The twelfth edition of Techtextil North America took place June 2-4, 2015 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. This was the fourth edition of Techtextil North America hosted outside of Atlanta held in the even years, and the first show hosted in Texas. The change of venue has proven to have been better suited for visitors and exhibitors.
The two in one event showcased the co-location with JEC Americas resulting in a dynamic synergy creating the largest technical textiles, nonwovens, textile machinery, composites show in the United States during 2015.
The 2015 Techtextil North America show hosted 145 exhibitors from 18 countries. The co-located event with JEC Americas attracted 2,821 visitors from around the world representing SpaceX, Nike, Yeti Coolers, NASA, Dow Chemical, Varsity Sports and more. Techtextil North America 2015 produced an 98% increase in net square footage, 96% increase in exhibitors and increased 39% in visitors over the last edition held in Anaheim, California in 2013.
World-Class Symposium 2015
Held concurrently with the exhibition, the 3 day symposium contained 10 sessions with 33 industry expert presentations that covered the topics of new fiber developments, protective textiles, medical textiles, aerospace, tensile structures, and nonwoven advancements, smart textiles, and raw materials/sustainability along with graduate student poster presentations.
The symposiums received high marks and many were standing room only. Visitors had the opportunity to interact with the presenters during Q&A providing an open dialog exchange of knowledge.
"The sessions were simply fantastic. We had a full house all the time, with some people standing in the back during some sessions. Some of the speakers I invited were first-time speakers for Techtextil, and our speakers were incredibly impressed with the organization and professionalism -- the whole event!" declared moderator Dr. Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Executive Director, The Nonwovens Institute.
"Techtextil North America embraces multiple disciplines in the Technical Textiles markets, offers visual confirmation of innovation at its accompanying trade show, while sparking ideas and project proposals during the concurrent Symposia. It is amazing how much you can learn at one venue in such a condensed timeframe. Thank you for advancing my education!” Mary Lynn Landgraf, Senior International Trade Specialist, OTEXA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Scott Carroll, JX Nippon ANCI, Inc., states “The Techtextil North America Symposiums in Houston were outstanding. Each session was very informative.”
Exhibitors were pleased with the high quality of attendees
Fernando Merino, ERT says “We are here promoting automotive solutions and it’s working. We have made lots of contacts with Latin American visitors and those from New York too. The show was very good.”
Karl Kitze, KSL/DAP America Inc., adds “We have had a bunch of new customers interested in our textile machines that we are showing at Techtextil North America. The past two days have been good and we have gained new welding customers. We will definitely be back next year in Atlanta exhibiting in the German Pavilion.”
Greg Braxton, Zimmer Austria comments, "Techtextil North America in Houston has produced quality leads and contacts. We will be back in Atlanta in 2016.”
Techtextil North America 2016
The thirteenth edition of Techtextil North America, the only trade show in the Americas dedicated to technical textiles and nonwovens, will be co-located with Texprocess Americas and JEC Americas, May 3-5, 2016 at the Georgia World Congress Center. Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas are set to attract more than 8,000+ visitors, host 700+ exhibitors and feature two world-class symposiums with more than 20 sessions over the 3 day event.
Background information on Messe Frankfurt
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