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Top Industry Experts Selected to Facilitate World-Class Symposium

Sep 24, 2015

Techtextil North America is developing a 3 day educational program on the latest research and technological advancements that will excite the imagination

Techtextil North America heads back to the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta for its thirteenth edition held May 3-5, 2016.  Industry experts will gather together to divulge what industry advancements have been discovered in the field of technical textiles.

The event is again co-located on one show floor together with Texprocess Americas and JEC Americas. Having these three dynamic shows connected will provide visitors with a vast array of products and solutions from areas in technical textiles, durable nonwovens, sewn product equipment, software, geosynthetics, and composites.

In conjunction with the trade show floor activities, the highly acclaimed World-Class Symposium will run ten sessions over three days with educational presentations given by top industry presenters. The 2016 Symposium program will be developed together with leading industry experts to provide exciting and timely new topics in a variety of formats. These educational sessions will give visitors and exhibitors alike the opportunity to engage and gain new knowledge about upcoming advancements in their application field.

Advisory Council Board Members:
Behnam Pourdeyhimi, The Nonwovens Institute
Mike Clements, Huesker, Inc.
Sam Buff, Textile Technology Center at Gaston College
Dr. Anselm C. Griffin, Georgia Institute of Technology
Bipin Kumar, UC Davis
Marc Shellshear, Gale Pacific, Inc.

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Background information on Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is one of the world’s leading trade fair organisers, generating around €554 million in sales and employing 2,130 people. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 29 subsidiaries and 57 international Sales Partners, allowing it to serve its customers on location in more than 160 countries. Messe Frankfurt events take place at more than 30 locations around the globe. In 2014, Messe Frankfurt organised a total of 121 trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany. Comprising an area of 592,127 square metres, Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds are home to ten exhibition halls. The company also operates two congress centres.The historic Festhalle, one of the most popular venues in Germany, plays host to events of all kinds.Messe Frankfurt is publicly owned, with the City of Frankfurt holding 60 percent and the State of Hesse 40 percent.For more information, please visit our website at:

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 and Texworld USA (January & July), PAACE Automechanika Mexico City and Chicago, Techtextil North America, Texprocess Americas.

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