feature a lineup of complementary presentations around the themes of sustainability, empowering and growing workforces with technology, next generation of technical designers and more. The Symposium gives visitors the opportunity to listen and learn from industry leaders and subject matter experts as they discuss some of the most pivotal advancements in research and technology.

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The Student Research Poster Program will also make its return this year. Featuring the latest scientific developments in sewn product design and manufacturing, the program is designed to attract students who are involved in both undergraduate and graduate-level research and textile innovation.

Event organizers Messe Frankfurt Inc. and industry trade association SPESA have also confirmed the addition of several new features to the show floor for the 2023 editions to elevate the exhibitor and attendee business experience.

New in 2023 is the Career and Training Center, where representatives from the Textile Technology Center at Gaston College will be on site to share valuable resources related to the industry’s career landscape, networking tips and more. This area will serve as a gathering spot for attendees to view job openings posted by exhibiting companies, meet prospective employers and craft the perfect resume. Attendees will also have the opportunity to get their headshot taken by a professional photographer.

Within the Career and Training Center, SPESA will be launching a new training program—“Training Takes Time”—to boost manufacturing in the Americas. This program will be brought to life by Merrow Sewing Machine Company and the Industrial Sewing and Innovation Center (ISAIC), and will focus on training for mechanics, operators and facility owners.

Participants can learn from Merrow’s team of experienced technicians and instructors who have years of experience in the industry. In addition to hands-on demonstrations, the training will also use augmented reality tools from ISAIC to illustrate how these training methods can help scale the industry and support growth in the Americas.

Also new this year is the Innovation Awards, which aims to honor outstanding performance in the fields of research, new materials, products and technologies. Visitors at both Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas can explore the show floor to see these innovations on display, and learn how these exhibitors are driving thought leadership and positively influencing the industry.

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In having two shows co-located in one space, the diverse audience can visit exhibits covering separate areas of the industry—with Techtextil North America focusing on the vertical aspects like research and development and raw materials, and Texprocess Americas emphasizing the equipment and technology side of production.

Techtextil North America’s range of displays will target agriculture, construction, furniture, apparel and more. The technologies on display at Techtextil North America can be applied across diverse industry sectors, making it an essential platform for visitors to make sourcing decisions.

Similarly, Texprocess Americas is designed for all professionals involved in the sewn products industry—including retail, brand and manufacturing executives—to meet with leading international manufacturers and distributors of machinery, equipment, parts, supplies, systems, technology, supply chain solutions, and other products and services used for the development of sewn products.

Together, the Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas platforms aim to empower attendees to integrate technology and fuel innovation that will drive the textile and sewn product industries forward and be a pivotal meeting point in 2023.

“For the first time in more than two decades, we’re witnessing an exciting rebirth for the sewn products industry in the Western Hemisphere,” said Michael McDonald, president of SPESA. “Attending Texprocess Americas—the largest show of its kind in North, Central, and South America—is the first step for industry players to be a part of this massive movement in reshoring, nearshoring, and regional collaboration. The 2023 edition of the show is aiming to elevate attendee experience even more by adding in new components that foster learning, networking and professional growth. I’m confident this is going to be the best show yet.”

For those interested in networking, visitors can register to attend the Opening Night Reception. Hosted by SPESA and Messe Frankfurt, the official Texprocess Americas and Techtextil North America Opening Reception will be held Wed., May 10, 2023, 6-10 p.m. at the Delta Sky360° Club in Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

More information about the show, along with information on how to register for the Symposium, Career and Training sessions can be found for Texprocess Americas here and for Techtextil North America here.