Thursday, October 3, 2013

Messe Frankfurt Inc. and JEC Group announce co-location

The organizers of the Techtextil North America and JEC America plan to co-locate their 2014 events at the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA on May 13-15, 2014.

The co-location of Techtextil North America, Texprocess Americas and JEC Americas will provide a platform for suppliers and end-product manufacturers to access the entire high tech value chain. The strength of this strategic event is the opportunity to provide an unparalleled opportunity for technical textiles and composites manufacturers and suppliers to showcase their technologies, expand their expertise and network with a wide array of industry professionals and gain a competitive edge in the ever growing market, helping to provide a well rounded experience for our visitors.

John Gallagher, President and CEO of Messe Frankfurt Inc, says:

Composites are a growing, innovative product segment also for technical textiles. The agreement allows a blending within the technical textiles and composites value chain—material producers, technology and equipment manufacturers, end product fabricators and composite users. The co-location of the 11th Techtextil North America, the 2nd Texprocess Americas and JEC Americas will provide access to a more encompassing product range for both exhibitors and visitors.

JEC’s third annual JEC Americas Exhibition & Conference in Atlanta will focus on the full composites value chain – from raw materials the manufacturing processes – and further underscores JEC’s unyielding commitment to the Americas composites industry.

We are pleased about the partnership with Messe Frankfurt,Frederique Mutel, JEC Group, President & CEO adds. ―Both organizations are fully committed to to the industry. Both are experts of their sectors and produce high-value events. Together we will deliver a strategic event.

This agreement is an important step forward for the Techtextil Brand, which consists of six shows worldwide including the established number one show in Frankfurt. ―We are very happy with this co-location as it is the first time we are working together with another exhibition brand. I am convinced that the industry will appreciate this cooperation, especially those in the USA. Added Michael Jaenecke, Director Brand Management Techtextil, Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH, Germany.

Messe Frankfurt is one of the world’s leading trade show organizers with 536.9 million euros in sales and 1,833 active employees worldwide. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 28 subsidiaries and approx. 50 international Sales Partners, giving it a presence for its customers in more than 150 countries. Events ―made by Messe Frankfurt‖ take place at more than 30 locations around the globe. In 2012, Messe Frankfurt organized 109 trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, Messe Frankfurt North America produces nine shows within the United States, Canada and Mexico. The portfolio of events include Canadian Waste & Recycling, Home Textiles Sourcing Expo, International Apparel Sourcing Show (January & July), PAACE Automechanika Mexico City, Techtextil North America, Texprocess Americas and Texworld USA (January & July). For more information, please visit our website at

JEC is the largest composites industry organization in Europe and in the world with a network of 250,000 professionals. JEC represents, promotes and expands composites markets by providing global or local networking and information services. Through knowledge and networking, the JEC experts offer a comprehensive service package: the JEC publications – including strategic studies, technical books and the JEC Composites Magazine – the weekly international e-letter ―World Market News‖ and the French e-letter JEC Info Composites. JEC also organizes JEC Europe Show in Paris – world and European leader, strongly supported by the industry and five times bigger than any other composites exhibition – JEC Asia in Singapore and JEC Americas in Boston, the Web Hub, the JEC Composites Conferences, Forums and Workshops (including I.C.S., the Innovative Composites Summit) in Paris, Singapore and Boston, and the JEC Innovation Awards program (Europe, Asia, America, India and China).The composites industry employs 550,000 professionals worldwide and generates 110 billion dollars worth of business.

David Trumbull, who consults to the textile industry, and colleague Jim Carson, are on the speaking program for the May event in Atlanta.

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