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Techtextil North America and JEC Americas announces Co-location and move to Houston, TX in 2015

May 20, 2014

The twelfth edition of Techtextil North America, the premier trade show for technical textiles and nonwovens is thrilled to announce the co-location with JEC Americas and the move to the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX, June 2-4, 2015. Both events expect to host 450 exhibitors and 4,000 visitors together.

“Houston is the ideal location for our 2015 event as it represents a thriving business environment specifically in the fields of energy, aerospace, medical and other key manufacturing industries that are very relevant to the technical textile industry. stated Dennis Smith, President, Messe Frankfurt, Inc. He went further to add: Our co-location once again with JEC also represents an ongoing initiative to bring related events together to add increased value to the attendee experience.”

Techtextil North America 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.

“We favor long-term relations. Our strategic partnership with Messe Frankfurt is meant to gradually bring an increase added value to our respective markets. We are very happy that the first outcomes are very positive.” Says Mrs. Frédérique Mutel, JEC Group President & CEO. “Moreover, choosing Houston as the next destination for our joint event happens to be totally in line with JEC’s mission to address every sector and every segment of the composites Industry. It allows us to get closer to clusters such as Energy & Environment, Oil & Gas, Pipes and tanks, Wind Energy or to go further in our Aeronautic or Automotive networks.”

Houston’s foreign trade through February of 2013, was more than $40.3 billion, up 3.0 percent from the $39.2 billion in trade handled in the first two months of ’13*. It is the home to 23 Fortune 500 companies, birthplace of nanotechnology and ranks as one of the top ten metro areas handling significant research and commercialization. Nearly half of all jobs are in non-energy fields, such as business services, technology, aerospace, medicine and manufacturing.

Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas 2016

Messe Frankfurt Inc. is pleased to announce the show dates for Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas and the co-location with JEC Americas, co-produced by SPESA, which will take place May 3-5, 2016 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

The events will once again co-locate bringing creating the largest show in the Western Hemisphere for the technical textile, nonwovens, textile machinery, sewn products and equipment. The event is set to attract more than 8,000 visitors, host 600 exhibitors and two symposiums which will feature 24+ sessions.

For more information, please visit
www.techtextilNA.com
www.TexprocessAmericas.com
www.jeccomposites.com

*Patrick Jankowski and Jenny Philip contributed to this issue of Houston: The Economy at a Glance

About Messe Frankfurt North America
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 www.messefrankfurt.com

About JEC Group
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 www.jeccomposites.com, 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.

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